Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Review: Death Before Daylight by Shannon A. Thompson

Death Before Daylight, by Shannon A. Thompson
2015, YA Paranormal Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

Two eternities. One ending.

“Harmony would only come with destruction.”

The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.

While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon’s identity is exposed to Eric – and only Eric – and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica’s shoulders, she must chose who she will be: a light or a shade.

In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.

I thought this was a great end to the series. It didn't hold my attention the way the first two books did but I really wanted to know what happened. 

It starts two weeks after the second book ends. Once again, the book alternates between Eric and Jessica. True identities are finally revealed. Eric is the first to learn who Darthon is but isn't able to tell anyone so there is some frustration as Jessica and Jonathon try to figure it out. I was a little surprised since I thought I had it figured out, but I didn't. I was also surprised to learn the true identity of Jessica's best friend, Crystal. 

It's difficult for Eric and Jessica to just be together and be happy and there are still obstacles for them to overcome. Jessica is faced with a huge decision since she is the deciding factor on which side will ultimately win (no pressure). I didn't think there would be confusion for her but there were a few things that made her question what she should do.

The second half of the book really picked up for me. There's a lot that happens and I felt like all my questions were answered as the story progressed. I liked the way everything turned out in the end and am glad I was able to finish this trilogy. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!

Content: Violence, kissing (clean), swearing including one f-bomb. 

The bad news is that you can't currently buy this book.  The author has signed with Clean Teen Publishing and this trilogy will be released through them later this year. You can read the details here.  

If you want more information on the first two books, you can read more about them here:

Shannon A. Thompson is a 23-year-old author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox. She was merely 16 when she was first published, and a lot has happened since then. Thompson’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies, including a Norwegian magazine, and her first installment of The Timely Death Trilogy, Minutes Before Sunset, became Goodreads Book of the Month. The sequel, Seconds Before Sunrise, has released, and AEC Stellar Publishing released her latest novel, Take Me Tomorrow, on July 17, 2014.

She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing.

Shannon spends her free time writing, but she loves spending time with her father and brother. She also has one black cat named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for reading Death Before Daylight!

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