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{March 15, 2013}   {Review} Dark Return by Taryn Browning (Seeker #2)

13265450From Goodreads: Janie Grey is dedicated to hunting the undead, an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors and generations of powerful Seekers before her. Then, there’s Kai. He’s like no one she’s ever met – cocky, fast, skillful, infuriating, and gorgeous. Not only has he become a valuable asset in her fight against the growing population of the vampire/demon hybrid known as Daychildren…

She’s unwittingly fallen for him.

Just when Janie thinks she’s learned everything there is to know about Kai’s mysterious past, there’s a newcomer to Baltimore. Someone who will do anything to make sure Janie loses Kai forever.


I absolutely adored the first novel in this series, Dark Seeker, and was extremely excited to note that I was just as enamored by this second novel as well.  Sequels can be really tricky, and though I may love an author, sometimes their middle novel falls a bit flat, but that was not the case with Dark Return!  This is a kick-butt sequel that carries just as much action, angst, and terror as the first.  I loved it!

Kai and Janie are back, and Janie’s family is trying ever so hard to be nice to Kai, especially since Janie’s so adamant about it, but… he’s not exactly the boy-next-door.  I really like this angle of the story because it puts Janie and Kai between a rock and a hard place, but they’re fighting to overcome their differences and remain together.  Kai, too, is fighting to maintain his humanity, which adds a whole other aspect to their dating game as, should Kai change back, he’ll be at the top of Janie’s most wanted ‘kill’ list.  With a plotline like that, what’s not to love?

This is a fast-paced novel full of mystery and intrigue as we begin to delve deep into Kai’s past, learning about who he used to be, and how he became who he is today.  I loved the background knowledge and was on pins and needles throughout the novel as his ex shows up on the scene intent on ripping away his humanity and reclaiming his for herself.  There were so many ups and downs as I read, and I was thrown for a loop on many an occasion.  Overall, this was another great read and I cannot wait for more!  Five stars.

5 stars

I received a copy of this novel from the author is enxhcange for an honest review.


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