Twilight Seeker (Daybreaker, #1)
Stay in the light, avoid locked doors, and resist silver whispers. Meet Lynher Aris. Hostess extraordinaire. By night, she entertains the Dark Ones passing through the Night Station: vampires, demons, shifters, and worse. By day, she undermines them all, working with the resistance to unravel their enslavement of the human race. But Lynher has a dark secret of her own, and with the imminent arrival of Ghost—a vampire overlord few have seen but all fear—she must play her role as the queen of the Night Station to perfection, keeping the resistance and her secret safe, or risk losing everything, including the powerful Night Station itself. A new gothic urban fantasy series by acclaimed fantasy & sci-fi author, Pippa DaCosta.

Twilight Seeker (Daybreaker, #1) Details

TitleTwilight Seeker (Daybreaker, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 31st, 2020
PublisherCrazy Ace Publishing
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic

Twilight Seeker (Daybreaker, #1) Review

  • Pippa DaCosta
    January 1, 1970
    OUT NOW! Stay in the light, avoid locked doors, and resist silver whispers. On the border between the old world and the new, the Night Station welcomes you. Is it blood diamonds you seek, fair traveler? Or something more intimate, perhaps? Come, take my hand, walk among us. I’ll show you where the vampires laugh, their teeth sharp in the light. Best you guard your delicate throat, for there are worse monsters prowling these shadows. Our fair hostess, you see her there? Miss Lynher Aris. A dream OUT NOW! Stay in the light, avoid locked doors, and resist silver whispers. On the border between the old world and the new, the Night Station welcomes you. Is it blood diamonds you seek, fair traveler? Or something more intimate, perhaps? Come, take my hand, walk among us. I’ll show you where the vampires laugh, their teeth sharp in the light. Best you guard your delicate throat, for there are worse monsters prowling these shadows. Our fair hostess, you see her there? Miss Lynher Aris. A dream in satin and silk. Beware the beautiful, dear traveler. Didn’t you know? They say, by night, she entertains the dark ones, but by day, she leads the resistance—by day she goes by another name: Daybreaker. Hush, let’s not speak of such things. This night is made for revelry. Stay awhile, before the dawn train’s whistle breaks the spell. Drink and gamble and partake in all the sins you wish, for there are no laws here at the edge of the worlds.Wait. Heed this, dear traveler, do not linger among the shadows. Do not question those with magic in their eyes. Some foolish souls arrive at the Night Station demanding answers. Those travelers do not see the break of dawn. This glorious station, poised on the border between two worlds, caught between day and night, swallows those it deems unworthy. Myth and rumor, of course, but stay in the light, do not succumb to silver whispers, and turn away from locked doors. There is a hunger in you, traveler. You feel its spell, do you not? The Night Station has you now. Welcome… to the end of the world. ***
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    It's no secret that I'm a Pippa DaCosta fangirl so of course I've been eagerly waiting for Twilight Seeker ever since she first announced it but I'm going to say it here and now that she has completely outdone herself with this one. The story had me hooked from the first page with its brilliant world building and fantastic characters. Nothing is quite what it seems when it comes to the Night Station, it's magical, dangerous and full of secrets. I think we've only started to scratch the surface It's no secret that I'm a Pippa DaCosta fangirl so of course I've been eagerly waiting for Twilight Seeker ever since she first announced it but I'm going to say it here and now that she has completely outdone herself with this one. The story had me hooked from the first page with its brilliant world building and fantastic characters. Nothing is quite what it seems when it comes to the Night Station, it's magical, dangerous and full of secrets. I think we've only started to scratch the surface and I can't wait for the next book so we can dig down a few more layers.Lynher is a great character, she's a normal human in a world full of demons, vampires and fae who all consider her prey. It is her job to run the Night Station and keep the peace amongst her guests but she's at a physical disadvantage compared to everyone around her so she's walking a very fine line keeping everything balanced. It's all about keeping up appearances and making sure the guests see her as someone to be wary of rather than someone they can walk right over. She's not completely powerless though and again I think we have a lot more to learn about what she's truly capable of.While juggling the needs of her guests Lynher is also working alongside the human resistance doing everything she can to rescue as many humans as possible from slavery to the vampires and other supernatural races. Throw in characters like Rafe, the incubus who has been attempting to seduce her for as long as she can remember, and Just Jack, a new arrival at the Night Station who is obviously more than he seems, and I have absolutely no idea where this series is going to take us next. We've already had so many twists so while I have a few suspicions about certain people I'm pretty sure Pippa will turn everything on its head all over again in the next book.Series like this are the reason I love urban fantasy and I'm so happy we only have to wait until July for the second book, Night Scourge, although if Pippa could write a little faster and let me have it sometime next week I definitely would't complain LOL._______________Thoughts before reading:A new UF series from Pippa DaCosta?
