Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: Dark Alpha’s Night

Author Donna Grant
Format e-ARC
Print Length 158 pages
Publisher St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Published March 6, 2018

Dark Alpha’s Night is a brand new paranormal romance in the Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I'm coming for you...

To some Fae, I am their worst nightmare. For I do Death’s bidding. But for all our strength and skill, a powerful enemy has risen up. Finding Ettie could change everything. The Half-Fae is our one chance. She’s sharp and strong and fierce. She steals my breath every time I'm near her. And looking into her eyes is like a bolt of lightning right through me. She’s what I’ve been waiting for my long, dark existence. But for us to be together, we must first stay alive…

My Opinion

Death has seven Reapers, who keep the balance between the Light and Dark Fae. One of the Reapers, Bran has gone bad and turned on his brothers, more importantly on Death herself. The remainder Reapers have to stop him from his devious plan, part of which is finding his offspring.

Growing up Ettie and her sisters have been trained to be prepared. For what, they aren’t sure but to be prepared just in case anyway. So it comes as no surprise to any of them that the thing they have to be prepared for is a guy who shows interesting Ettie. She is the serious plain one of the sisters and gets a little upset when her sisters question Bran’s desire for Ettie. Which of course has them fighting. Until Daire appears that is and all is explained.

Daire and Ettie were an interesting pair. For one who is raised to trust no one but her sisters she sure does fall for Bran and then Daire super fast. I didn’t really feel like there was much chemistry between these two. More like insta-love, which didn’t suit well for me. Her flip-flopping from both of the guys also annoyed me a lot. 

Ettie is suppose to be the strongest of her sisters, the most devoted.  I didn't really see that.  Instead she was kinda whiny about how she was overlooked a lot in comparison to them.  She was also suppose to be the most responsible, but she seemed to fall for every line that either guy gave her.  

I came into this one as a blank slate and that took away from the story. There is a massive backstory that I had no clue about. I did not realize when I started this one that it was the fifth book in a series. It was confusing for me, as the book is based on previous events of the series. I recommend reading the series in order before you read this one. The multiple points of views was confusing, only because I did not understand the back story between Death and Cael. Plus, I still don’t get why she is avoiding him.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote
“They are the best of the best. Trust them.”

Other People

Bran- big baddie
Erith- Death
Carrie- Ettie’s sister
Jamie- Ettie’s sister

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