About the book:
THE DAWN OF DAE, BY TRILLIAN ANDERSON
Genre: dystopian, paranormal, urban
Publisher: Bright Day Publishing
Date of Release: December 1, 2015
Cover Artist: Holly Heisey
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The chance to attend college is just what Alexa Daegberht needs to break out the mold of her caste. If she can become a Bach, she can escape the poverty she’s endured ever since her parents died when she was five. Only through education can she rise above her birth caste–and she knows it.
All of her plans fall to dust when she opens a portal within her refrigerator, turning her macaroni and cheese casserole into a sentient being. By dawn the next day, the mysterious dae have come to Earth to stay. Hundreds of thousands of people vanish into thin air, and as the days pass, the total of the missing number in the millions. Some say it’s the rapture of the Christian faith.
Alexa knows better: their dae ate them, leaving behind nothing more than dust as evidence of their hunger.
As one of the unawakened, she doesn’t have a dae, nor can she manifest any forms of magical powers. She’s lacking the innate knowledge of what the dae are and what they mean for the world. Now more than ever, she is an outsider. Her survival hinges on her ability to adapt to a world she no longer understands.
Unfortunately, one of the dae has taken notice of her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Alexa’s problems pile up as she’s forced to pick her allegiances. Will she submit to the new ways of the world? Will she become some monster’s pawn? Or, against all odds, can she forge her own path and prove normal humans can thrive among those gifted with powers once the domain of fantasies and nightmares?
About the author:
Urban Fantasy Author, lover of magic, cats, and the things that go bump in the night.
Warning: Some spoilers may be included!
Alexa has a lot on her plate even before adding sentient macaroni and cheese, people exiting her refrigerator, and two naked men wrestling on the floor of her living room. She has an interesting condition that doesn’t allow for skin-on-skin contact without pain, rashes, and other problems. Naturally, this makes socialization difficult. She’s also, unfortunately, a low-caste member of society. Thankfully, she’s smart and has managed to get placed into a schooling program that, if she’s capable, will potentially allow her to enter higher castes and enjoy a much more comfortable life.
And then the Dae come. At first Alexa is pretty sure that she’s been drugged. Hell, I’m pretty sure she’s been drugged! But she manages until she finally realizes she isn’t drugged and that a fire-breathing werewolf really did kill the guy – a small dragon – she was supposed to be gathering information on. Since Alexa doesn’t have a Dae and is one of the few, if not only, normal humans left, she’s at a distinct disadvantage. She has no way of knowing what exactly is going on unlike the humans that do have a Dae. Which, of course, is why she thought she was drugged.
Anyways, this book really does have it all. Drugs, prostitutes, schooling, dragons, vampires, a unicorn, hallucinations, sex, kidnapping, arson, revenge, dystopian setting that just gets worse – you name it! It’s fast paced, hilarious, action-packed, and just delightful!
I give this book 5.0 out of 5.0 stars because it was so much fun to read. If you enjoy dystopian or post-apocalyptic stories mixed with humor, then this is the book for you.