Tuesday, October 1, 2013

0 Audio Book Review: Awaken Me Darkly

Title: Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1)
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Published: June 23, 2013
Length: 8h 58min
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher





Goodreads Summary:
Snow is in the forecast.
In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her expert team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the elusive enemy among us, and she's the perfect girl for the job. She's seen her brother die at the hands of aliens. She's earned each of her scars. And she'll die before she cries. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects -- but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life.
They are ice and fire.
The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species, holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. For Mia Snow, that price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction...and embracing their electric attraction. She's walking a knife's edge, risking her badge and even her life. The closer she gets to Kyrin, the more Mia learns about her own heart, her human needs -- and the shocking secret that will shatter everything she's ever believed.
My Thoughts on the audio: 
Justin Eyre has a smokey, sexy, just woke up kinda voice. At times it seemed raspier than others. I'm guessing she did this to fit the character, Mia Snow. Overall I did like her narration. She was pleasant to listen to. 

My Thoughts on the story:
I'm a fan of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series, so I decided to give the Alien Huntress series a try. This book takes place in a futuristic world where aliens live among us. Some are good, others-not so much. That's where Mia Snow comes in. She works for the New Chicago Police Department hunting down outlaw aliens. She's hunting down a serial killer when she meets the sexy, mysterious Kyrin. He gives her a lead and then disappears. However Mia soon learns that Kyrin is the key to stopping the serial killer. The closer she gets to him, the more she can lose herself.
Awaken Me Darkly is the first book in this series. This didn't grab me the same way Lords of the Underworld did, but I still liked it. Mia is a good character. She's strong, but also she has a lot of doubts. Her team trusts her and would go out on a limb for her no matter the situation. The chemistry she has with Kyrin is really good. They have a undeniable attraction to each other, even when they are fighting. 
The story line is good as well. Showalter does a great job in laying out the mystery and romance. She does leave you wanting more. Overall this is a good book. I definitely want to continue with the series to see where Showalter takes it. 


My rating: 
I'd give this a 3.5 but I'm going to round it up to 4.



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