Review: Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson

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Review: Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. LarsonDark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
Published by Scholastic Press on May 30th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Source: Publisher

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.
But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.
In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.
In the first book of a remarkable duology, Sara B. Larson sets the stage for her reimagining of Swan Lake -- a lush romance packed with betrayal, intrigue, magic, and adventure.

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Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson


Well, wasn’t that unexpected….

The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn’t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a whole bunch of information, which eventually turns me off. It did take me a bit to get into it but in the end!


When it grabbed me, it grabbed me!!! OMG, it was great.
Sometimes you have to be patient to get to the good parts and this book was definitely one. Dark Breaks the Dawn is filled with compelling magic! With the good trying to protect its people from the bad.
There may be a possibility of a romance triangle. I know not many like that sort of thing. So a heads up on that.

The characters were great!
Evalyn is a competent, strong girl who places her family duties above all else. I am in admiration with each and every character in this story. Though I may be leaning more towards the bad side! HAHA
What can I say? My heart hurts for the bad boy with a hard life.


I really liked this book. It wasn’t a drop dead, out of this world story. But it was enjoyable and a quick read. Which I will be talking about with my students. They love fantasy and this book is the perfect story.

Have you guys read this book yet? If you did, did you like it? Tell us below and we’ll make sure to comment.


About Sara B. Larson

SARA B. LARSON is the author of the acclaimed young adult fantasy Defy trilogy: Defy, Ignite, and Endure. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their children. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day (while mourning the loss of nap time) and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting of her sugar addiction

Posted June 22, 2017 by Helena Reads in Reviews / 5 Comments

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5 responses to “Review: Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson

  1. It’s so cool you talk to your students about what you read! I wish I could do that with my sisters haha.

    I feel exactly the same way about this book. I almost DNFed it. I stuck through the beginning and ended up really liking the end. And I’m so rooting for the bad guy too LOL. He’s just got this charm to him XD I really wonder how the next book will go about with the romance…
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  2. The GIFs in this review are just simply amazing – had to point that out ha-ha! What a wonderful review! I may have to add this. It sounds up my alley but I definitely should not be buying anymore books…ugh.

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