Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Dark Return by Taryn Browning - Review

Dark Return
(Seeker, #2)
by Taryn Browning
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Janie Grey is dedicated to hunting the undead, an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors and generations of powerful Seekers before her. Then, there's Kai. He's like no one she's ever met - cocky, fast, skillful, infuriating and gorgeous. Not only has he become a valuable asset in her fight against the growing population of the vampire/demon hybrid known as Daychildren...
She's unwittingly fallen for him.
Just when Janie thinks she's learned everything there is to know about Kai's mysterious past, there's a newcomer to Baltimore. Someone who will do anything to make sure Janie loses Kai forever. 
I thought this was a pretty good sequel in the Seeker series by Taryn Browning. If you are looking for a fast paced, action packed series, then I would definitely recommend this to you!  Dark Return captured my attention from start to finish. I am so happy to be apart of the blog tour because I loved book 1.
In this sequel, we reunite with the characters from book one. Janie was pretty much still Janie. She was still pretty hardheaded with an attitude to match. I was really glad to see a little bit of growth to her character because in this installment she wasn't so quick to jump head first into danger. She actually stopped to think, and then reacted. I really liked that about her in this book. Kai was pretty much the same also, but I do love his character :) He's just so sweet, even though his past has literally come to haunt him.

I do feel at times the romance was a bit cheesy. Even though I did enjoy the book, I didn't really care for the romance aspect of it too much, but was still glad to see it there. But what I really liked most about the book was that it was FILLED with tons of action. I'm an action freak and love a good action packed novel. Page after page and the action kept coming. There was never a dull moment. And the ending definitely has me looking forward to book 3!

Overall, I thought book was great, but just wish the romance part was a little better. I can't wait for the next installment. I would recommend this series to those who love vampire stories and a good action packed book!

Author Bio
Taryn Browning writes novels for young adults. She's also an avid reader and dreamer with a crazy imagination. Her debut urban fantasy is Dark Seeker. The sequel, Dark Return, will be available Nov, 2012. You can also check out the prequel novella, Dark Beauty. Her newest paranormal romance, Whispering Hills, and urban fantasy, Emanare, were also released this year. 

Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach. Some of her favorite TV shows growing up included Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and Angel. For as long as she can remember she's loved all things fantastical, paranormal and magical.

Visit her at Follow her on her blog, on twitter (@TarynBrowning), and facebook (Dark Seeker & Taryn Browning).


  1. Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully the next will have more romance for you.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Too bad the romance wasn't so great. The action sounds awesome, though :) Amazing review!

  3. I still have to read the first book, but this series does sound good.