Jun 19, 2013

A Dawn Most Wicked by Susan Dennard Review

A Dawn Most Wicked by Susan Dennard
(Something Strange and Deadly, #0.5)
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen; 150 pages
Daniel Sheridan is an engineer’s apprentice on a haunted Mississippi steamer known as the Sadie Queen. His best friend–the apprentice pilot, Cassidy Cochran–also happens to be the girl he’s pining for…and the captain’s daughter. But when it looks like the Sadie Queen might get taken off the river, Daniel and Cassidy have to do whatever they can to stop the ghosts that plague the ship.

Fortunately, there happens to be a Creole gentleman on board by the name of Joseph Boyer-–and he just might be able to help them…

Mr. Daniel Sheridan, I love you. Seriously - what happened to humans where men don't court women like they used to? When everyone had manors, dignity and honor? That is basically non-existent today and it makes me sad. That being said - this may be a novella but I have come to truly love these short stories. Not only do they satisfy your need for more of the characters we've grown to love but it also, usually, gives you a look in to a different characters mind and their history. This novella is no different.

Eleanor is not the first girl Daniel Sheridan has loved but we all hope she will be the last. Years ago, he was engineer on the haunted Sadie Queen and best friends with the captains daughter, Miss Cassidy Cochran. I shall use the term 'best friend' loosely because those were not the feelings he had for her but he knew they were all he could possess for her. The down side of this time period; most average boys/men are not 'good enough' for women like Cassidy.

If you're like me you fell in love with Daniel and need more of him. Even 150 pages was not enough to satisfy my craving but it'll do. The epilogue of this novella was just perfect and pulled at my heartstrings. He's confident it's not the last time he'll see Eleanor and come on, we all know he's right.

The best thing about this novella? Getting to see Jie cheat him in poker and how he met Joseph. But wait, I lied. That's not the best thing about this novella; the best thing is seeing how those three became what they are in Something Strange and Deadly. How well they worked together without really knowing one another. They are stronger and more productive as a unit and if this trio were ever destroyed, I may just cry like a baby.

Do you need to read this novella? No. It's nothing that may come in handy for future novels (at least, I don't think so) but if you're a fan of the second book, salivating for the second book then why not? It's fantastic, gives you more ghosts, more romance and most importantly - more Daniel.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...