Author: A.M. Hargrove
Published: November 9th 2012
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Adult Dystopian
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Dark Waltz--A sizzling legend of loss, lust and love.
It’s the year 2030 and the human population has been annihilated by a virulent form of small pox. Liasare Davidson is desperately searching for her brother, who has been missing for three months. It’s been eighteen years since she was evacuated from Earth and she is horrified to see it’s become a cesspool of unimaginable things.
In her quest to find her brother, she meets Jurek, a powerful and enigmatic being that frightens her, yet she is unable to resist. When things begin to unfold between them, they both discover a paralyzing truth that puts Liasare at grave risk. She must make a choice to join Jurek and find her brother or fulfill a role she believes she is ill equipped to undertake.
When A.M. Hargrove approached me with the opportunity to read a book that was about Jurek from Determinant, how could I say no? I loved Jurek. He was freaking awesome and so sexy. Not only that, but this book takes place years in the future from that point in Determinant in a now dystopian society. Jurek + dystopia = heck yes.
I thought Liasare was the best. Liasare is actually January’s sister, Sarah, from Determinant. She’s heading off to find her brother Tommy, who has been missing on what is now a dystopian Earth, invaded by the Xanthians. She runs into Jurek, who helps her find him. It turns out to be more complicated to get Tommy back than they thought.
The relationship between Liasare and Jurek was the best one yet. It was full of passion and true love, it was hard to not skip ahead to see what was going to happen next between the two of them. Of course, if I did that, I would have missed the nuances of their connection. Then again, those sexy scenes were worth the wait.
Dark Waltz was a great read. I enjoyed seeing all the wonderfulness of A.M. Hargrove’s world surrounding the Guardians of Vesturon again, and being taken into Jurek’s world of Praestanus. The love story was engaging--I cannot get over how much I loved Liasare with Jurek. It was great to see Jurek fall for somebody. This is definitely a great series to get into and I would highly recommend it.