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Blood Before Sunrise: A Shaede Assassin Novel Mass Market Paperback – July 3, 2012
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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The plot of the book was not exactly what I was expecting. Shaedes of Gray was very much a book where the plot action based and you had this feeling when you were reading it that the stakes couldn't get any higher. I did not get that feeling from BBS. For me this entire book is so character driven, although there is plenty of action scenes, and when you finally find out what is really going on you realize the stakes are pretty high), but mostly it's so about the characters.
Darian is still finding her way as this new "changed" being that the events of book one left her in. She has also found herself in a relationship with Tyler who she does truly love, but after not letting anyone close to her in 100 years there are certainly some growing pains that need to be worked out. It also doesn't help that someone is clearly messing with Tyler's bond to her and it's make their situation all the more tense.
Raif is such a great character, and you really get to see how much Darian loves him. He has become really like family to her, Bonilla refers to him as a brother type love, but he kind of feels like a cross between brother and father type figure.Read more ›
Blood Before Sunrise starts couple of months after the events in Shaedes of Gray. Darian and Raif have been searching for months for the Oracle, Delilah. When they finally find her her mind is not as once was, she is talking so much nonsense that is difficult to understand what she is really saying, but in one of her ramblings she says that Raif daughter, Brakae is not dead. Raif doesn't want to hear anything about it; he has suffered for Brakae's disappearance for years and won't believe a crazy maniacal Oracle. But something in Darian tells her Delilah is telling the truth.
Raif is her best friend, the man she loves like a brother. Darian knows how much he has suffered because of the disappearance of his daughter, for that reason she wants to find her for him and sets her mind in finding Brakae.
Reading some books is like taking a ride in a roller coaster of emotions. Reading Blood Before Sunrise is like taking a ride in the first row of that roller coaster. This book grabs you from page one to the end without letting you go, not even to take a breath, be ready to swoon, laugh and almost cry. You heart will rise and hurt and you will experience every feeling in between. Mrs. Bonilla's writing is so good and vivid that she will make you experience this and more with her words.
Darian has come a long way since we met her in Shaedes of Grey. She is learning to live a life where she is not alone, where she has people that care for her and she can count with them. She has Tyler who loves her unconditionally and is willing to die for her, Raif who is more than a brother to her and even Xander who publicly admires her and covets her.
But getting there has not been an easy road. All this is new to her and sometimes she just doesn't know how to do it.Read more ›
Darian did not have a good time during BLOOD BEFORE SUNRISE. Darian's decision making reverted back to her doing what she felt was right instead of trusting those around her to help her when she needed it which made some situations she found herself in worse then they could have been. She is extremely loyal to her friendship with Raif but it causes a huge problem with her love Tyler. Some crazy magic is going on that makes it all worse but lets say it was crazy and frustrating and all around heartbreaking to have to witness.
There is a great deal of action, I don't think it was as much as book 1 but there were plenty of stressful situations thrown into the mix. The ending was both heartwarming and heartbreaking and Im dying to see more of the fallout of Darian's actions. BLOOD BEFORE SUNRISE is a must read for fans of the Shaede Assassin series.
Bonilla took her world building from Shaedes of Gray and kicked it up a notch. There's more Fae mythology through in and the plot that revolved around it kept me guessing. And just when our heroine, Darian thinks she knows how to play the game, the chess pieces are changed on her.
One thing I got a little tired of was Darian doing what many UF heroines do, runs off to fight the "world" by herself. She tries to keep all her loved ones safe by running into danger without their help. I can only hope that she will learn to let them in. Even a kick-butt heroine needs help from time to time.
I was all about Tyler in the first book but he got on my nerves a little this time. But the Jinn couldn't help it. He was under the influence of some serious magic mojo so I'll forgive him for his caveman attitude against Darian's friendship with Raif. Although Darian needs to learn to balance her relationships between the to guys.
I liked seeing more of Xander. He's the perfect character that you love to hate and hate to love. I can't wait to learn more about him and see him and Darian interact.
I'm enjoying the Shaede Assassin series by Amanda Bonilla and I'm going to continue with book 3, Crave the Darkness but first I'm going to read the two short stories, When Shadows Call (a prequel about how Darian became a Shaede) and Lost to the Gray (book 2.5 told from Tyler's POV).
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Was a different book with characters were belivable. I enjoyed the story.Published 20 months ago by Cindy Baker
Shaedes of Gray made my top 5 fav books of 2011 list and as a result, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Blood Before Sunrise ever since. Read morePublished 22 months ago by RabidReads
I really liked the first book. The second was almost as good. The story kept me interested enough to continue to the next book. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Aimee
A few months have passed since the ending of the first book, and they are still searching for the Oracle Delilah to punish her for her betrayal. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Aurian
This is a fantastic series! You won't regret it. Fun urban fantasy that doesn't disappoint. I couldn't put it down and bought every book in the series and was sad it was over.Published on April 5, 2013 by Esme
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Blood Before Sunrise (Shaede Assassin, Book 2)
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Great sequel to the first book in this series. Lots of action and just enough steamy romance to keep me interested. I can't wait to see what happens next.Published on March 15, 2013 by Niki-B
I liked the first book and thought it was interesting. I did not like this book as much as it was not as intriguing as the first one. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Cyncyn
So in this book we see that though Darian so rarely lets people in, when she does she is a most faithful friend. She will go above and beyond for those she cares about. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Kindle Customer