Title: Imitate the Dawn
Series: Whitethorn Agency: Book Three
Author: M.A. Grant
Publisher: Carina Press
Length: 283 Pages
Category: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
At a Glance: M.A. Grant’s voice is gracefully nimble, lyrical when called for in the Darkest Court series, and given to a pure grittiness when her characters are fighting a battle against an aggressive and untamed foe that means life or death. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect ending to the Whitethorn Agency series, and I look forward to what Grant has in store for her readers next.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Cristian Slava and Atlas Kincaid despise each other. At least, that’s what they need everyone to believe. In truth, the charismatic vampire and his fierce bodyguard are more in love than ever. But when a powerful political faction emerges and threatens Cristian’s family, the only way into their enemy’s inner circle is without each other by their side.
From Romania to New York and beyond, though apart, their blood-bond cannot be severed—but it can be used against them. When Cristian sacrifices his life to save his family and save Atlas from having his darkest secrets revealed, only faith in that bond will keep Atlas from utter despair.
And only by facing his past will Atlas be able to accept who he is and finally defeat their most powerful enemy yet…
Review: The struggle between wanting to see how an author wraps up a series and not wanting that series to end is a conflict that M.A. Grant gifted to me with this series (again: also see the Darkest Court trilogy). From an antagonistic first meeting, through a betrayal and trauma and near-death experiences, then on to the love of a lifetime, Cristian Slava and Atlas Kincaid have fought and persevered. Imitate the Dawn is a striking book, cleverly orchestrated and beautifully composed, and it brought me to tears despite the fact I trusted its author to deliver the happy ending I anticipated, but with a twist I did not see coming.
There is plenty of danger peppered throughout the romance as well, which serves to underscore the deep bond between its two heroes, and a supporting cast that hold their own against the dynamic force that is Cristian and Atlas. Vampire politics, including a treasonous act with dire consequences, are at the forefront throughout the series, which all come to a head in a way that holds an incredible significance and delivers on an emotional scale that challenges the composure of allies, and friends, and family, and friends who are family. Not to mention its readers.
M.A. Grant’s voice is gracefully nimble, lyrical when called for in the Darkest Court series, and given to a pure grittiness when her characters are fighting a battle against an aggressive and untamed foe that means life or death—not only for the vampires but for humans as well. And whatever lies between the two. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect ending to the Whitethorn Agency series, and I look forward to what Grant has in store for her readers next.
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