Friday, December 9, 2016

Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads - Review, and Giveaway

Today is our stop on the blog tour for 
Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads! 
Check it out and grab your copy today!  



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  "Dark and delicious."—Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author on Race the Darkness Out of darkness and danger… 

Author: Abbie Roads
Publication Date:  6 December, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series:  Fatal Dreams, book 2
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, suspense
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 5 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

You can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he's never offered another human being: himself. 

Dawns a unique and powerful love: Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart. 


My Review:

I was so excited for the second book in the Fatal Dreams series after falling head over heels for the series with book one, Race the Darkness.  I was definitely not disappointed, I may have even loved Hunt the Dawn more.  

Hunt the Dawn will have you on the edge of your seat the entire read.  One thing that I love about this series is that it's this amazing combination of paranormal and a 'true' suspense/thriller read.  Race the Darkness, book one, left me with my mouth hanging wide open, wondering what I had just read (in a good way, haha) but Hunt the Dawn, it...well, it's this weird amalgamation of a hug and a kick to the gut.  It's going to make you gasp, cry, rage, swoon, melt, and smile.  It's a nail biter and a soothing 'quiet' read all rolled into one.  It's, well it is hard to explain but when you get to the end you will be so happy that you took the time to invest yourself into this world that Abbie has created, into the characters that she will make you love even when you hate them.  I have to sat her villain in this one is this strange enigma of love and hate.  It's clear he is an awful person who does horrific things but I don't hate him, I don't hate him at all and I don't know how I should feel about that to be honest, haha.  I feel many things for him, disgust, sadness, pity, rage...but hate isn't in there and while I know there could never, should never be redemption for him in the very back of my mind, in a small little piece of my brain I kind of wish it for him.  How does a book do that to you?  How does a book take a character so horrific and make you feel anything more than hate.  That is to me what makes Abbie Roads books superb reads, because both of them, Hunt the Dawn more so, will transport you into a world that you could never fathom and put you smack in the middle of it all and make you feel.  You aren't reading from the sidelines watching it all play out.  You become the characters in the book, her writing style is so vivid that the words simply melt in to pictures in your mind and it all plays out like a live action movie and you become the conscious of each character.  Her books are the type of book that when you finish them you gentle close the back cover, take a deep breath and pause to consider everything that just happened but you're still doing that the day after, and the day after that.  Her books stick with you and you find yourself going back again and again because each time you notice a little more than the last time you read it.  It's a book of all these little pieces that build into a monumental tale that takes you away from everything, wrapping you up in that hug I talked about earlier...all while occasionally stepping back to give you a kick to make you gasp.

I loved seeing previous characters, getting a quick look at how Xander and Isleen are doing, wondering even more about Matt and his roll in EVERYTHING.  Meeting Gill and, despite how I think most feel about him, discovering that I REALLY like him and am hoping to see more of him. Discovering all the connections between these two couples.  I imagine it all in my head like an evidence board a detective might use, and that seems quite apropos to be honest, haha.  

Now, I am going to give you a HUGE heads up!  This book is dark, this book is fairly graphic, this book is a possible trigger for abuse and rape survivors.  If you have a trigger please be cautious going in.  Most of the incidents revolve around past abuse but there is one particular moment that had me cringing and occurs in 'real time', if there is a reason for me to find that hatred I missed feeling for the villain that moment would be the one to bring it out, of all the things he does, that somehow was the most graphic and vile for me.   If you are concerned about being sure if you should read it or not due to triggers send me a message and we will talk about it so you an make that decision.  I as you can tell loved this book and think it well worth the difficult moments because the story is just that good.  I hope that you'll pick it up and give Hunt the Dawn a go!  You do not have to have read Race the Darkness to read Hunt the Dawn. Characters from the first book do show up in this book but you won't be lost if you haven't read the first one, although as you know I always suggest it.  



 Enter Abbie’s Giveaway!


 Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
  1.  She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
  2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
  3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
  4.  She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
  5.  She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
  6.  She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
  7.  Her first book RACE THE DARKNESS was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Fall.

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