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Darkdawn, by Jay Kristoff

8 reviews

dragonslover's review against another edition

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dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

4.25


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midnight_rose_reads's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.75


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princess_oatmilk's review

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

4.75


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auntie's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I loved, loved, loved this. Listened to the audiobook, excellent narration. Rounded off the trilogy very well. There is a running gag with footnotes and some meta responses to criticism of the previous two books that is both well written and hilarious. The love triangle is dealt with in a very real and human way. On that subject, a note to those who wished it had gone the other way - there's a difference between doing something to prove your love and then DEMANDING you be loved for, and doing something to prove your love and expecting nothing in return. Wonderful to see queer representation in this novel. Characters are so memorable. I can already feel that this trilogy will be one of those stories that will stay with me for a long time.

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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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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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kommatator's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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