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Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Retelling of Swan Lake

In DARK BREAKS THE DAWN, Evelayn is the future queen of the Light Kingdom. As expected, she must prepare for her role and train to protect herself with her magic and without it. King Bain of the Dark Kingdom wants to destroy the Light Kingdom, so Evelayn must always be prepared. One must not let their guard down during times of war.

While training, she meets Lord Tanvir and discovers that he's one of few people who can make her smile authentically. He's patient, kind, and supportive of Evelayn's role in the grand scheme of things. But when Evelayn's faced with the challenge of defeating King Bain, will her newly acquired light magic be enough?

DARK BREAKS THE DAWN is a retelling of Swan Lake and the author's writing is so alluring and beautiful. I love how Evelayn is cautious of everyone and puts the safety of her kingdom first. The ending was a little bit surprising and has me eager to start the second. I love how the swans played a big part in the story, but I have a feeling the second one will have more Swan Lake elements than this one did.


Final Verdict: DARK BREAKS THE DAWN is full of betrayal, magic, action, and a blooming romance. I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it to fans of fairytale retellings, Swan Lake, and fantasy.

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