Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey - OPTIONAL

Grey, Melissa.  The Savage Dawn.  484 pages.  Delacorte Press, 2017.  $17.99.  Sexual Content: PG-13 (steamy before and after sex scenes; both heterosexual and homosexual), Violence: PG:13; Language: R (3 F-words, 18 other swear words, I did not mark “gods” as a swear word).
The final book in The Girl At Midnight Series.  Echo is now the firebird and with the help of her ex-boyfriend Rowan, she is trying to save her new love Prince Caius from his sister, Tanith, the new Dragon Prince.  Tanith has merged with the Kucedra, a dark force of great power that leaches life from humans, Drakharin (dragon people), and Avicen (bird people). 

Caius’s best friend, Dorian (a Drakharin) feels guilty that he was not there to protect his prince, and his friend.  His guilt is causing problems in his new relationship with Jasper (a Avicen).  Jasper wants him to confide in him and is jealous of Caius.  Both Dorian and Jasper go with Echo to save Caius. 
Meanwhile, Echo’s best friend, Ivy is creating new ways to heal people affected by the power of the Kucedra.  She is receiving help from the handsome, Drakharin Helios.    The Drakharin and Avicen races have long been enemies, but they begin to join forces to try to stop Tanith from destroying the world. 

While the first book in the series was definitely about Echo, the last book is more about the entire cast of main characters.  The point of view is told from Ivy and Dorian, as much as from Echo.  Author Melissa Grey writes with humor and wit, even in the darkest points of the plot.  The story moves quickly and while not every character has their happy ending, most readers will be happy with how the book ended. Purchase if series is popular at your library. 
HS-OPTIONAL.  Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS. 

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