Tuesday, July 9, 2013

After Daybreak by J.A. London Review


After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #3) 
Title: After Daybreak
Series: Darkness Before Dawn 3
Author: J.A. London
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Vampires
Published: June 25th 2013
Source: Bought


Dawn returns from L.A. with terrifying news: In his greed for power, the maniacal Day Walker Sin is raising an army and infecting his followers with the Thirst—a rabieslike disease that will turn them into mindless killers. To stop him, Dawn and Victor will have to convince humans and vampires to work together before it’s too late.

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After Daybreak has exceeded my expectations, and was more then I could of ever imagined! When I read Darkness before Dawn, the first book in this trilogy, I was hooked! This series captivated me, called to me, and stolen my heart!  The desire, devotion, and determination of Dawn's character just captured my heart and sucked me in! She wanted an new way for her people and vampires alike. She wanted them to be able to live as one. Forge an alliance, and except each other for who they are. And she was determined to see it happen one way or another... 

This series is definitely one of my all time favorites, and will live in my heart from years to come! As always the writing was captivating, addicting, and heart-throbbing! After Daybreak has everything a reader could possibly want and more! It had action, adventure, twist and turns, loyalty, war, an amazing plot, and of course a juicy ROMANCE! It was amazing, with surprises around every corner. When I thought it couldn't get anymore amazing then it was, then BAM, I was tossed another crazy thing I didn't see coming! Phew...I mean this series is definitely one of a kind, and I am so sad to see it end! Why does it have to be a trilogy, WHY? Why couldn't it have like 6 or more books?? I would read them ALL!!


This book picks up exactly where book 2 left off. With Dawn and Micheal fleeing the mountain top to escape from the manic Day-walker Sin, and his insane desire to conquer the world with his infected vampires, the Ones called The Chosen Ones. The Chosen Ones are infected with the Thirst by drinking Vampires blood, not human blood! It drives them insane, eating away at their brain until their body becomes uncontrollably strong, with razor-sharp teeth that form where their fangs once were. Sin, the ruler and creator of all Day-walkers, has been drinking the blood of his Day-walkers for years. Sitting in the shadows, waiting for the blood to take effect and consume him, so he can become infected. The Chosen Ones are stronger, faster, and unstoppable to any Day-walker, lesser-vampires, human and even the Old family. His time is near, his plan is in motion, and his Day-walkers are in place, all he needs is the blood to fully take effect. Then he can become infected and run through Vampire cities, and take them over one by one, until he's conquered them all! 

As Dawn and Micheal race down the mountain to escape Sin they realize Micheal is injured badly, and in need of serious medical attention. If not he might not make it back to Denver alive. Just when all is but lost, they come across a town willing to help them. In this town they find something they never could of imagined. A new beginning! A new way for vampires and humans to live in peace with each other! And they think maybe, just maybe, all is not lost and they can all live as one!

With the newly discovered information that Dawn and Micheal found while in L.A. they start planing immediately on how to take down Sin and his army of Day-walkers and Chosen Ones! But they can't do it alone. They need the help of Old Family if their going to be able to put and ended to the Thirst and take down Sin and his Army. The Chosen Ones are strong, stronger then Old Family. So they have their work cut out for them if their going to succeed.

Dawn is still struggling with the fact that she has Vampire blood racing their her veins. And that the Montgomery's might very well be the lost family on the Vampire tree. But the most scariest part about it all, is that she might very well be related to the most evilest thing on earth, Sin! Oh, and theirs still the problem of the death warrant out for any living Montgomery's! So if she's revealed to the Old Family, and they still want the death warrant fulfilled, then she might not make it out alive! She has to deal with all this while preparing to take down Sin, and keeping her feelings for Victor in check. And she thought it couldn't get any worse, She was wrong!

The odds are against them, and if they don't get help from The Old Family soon, and come up with something fast, then Sin will get what he wants and take over, and make the terrible world that they live in now seem like paradise to the new world that Sin will create!

I loved it, Truly an EPIC Series that will have the reader staying up late and craving more! This series ended on a perfect level with enough closer, even though I would of liked more of the New World Order but it was enough that I can except that its over! 
4.5 Stars


MEET J.A. London

J.A. London J.A. London is the mother-son writing team of Rachel Hawthorne and her son, Alex London. Rachel has written many novels for teens, including the popular Dark Guardian series. Alex, a recent graduate with a degree in Historical Studies, enjoys combining history and fiction to create unique worlds. The Darkness Before Dawn series is their first joint project.


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{Book 1}                  {Book 2}                     {Book 3}

Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #1)  Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #2)  After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #3)

 Wonderfully crafted Vampire Trilogy that had my Mind racing, Heart Pounding and staying up late!


  1. I wasn't expecting a lot when I started this series, but from book 1's chapter 1, I was hooked. The characters were developed to perfection, as was the world. And they got better and better with each book. My only complaint with the whole entire series was the end of the series. And it is only a complaint because I didn't want it to end. It made me so sad. I would be so stinkin happy if we got another book in this series as a surprise!

  2. Great review! Sounds fantastic and I would love to read it.

  3. Thanks for this I still don't want to finish this series but will some day.


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