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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#NewRelease #Review darkest Before Dawn by @maya_banks

Darkest Before Dawn (KGI #10)
by Maya Banks 

THE ALL-NEW KGI NOVEL from the “incredibly awesome" (Jaci Burton) #1 New York Times bestselling author of When Day Breaks.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...

The enigmatic Hancock has been both opponent and ally to the KGI teams for as long as they've known him. Always working a deep game, Hancock's true allegiance has never been apparent, but one thing is for certain—he never lets anything get in the way of duty.

But now, his absolute belief in the primacy of his ultimate goal is challenged by a captive he's been ordered to guard, no matter how much she suffers in her prison. She's the only woman who's ever managed to penetrate the rigid walls surrounding his icy heart, but will he allow his perplexing feelings for the beautiful victim to destroy a mission he's spent years working to complete or will he be forced to sacrifice her for “the greater good.”

The KGI series is finally back, and Hancock's darkest hour is upon him. Darkest Before Dawn is on sale now!

Order Now:
Amazon Mass Market Paperback: http://amzn.to/1O6vPCm
B&N Mass Market Paperback: http://tinyurl.com/q2eum4f


Review- 3 Stars

I am a fan of Maya Banks and have always enjoyed her books in the past. Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed in this novel.
The plot is intense and intriguing. It was obviously well researched and the complex story well laid out. I did find myself becoming somewhat attached to the characters, empathizing with their pain and admiring their strength.
I wanted to be hooked from the beginning, however the book started out slow and didn’t pick up until over halfway through the book. Even then, it dragged on and off. I often found myself skimming to reach the next bout of dialogue because it was so wordy.
Maya’s writing can be very poetic, but the lyrical nature is lost in the overwhelming amount of words. I felt as though she took five pages to describe what could have been beautifully done in one. Along with this amount of words came the common result of being overly repetitive. IT made it very difficult to get through and I struggled to reach the end.
There were redeeming qualities and it’s possible that other people wouldn’t be bothered by the things that kept from truly enjoying and being immersed in this story. The idea of the series put all of the books on my TBR, however, after reading Darkest Before Dawn, I’m not so sure. Although, one book does not make a series and I may decide to give them a chance in the future. 

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