Diamond & Dawn

Diamond & Dawn

Lyra Selene returns to the incandescent magic of Amber & Dusk in a second installment about the corrosions of even the most dazzling dreams, and the strength of hope amidst darkness.Mirage, triumphant in her coup of the Amber Empire, returns to the palais prepared to take her place as Empress. With the support of her friends, Luca and Lullaby, and a tentative,...

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Title:Diamond & Dawn
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Diamond & Dawn Reviews

  • Lyra

    Once upon a time an empress presided over her court while a girl with soaring dreams and uncompromising ambitions demanded a place to belong. She was so sure of what she deserved, never stopping to see the flaws in her dream of a perfect world. Never stopping to see the flaws in herself.

    She broke the Amber Empire. Now she must try to remake it. And dreams can be strange, deceptive, impossible things—especially when you achieve them.

    This book glitters darker than A&D. Its gilt hides tarnish,

    Once upon a time an empress presided over her court while a girl with soaring dreams and uncompromising ambitions demanded a place to belong. She was so sure of what she deserved, never stopping to see the flaws in her dream of a perfect world. Never stopping to see the flaws in herself.

    She broke the Amber Empire. Now she must try to remake it. And dreams can be strange, deceptive, impossible things—especially when you achieve them.

    This book glitters darker than A&D. Its gilt hides tarnish, its ballgowns hide blades, its pleasures hide pain. But radiance can dazzle even in the darkest of places, if only you look.

  • USOM

    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

    Diamond & Dawn is a story about innocence, about ruling, and power dynamics. If you were searching for the action and subterfuge you were used to from Amber & Dawn, then adjust your expectations. This sequel is equally satisfying even if it begins in a quieter fashion at the beginning. Mirage has to figure out how to be this new version of herself, the person who overthrew

    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

    Diamond & Dawn is a story about innocence, about ruling, and power dynamics. If you were searching for the action and subterfuge you were used to from Amber & Dawn, then adjust your expectations. This sequel is equally satisfying even if it begins in a quieter fashion at the beginning. Mirage has to figure out how to be this new version of herself, the person who overthrew the Empress and the ruler of this new Empire.

    What kind of ruler will she become? It's easy to envision what we want to do if we get the power, but it's much harder to follow through on our promises. What kind of person will we become? We can never go back to that innocence, the person we were before our decisions didn't weigh on our souls. Before the Empire and people's lives were not held in our hands.

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  • Kris

    There are so many so-called "tortured" bois in books, but it is

    rare that I find them, you know,

    "tortured".

    SUNDER IS FREAKING TORTURED AND IT BOTH PAINS and thrills ME. GUHHHHHHHHH. I love him and my heart breaks for him and I JUST...

    I JUST WANT HIM TO REST. Is that too much to ask for omg I'm gonna skdjljasdkljaldjldlasjdlajdklasddaksjdj.

    Diamond and Dawn wasn't as good as Amber and Dusk, tbh, but I still liked it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eileen (BookCatPin)

    Where to start with Diamond & Dawn... I have very mixed feelings about this surprise sequel. While I loved seeing the characters again, this second book felt all over the place plot-wise.

    I hate to say this but Diamond & Dawn wasn't a very engaging book. The plot was kind of messy and more often than not I found myself confused. The writing is still beautiful but I think the book lacked clarifications. Where there were some, they felt disconnected- pieces of information were just popping

    Where to start with Diamond & Dawn... I have very mixed feelings about this surprise sequel. While I loved seeing the characters again, this second book felt all over the place plot-wise.

    I hate to say this but Diamond & Dawn wasn't a very engaging book. The plot was kind of messy and more often than not I found myself confused. The writing is still beautiful but I think the book lacked clarifications. Where there were some, they felt disconnected- pieces of information were just popping up left and right.

    A redeeming part of the book was Mirage's incredible character growth. I particularly enjoyed watching her come to understand that she wasn't owed anything. Her belief in Amber & Dusk is shattered and in Diamond & Dawn she comes to realize that if she wanted something, she had to earn it. Her road to worthiness was full of obstacles and risks but she navigated them with courage and determination. I really applaud her for being able to make the tough calls and seeing them through.

    In terms of romance, Diamond & Dawn had more of it than book one. Certain barrier(s) prevent Mirage and Sunder from really being together but that doesn't stop them from sharing some intensely emotional scenes. I very much enjoyed moments where they were vulnerable in each other's presence. Oh the bittersweet love~ I desperately wanted them to have their HEA.

    Diamond & Dawn wasn't the perfect sequel I imagined but I was invested enough in the characters and romance to want to know their ending. The conclusion is one that I can accept so I would recommend giving Diamond & Dawn a shot if you loved Amber & Dusk.

  • olivia

    3.5; mixed feelings because i really disliked the start and mirage in general,,, she got better i guess. basically reading for sunder? i'm so so glad he got that ending,,

    i will admit that there was some really exquisite imagery though

  • Nastassja
  • Stacia

    12/30/18: I just finished the first book... I NEED THIS LIKE. NOW.

    Like.....

    NOW.

    Thanks. :)

    1/30/19: WOW !!!! LOOK At that beautiful cover!! Love the red! And that diamond in the middle.... gorgeous!! CANNOT WAIT!

    2/19/19: .....does that say 2020

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    No release date but, but we do have a cover reveal. I'm somewhat surprised.

  • ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω

    Gorgeous cover! Can I have this now plz??? I really need to know that Sunder is ok <3 <3

  • Tara ☽

    For the love of all that is right in the world, do NOT introduce a love triangle in this book!! If you do...well, I'm going to have to spray you.

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