Death Before Daylight
The Timely Death Trilogy, no. 3
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.
A must-have for YA paranormal fans!
I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
I found myself liking Jessica more in this book than in the previous books. Upon discovering her destiny, Jessica really comes into her own and steps up to the plate to make a tough decision. Jessica's destiny and role in the prophecy were incredibly well thought out and executed. I figured that she and the other characters had overlooked something about the prophecy, and I was surprised by the twist that Thompson gave it. However, the prophecy and Jessica's destiny aren't the only surprises in store for readers. Thompson reveals more about Eric's mother, Darthon's identity, and there are even more surprises that I won't mention to keep from spoiling the book.
Everything was flawlessly executed in this book: the characters, the dialogue, the setting, the clean romance, the intriguing plot, the final battle; all of it! Thompson has taken a standard trope in YA fantasy and put a really compelling and unique spin on it. I enjoyed every second of this book and had a hard time putting it down!
Death Before Daylight and "The Timely Death Trilogy" by Shannon A. Thompson is a must-have for YA fantasy fans of books written by Stephanie Meyer and Cassandra Clare!