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But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed. The foe she now faces is human: For Mira, the time has come to hunt. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Nightwalkerplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 29, Perri rated it did not like it. This is what happens when you buy books at Wal-Mart.
View all 4 comments. Feb 08, Felicia rated it liked it Shelves: This was a really interesting book, I enjoyed it for many reasons, most of which it doesn’t read like all the other Urban Fantasy out there. The lead female protagonist doesn’t have self-esteem problems, doesn’t apologize for being a badass, she has problems that are totally justifiable and there’s some extremely interesting world building here.
We’re talking Vampires of course, but for once they aren’t the top of the food chain, it’s the naturii a hybrid of elves and faerie lore that are the b This was a really interesting book, I enjoyed it for many reasons, most of which it doesn’t read like all the other Urban Fantasy out there.
We’re talking Vampires of course, but for once they aren’t the top of the food chain, it’s the naturii a hybrid of elves and faerie lore that are the big baddies, which was kind of cool. The beginning of the book starts off a bit slow, and having an arrogant and cold main character was a bit hard to relate to at first, but the last half of the book developed a handful of great relationships, and you get why Mira is as aloof as she is.
I mean, if you’re years old, you’re not gonna be that squee-ful, right? Good ending twist, definitely interested in how the plot progresses in the next book.
The tone of this book is very dark, more like Jim Butcher, or early Anne Rice etc, than the lighter stuff we’re used to, and I appreciated that as a change. View all 13 comments. Vampire Mistress of the Dark Mira sexually harasses everything that moves, especially employees and subjects. We barely know Mira before we see her grinding on a potential enemy and sticking her tongue down the throat of a peon.
She’s excited to fight someone because, she says, “so rarely had I the chance to pit myself against something that could actually destroy me. However, Jocelynn Drake clearly loves Mira if we do not. Underlings “mewl” her name, shadows “[slide] their arms” around her body, threats are no more than “bait. I cannot stand authors in love with their own protagonists, i.
Other characters mime appropriate awe and ask staged questions, like “Aren’t you called the ‘Fire Starter’? Be prepared to be awed. Drake’s writing suffers from omniscient first person, so that Mira tells us her skin glows “like white marble” and relays non-person male lead Danaus’ thoughts -“something about me bothered him”- even though she’s no mind-reader. Nightwalker also suffers from over-repetition, thin inner dialogue and hideous colored sunglasses, but after a quarter or a half of narrative, we crack Mira’s oh, so tough outer shell to the gooey Care Bear inside.
She doesn’t want anyone hurt, etc. Once we meet the less pompous Mira whom we should have met at page one, we can finally stomach her narration, and the plot speeds along. Stabbings, kidnappings, and arson, oh my! Any action reader will be satisfied.
So, provided you can swallow bad prose, the plot in Vampire the Masquerade–er, I mean, Nightwalker should keep you reading. Incidentally, that is the majority of readers.
View all 31 comments. I started to lift my leg from his lap when Danaus grabbed my calf with his right hand, holding me in place. His touch was warmer than I’d expected, almost burning through my leather dake.
Shocked by his sudden willingness to touch me, I went completely still. Turning his head to look at me, my lips brushedhis cheek and we both froze.
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nightwaloer Danaus exhaled slowly and I found myself drawing in his breathe, holding it inside nnightwalker. If one of us moved less than an inch, our l “So I thought, ” I murmured. If one of us moved less than an inch, our lips would meet. But we sat like two stone statues. A fantastic first book in the Dark Days series. Mira is joxelynn Nightwalker vampire known as “Fire Starter. She cam destroy her enemies without even touching them while she torches their heart with her magical balls of fire.
Making her an anomaly she had this fire ability prior to becoming a Nightwalker years ago. Mira is very likable and immediately from the beginning I was wrapped up in this book.
She’s sarcastic, caring, protective, and completely Bad-Ass! This very powerful Nightwalker Mira battles an army of Naturi, a group with two main goals sacrifice humans and destroy Nightwalkers alike.
She pairs up with a member of Themis, an ill informed group of both Naturi and Nightwalker Hunters. Danaus, a nearly 2, year old hunter seeks the help of Mira to eliminate the Naturi, with the only promise that he will protect her so that he may do the honors of destroying her life. She plans to kill Danaus the first opportunity she gets, however as the unlikely duo team up together they both seem to be questioning their beliefs of the dangers of eachothers existence.
The sexual tension between these two is scorching! On several occasions I wanted to scream into the book and say “rip eachothers clothes off already” Danaus is a smolderingly sexy, powerful, strong, attentive, gentle, caring, protector of Mira Vampire Hunter. They both want eachother and they struggle throughout this entire book fighting it. Although they both save eachothers life on several occasion and so each so conveniently use the excuse of wanting to kill the other themselves.
Jabari wants to use Mira and manipulate her to his own will and with Danaus around he feels threatened.
Nightwalker (Dark Days, #1) by Jocelynn Drake
I’m curious to see how that relationship plays itself out as he and Danaus will not enjoy having to co-exist in Mira’s world. My main lingering question is; What exactly IS Danaus? Like what you see here, check out more of my reviews at http: View all 12 comments. Aug 07, Julie jjmachshev rated it it was amazing Shelves: An intricate work that’s stunningly complex and compelling.
Once I picked “Nightwalker” up, I couldn’t put down Jocelynn Drake’s tale that hopefully is just the start of a series about an alternate reality existing in today’s world. This is a dark urban fantasy. It’s not a romance even though it has some romantic elements. Even though I finished nightawlker “Nightwalker” a few hours ago, I’m still having difficulty extracting myself from Ms Drake’s world.
Mira has been a vampire for over years.
She’s also known as Fire Starter which is echoed in her wild red hair. She has survived cruelty and acts of torture so horrific, her mind rrake to remember and they only occasionally resurface as nightmares. She doesn’t kill when she feeds. She does, however, kill any humans or supernatural creatures who threaten to expose or disturb the comfortable life she’s carved out in Savannah. So when a slayer appears in her territory, she decides to extract all the information she can before she kills him.
She doesn’t know that this slayer is more than he seems, and that his appearance in her life will herald a quest that will change everything she thought she knew about her life. She’s certainly no angel but she’s also not quite a demon. She’s one of the most human supernatural creatures I’ve read about in a long time. She really just wants to safeguard the haven she’s created for herself. Her relationship with the slayer who intrudes into her territory is so complex. I still haven’t figured out exactly what he is He’s sometimes a friend, almost a love, could kill nightwakler with a thought, has nibhtwalker her life several times, thinks she’s damned, and is apparently willing to go against the organization he works for to protect her!
If you like your urban fantasies a bit dark, with strong sexual elements but no real ‘romance’, at least not yet I can’t recommend “Nightwalker” highly enough. There are shadowy mysterious organizations that are only mentioned or hinted at and I can hardly wait until May for the next release in this series, “Dayhunter”.
View all 5 comments. Dec 18, Cher rated it did not like it Shelves: I really tried to get into this book, but it seemed to borrow every single cliche from every vampire TV show out there. The twist is that everything is from the POV of a yo flame-haired female vampire kicking bootie in her leather catsuit.