Death Before Daylight | My TBR List Review

February 27, 2016 My TBR List, Reviews 17


My TBR List is a meme hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading where we get some help picking out what to read next. We sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. So each month we pick 3 books from our TBRs and let everyone else vote on which one to read. We announce the book the second week and by the end of the month, we review it!

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Death Before Daylight | My TBR List ReviewDeath Before Daylight Series: The Timely Death Trilogy
Published by Clean Teen Publishing on September 5, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 374
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Two eternities. One ending.
"Harmony would only come with destruction."
The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.
While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon's identity is exposed to Eric—and only Eric—and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica's shoulders, she must choose who she will be—a light or a shade.
In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.

I’m so glad y’all voted for Death Before Daylight (sorry I forgot to announce the winner…)! I enjoyed the conclusion to the Timely Death Trilogy as much as I did the other books. Even though it’s been close to a year and a half since I read the last book, I easily reentered this really great world that Shannon A. Thompson has created. I’ve always enjoyed this world of light and dark – with the dark (shades as their called) representing the good and the light the bad – and things got more complex with the conclusion.

My only complaint in the previous book, Seconds Before Sunrise, was Jessica. She wasn’t herself for most of that book and it had been frustrating – but Jessica was back to herself in Death Before Daylight! It was so great to have her back, and she really grew into herself and her role. She had to make a lot of tough decisions, had to trust herself, or trust Eric, at times that lives were at stake. Not something anyone, let alone a high school Senior would want to deal with, but she did and well.

Eric was the frustrating one this time, but like Jessica in Seconds Before Sunrise, it was necessary and out of his control. And he handled things about as well as could be expected. It was realistic, which I prefer to unreasonable reactions to situations.

I also really enjoyed getting closer to some of the other characters – Crystal, Robb, Zack, Pierce, Linda – and getting to know secret identities. It’s always fun when the veil comes away and your completely shocked – which I was. Repeatedly.

It was a really satisfying conclusion, with all the questions answered, and a definite plan for the future (though plenty of questions too – maybe they’re will be spin offs?), a lot of twists, and even a few tears. Looking forward to more for Shannon!

4.5 stars I loved it
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About Shannon A. Thompson

At sixteen, Shannon A Thompson became the young-adult author of “November Snow.” In 2012, Shannon became a published poet. Both of her published works are dedicated to lost loved ones, her mother and her roommate. Her latest novel, “Minutes Before Sunset,” released May 1st by AEC Stellar Publishing. The award-winning, young-adult, paranormal romance is the first novel in A Timely Death series, and the second book is expected to release in March of 2014. Her first short story, Sean’s Bullet, was published in an anthology in October of 2013.
She recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also works as a Social Media Marketing Manager.
Shannon spends her free time writing, but she loves spending time with her father and brother. She also has one black cat named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart.


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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

17 Responses to “Death Before Daylight | My TBR List Review”

  1. Lola

    Sounds like a great conclusion to the series. And I am glad to hear it was realistic and Jessica was back to herself in this book. That’s fun the revelations of the secret identities were surprising. I always like it when a book can surprise me and I didn’t predict a twist. Great review!
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  2. Shaunesay

    I like it when a book can surprise me! Not that I’m so good at figuring things out, I’m not, but it just adds that extra excitement when you’re shocked at a particularly good twist you didn’t see coming, or a secret that you could have figured out but didn’t. Glad you enjoyed it! And finished a series!
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  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m happy this was such a satisfying conclusion, Berls. Especially that Jessica was more herself in this final installment. My curiosity is piqued with the world building – the shades being good, the light being bad. Me thinks I need to check out this trilogy! 😀

    I hope everything is going well! In 2.5 months we’ll be living it up in Chicago! Woohoo!
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