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January 06, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Dark Return by Taryn Browning

Hey bookworms! Im happy to say that I'm part of the blog tour for Dark Return, the 2nd book in the Seeker trilogy! If you want to read my review of Dark Seeker (Seeker, #1) just click HERE. MajiBookshelf also had an interview with the author, Taryn Browning! If you want to read that, click HERE! Enjoy!

Title: Dark Return (Seeker, #2)
Author: Taryn Browning
Publication date: November, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy/Paranormal)
Source: Blog Tour
Format: eBook
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 was definitely excited to start Dark Return! I really loved Dark Seeker, so obviously anyone would be excited to get their hands on the sequel! Unlike most sequels nowadays, Dark Seeker did not disappoint! It was action packed from the first page! Dark Return starts off with Janie kicking some daychildren butt. Janie's relationship with Kai can't get any better, but when someone from his past comes, there's bad news. It turns out this certain "someone" has decided to come to Baltimore and take Kai back. 
I definitely love it when there are new characters in books. Leah, the newcomer, was Kai's past lover. Leah is still that monster that Kai was, and she has decided that she wants to Turn Kai back so they can be in love again. It was very interesting to learn more about Kai's past before he Turned back into a human. Another interesting thing to read was how Kai and Janie's relationship developed. Janie was very worried about Leah, and not about her evil plans, but of her feelings with Kai. It was funny how she got jealous of Leah, even though Kai hated her guts now. 
Overall, it was a very interesting book! There was never a time when it got boring either. Like I said earlier, it was action packed and full of awesomeness. The ending killed me though. It is probably the biggest cliffhanger of cliffhangers in the world! (Does that even make sense?) Anyways, you get what I mean! I cannot wait for the third book! If you haven't read this series, you should totally get your on hands on the first book, Dark Seeker!

Taryn Browning writes novels for young adults. She's also an avid reader and dreamer with a crazy imagination. Her debut urban fantasy is Dark Seeker. The sequel, Dark Return, will be available Nov, 2012. You can also check out the prequel novella, Dark Beauty. Her newest paranormal romance, Whispering Hills, and urban fantasy, Emanare, were also released this year. 

Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach. Some of her favorite TV shows growing up included Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and Angel. For as long as she can remember she's loved all things fantastical, paranormal and magical.

Visit her at Follow her on her blog, on twitter (@TarynBrowning), and facebook (Dark Seeker & Taryn Browning)
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  2. Oh, I'd never heard of this series before! Thanks for the lovely review I think I might check this out someday. This sounds really interesting. Fantastic review, Farah! :)

  3. Hmm, never heard of it. I'm entering the giveaway! Thanks :)

  4. I think I may have a short story to this series on my Kindle? I'm definitely intrigued. It sounds like my kind of story. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  5. This sounds like a great series. I should really pick this up. I liked Whispering Hills, so I really should read more of her books. Great review!!

  6. I have not heard of this series before Farah! I'm so glad the sequel lives up to the first book though, it's always so disappointing to love book one and then find book 2 doesn't quite meet the bar that was set by its predecessor. I think I need to add these to my list!

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  8. Hi Farah! Thank you for always dropping by my blog! <3 Been meaning to check yours too and wee I followed you!

    This seems like a great read but I haven't read the first book! Would have to get on that asap!

    Dianne @ Oops! I Read A Book Again

  9. I've been wanting to read the first book forever!!! Ooohhh I just hate when past lovers come back! Ruins my books! LOL Creates good drama though. Glad you enjoyed it!

  10. I haven't heard of this series, but it sounds very intriguing and fun! I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the great review and for sharing this awesome series with me, Farah! Glad you liked it! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  11. It's weird, I've never heard of this series before, but now I MUST get it!