Dark Breaks the Dawn (Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology #1)

Dark Breaks the Dawn (Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology #1)

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless. But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. Ki On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her...

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Title:Dark Breaks the Dawn (Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology #1)
Author:Sara B. Larson
Rating:
Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B01M2CE6CA
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Dark Breaks the Dawn (Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology #1) Reviews

  • Jan farnworth
    Mar 13, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

  • Sara Larson
    Feb 24, 2016

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

  • Kathryn Purdie
    Dec 19, 2016

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

  • Colleen Houck
    Oct 02, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

  • Cathy
    Jan 17, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

    The ending just kill me! I need the sequel now. Update: Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. Sara B. Larson has been on my must get list ever since the Defy trilogy. I knew her YA Fantasy series will be just as good if not better than her pr...

    I won an ARC of this book at a book launch and I was so excited to read it! Dark Breaks the Dawn is a retelling of Swan Lake. I was intrigued, but not knowing much about the original story meant that I didn't have any expectations about it. In total honesty, I didn't love the b...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jun 28, 2016

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    Feb 24, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Jun 29, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

  • blackplume
    May 31, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

    The ending just kill me! I need the sequel now. Update: Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume ...

  • Lisa
    Mar 02, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

  • Suzanne
    Jul 23, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

  • Sajda (Across the Words)
    Jan 28, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

    The ending just kill me! I need the sequel now. Update: Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. Sara B. Larson has been on my must get list ever since the Defy trilogy. I knew her YA Fantasy series will be just as good if not better than her pr...

    I won an ARC of this book at a book launch and I was so excited to read it! Dark Breaks the Dawn is a retelling of Swan Lake. I was intrigued, but not knowing much about the original story meant that I didn't have any expectations about it. In total honesty, I didn't love the b...

    Really fun fantasy book that definitely got stronger as the story went on. The ending was so intense -- wish I had the sequel. Full review to come. ...

  • Helena at The Life of a Booknerd Addict ❤️
    Feb 28, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

  • Alyssa
    Apr 29, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

  • YA and Wine
    May 19, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

    The ending just kill me! I need the sequel now. Update: Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. Sara B. Larson has been on my must get list ever since the Defy trilogy. I knew her YA Fantasy series will be just as good if not better than her pr...

    I won an ARC of this book at a book launch and I was so excited to read it! Dark Breaks the Dawn is a retelling of Swan Lake. I was intrigued, but not knowing much about the original story meant that I didn't have any expectations about it. In total honesty, I didn't love the b...

    Really fun fantasy book that definitely got stronger as the story went on. The ending was so intense -- wish I had the sequel. Full review to come. ...

    ? it lacks on the worldbuilding, the multiple POVs kind of throws you off at first. and the magic system is nothing new. ? the romance was sweet ... like ... rotten teeth sweet (which is not a bad thing, just merely pointing out how sweet it was, but on occasions not my thing) ...

    Dark Breaks the Dawn is a beautifully imagined Swan Lake origin story full of passion, political intrigue, and dazzling magic. I simply cannot wait for book two in this stunning new duology. I adore Swan Lake, so I immediately fell in love with the premise of this book when I first ...

  • nät
    Jul 05, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

    The ending just kill me! I need the sequel now. Update: Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. Sara B. Larson has been on my must get list ever since the Defy trilogy. I knew her YA Fantasy series will be just as good if not better than her pr...

    I won an ARC of this book at a book launch and I was so excited to read it! Dark Breaks the Dawn is a retelling of Swan Lake. I was intrigued, but not knowing much about the original story meant that I didn't have any expectations about it. In total honesty, I didn't love the b...

    Really fun fantasy book that definitely got stronger as the story went on. The ending was so intense -- wish I had the sequel. Full review to come. ...

    ? it lacks on the worldbuilding, the multiple POVs kind of throws you off at first. and the magic system is nothing new. ? the romance was sweet ... like ... rotten teeth sweet (which is not a bad thing, just merely pointing out how sweet it was, but on occasions not my thing) ...

  • Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
    Mar 27, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

  • Jennifer Kelly
    Jan 17, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    Jun 30, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

  • Aila
    Jan 29, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 16, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

  • Izzy
    May 30, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

  • Christina
    Apr 02, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

  • Rissa
    Jul 31, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jun 13, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

  • Jess (◕‿◕✿)
    Jun 07, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 11, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

  • Cassie James
    Jul 11, 2016

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...

    Well, wasn't that unexpected.... The beginning of this book was a bit slow. It wasn?t super engaging. It was, however, the world that grabbed me, the world in this book is set up in a way that is clear to jump into. Sometimes fantasy plots can get over complicated and dump a who...

    If you're looking for an intense fantasy with fierce characters, then look no further. Set in a glorious and lush setting with a myriad of colors - as characters' skin and hair colors range from rich cerulean to pitch black - this retelling of Swan Lake fulfills the chase for a pas...

