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A Little Darkness on the Horizon: A Review of Komali da Silva’s “Fight for Dawn”

Goodreads.com Description: She should’ve known better than to hope her life could be normal after losing her best friend Nate. It’s hard enough to deal with the loss but now she “sees” him everywhere. Add that to meeting Gabe, the new guy who sends her heart racing and Dawn is certainly spinning. It’s almost enough to make her forget the demons that lurk in the shadows.

Unfortunately the many distractions aren’t enough to purge Angelo from her broken heart. Her hopes of ever being with him again have been dashed. He’s moving farther away and there is nothing she can do to stop it.

Soon the demons Dawn wanted to forget about will remind her of their presence and she’ll have to abandon everything else. Not only is her life in danger, but the lives of everyone around her as well.”

About the Author

Komali da Silva was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
She started writing as a teenager but never took it seriously because her love for basketball and track and field sports was much stronger.
At the age of seventeen she moved to Switzerland. Komali has a degree in Insurance but is dreaming of one day owning her own book cafe.

She adores reading and some of her favorite authors include Lauren Kate, Cassandra Clare, Becca Fitzpatrick, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Cecelia Ahern, J.K. Rowling and Richelle Mead.

She started immortalizing her own words on paper in June 2012.
Komali, her husband and their daughter Amalia now live in Switzerland, where they eat a lot of chocolate and freeze during the winter.

Komali could live on love and happiness if life lets her do so. She laughs a lot and has different smiles for all her moods.

Find Komali online at…

Website: http://www.komalidasilva.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Komalis.book.wall

Instagram: https://instagram.com/komali_dasilva/

Twitter: @KomiDaSilva

Goodreads: https://instagram.com/komali_dasilva/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Komali-da-Silva/e/B00IEOE4SS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1441151632&sr=8-1

My Review

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

You might need a box of tissue to get through the second installment in Komali da Silva’s Dawn trilogy. This book was so freaking sad and emotional. I was pretty close to crying my eyes out. Be prepared. Loss is the theme in this one.

Poor Dawn is losing everyone she loves. It doesn’t destroy her. It toughens her and brings out some bitterness. In other words, she evolves! She’s not all goodness and light anymore. Girl developed a backbone.

Fight for Dawn introduces ANOTHER book boyfriend (like I need more)–Gabriel! He’s gorgeous, devoted to Dawn, and will hurt anyone (including a certain nameless one from the first book) who hurts her. He’s simply wonderful and will have you cheering. On the other hand, Angelo broke my heart. I was disappointed in his character, but I also felt sorrow for him. (Read the book people!).

The ending of this book both upset me and delighted me. It’s one of those ‘can’t wait for the next book because you want to see where it goes’ yet ‘why’d you do this to me’ moments.

I must say this book by da Silva had more of a foreign feel. Don’t get me wrong. It’s still a good book and I highly recommend it. By the middle of the book, though, most of the characters were dropping ‘love’ in all their dialogue. But, that’s no worse than reading a book by a Southern author who writes characters who embrace the word ‘honey child’ or other vernacular in their dialogues.

I’m eagerly awaiting book 3! (Hint hint, if you’re reading this Komali, love).

Rating: 5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up

(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

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