Review: Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

Mira is a Bad-Ass Fire Starter

Photobucket Title: Nightwalker
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Dark Days #1
Publisher: EOS
Release Date: July 29, 2008

For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker—an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that prevents her doom.

The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead. For Mira, the time has come to hunt . . . or be hunted.

“So I thought, ” I murmured. 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 pants. 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. Danaus exhaled slowly and I found myself drawing in his breathe, holding it inside me. 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 a Nightwalker (vampire) known as “Fire Starter.”

She’s powerfully unique as the only Nightwalker with the power control and manipulate fire. 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 600 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 2,000 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. ;)

Also I enjoyed another powerful Ancient Nightwalker Jabari, one minute he loves Mira as a mentor the next he’s promising to destroy her because she has disobeyed him. Jabari wants to use Mira and manipulate her to his own will and with Danaus around he feels threatened. 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.

Hopefully we haven’t heard the last of Sadira, Tristan, Ryan, Jabari, Gabrirl or Barrett. I LOVED this book and will be starting Dayhunter immediately.

My main lingering question is; What exactly IS Danaus?

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2 Responses to Review: Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

  1. Alexa says:

    I keep trying to get a good looking used copy of this every time I go to half-price books but it sadly hasn’t happened yet!

    I need to read this series because it sounds awesome and the first quote that you included in your review as perfect!

    Thanks for the lovely review

  2. This looks really good. I love badass women characters, they make me want to go buy weapons and stuff :) Thanks for an awesome review!

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