Title: Dark Awakening
Author: Kendra Leigh Castle
Copyright: 2011 (Forever); 331 pgs.
Series: Dark Dynasties #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Summary: Tynan “Ty” MacGillivray is vampire of the Cait Sith bloodline — he can shape shift into a cat. The Cait Sith bloodline is considered tainted and are seen as less than nothing by the majority of the other dynasties. Ty and his people have been slaves to the Ptolemy for centuries. After an attack by an unknown entity, his queen sends him on a mission to find a seer to help them discover who was behind the massacre. After months of searching, Ty comes across Lily Quinn. Right off, he’s attracted to her, not knowing she’s what he’s been looking for. As soon as he realizes that, he knows she’s off-limits to him.
Comments: I really liked Ty, though I wanted to shake him at one point. The Cait Sith have been downtrodden for so long, Ty is afraid to do anything that would cause the rest of his people to suffer should he anger the queen. He’s determined to bring Lily to the Ptolemy court, despite the danger, in the hopes that he can appease the queen and still keep Lily safe.
I really loved this book and wish I’d read it sooner. I like the dynasty setup and look forward to seeing more of the others.
Start: 10 November 2012
Finished: 11 November 2012