Friday, June 7, 2013

Review: Dire Warnings (In Darkness We Must Abide #6) by Rhiannon Frater

  • Publisher: Self Published
  • Publish Date: 6/7/13
  • Format: eBook
  • Source: eARC provided by the publisher for beta read/review
Purchase: Amazon

Vanora is haunted by the night her faith in her love and her siblings was shattered. After taking refuge in Austin in hopes of creating a new life, Vanora is tormented by dreams and visions of a mysterious albino vampire.

Serial Synopsis:

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.

As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true. Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul.

Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war.

My Thoughts

I loved season one so I was dying to start season two, and man did this one jump right back into things. Keeping with starting in the present time and then flashing back to past events, the story is really starting to come together. The story is continuing to get more interesting, and more intense. We are starting to learn more about the villain and he is creepy as hell!! I am scared of where the story is going and I really care about the characters now so it really makes it tense to read! This episode packed quite a punch and had my heart racing!!

Vanora is now grown up, off to college and living with her best friend. We get to know more about her living situation, her visions, and how she's coping with her vampire family. Vanora discovers things about her mother and what really happened. She also gets a glimpse of Aeron and how dangerous he is. She knows that she isn't safe. She even decides to start dating and I can't wait to get to know Dan better!!

I liked learning more about Vanora's life away from the mansion. Things seem to be going pretty well with Rhonda and she is living the life she never would have had back home. She can almost live a normal life. Rhonda is like her rock. She is the normal part of her life. Vanora is scared for Rhonda now that she knows that Aeron is a threat. She doesn't know that Armando is still watching over her.

Armando is still protecting Vanora as much as he can, but will not let her see him. He isn't alone in it now though so it's harder to try to keep his feeling in check and keep his duties seeming like a job and not personal. He can't defy Aeron, but he can find ways around it.

This episode got really epic and I am so freaking excited for episode 7!! OMG Aeron is one scary dude!! And there are now werewolves!!!  I love that I get so  much out of each short episode and it makes me almost ache for the next one!! This is one awesome serial that I can't get enough of and I can't wait to see where it's going. As much as I'm scared to see where it goes, I need it!!!

* An advanced copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.


  1. I just finished season 1 and it was great! Rhiannon Frater really knows how to suck you in!

    1. This is so good!! I am totally addicted to this serial!!

  2. Holy smokes there are a lot of books in this series! Love that it is giving you a lot of Frater goodness to read, I know how much you love her!

  3. They are short since they are serial novels. It's really awesome though. I totally feel like I'm watching a really awesome tv show!!

  4. I love a book that really gets your heart racing!

    1. I love how I am so able to get lost in the worlds that Rhiannon creates. She has a way of sucking you right in and holding you!!

  5. Love your enthusiasm for this series. Sounds like another fab Frater story!

    1. She is amazing!! This was as awesome as I was expecting!

  6. Oh I didn't know you had read all of these already! Where have I been? haha. I really should get started on these though they sound like the usual Rhiannon awesomeness!

  7. Don't know this at all but you sure are excited about it. :)

  8. After the reviews I've seen you posting, I'm seriously pumped for this series. After all, it's not every day I see you handing over a 5 stared review! ^,^

    Lovely review, Amy! <33

  9. I'm glad you've found a series that you love. I love it when that happens. It seems like you've liked them all pretty well too. That's tough with a larger series. Nice review babe!

  10. I love how excite you sounds about this series. So need to read it.


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