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  • Maria Dimitrova
    January 1, 1970
    Twilight Seeker was brilliant! The couple of sleepless nights were totally worth it just to finish this book. And now I’m left bereft because who knows how long I’ll have to wait for Night Scourge! This is the type of urban fantasy I breathe for. Fast paced, with a set of complex characters, multi-layered world and high stakes. Don’t trust anyone and don’t assume you’ve figured someone out, even after reading the last sentence! Even though I know better (as a long time reader of Ms. DaCosta’s Twilight Seeker was brilliant! The couple of sleepless nights were totally worth it just to finish this book. And now I’m left bereft because who knows how long I’ll have to wait for Night Scourge! This is the type of urban fantasy I breathe for. Fast paced, with a set of complex characters, multi-layered world and high stakes. Don’t trust anyone and don’t assume you’ve figured someone out, even after reading the last sentence! Even though I know better (as a long time reader of Ms. DaCosta’s books) I still fell for the trap of assumptions for the characters. Sure some things were correct but most were not and even those that were close to the truth had layers upon layers. Setting foot into a new world always gets my heart pumping and my mind a buzz. What it will be like? Will I like it? Would I want to be part of it or would it be horrifying? Will there be a special character that stays with me years after the last book is out? I have partial answer to the first question. The second one’s should be obvious from my first sentence. And the jury is still out on the last two. The Night Station is fascinating. It reminds me of Gertrude Hunt from Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles. But while there are some similarities the inn and the Night Station are two different beasts. At best the station is just mischievous, at worst… Well I don’t dare make predictions. The hostess, Miss Lynher Aris, is a lamb in the midst of a pack of hungry wolves. So she’s made an art out of the saying “Fake it ‘till you make it”. And boy, did that raise the stakes at every turn! But just because she’s physically weaker, doesn’t mean she’s not dangerous in her own right. And I adored that. It made me cheer for her all the way, while also secretly wondering “Is she the good guy? What if she’s not?”Another fascinating part of this book is Ms. DaCosta’s take on vampires, demons, jinn and other “Dark Ones”. Again I drew some parallels with another of Ilona Andrews’ series. But that was only after learning more about the vampire queen. At first they seemed like most other vampires in fantasy – darkly sensuous and utterly heartless. The scene on the platform left me panting! And it’s not like something naughty was happening. Either Ms. DaCosta is that good or something’s wrong with me because this is not that kind of book! I really can’t wait to find out more. Not only about the vampires but about the demons (Rafe is sooo delicious), the elves but most of all about the nature of the Night Station itself. So when is the next book coming out?eARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.
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  • Louise H - ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
    January 1, 1970
    Amazingly, astoundingly and astonishingly awesome.Normally I jump straight to writing a review after finishing a book, but this time I had to wait and allow my heart, soul, and mind a chance to recover. I'm not sure I know a damn sight more than I did when I started the story, but I don't really care because I am totally hooked on this mysterious, somewhat dystopian, full of intrigue and evil plots, epic fantasy tale. I made the mistake of starting it just before bed time. Lord alone knows what Amazingly, astoundingly and astonishingly awesome.Normally I jump straight to writing a review after finishing a book, but this time I had to wait and allow my heart, soul, and mind a chance to recover. I'm not sure I know a damn sight more than I did when I started the story, but I don't really care because I am totally hooked on this mysterious, somewhat dystopian, full of intrigue and evil plots, epic fantasy tale. I made the mistake of starting it just before bed time. Lord alone knows what time it was when I finally allowed myself to close my kindle and attempt some sleep but it was definitely gone dark o'clock. Gripping doesn't come close to describing how much this story held my attention. The story has buried itself into the depths of my being, the characters have carved a space in my heart and I know this story will break me into the tiniest specks of dust before it's done.Step aside Kesh, there's a new heroine in town and her name is Lynher. Mistress of the many pocketed dress, Queen of the Night Station and pawn of the Dark Ones I totally fell in love with her. Then there is Just Jack, I so want to trust him but he's a vampire overseer so, *sigh*, what's a girl to do?Oh the twists, the turns, the lies, the secrets, the deals and deceptions. Add into the mix a scorchingly sexy demon too and the possibilities run endless. I do believe I may have died and gone to heaven. Is it odd that I want to climb inside this world Pippa DaCosta has created and meet its inhabitants? Is it normal to want to reside in a world where humanities very existence is under threat, where humans are valued only as a food source? Is it odd to want to play with a demon by the name of Rafe, who's wicked tongue and sparkling eyes suggest opportunities for sinful delight? Should I really be half in love with a vampire with too many secrets? If it is I don't care, I just need more, more and so much more of this amazing new series.
