Saturday, 3 October 2015

Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Carina UK and NetGalley.
Darkest Dawn
Blurb (from Goodreads):
One desperate journey for the truth

Returning to Willows Lake eleven years after her mother’s tragic death, Sloane Baker knows she will finally get the answers she needs! She always suspected that there was something more sinister at the heart of the accident that claimed her mother’s life, but a cryptic note could be the key to her past…

Two lives changed forever

The small town has always seemed safe to Brianna Taylor – until a mysterious new girl arrives who looks exactly like Bri! Now everything Bri knew has been thrown into question and Sloane’s arrival has changed the world of Willows Lake forever.

Strange things are happening in Willows Lake. But when they turn deadly, Bri and Sloane must find a way to save each other or risk losing everything they hold dear…

Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Darkest Dawn

“She started to lift herself from the pool when something slimy wrapped around her leg, pulling her under the surface.”

This was a YA contemporary mystery story which then developed a bit of a paranormal element.

Sloane and Bri were okay characters, although they didn’t always think things through fully before acting on their ideas, and sometimes didn’t think of something obvious. For example, they decided that they weren’t twins because they had different birthdays, but didn’t consider that maybe one of them was told the wrong birthday, which for me, considering the craziness going on anyway, should have been a consideration.

The storyline in this was about Sloane and Bri meeting each other, trying to find out why they looked identical, and also trying to work out what happened to Sloane’s mother who had died, and where Bri’s mother was who was missing. We also had a bit of a murder mystery going on, and some strange animal deaths.

There was a little bit of romance in this, but not a lot, although a case of mistaken identity turned it into a bit of a love triangle!

The ending to this was okay, but it seemed like it was left really open for further books?

6.5 out of 10

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