5 thoughts on “Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties #1)

  1. Some background info

    The vampires here have different dynasties of vampires. Within the dynasties, you have a caste system (the “highbloods” and the “lowbloods”). A quick explanation of the dynasties:

    • Ptolemy, they are super fast and pretty damn arrogant. They believe they are better than everyone else. They are led by Queen Arsinoe.
    • The Dracul, they can take the form of a bat. The Ptolemy would like the other dynasties and their own vamps to believe that the Dracul are trying to destroy the Pt

  2. Blood is power. Desire is destiny.

    Tynan McGillivray a prized hunter, a Caith Sith lowblood, cat-shifting vampire must deliver Lilly Quinn to the queen of the Ptolemy dynasty. Lilly alone holds the key to saving the divided Ancient dynasties with her rare powers. Each dynasty is based on its own special powers and distinctive mark when you take their blood.

    The vampire society is set into two classes Highbloods, the aristocracy, and the Lowbloods who are considered tainted blood and are treated li

  3. Let me start off by saying that I really, really enjoyed this book. Paranormal romance is my genre of choice, but sometimes it’s hard to find something fresh and engaging. Dark Awakening delivers in both regards. I’ll admit I was a little worried when I started the book and there was a glossary off the bat. Sometimes that’s a sign the world building will convoluted. Thankfully, that was not the case here. While the world building is rich and layered, its complexities are seamlessly incorporated

  4. 4.5 flames

    I’ve been looking at Kendra Leigh Castle’s MacInnes Werewolves series for a while, in fact I have the trilogy on my nightstand. But you know how it is, something always comes up, or blog obligations come first. When I saw her latest title at netgalley I jumped on it. I am soo glad I did! I was hooked from the first chapter. I am absolutely itching to get into her werewolves now.

    This is the first book in what looks to be a very exciting series. The vampire world is changing, and there

  5. I was hesitant to start this book because I was nervous the vampire/shifter hero would end up being a caricature. Too powerful, too unique, too everything. What I didn’t realize from reading the back cover was that Tynan’s shapeshifting abilities were not unique and that it actually made him looked down upon in the vampire world. He was of the Cait Sith bloodline and they were little better than outcasts and slaves. Talk about a wrong first impression, eh?

    The world that Castle created was one o

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