Dark Breaks the Dawn

Dark Breaks the Dawn

Book - 2017
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Princess Evelayn, eighteen, of Éadrolan must rely on her newly acquired magical powers as war between the Light Kingdom and the Dark Kingdom rages.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781338068696
1338068695
Characteristics: 307 pages :,map

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Jay_Davies
Dec 08, 2018

I'll be honest I confused the retelling of "Princess Swan" with "Black Swan" and since I only know the story of first I thought I was in for a treat because I wouldn't know how the story would play out. Needless to say I was mistaken and yet still the author kept the story more alluring and different then the originally that I was still surprised by the ending. I only gave it a 4 stars because I was really mad at the ending. Who knows I may forgive the author for that cliffhanger ending after I've finished the second book.

sarahbru17 Jul 19, 2017

Characters: 5/10
Plot: 6/10
Writing: 6/10
After Larson's thrilling "Defy" trilogy, I was SO excited to see that she was doing a Swan Lake retelling. First thing when approaching this book: completely forget Swan Lake. Some of the same motifs are present, but other than that, it's not really a re-telling. And second thing: it's a very different style than the "Defy" trilogy. To be frank, I was disappointed. It felt like it was written before the other series because the writing felt less mature. Evalayn had a lot of Mary Sue qualities, and it felt like more of a middle grade than a YA in a lot of ways. The ending certainly leaves us on a cliffhanger for the sequel, but I don't know that I'm invested enough in this world and these characters to pursue it.

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sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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