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Friday, May 9, 2014

Sheep Book Review: Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter

Burning Dawn 
Angels of the Dark #3
By: Gena Showalter
Paranormal Romance 

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy's clutches—a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires. 

Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. But Thane's unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears—and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.

A few books ago, Gena went somewhere. I don't know where and frankly I don't care. But her writing was affected and I thought she might be lost to us. *hangs head and cries* However, I'm never one give up so easily on an author I love and thank the Dark Angels! Gena is BACK and she's standing in her saddle people! AKA she's bringing the heat! 

Angels in the Dark starts out a little rocky. The first chapter literally throws about 20 different names at you. All new characters and all bam, you're like....uh ok what just happend. But read chapter two and then three, cause soon you move on from the awkward start and get into the smexy fun! 

I don't know if people are aware, or care, but men can and do get raped. It's a touchy subject for anyone and very personal, but Thane has been taken advantage of and he's hurt. With that hurt comes rage and at what point do you let the rage win? When is revenge worth loosing not only yourself but your life and loved ones to? Can forgiveness be given a chance? Gena taps into all these topics and so much more. 

Here's what I love; flaming-sword blood and guts action with kickass chicks and alpha men who would rip out the throats of enemies that threaten their lady loves. *le sigh* Gena brings that and adds some dodge boulder to the mix. 

Here's what I hate; women who are wishy-washy and can't figure out what they want. Elin has some of that vibe going on. It grated on my nerves at times. One second she wants to love monkey on Thane and they next she cuts flappy chicken and runs. Not like Thane is an Angel (cause he's a step up on the Angel totem pole) but at least he puts his feelings out there. Good or bad, love it or piss off! 

The back and forth emo ride between these two got tedious at times. Yeah, yeah Elin has lost loved ones etc. She's young and all that. But at some point, she needs to grow up! That journey took a tad too long for me. Also, why do characters all of a sudden have weird last names? Like Thane of the Three and John Walks with Big stick and carries rabbit? Ok, the last one was made up. But big changes in last names have been thrown in. I think Gena is getting into Game of Thrones....not that it's bad just, different. 

But overall, what the heck am I complaining about?! Gena is one of the best PNR writers out there. Hands down. And she's back and better then ever. I can sit here and nit pick all I want, but that sucks. The good outweighs any of the bad in this edition and I would recommend this series and all of her books to any PNR lover! 

Getting 4 and 1/2 Sheep 


  1. fuck I hate to do this - 'raped', yes? Sorry :-/

    1. Oh nice save! Thanks for catching that! Don't hate saying it when see something, I am the WORST speller. haha No but really I am. You know it's bad when spellcheck can't even find the word. :) xo

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    1. Mary it is good! I'd jump into this with a quickness!

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love it when, yes there are flaws and things that bug us about a story, but overall the story is memorable and the enjoyment factor prevails. Great review :)

  4. I loved Burning Dawn. I felt Elin was a bit immature but when the other girls got a hold of her, I loved how they changed her. I love Gena's female characters almost as much as her males, they have me in stitches all the time!