Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London (Darkness Before Dawn #1)
Only sunlight can save us.
We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what’s left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.
After the death of my parents, it’s up to me–as the newest delegate for humanity–to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it’s safe to let one in.
Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever. From Goodreads.
I loved this take on vampires; it was completely different and amazing. I loved most of the characters, I wasn’t too fond of Michael (Dawn’s boyfriend), he was sweet but when he didn’t get his way or the reassurance that he needed, he was an ass.
Poor Dawn though, she lost everything because of vampires, her brother, her mom and dad. I felt bad for her and I loved how she eventually grew as a character and stood up the vampire ruler of their area, Lord Valentine. Because he was just crazy, luckily he had a saner son Victor.
I loved how Victor and Dawn’s relationship grew; it went from savior, to enemy, to friend, to love interest. I don’t think it was possible for someone to go through all those positions in person’s life, especially within such a short amount of time. But then again, she is a teenager and a female so it is our prerogative to change our minds whenever we want.
This was the first book in the trilogy and I can’t wait to find out what happens next between Victor and Dawn now. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers about their relationship, but I am sure it is about to be a lot more difficult now.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.