    At the time of her 18th birthday, the Light kingdom has been at war with the Dark kingdom for over 10 years. As she just gains access to her powers, Princess Evelayn is charged with restoring balance to this land, but will she be able to master her powers in time? I was so excited t...

    Review Originally Posted on Books & Prejudice In case you didn't know, this is a retelling of a prequel to the fantastic Swan Lake. Yes, that Swan Lake. We start with Evelayn on her eighteenth birthday, having just come in to her power. Her mother, the queen of Eadrolan, is...

    I got a copy as part of the tour hosted by Around The World Arc Tours . This is a dark retelling of a fairy tale that i seen does as a cartoon and told in a few different ways. I thought that the author did a great job of sticking to the basic parts of the story but twisting it her own...

    This book was a huge disappointment. I am mad I wasted money on it and wasted an audible credit on this mess. This was a mess of my least favorite tropes and also I noticed that it does the 'Dark skinned aggressor' trope. The fucking villains who are so so so EVIL ARE BLACK. And the go...

    10/1/16 Such an odd cover...I wonder what a swan has to do with the story... --- No reason to not want this =D Light versus Dark - classic Warring Kingdoms - check Bomb ass title - Let's get ready to roll ...

    Exquisite!! Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets for the dance, music and story. Dark Breaks the Dawn was inspired by the ballet but takes it to a whole new level in this story of light vs evil kingdoms. It's beautiful, fierce and absolutely heart wrenching! The end kil...

    sooo does anyone know if this is supposed to be a fantasy retelling of "the swan lake"? it kind of reminded me of that, and i might consider picking it up if it is. if not, then it sounds like just about every other YA fantasy being released this year, and i'll definitely pass lol ...

    The ending just kill me! I need the sequel now. Update: Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume ...

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. Sara B. Larson has been on my must get list ever since the Defy trilogy. I knew her YA Fantasy series will be just as good if not better than her pr...

  • Evgenia Netrebkova
    May 04, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

  • Réh
    May 25, 2017

    *Update 3/27/17 - DARK BREAKS THE DAWN just received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly!! It says (in part) : "Larson deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the SWAN LAKE ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." Don't forget to pre-order your copy and enter the giv...

    2.5 stars. Ok I love this author and really enjoyed her other series, but this book just did not work for me. It's a Swan Lake retelling that reminded me a lot of Snow Like Ashes meets The Girl of Fire and Thorns and just about every popular YA fantasy book that has a princess with spe...

    2.5 stars. I decided to round up, after some careful consideration as I was looking through my reviews today. Update May, 26. Welllllll... I rarely write reviews, especially ones with 3 or less stars, and thorough ones too. But since I received an ARC, that is what I will do. *...

    UPDATE ADDED: 2/16/2017 So I never finished this and I'm not rating it. I just wanted to point out that it's very... typical. The first two scenes are the protagonist receiving of her magical powers and her training with a love interest. These scenes are in literally every book....

    3.5 stars. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Book One of an untitled duology Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Rating: 3 stars Source: ARC sent by a fellow blogger Summary (from Goodreads): O...

    This was a beautiful and unique retelling of the Swan Lake. I love swan lake and this is beautiful and intense, filled with magic, trainning and love. I loved the magic element it was described so perfectly that i could picture everything that was happening. ...

    About: Dark Breaks the Dawn is a young adult fantasy written by Sara B. Larson. It was published on 5/30/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, fiction, and magic. This is book 1 to a duology. My Experience: I started r...

    "Duty is an unforgiving taskmaster and often comes with a steep price, especially for those left behind." You might not know this, but I am a big fan of classic ballet. Swan Lake is definitely one of my absolute favourites - but because of that I love it so much and I've seen quit...

    DNF @ 2 Chapters in I tried so hard to get through this book and I just couldn't. The writing was melodramatic and I couldn't stand the main character. The story could be wonderful but I never got far enough to find out because I wasn't able to get past how immaturely this is writte...

    Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story! It's not all heartbreaking though there are times of joy and laughter and romance! I can't wait for the second book in this series and I believe I might be crushing on Lothar lol ...

    I loved this book so much I blurbed it! <3 ...

    Read up to 30 percent then skimmed til the end. This book has a few big problems. The first is the world building. There's a race of people called Draiolon...this group of people are barely explained. Are they the main race? What makes them different - as far as I can tell only long...

    I loved this world and this story. So imaginative! Gorgeous cover too. Love the dark princes. ...

    I was really hoping to like this a lot more. I looked forward to this book for awhile. It wasn't bad by any means but I did struggle with getting into this one. The ended set up for a potentially good finale for the last book of the duology. ...

    No world building, insta love, no character dev, "I want to throttle and kiss her" wow how sexy, black ppl are the enemy, white ppl are the pErFeCt ones. So many elements taken from the worlds of SJM?? Like is that normal I thought they were pretty unique to SJM. ? I might come b...