Friday, 21 October 2016

Werewolves of New York: Darik by Faleena Hopkins (#3 Werewolves of New York)

Title: Werewolves of New York: Darik
Series: Werewolves of New York (#3)
Author: Faleena Hopkins
From: Amazon (Werewolves of New York Box Set)
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 13th July 2015
Challenges:  2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Darik Greyson was born merely human. But something horribly painful happened to him that ignited a spark in his soul at the age of thirteen, and his wolf was born... from tragedy. Now that he's part of a pack, he keeps having these dreams - nightmares, more like it - that tell him something is coming. Why does he feel a test is on the way... and if he doesn't pass he'll lose the woman whose face is never more than a blur. Talia Irizarry works the nightshift at Manhattan General. She's a nurse, and a good one. But the men in New York seem to prefer actresses and models over real women, and she's not holding her hopes high that this loneliness will ever go away. Seeking solace in a much needed vat of ice cream, she walks to the nearest bodega to buy one. What she finds is two gunmen with a different plan...

While Werewolves of New York: Darik is part of the Werewolves of New York series it could be read as a standalone, however reading the previous books in the series gives a good back story to the other characters and rounds out the story. This book also adds more to the werewolve lore of the universe. 

I loved seeing more the pack's architecture business in this one, it's been constant since book one, but this fleshed it out a bit more, with a particular emphasis on how they would make buildings green. It completely fits with what readers already knew about the pack. I also liked how the architecture thing tied into Darik's past a little bit. 

Whereas most of the wolves seem to be very against finding their mate, Darik seemed very determined to find her. There was very little fighting what Talia was to him and that was definitely a refreshing take on the mating thing. 

I liked Talia, she was calm in the face of danger, but she also stood up for herself. While her budding relationship with Darik was sweet, it was her banter with Dontae and giving him as good as he gave that really endeared me to her! 

I must say I am very intrigued about Dontae and the hints that came about his story in this book!