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  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    A brand new series and what a start... My head is still spinning! :DWorldbuilding was great. Every scene and environment was well described and clear. We know a lot about what happened in the past, how the monsters have the upper hand and how humans are either dead, in hiding or tortured for blood on twisted farms by the vampires. The Night Station is quite the riddle, it's alive and very much aware, helping to keep the staff and the guests safe from the outside world... and each other.Character A brand new series and what a start... My head is still spinning! :DWorldbuilding was great. Every scene and environment was well described and clear. We know a lot about what happened in the past, how the monsters have the upper hand and how humans are either dead, in hiding or tortured for blood on twisted farms by the vampires. The Night Station is quite the riddle, it's alive and very much aware, helping to keep the staff and the guests safe from the outside world... and each other.Character development was very, very good. Who is a friend, who is an enemy... are you sure? Are you really sure? Twists upon twists, secrets, revelations, deceit... yep, it's all there in true Pippa DaCosta style. Seriously, I'm not lying, you just never know who the bad guy is and if you think you've figured it out, read some more and guess again. The cast feels alive and very real, with each their own emotions, hopes and fears. Superbly written.Pacing and flow were good. It felt like an intricate dance, moving slowly but surely all over the place. A great balance between action and conversations.The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors and there is no sex described (if that is important to you).I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and I really do need the second book asap. Not knowing who and what... it's driving me insane!
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  • Liza
    January 1, 1970
    Pippa always has wonderful worlds - especially as "worlds of wonder". The characters? Humans, vampires, fae, incubus, The Station and more. The reader is lead on another journey of working out whether all the vampires are bad, whether all the humans are good and what role is The Station playing in all the events.Love Pippa's books.ARC copy
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  • Sarah Metcalf
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say?! This book was amazing! It drew me in right away. It focuses on humans and vampires but there are demons, fae and more. I couldn’t put this down! Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, everything is turned upside down. Pippa DaCosta is such a wonderful storyteller. The worst part is now waiting for book 2!
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  • Louise Cromie
    January 1, 1970
    Another epic read from Pippa DaCosta. A new twist to the characters your usually find in this genre. Well written and a must read to the end kind of book. You think you figure the characters out and then end up second guessing yourself which makes you empathetic with the lead character Lynher Aris. This definitely has the hallmarks of the beginnings of a great series and I definitely want to see more of Just Jack!
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  • Jeanny
    January 1, 1970
    3 lost but intrigued stars Whatever Pippa is throwing down I am not picking up, because I am completely lost. Pippa has spin her tale towith so many twists I’m dizzy just keeping up. I can’t begin to imagine what’s next. In fact I frequently encountered confusion & disappointment bc I thought I had a clue I quickly learned otherwise. In any case I’m intrigued with the world & the characters. I’ll be following this series. ****Purely Conjuncture****Right now I’m thinking the FMC is 3 lost but intrigued stars Whatever Pippa is throwing down I am not picking up, because I am completely lost. Pippa has spin her tale towith so many twists I’m dizzy just keeping up. I can’t begin to imagine what’s next. In fact I frequently encountered confusion & disappointment bc I thought I had a clue I quickly learned otherwise. In any case I’m intrigued with the world & the characters. I’ll be following this series. ****Purely Conjuncture****Right now I’m thinking the FMC is somehow directing the magic? 😐 or maybe the station is more than sentient & has the capability of cognitive thought. That would give it the ability to maneuver plot & manipulate. HummmAlso a few questions.. Who is in that room no guest ever comes out of? Is that the 💜 of the station? What is the deal with the Fea assistant? He’s not trustworthy & her brother has no room to talk even if she had slept with Rafe.
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  • Kandice
    January 1, 1970
    Twilight Seeker did not disappoint. Pippa DaCosta has caught my imagination with her latest creation, and the characters will be in my thoughts often as I wait impatiently for the next book.
