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Monday, January 30, 2012

BBReview: "The Childe 2: Dark Days" By C.A. Kunz

From Goodreads.com
Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal
Publishing Date: January 14th, 2012
Page Count: 467
Source: Sent to me by the author
Format: Paperback

Description from Goodreads.com:
Surviving tenth grade is the least of Cat Colvin’s worries.

 Cat Colvin wants more than anything to just be an “average” teenager and blend in, but having found out the secret of her adoption has Cat questioning her entire life. Unfortunately, there are much deeper and darker secrets being withheld from her that may prove to threaten her very existence. Cat will be forced to make a choice: stay in Astoria and possibly endanger all that she loves, or flee and hide amongst her kind.

 Friendships will be tested, family bonds will be tried, and even Cat herself will be pushed to her limits both emotionally and physically; all while trying to maintain a somewhat normal relationship with her boyfriend Ryan. What is actually going on in the quaint port town of Astoria, and are Cat and her loved ones prepared for the dark days that loom ahead? Find out in this continuation to the “*…thrilling, unputdownable story,” The Childe.

 Review:
Just like The Childe, Dark Days was phenomenal!! I loved every second of this second installment. It kept me reading the entire time, and was chalked full of action and adventure. I loved how much more this book went into about Childe's, vampires, and even a couple new paranormals.

The characters, i feel, stayed true to themselves from the first book. There wasn't some big change where the shy girl is now all of a sudden the most heroic person of the group, they stayed who they were. There was definitely some growth, but overall it was natural and didn't shock you that that character did that. I love how Cat is so true. She is there for everyone she knows, and is not afraid to put them before herself. And i also thought it was interesting that C.A. Kunz put in two new characters who really make you question their motives the entire time. I loved how much more we learned about Ms. Amaya and Wedgewick Village. Ms. Amaya i think is one of my favorite characters, and i just love learning about the witchcraft aspect of this book. The Childe series has so many different paranormal factors playing in it, and i really like that you really get a feel for all your favorite paranormals, or at least most of them, in one series.

Dark Days was REALLY thrilling and it made it that much better, because of it. It really kept me reading, because almost every chapter had some cliffhanger to make you want to read the next one and find out what happened or what is going to happen. You wanted to hurry up and read the scary parts, and take your time through the fight scenes and the thousands of attempts that Cat was almost killed. Dark Days definitely took The Childe in the right direction. Instead of staying on the introduction aspect of the novel, where you are still learning who the characters are and how they play a role in this, it really just dives right in to the story and then puts important character info between the main scenes. I enjoyed this novel JUST as much as the first one and can't wait for the third!

Overall:
C.A. Kunz did an amazing job. They really did an excellent job with where the story was going to go next, and they didn't waste any time. Usually you have to get through the first 50 pages of a novel to get to the good stuff, but this was excellent from page one. I also loved that they didn't try to make their characters have a sudden personality change, but did it gradually where it just felt like growth of that character and that it still felt true to them. Dark Days is a thrilling, action packed novel and i really enjoyed every page of it. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend everyone gives this series a read, because it will have you guessing and flipping pages the entire time.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

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