Sunday, January 26, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Dark Alpha's Awakening by Donna Grant

41448495. sx318 Title: Dark Alpha’s Awakening
Series: Reaper #7
Author: Donna Grant
Format: Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published:  February 5th 2019 by Swerve
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Serving Death and the Reapers has been my life for centuries. I’ve always put my duty before everything, even my yearning for Death. But now, she’s fading – our foe is bent on destroying her and he will stop at nothing until he does. Death holds the key to our survival. I will do everything in my power to stop her from disappearing. For her, I will ensure we have the best fighting chance. For her…I will cross the divide keeping us apart.

Linda's Thoughts:
She wouldn’t be able to let him go. She would hold onto him with everything she had.

Dark Alpha’s Awakening by Donna Grant is the seventh fascinating book in her Reaper series. At the time I read this, it felt like the finale in this series as the arc that has encompassed the series from the start is wrapped up herein. That said, this book ended up not being the series’ conclusion as there have been two books published since.

A little background: In Donna’s Reapers’ world, Death is a beautiful woman who is judge and jury to the Fae. The Reapers are the executioners. No Fae can know who the Reapers are. If a Fae should find out, they’re killed.

This story features the epic battle between Death and her Reapers AND Brian and his Dark Fae army that fans have been freakin’ dying for since the first book.

It’s also the blistering hot love story of Death/Erith and Cael. Death has been a mystery from the beginning. Much about her true nature is disclosed in this tale. Cael is a great strategist and Death’s number one fan, supportive and loyal. I won’t give anything else away, but if you are a fan of this series, you absolutely must read Dark Alpha’s Awakening as it is truly pivotal – providing a huge closure and heralding a new beginning for both the Reapers and the Dark Kings.

Finally, IF you are a newbie, you should know that it’s really important to read these books in order – even more so with this installment. Donna does provide some recap, but, honestly, there isn’t very much of it. Also, you should know that her Reaper series should be read in conjunction with her Dark Kings’ series as the timelines, series’ arcs and multiple characters are shared between the two series. Important revelations that affect both series can come from either.

Following please find a few of my favorite lines from Dark Alpha’s Awakening:

“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than by your side.”
“You were made for loving.”
Her fingers were tangled in the sheet. She rolled her head to the side and opened her eyes a crack to look at him.
Only then did he say, “By me.”
“I’d die a million times for you.”

I can’t believe Cael’s and Death’s story is finally here! Set against a momentous battle, the story is heart-breaking, heart-melting and tempestuous. Of course, there are plenty of surprising twists and turns, so don’t expect the confrontation or the love story to proceed smoothly. You can look forward to a blistering hot romance, action galore, and a few hints as to where the next engrossing story will take us.

Suggested Reading Order: 
Dark Alpha's Lover (Reaper, #4)
Dark Alpha’s Hunger (Book #6)
Dark Alpha’s Awakening (Book #7)
Dark Alpha’s Redemption (Book #8)
Dark Alpha’s Temptation (Book #9)

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