Review: DAY DREAMER by Aaron L. Speer

November 19, 2017

Day Dreamer by Aaron L. Speer
Alex Hensley thought that discovering vampires existing in Sydney was as dangerous as her life could possibly get, but she was wrong. Her very survival still depends on her ability to keep the secret. Just when Alex believes she has a grip on her new life, Nicholas, the teenage son of her estranged cousin shows up unannounced and gives her a chilling note from his mother, begging for help; the boy is in grave danger.
Nicholas, though kind and mild mannered is not forthcoming and Alex senses something is dreadfully wrong. The more Alex delves, the closer she is to igniting a war more personal for her than she ever dreamed. Though she cannot turn the boy away, something perhaps even worse than vampires has been unleashed in Sydney. The vampire nation scrambles as tensions rise. Their hold over the city has never been challenged like this, and they would rather destroy Sydney than relinquish it.
How can Alex hope to protect Nick, when the entire city is under threat and Alex can warn no one?
Ideals will be shaken. Friendships will be tested. Allegiances will be questioned.
The streets of Sydney will shatter as a bloodthirsty battle, once thought to exist only in myth, rises at the full moon.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In book two of the Undeadly Secrets series, Aaron L. Speer has proven that the fantastic adventure I started on in book one was far from over. His writing has pulled me in and given me the perfect escape. I finally got a somewhat firm understanding of the vampire community and now werewolves are involved and everything is up in the air. A war is coming and I’m not sure who will come out the other side alive.

This book such an amazingly entertaining paranormal read!

🌛 Battle scenes that were intense, full of action, and a bit gory
🌛 Tons of angst between not only Dante and Alex, but amongst the secondary characters as well
🌛 The introduction of Nick and his storyline. This kid was EVERYTHING!! Yeah, I cared about his family (pack) and the horror of what happened to his father, but it was Nick who was the driving force behind the drama of this story
🌛 I didn’t much care for Nicole because of the game-playing. She seemed to be a master at it, which made her unfavorable to me. However, I did like how she supported Nick, even after learning his secret, and the peace Nick got from her being in his life
🌛 The intriguing ways that Dream State was used, the controversy of the epidemic, the greed that was turning the vampire world upside down
🌛 Melina and Lauren took a huge part in things this time around and they were a blast. I still don’t have any love for them, but my tolerance of them has grown. I especially liked seeing the softer side of Melina. I hope to see more as this series progresses

At the end, I’m not sure if one of my new favorite characters is dead or alive and it’s driving me nuts!! I’ve also got some irritation towards some of the direction this story has taken. I’m no longer a fan of Michelle. She now seems weak and dependent, which isn’t how I initially saw her. I hope she finds her strength again in the next book somehow. I’m also not amused by the distance between Alex and Dante. While I’m no longer rooting for them to be together (I want her to find her happy), I don’t like that he makes her feel less than. It was obvious. After having his relationship with Michelle thrown in her face for all of the first book, and then for him to fight the whole world for her, how could Alex ever feel like she measured up? Not cute :( Ah well, there’s a new power coming to town and I can’t wait to see how the sequence of events will unfold in book three. I’m staying tuned and I hope you are too!

Release Date: May 30, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
POV: Multiple - 3rd person
Heat: 3 out of 5
Type: Book 2 of the Undeadly Secrets series


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