Monday, May 8, 2017

Midnight Dawn by Jocelyn Adams ~ Review

Title: Midnight Dawn (Mortal Machine #1)
Author: Jocelyn Adams
Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Length: 372 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Release Date: August 8, 2014
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Her soul remembers his touch, even if she doesn't. 

With only three days until the wraith king turns the earth into an all-you-can-eat buffet, Addison Beckett is forced to enlist brooding sentinel Asher Green's help to unlock the Mortal Machine. According to the founder, all she has to do is find the sanctuary-the same sanctuary she can't remember because Asher erased her memories. 

Trying to save humanity while navigating Asher's lies is a royal pain. But the more time she and Asher spend together, the harder her soul tries to remind her what else he's made her forget-that he loves her, wants her, needs her. 

When she's trapped by the wraith king and forced to pick who will stand by her in the coming battle, Addison is faced with an impossible choice: the sentinel she loves who refuses to love her back, or a powerful stranger who insists they're meant to be together. Her decision will determine the fate of humanity, and once decided, can't be undone.

I had a really hard time with this one. I love the concept of the different dimensions and the alien bug-like creatures trying to invade ours. just seems to have gotten a little too big for itself. I can tell the book is trying to ramp the plot line for an epic conclusion, but along the way, it just falls a little flat. It seems like the story is constantly trying to out-do itself over and over again.

Eventually, I started to fall into the story a little, but I couldn't really start to like some of the characters again. Their actions are selfish and manipulative, even though the book claims they are being altruistic and self-sacrificing. I just couldn't buy it. They didn't seem genuine.

It's too bad that it took this turn because the world was quite interesting. I don't know that I'll be finishing this series.

**I voluntarily read a review copy of this book**

Mortal Machine

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