  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome book! For the beginning of a new series my interest has been piqued! Lots of action and plenty of surprises. You will meet Lynne Aris, her brother, Rafe, Etienne, Just Jack and lots of demons. The most interesting part of the story other than the plots and twists is the station! If I say too much it will spoil the book and the story. So I will tell you it is a book you will start out slow reading but you will reach a point you will not want to stop reading and probably fall asleep Awesome book! For the beginning of a new series my interest has been piqued! Lots of action and plenty of surprises. You will meet Lynne Aris, her brother, Rafe, Etienne, Just Jack and lots of demons. The most interesting part of the story other than the plots and twists is the station! If I say too much it will spoil the book and the story. So I will tell you it is a book you will start out slow reading but you will reach a point you will not want to stop reading and probably fall asleep reading the book like I did. I did not want to fall asleep but finish the story! I give this book lots of stars! I cannot wait now to see the next in the series, Ms DaCosta!
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  • Janus the Erudite Artist
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 4.5 starsOne of the things I find surprising about reading a book by Pippa, is that I don’t struggle to acclimate with its world. Fantasy books’ world building, sci-fi, urban or otherwise, has always been something I struggle to adapt into. I need about a quarter of the book to fully immerse myself and understand how this world works before I can fully enjoy anything else. So I’m incredibly happy that it’s a lot easier for me to get there with Pippa’s books. The gothic/steampunk Actual rating: 4.5 starsOne of the things I find surprising about reading a book by Pippa, is that I don’t struggle to acclimate with its world. Fantasy books’ world building, sci-fi, urban or otherwise, has always been something I struggle to adapt into. I need about a quarter of the book to fully immerse myself and understand how this world works before I can fully enjoy anything else. So I’m incredibly happy that it’s a lot easier for me to get there with Pippa’s books. The gothic/steampunk feel of Twilight Seeker is right in your face at exactly chapter one, and every setting our characters dive into have vivid narratives. And while this is an entirely different world, it’s not hard to understand. It is in fact something you’ll be curious about and how it works.The story of Twilight Seeker is way, way more different than I expected. I am accustomed to having read one author’s book and find similarities in plots when they write another series, like there is a sort of formula they get pulled into. Some even feel recycled, if you know what I mean. Anyway, this is something you need not worry with this book if you’ve read one of Pippa’s previous series. I read The Messenger Chronicles in 2019 and I am hanging onto a whole different world with fresh new characters that stand on their own with this first instalment from the Daybreaker series. You’ll see no comparison to any of her previous characters whatsoever. Well, other than strong women who can kick ass I suppose, but who doesn’t want that, yes?As fascinating as the characters are in this book, I have to admit, I don’t like Lynher! LOL. I know, I know. She’s just way too caught up in her own world is all, and I am the sort of person who is always one to try and look at both sides of every story. So her personality just kind of irks me! Then again, this is the first book in a series so I have no doubt I will be watching out for Lynher’s character development. Just Jack is one I’m eager to get to know more about. And we’ve barely scraped the top layer of his character with book one. While I know this is not a Reverse Harem, I gotta ask, CAN IT BE? Ha! I already like the idea of Just Jack as an LI but what about our little demon friend in the picture? It just makes me want it to happen. I know this isn’t making any sense to those of you who haven’t read the book but, Pippa, pretty please? I kid.Anyway, the overall plot of the book may seem slow and not as eventful as one might expect. It’s not boring, it’s just that when I hear vampires, I expect action, kicking ass, the works, but that’s not what I got. Not that I’m complaining. LOL. But I think it was vital to let the idea of the Night Station and the world outside it seep into the reader’s perspective. I hate that this ended with a cliffhanger but I believe what I’ve read so far has geared me up to absorb an even deeper world to come with book two.So yeah, vampires, an eerie hotel(?) for creatures that bump in the night, a heroine who saddles two worlds, and a villain who is not what it seems? Questions such who controls who, who command what or what controls who? These are things you’ll find your head going through upon picking up Twilight Seeker. And at the end of it, I’m sure you’ll be asking for more.
