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Book Review: Awaken Me Darkly July 27, 2009

Posted by battysgirl in Books, Reviews.

Awaken me Darkly

Gena Showalter

Date: February 28, 2006—   $6.99 —  Book

One and a half stars (of a possible four, of course)






From Booklist
It’s sometime in the future, and aliens have been residents on Earth for more than 70 years. Enter Mia Snow, head of the New Chicago Police Department’s Alien Investigation and Removal Agency, as she and her crack crew try to solve the latest string of extraterrestrially induced murders. This particular killer favors handsome young men with dark hair and dark eyes. Mia knows that the culprit is one of the dreaded Arcadians, the most clever and deadly species of all. However, when her second-in-command–and best friend–Dallas Gutierrez is mortally wounded, and only Arcadian Kyrin en Arr, the prime murder suspect, holds the key to his survival, Mia has to make a hard choice between her ethics as a cop and her love for her friend. To make matters worse, she is physically attracted to Kyrin, and suddenly, her black-and-white world has gone all swirly gray. Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Alien Nation in this action-packed adventure, and Mia Snow is perfect as the alien hunter with a secret. Shelley Mosley
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved –This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Alien Nation in this action-packed adventure.”– Booklist
“Mia Snow is perfect as the alien hunter with a secret.”– Booklist

From Batty’s Girl

There is a thin line in women’s literature between a strong independent female lead and a bitchy lead with too many power trip hangups.  Unfortunately, Mia Snow (in my opinion, of course) falls into the latter category.  Mia is an Alien Huntress and although at first the premise sounded interesting I felt let down in its execution.

I’ve heard that other paranormal romances by this author are quite good so I won’t write her off completely but I don’t think I’ll be picking up any of the other Alien Huntress books.



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