Thursday, September 2, 2010
The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay
From the Publisher:
It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . .
Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner Hank, tracking deadly predators is all in a day's work . . . but this case will test the limits of their strength and friendship as it draws them into a deadly world of power plays, ancient myths, explosive secrets, and a race against time that risks all that Charlie holds dear
My Take: I have been trying some different genre types and when I saw that this book was up for grabs for review I thought I would give it a try. I discovered that this is not my cup of tea. But If you like this genre you will probably enjoy this book. It had action and adventure, suspense and thrills. This is the second in a series and I would definitely suggest reading the first one . I think one thing that kept me from liking this book is that I didn't know what was going on and if I would have read the first book I might not have been so lost.
So if you like this genre then definitely give it a try. If you are not sure then I would suggest starting with the first book.
I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I (obviously) was not required to give a positive review.
About the Author:
Kelly Gay Revealed
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Never the same from day to day
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. A room without books is like a body without a soul. ~ Cicero
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My mom for her strength, perseverance, and love.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. King Arthur; Lestat; Aragorn; Sherlock Holmes
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Morgan le Fey; Hannibal Lecter; The Wicked Witch of the West
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Mary Magdalene. I'd ask her about her relationship with Jesus.
A close second would be the man who inspired the tales of King Arthur, if there was such a person. If so, I'd ask him all about his life, if there really was some truth to Merlin, Camelot, Guinevere, etc...
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. When people follow blindly & don't think for themselves.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Gardening, research & art
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Integrity, loyalty & kindness
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. French fries
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Numb/Linkin Park, Untitled/Simple Plan, Viva la Vida/Cold Play, Nessun Dorma/sung by Paul Potts, Vivaldi's Four Seasons Winter Allegro