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  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    Pippa DaCosta writes really entertaining books.That is if you're into urban fantasy, morally depraved, slow burn love interests, and heroines that are actually smart and powerful in their own right. All this is right up my alley, and I needed a book that I could breeze through and just be entertained. I've been reading some (really good) nonfiction and classics but I just needed an easier read that would keep me glued to the page.After reading her Messenger series in a matter of a week, I Pippa DaCosta writes really entertaining books.That is if you're into urban fantasy, morally depraved, slow burn love interests, and heroines that are actually smart and powerful in their own right. All this is right up my alley, and I needed a book that I could breeze through and just be entertained. I've been reading some (really good) nonfiction and classics but I just needed an easier read that would keep me glued to the page.After reading her Messenger series in a matter of a week, I thought the premise of Twilight Seeker sounded pretty great. Magic, supernatural beings, and Victorian London vibes all sounded like a good time. DaCosta has extremely original and imaginative plots and settings in her books. The main character, Lynher, lives in a world in the future where most forms of technology have been destroyed and humans pushed to the edges of extinction by a mass vampire-led genocide. But Lynher is in a pretty lucky situation, as she runs a magical train station that acts as a sort of neutral zone for various vampires, witches, demons and elves. Being human is a huge weakness but she has power at the station. It was like a hodgepodge of post apocalyptic, Victorian, magical house vibes, and paranormal themes that all combined together and somehow it still worked.But of course, danger is on the horizon, and Lynher is naturally in a difficult situation. As readers, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Also this isn't really an urban fantasy (at least this first book isn't) because basically the whole book takes place in a mystical train station. We get insight into the viciousness of the world, but we are kept in the dark, much as Lynher is in the dark about the wider world.At times I felt like the book played a little too much into the tropes of the genre, especially in regards to Lynher's relationship with Raffe. I just felt like I've read it before. Lots of balancing her absolute hatred for the supernatural on one page but in the next not being able to resist gawking over them. It happens a lot with romances or romantic subplots, and it's not my favorite.Still, it's really fast paced, with a bunch of twists, in classic Pippa DaCosta fashion. Overall it was exactly what I needed and I can't wait to see where this series goes.
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    In the interest of full disclosure, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE everything Pippa DaCosta and was hanging out for this one, being the first book in a yummy new series.If you've read any of Pippa's other books, you'll know you're in for something special; a really well written storyline, amazing world building, punchy and pacey, full of plot twists and characters you love to hate (and sometimes hate to love), sassy heroines, layers upon layers upon layers of intrigue, and of course some hot but conflicted In the interest of full disclosure, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE everything Pippa DaCosta and was hanging out for this one, being the first book in a yummy new series.If you've read any of Pippa's other books, you'll know you're in for something special; a really well written storyline, amazing world building, punchy and pacey, full of plot twists and characters you love to hate (and sometimes hate to love😈), sassy heroines, layers upon layers upon layers of intrigue, and of course some hot but conflicted male leads. Plus there's always a fine line between good and evil, and all that's grey in between. No surprises then that Twilight Seeker IS NO EXCEPTION and I totally INHALED it today!😊 We're introduced to some fabulous new characters, including our heroine Lynher Aris, the (human) mistress and hostess of the Night Station, a quasi 'safe house' for all things otherworldly (the Dark Ones), including vampires, demons, incubi, shape shifters, fae and worse, Rafe the incubus demon who has a fancy for our heroine, and of course the mysterious Jack, a newcomer to the Night Station's hospitality. But just how safe is the magical Night Station, where things are never really what they seem....I can not wait to get my hands on book two Night Scourge!A highly recommended 5 ✨✨✨✨✨
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  • Daphnne
    January 1, 1970
    As a fan of Pippa DaCosta's work I was incredibly excited for this new series and it did not disappoint! Lynher is the hostess of the Night Station, raised by the previous host it is all she has ever known. She is aware of the darkness and how to manipulate it to her advantage but is wilfully ignorant of the world outside of it. True to the author's style the book is layered with many secrets and the characters and story is never what it seems. There's Jack, the enigmatic vampire, who is not As a fan of Pippa DaCosta's work I was incredibly excited for this new series and it did not disappoint! Lynher is the hostess of the Night Station, raised by the previous host it is all she has ever known. She is aware of the darkness and how to manipulate it to her advantage but is wilfully ignorant of the world outside of it. True to the author's style the book is layered with many secrets and the characters and story is never what it seems. There's Jack, the enigmatic vampire, who is not what he portrays. Is he good, bad or something in between? What's in it for him and at what cost? Then there's the charming incubus, Rafe. Delicious and alluring, the closest thing to a friend Lynher has but is it true friendship or is he playing with her? So many twists and turns and you have to wonder what is the end game at the Night Station?Then there's Kensey, Lynher's brother. The two have a beautiful relationship but Kensey is the idealist of the two. He lives in Day with the sunlight, playing the hero. Lynher's love for him really shines through in the story and Kensey is her biggest weakness. Yet I have to wonder if Kensey loves her the same way. There are a few scenes that make me question if he would be as self sacrificing as Lynher believes him to be if the tides were turned. With betrayal lurking around every corner this isn't too far fetched.All in all an excellent read. Pippa always delivers on an enticing story that reels you in and leaves you wanting more. Full of complex characters, intrigue and darkness the Night Station is definitely worth a visit.
