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Review – Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney

Review – Black Dawn by Mallory McCartneyBlack Dawn by Mallory McCartney
Published by Clean Reads Publishing on February 14th 2017
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 180
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


The end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen
Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better left in the shadows.

Emory Fae is just relaxing in her apartment when two strange men come for her. They bring her to another world. In this new world, she is to be queen. The two men that brought her back were Memphis and Brok. They are part of the Black Dawn resistance. They are looking to overthrow Adair who is destroying their world.

In ” an Oyster Shell – A story that felt like it had barely started when it ended.

The Pearls – The concept was interesting. The resistance hides their queen on earth to keep her safe. They bring her back to overthrow the current king. It was a well-executed plot.

The world building was spot on. The setting was distinctive and very imaginative. I especially liked the part where the king was hiding. An underground city. The resistance base was cool too.

The characters were distinctive and well-defined. Brokk was my favorite character. He was a shapeshifter and had other special abilities. I wasn’t too impressed with Emory at first, but she surprised me in the end.

The Sand – The story felt incomplete. I think it is intending to be a series. I still feel like there could have been more to this story. I won’t be continuing on with the series.

The main character was a little weak.

3 pearls!

3 Stars

About Mallory McCartney

Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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