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Blood Before Sunrise: A Shaede Assassin Novel Mass Market Paperback – July 3, 2012
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The only thing that got to me was Darian's lack of trust of Ty. It seemed at every turned she was trying to find a way to keep him out of the loop or leave him behind or deceive him. I kept waiting for her to really let go and include him, to treat him with respect, but it wasn't meant to be. If I could change one thing, it would be that Darian would grow, emotionally, in this book. Instead she was stunted to the point it was a major strike against the book.
But other than that, the story was interesting. It took the whole book pretty much but Darian finally has an idea of what she really is and I hope to see her grow in this role in the next book.
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).
The story line is great, the supporting characters are good and I like this world that Bonilla has created. I just really hope that maybe in the next books she could make Darian not quite so slow on the up take.
The first half of the book was full of very annoying moments when all I could think was, Darian is so dumb and stupid. The dots are all there to be connected and she just somehow fails to make so many very easy connections. Its quite annoying. But once she FINALLY started to figuire things out, or more often had someone else spell it out for her, things got better. I know that the main characters need their faults, no one is perfect and it creates conflict for the story, but her issues is the romantic department are enough without her being stupid elsewhere.
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