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  • Rhiannon Chillingworth
    January 1, 1970
    3.5.Pippa is an awesome writer. Whenever I've read her series' that's always been a feeling I get, but what I do find I sometimes have problems with are some of her characters, and that was my issue here.The idea behind the book was interesting, with the human run sanctuary for different supernatural species, although the concept is quite similar to another book I've read. But, while I appreciated on a structural level, the twisty turny nature of the plot, I wasn't really invested in it, and I 3.5.Pippa is an awesome writer. Whenever I've read her series' that's always been a feeling I get, but what I do find I sometimes have problems with are some of her characters, and that was my issue here.The idea behind the book was interesting, with the human run sanctuary for different supernatural species, although the concept is quite similar to another book I've read. But, while I appreciated on a structural level, the twisty turny nature of the plot, I wasn't really invested in it, and I think that's because I didn't really care about any of the characters.Lynher was a bit willfully dense for my liking. There is clearly far more going on than her narrownworld view, but she doesn't seem interested in finding any of this out and seems happy to stay ignorant. Despite how awful it is for humans, I didn't find her a very sympathetic character. I thought a more intelligent person might investigate this further, but she didn't.Her relationship with Jack was one that I would have liked to be more nuanced and the fact that is saved her at every turn, multiple times, I felt should have made her demand answers from him. I also don't know what's going on with Rafe. This has the potential to be a sort of love triangle, but I would say this book is very romance light.So, basically, I feel very torn on how to rate this. Had I connected and cared about the characters it would have been a 4 star read, so this very well may have been a personal issue for me. I would still recommend people give this a try.
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  • Mai Watson
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an eARC. Once again Pippa doesn’t disappoint. I’m instantly plunged into a world I feel a familiarity with but different. Is this the world that we will end up living 50 years later after the Veil series? But that’s where the familiarity stops and a new adventure begins. Pippa has once again created a fascinating world that I don’t want to leave, at least not willingly. Be prepared to put your entire life on hold when you pick up this book. Turn off your phone, computer, I received this book as an eARC. Once again Pippa doesn’t disappoint. I’m instantly plunged into a world I feel a familiarity with but different. Is this the world that we will end up living 50 years later after the Veil series? But that’s where the familiarity stops and a new adventure begins. Pippa has once again created a fascinating world that I don’t want to leave, at least not willingly. Be prepared to put your entire life on hold when you pick up this book. Turn off your phone, computer, close the blinds, and forget about eating until you finished the book!At least I had 24 chapters to get my mind knotted up unlike the start of Shoot the Messenger which only gave me 19 chapters and which I howled and wailed at the injustice of having to wait months to find out what happens next! I know, first world problems, but hey, priorities, right!?! There are moments though that I find myself mumbling to Lynher, “c’mon, trust a little, Just Jack may not be such a bad guy…” as I think that I also hope that Pippa doesn’t make him out to be a bad guy! Oy, the dilemma. If you’ve been in the world created by the Chaos and Veil series you’ll feel almost right at home. This dystopian world is somewhat scarier and bleaker… “stay in the light, don’t pass the white lines, close the windows…” I’m curious how Pippa will fill this out. I sure hope we have an enduring series here.You won’t be disappointed, read the book. At the finish, you’ll be asking for more!
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  • Topsues
    January 1, 1970
    Another outstanding book from Pippa DaCosta !! This author gave me everything I love in a book, as she intertwines so many different threads altering the shape of them and sending us off constantly in different directions, in a new world that is post apocalyptic with very few humans in sight or free, neither are the characters really as true as they seem, can a monster become good? Can a good person have a hidden monster underneath? especially with so many hidden secrets? Lynher the Night Another outstanding book from Pippa DaCosta !! This author gave me everything I love in a book, as she intertwines so many different threads altering the shape of them and sending us off constantly in different directions, in a new world that is post apocalyptic with very few humans in sight or free, neither are the characters really as true as they seem, can a monster become good? Can a good person have a hidden monster underneath? especially with so many hidden secrets? Lynher the Night Station manager has to become a different person as the sun goes down, the amount of confidence and power it produces is what she needs to keep the dark ones in line. At the beginning the words gave me a Mysterious dark haunting melody was this the station speaking? Can a building really be alive? As long as you never, never cross those white lines. Then everything changes when a tricky dangerous, deadly overlord makes a visit testing Lynher’s strength of power. Then everything changes as betrayal, terror & reality crashes into her life. This is a brilliant storyline offering so many layers if they were sheets you would be constantly tangled within them, trapped in a world that replaces your own. The cliffhanger had so many terrifying consequences that waiting for book.2. Night Scrouge becomes painful enough in itself.
