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- Publisher: Carina; 1 edition (September 17, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 17, 2015
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WKMLCQC
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Darkest Dawn (Willows Lake, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The book starts of with a bang. Sloane receives an invitation to return to Willows Lake that promises answers to plaguing questions about her Mom's accident so long ago; answers Sloane desperately seeks to give her closure.
In less than twenty-four hours after arriving in town, her life is turned upside down. One intense kiss, a spooky warning by a random stranger, a case of mistaken identity, and a no-show person for her promised meeting, Sloane realizes things aren't as cut and dry as she expected.
Then Bri, the other main character, starts her point-of-view. She's been raised in Willow's Lake, with an absent-minded librarian. One of her friends is becoming friendlier than in the past, possibly toward a new romance. She's constantly harassed by the school's mean girl, and chooses to take out her anger on Chloe in the pool, where they are both on the swim team.
After a bizarre day, where her friend/maybe boyfriend acts strange toward her, uncontrollable bouts of sickness that randomly engulf her, a loss of attention in the pool during practice, and running into the town's mysterious hot guy, leaves Bri with an overwhelming sense of confusion.
Then, Bri and Sloane finally meet. More strangeness ensues, leading them to a murder scene, where someone familiar is seen leaving said scene. Together, they realize that a lot more is going on, than just a simple parental mystery.
The girls try to maintain secrecy, but have no such luck. As more people get involved, and someone important goes missing, the stakes are raised. It's now personal for both of them, and the answers they start to find, cause even more questions.
The one thing Bri always found solace in, swimming, turns deadly in a paranormal event that shakes Sloane and Bri to the core.
Before they find the answers to all their questions, an attempt to harm their friends and loved ones, occurs. This is it, they must follow things through, delving deeper into the supernatural world, to get out of the situation alive. But no one told them, there were much darker secrets, secrets that could mean their lives or deaths.
I wish there was more romance in this book, but it was so compelling, I didn't care. I truly had no clue what was going on, until the twists are slowly unraveled, culminating in an ending that will leave you wanting for more.
There will be a sequel, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I highly recommend this young adult book, and give it five glittery stars for being a suspenseful and engrossing read!
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Released Date: 17 September 2015
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, YA
Publisher: Carina UK
Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to YAReads and Netgalley.
“I'd came to Willows Lake for answers and I'd already had more than I could handle. ”
This was a fast, quick read and the mystery had me wanting more. I loved it.
The Writing Style. (4/5)
Darkest Dawn was beautifully written and planned. It was written in first person and had two unique POVs. I couldn't get enough of the story and I found that the suspense had me begging for the truth.
The World. (3/5)
Darkest Dawn is based in the Modern world in a modern time but with hint Paranormal happenings. (That I can't talk about because you need to read it. )
The Plot. (5/5)
I loved this storyline. You never knew what to expect amd that was awesome.
Here is a quick synopsis ↓
One desperate journey for the truth.
Returning to Willows Lake eleven years after her mother’s tragic death, Sloane Baker knows she will finally get the answers she needs! She always suspected that there was something more sinister at the heart of the accident that claimed her mother’s life, but a cryptic note could be the key to her past…
Two lives changed forever.
The small town has always seemed safe to Brianna Taylor – until a mysterious new girl arrives who looks exactly like Bri! Now everything Bri knew has been thrown into question and Sloane’s arrival has changed the world of Willows Lake forever.
Strange things are happening in Willows Lake. But when they turn deadly, Bri and Sloane must find a way to save each other or risk losing everything they hold dear…
The Characters. (4/5)
Sloane lost her mother in a tragic car accident, now she is called upon by a mysterious letter to return to the last place she saw her mother alive. Seeking answers, she packs up and leaves.
Something strange is going on and everyone calls her "Bri", none of this makes sense to her until she meets her twin reflection.
Bri had no idea how her world would tilt on its axes when she saw Sloane in the girls bathroom. Bri is the quiet, pushover kind of girl and she is bullied by the popular girl in class but her mother goes missing, she will do anything to find her.
I loved Max, she is as smart as she is
tough. Jake kind of got confused witj the two girls amd there develops an awkward love triangle. Chloe an Keal both surprised and annoyed me. (Come on, they were suppose to be the bad ones!) Every character played there part magnificently in this story and it was amazing.
The smaller things.
Personally, I liked Sloane much more than everyone else. She was independent and strong but both girls acted without thinking things through or having some sort of plan and therefore they were somewhat reckless. But, when these two girls found each other they created a bond more powerful than sisterhood.
I recommend this if you love mystery, curses and paranormal reads!
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Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan is an interesting book with a plot that’s definitely gripping.Read more