- File Size: 623 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: ImaJinn Books, Inc. (April 25, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CJ6FNRS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I really love futuristic romance, sci/fi with at least a bit of love story or for that matter anything that is set in space/another planet/alternate universe etc.
So I tend to give those type of stories more leeway as I'm inclined towards liking them before I even start them. Unfortunately, this book had a few too many of my pet peeves to be truly enjoyable.
I liked the concept very much. The 'villain' is actually quite original and different and I give the author props for that. Very good idea and the story was a gold mine - if only it had gone through a few more drafts.
I was jolted out of the story when a scene would completely contradict what the author had just shown/told us a couple of pages ago. This happened several times throughout the book.
Best way I can describe it without giving away spoilers is that it made me wonder if perhaps Ms Hendricks didn't keep track of her story line as she wrote and had occasionally completely forgotten about what she'd written from one writing session to the next.
I also contribute the many scenes going over and over the same issue in the same way to that same cause.
Honestly, if this book was edited properly, maybe 30 pages cut out - it would be great. It has all the elements I enjoy in the genre - great concept, interesting characters, a bit of a mystery, good sex scenes and love that conquers all...it should have been much, much more enjoyable.
If Ms Hendricks gave it another going over - I would have no problem recommending this book to all lovers of the genre. With clear conscience.
As it is now...well, maybe I'm just a bit more critical then the average reader, but I have to say it feels unfinished and not ready for 'consumption'.
I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Tori and Reese are the main characters. Tori lives on Earth and does not know that is not her home world. Reese is the damaged hero who had to destroy his home world. The ash is the villain and Toni is the only one who can destroy the ash.
Since this is a romance it is not the destination but the journey that is important. This journey has all of the usual ingredients. There is danger, tension, a cast of secondary characters and of course romance. Everything is in place for a great story but while I enjoyed reading Dark Star Dawning it did not catch and keep my attention like I expected. I think there are two reasons. The main reason it did not was that so many of the situations have been used and used and used. The second is that much of the writing is spent in one of the characters heads making it more passive that active. Pick it up to get your SFR fix but don't be surprised if it is not one of your favorites.