Review: Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) by Katie Reus

November 4, 2013 Review 2

Review: Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) by Katie Reus

Years ago he ended things between them to protect her…

As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

Title: Darkness Awakened
Author: Katie Reus
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Heart of the Jaguar, Breaking Her Rules, First Surrender, Protecting His Witness
Series: Darkness
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: November 3, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Pages: 161
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus had it all. Drama, suspense, shifters and a beautiful vampire destined to be the Alpha Mate of a powerful wolf shifter. But, before Finn and Lyra can come together as they were destined to be, they must save Vega, the daughter Finn never knew he had.

Ms. Reus delivered a wonderfully written story that had depth and meaning. Each character portrayed was well developed in their ability to stand alone and co-exist with the other characters. Any flaws they had were an integral part of the story and endeared this reviewer to them.

Finn was stoic and even upon discovering he had fathered a child, Ms. Reus gave him pride and integrity that did not diminish his alpha status but in this reviewer’s opinion created a more honorable man.

Lyra, although a vampire, was the personification of a mother who would protect her child at all costs. She was strong and determined and gave life to Finn; their love blossomed slowly as they navigated through the murkiness of finding Vega to discovering their feelings were as strong as ever.

The secondary characters brought excitement and intrigue to Darkness Awakened, a menagerie of shifters and an addition of a dragon.  I look forward to reading book two in the series. Ms. Reus has captured my attention with her superb story telling.

Karyn Gerrard



2 Responses to “Review: Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) by Katie Reus”

  1. Carmel

    I’ve only read Reus’ werewolf series but I’ve been curious about her other romance stuff for a while now. Maybe I’ll pick this one up on audio if it’s available. Thanks.