On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting KiOn her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn onto the throne much sooner than she expected.In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.
Dark Breaks the Dawn On her eighteenth birthday Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan the Light Kingdom can finally access the full range of her magical powers The light looks brighter the air is sharper and the energy she ca
Update 3 27 17 DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher s Weekly It says in part Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology Don t forget to pre order your copy and enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of the many awesome prizes I have up for grabs Details on my blog SaraBLarson dot Blogspot dot com Update 10 26 16 It s up for pre order I repeat, DARK BREAKS THE DAWN is up for pre order faint [...]
2.5 stars Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me It s a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with special powers And don t get me wrong I LOVE those books That s why I keep reading them But I can t think of a single thing here that stood out or I really enjoyed and the story had SO many elements I would normally fan [...]
2.5 stars I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today Update May, 26 Welllllll I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do sighs What can I say Dark Breaks the Dawn was one of my most anticipated books of 2017, but unfortunately it was a disappointment At least, for me And the sad thing is, I love the author very much, she is such a nice woman and I re [...]
UPDATE ADDED 2 16 2017So I never finished this and I m not rating it I just wanted to point out that it s very typical The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest These scenes are in literally every book She s the chosen one, of course, but her life is hard anyway Why A forgettable reason of some kind The protagonist is kind of an arrogant ass I don t know how to put it better She comes off spoiled and rude, and not in an I m a l [...]
3.5 stars Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B LarsonBook One of an untitled duologyPublisher PressPublication Date May 30, 2017Rating 3 starsSource ARC sent by a fellow bloggerSummary from On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless But while her mother, the queen [...]
This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening.
About Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B Larson It was published on 5 30 17 by Press, an imprint of Inc, 320 pages The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic This is book 1 to a duology My Experience I started reading Dark Breaks the Dawn on 6 12 17 and finished it on 6 29 17 The cover of this book is gorgeous I like the concept of Light Kingdom vs Dark Kingdom I like the magic Honestly, difficult pronunciation of places is the main reason for my lack of [...]
Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites but because of that I love it so much and I ve seen quite a few average to terrible retellings of it out there, I was a bit apprehensive about this book But when you re down with a fever but still want to read, audio books is the way to go so I decided to give this a go.Unfortunat [...]
DNF 2 Chapters inI tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn t The writing was melodramatic and I couldn t stand the main character The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn t able to get past how immaturely this is written.
Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story It s not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance I can t wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol
I loved this book so much I blurbed it 3
Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end.This book has a few big problems The first is the world building There s a race of people called Draiolonis group of people are barely explained Are they the main race What makes them different as far as I can tell only long lives and either Light or Dark magic This could absolutely be explained later, but to be in the dark about this aspect of the book in the first third of the story is very odd and off putting.Then there s the writing style The st [...]
I loved this world and this story So imaginative Gorgeous cover too Love the dark princes.
I was really hoping to like this a lot I looked forward to this book for awhile It wasn t bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology.
No world building, insta love, no character dev, I want to throttle and kiss her wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM I might come back with a full review might not because of how boring and blagh this book was.
Well, wasn t that unexpected.The beginning of this book was a bit slow It wasn t super engaging It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a whole bunch of information, which eventually turns me off It did take me a bit to get into it but in the end When it grabbed me, it grabbed me OMG, it was great.Sometimes you have to be patient to get to the good parts and this boo [...]
If you re looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors as characters skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a passionate adventure for fantasy readers There s powerful magic, a battle between light and dark, a journey to somewhere dangerous, and a smoldering romance with a mysterious suitor Although some parts are predictable, with a b [...]
At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time I was so excited that Sara B Larson was writing another series I was a HUGE Defy fan, and was not disappointed with her new novel Once again, Larson gave us strong female lead in Evelayn, but under the surface was a young woman, who was [...]
Review Originally Posted on Books PrejudiceIn case you didn t know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake Yes, that Swan Lake.We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is away at war, even though she promised she wouldn t miss her daughter s maturing I ll get to the point and talk about a few different aspects of the book First, the magic I thought it was a really interesting idea to have the king o [...]
I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own unique way I did feel their could of been some world building as this is only going to be two books so their not a lot of room to get all the story told I felt that characters where set up very well and i was able t [...]
This book was a huge disappointment I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the Dark skinned aggressor trope The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK And the good characters meaning our special snowflake princess Evalayn or however you spell her name is starch white I m so mad with this book, I ll have a ranty review coming up soon.Review is up sooner than intended but, here it [...]
10 1 16Such an odd coverI wonder what a swan has to do with the story No reason to not want this D Light versus Dark classic Warring Kingdoms check Bomb ass title Let s get ready to roll
Exquisite Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms It s beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching The end killed me I can t wait for the story to continue in Book 2
sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of the swan lake it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is.if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i ll definitely pass lol
The ending just kill me I need the sequel now.Update Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume
Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review This doesn t in any way influence my opinion on it.Sara B Larson has been on my must get list ever since the Defy trilogy I knew her YA Fantasy series will be just as good if not better than her previous books as I was so right Dark Breaks The Dawn is an amazing new addition to the ever growing list of great YA Fantasy books With a lush writing style displaying the talent of the author and a pace that s just right, it [...]
I won an ARC of this book at a book launch and I was so excited to read it Dark Breaks the Dawn is a retelling of Swan Lake I was intrigued, but not knowing much about the original story meant that I didn t have any expectations about it In total honesty, I didn t love the beginning It was slow and I had trouble understanding the world and the magic system.But Once I got the understanding under my feet and the action started increasing, I really enjoyed it And the ending It leaves me wanting boo [...]
Really fun fantasy book that definitely got stronger as the story went on The ending was so intense wish I had the sequel Full review to come.
it lacks on the worldbuilding, the multiple POVs kind of throws you off at first and the magic system is nothing new the romance was sweet like rotten teeth sweet which is not a bad thing, just merely pointing out how sweet it was, but on occasions not my thing and the characters are likable in their own way, and some you will forget after the book s done but even after all that I was still into it so
Dark Breaks the Dawn is a beautifully imagined Swan Lake origin story full of passion, political intrigue, and dazzling magic I simply cannot wait for book two in this stunning new duology.I adore Swan Lake, so I immediately fell in love with the premise of this book when I first heard about it, but the fascinating story and beautiful romance that I discovered within the pages actually surpassed any expectations I had going in.The book has a very classic fantasy plot line while still incorporati [...]