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[Flashback Friday] - #52

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Title: Darkness Before Dawn
   Author: J.A. London
   Release Date: May 29th, 2012

     Only sunlight can save us.

     We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what's left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.

     After the death of my parents, it's up to me—as the newest delegate for humanity—to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it's safe to let one in.

     Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever.

My Stance:

     I have had this on my wishlist for a while now and mainly I believe it was for the cover. I love the cover and frankly just by looking at it, there is no way you could tell just what the story is even about. Something about the girl in this long pillowing dress and her pale/white skin contrasting with the dress just puts her into complete focus, it's great. However, the cover doesn't say a whole lot about the story either, so the fact that I enjoy it, is also the downfall of the cover as well.

     I understand that the story is told from a girls perspective, and how her world is on the brink of a war with Vampires. However, at the same time I am curious to know more about her and less about the person she is going to have to delegate with. I forsee a budding romance there, and while I understand that it's prolly where the book headed when she started writing, but I don't see anything original in it. It's so overdone in paranormal novels that I wanted something new, but with how old this book is, maybe it was at the time.

    Looking back on this and through goodreads, this book recently has been getting some rather low ratings. I am still curious on it, and its still on my wishlist. There is just some reservations I have with the book, but that's the same with any book, so we'll see when I get my hands on it.
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