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Darkdawn, by Jay Kristoff

5 reviews

abookishwasp's review against another edition

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5.0

This book is a masterpiece. This entire series is a masterpiece. If you haven't read this yet then drop everything and read it!!! I won't say anything else because i will spoil the ending but just make it your life's mission to read this!


trigger warning for sexual content and a lot of violence and gore.

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whatevertheysay's review against another edition

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adventurous dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0


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finkydink's review

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Got to chapter 35, author killed off
SpoilerAsh
. I'm sick of the
Spoilerbury your gays
trope, so I decided to stop reading. I also was not a fan of how "meta" the book became. After 2 books of great storytelling, the finale fell short.

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breezer's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

What a (quite literally) earth shattering ending. Couldn't ask for anything more

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samespelho's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Part of having is the fear of losing.
Part of creating is the fear of breaking.
Part of beginning is the fear of your ending.
Fear is never a choice.

Never a choice.
But letting it rule you is.

I've started this review a few times and inevitably descended into lots and lots of spoilers for the entire trilogy. So instead of listing my entire jumble of thoughts, I'll be brief. This is a wonderful conclusion to the trilogy, unexpected in the way only inevitable things can be. It's got plenty of blood, sharp twists, sharper wit, characters fluent in deadpan snark, beautiful moments of pathos, horrible depictions of deaths, interesting worldbuilding, and, of course, vengeance. The book made me laugh a lot and cry at least four times.

Also, early on I thought the author was being too quick with revealing a few things the previous two novels were building up to. But the way he then twisted those reveals, and how much more exciting stuff he built upon them? Perfection.

 Read for the following October 2020 readathons:
- BooAThon: Blood
- StrangeAThon: Finish a series
- Sbooktober: Fantasy Costume (Fantasy)
- Gothtober2020: Female protagonist

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