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  • Marit
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC in return for an honest review!Pippa did it again. I have read almost all books by Pippa (that is a feat, really) and they never cease to amaze me, always right up my alley. Twilight Seeker features vampires, demons, fae and other creatures of the night called 'Dark Ones'. More than once, I am reluctant to pick up a series revolving around multiple races, as they more often than not end up being a waste of time. But Pippa knows exactly what she's doing, and it shows. The I received an ARC in return for an honest review!Pippa did it again. I have read almost all books by Pippa (that is a feat, really) and they never cease to amaze me, always right up my alley. Twilight Seeker features vampires, demons, fae and other creatures of the night called 'Dark Ones'. More than once, I am reluctant to pick up a series revolving around multiple races, as they more often than not end up being a waste of time. But Pippa knows exactly what she's doing, and it shows. The Station is a sentient safe haven for all Dark Ones, Lynher Aris its host. When Ghost arrives at the Station, everything is bound to change - including her rather narrow view of the world. Lynher is The first book sets up the story and worldbuilding nicely for the upcoming books, leaving us with more mysteries than answers. If you don't like cliffhangers, you might want to wait out the next book.The mysterious atmosphere of the book reminded me of The Messenger Chronicles. I'm looking forward to the next book! (view spoiler)[I NEED to know it Just Jack is good or bad and I hope he won't wait too long to make a reappearance in Night Scourge. I also really liked the fresh take on vampires, a queen, drones and overseers, no doubt inspired by bee colonies. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    Where do I start?! What a wonderful book this is - devoured it from page 1 & before I realised it; I was already on the last page! Loved the unusual theme of a sentient, reactive, morphing & magical railway station with a night hostess, Lynher Aris, her brother, (& day host), Kensey. Midnight trains arrive with a plethora of demons, fae, jinns, phantoms & vampires looking for entertainment & pleasure in any form they desire. Pippa manages to again weave her own delicious kind Where do I start?! What a wonderful book this is - devoured it from page 1 & before I realised it; I was already on the last page! Loved the unusual theme of a sentient, reactive, morphing & magical railway station with a night hostess, Lynher Aris, her brother, (& day host), Kensey. Midnight trains arrive with a plethora of demons, fae, jinns, phantoms & vampires looking for entertainment & pleasure in any form they desire. Pippa manages to again weave her own delicious kind of dark magic as she leads us around a maze of shifting rooms & creatures; leaving us dizzy with trying to work out what the Station, & all it's occupants & visitors, are really thinking & doing! Wonderful descriptive prose helps you to become one with the surroundings & merge with each wonderful character: especially, Rafe, a rakeish incubus demon; together with the mysterious, 'Just' Jack, (aka Ghost), an overseer vampire who turns out to be another wonderful multi-dimensional character. Jam packed with intrigue, magic, brooding danger, coupled with nail-biting action & scenarios; succeeds in making this into a fantastic noir, magical, fantasy read. Highly, highly recommended!!
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  • Penny
    January 1, 1970
    I have been a fan of this author for a long time, and this book is a little different than she usually writes. No, that is in no way a bad thing. Lahner is the hostess of a station that is between two worlds. Dark Ones are the one that use it which include demons, vampires, elves, just all manner of those who prey on humans. She is a fascinating character along with Rafe, Jack, Etienne, and Kensey; I don’t know who I like better, Rafe or Jack. One thing that I love about this author is her I have been a fan of this author for a long time, and this book is a little different than she usually writes. No, that is in no way a bad thing. Lahner is the hostess of a station that is between two worlds. Dark Ones are the one that use it which include demons, vampires, elves, just all manner of those who prey on humans. She is a fascinating character along with Rafe, Jack, Etienne, and Kensey; I don’t know who I like better, Rafe or Jack. One thing that I love about this author is her ability to make something so complex yet easy to read and this book is that. It has many twists and turns, secrets yet to be revealed, secrets within secrets…there’s just so much to learn. That means I can’t wait until the next book comes out. Give this a try if you love urban fantasy; you will not regret it. Highly recommend. I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
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  • Christine Scotney
    January 1, 1970
    Simply Sensational. I loved it. I don’t usually go for vampire novels or shows, but I’ve seen and read a few AND this is nothing like the norm I would say. This is brilliantly written and well worth reading. Lots of action, twists and betrayal. The Night station is a refuge for all, sitting between the worlds and day and night. Demons, jinn, vampires shapeshifters elves and humans are all safe here, well their meant to be, but some people just love to bend or break the rules. The world as we Simply Sensational. I loved it. I don’t usually go for vampire novels or shows, but I’ve seen and read a few AND this is nothing like the norm I would say. This is brilliantly written and well worth reading. Lots of action, twists and betrayal. The Night station is a refuge for all, sitting between the worlds and day and night. Demons, jinn, vampires shapeshifters elves and humans are all safe here, well their meant to be, but some people just love to bend or break the rules. The world as we know it has ended, Humans are no longer the dominant species, something let all the evils thru to live amongst us, and Humans are no match for the evil that now resides with us. Fantastic read, now I have to wait for the next.
