Saturday 16 July 2011

Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Dianne Duvall - Book Review

Title: Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1)
Author: Dianne Duvall
Publisher: Zebra/Kensington Books
Publication Date: 1st February 2011
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Won in a Giveaway

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's handed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible - when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect. (Goodreads Synopsis)

This was a well written and engaging paranormal romance with strong characters and an exciting plot.

Naturally there were a few of the general cliches you usually find in this genre (hey, they appear in my own writing too!), but when you get a book like this that sucks the reader in, it doesn't really matter.

Sarah and Roland are a great couple. There is plenty of spark and their relationship and its progression comes across as very believable and well-written.

The pacing is spot on and there is plenty of action, while the story idea is interesting and works well. I felt I wanted to know more about the Guardians and I was pleased to see that there were a few loose ends still by the time I finished that might lead to a sequel. I would certainly read more in this series.

Sexual content means that this is one for the adults. A great read for paranormal romance fans.


  1. I'm personally not into romance myself, I am more of a YA gal, but for those who do like it t sounds really good!

  2. I haven't heard of this one before, but it does sound like it could be a fun read :)

  3. Great Review,,I won a copy of this book,,from the author,,I can't wait to get it so I can read it..