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  • D. Messing
    January 1, 1970
    Holy bananas........ that is all I have to say. This is a PHENOMENAL start to a new series, I CANNOT wait to see where it goes from here!!! This really runs the gamut on your emotions, and knowing the author, we are really in for it in with the next book. I love the sheer atmosphere and world building, its dark and angsty, and piques your interest from the first page. I have actually read this twice in less than a week, I devoured it the first time, then read two different books, and wanted to Holy bananas........ that is all I have to say. This is a PHENOMENAL start to a new series, I CANNOT wait to see where it goes from here!!! This really runs the gamut on your emotions, and knowing the author, we are really in for it in with the next book. I love the sheer atmosphere and world building, its dark and angsty, and piques your interest from the first page. I have actually read this twice in less than a week, I devoured it the first time, then read two different books, and wanted to read it again and it was even better the second time! I cant wait to see where Pippa goes from here!
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  • The Mysterious Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Pippa DaCosta’s latest series, Daybreaker, is gothic urban fantasy at its best. I read through Twilight Seeker (Book 1) in one extended sitting as I simply could not even think of putting it down. Why? Because of the wonderfully complex and totally deliciously twisted characters and plot. This is one fantastically imaginative book with twists and turns that kept me guessing to the end (and still left me wondering) who really is who and what’s really going on, even though it was a totally Pippa DaCosta’s latest series, Daybreaker, is gothic urban fantasy at its best. I read through Twilight Seeker (Book 1) in one extended sitting as I simply could not even think of putting it down. Why? Because of the wonderfully complex and totally deliciously twisted characters and plot. This is one fantastically imaginative book with twists and turns that kept me guessing to the end (and still left me wondering) who really is who and what’s really going on, even though it was a totally enjoyable compete story. I’m craving Book 2 now and most definitely highly recommend this Book 1.
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  • Noxwitchbooklife
    January 1, 1970
    Pippa DaCosta is an excellent fantasy writer with books featuring all sorts of fantastical creatures with the heroes not being of your typical type.Twilight Seeker is the start to her new series featuring an unusual sentient waystation in a post-apocalyptic type world where the evil creatures have taken over and harvest humans like cattle.Thrilling and engaging the story keeps you engaged with it's uniqueness and I can't imagine where the story will go in the next book but I can't wait to find Pippa DaCosta is an excellent fantasy writer with books featuring all sorts of fantastical creatures with the heroes not being of your typical type.Twilight Seeker is the start to her new series featuring an unusual sentient waystation in a post-apocalyptic type world where the evil creatures have taken over and harvest humans like cattle.Thrilling and engaging the story keeps you engaged with it's uniqueness and I can't imagine where the story will go in the next book but I can't wait to find out!
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  • Scarolet Ellis
    January 1, 1970
    Twilight Seeker: A gothic urban fantasy (Daybreaker Book 1) by Pippa DaCosta is a wonderful story to read. This is book number one in this wonderful story to read and I can hardly wait to read book number two in this wonderful series. I highly recommend this story to all.I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
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  • Helen Wawrejko
    January 1, 1970
    This is an fabulous mystery/thriller. Lynher is the mistress of the Night Station. The midnight trains drop supernatural beings that include the vampires that now rule the world. I devoured this in one sitting. Intrigue, betrayal, strange residents of the Inn all wrapped up in a thriller of a story. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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  • Debra
    January 1, 1970
    WOWPippa DaCosta does it again! What an amazing and imaginative story. Vampires, fae, demons, djinn, etc. Can't wait for the next book. Where are we going with Rafe and Jack? Looking forward to this new adventure.
  • Lucie V.
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars ? 4 stars ? Review to come.
  • Sandy Arini
    January 1, 1970
    More like 4.5 stars.This was a five star read for me until 80% of this book.RTC
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