Review: Blue’s Dawn by Cecilia Randell

Posted June 14, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance, Sci-Fi / 6 Comments

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Blue's DawnBlue’s Dawn (The Adventures Of Blue Faust #7)
by Cecilia Randell

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Science Fiction Romance/ Portal Fantasy
Age Category: New Adult
Type of romance: Reverse Harem

This adventure may be the deadliest of all…

Blue and her prida may have overcome one of their toughest obstacles yet as a family—gaining the approval of Felix’s Mercenary Guild family—but their original assignment isn’t over. While leads within the Guild haven’t panned out, new ones have come to light…

On Earth.

Now they are headed for Denver, Colorado, and Jason, which brings a whole new set of problems.

So, Blue makes a new list, just for this operation:

Bring down the bad guy

Don’t get killed.

Introduce guys to Mom.

Bring mistress Trevon into the prida.

Figure out the mystery that is Jason

Not necessarily in that order, of course.

But when they arrive back on Earth, her list and her plan are thrown out the window. What they discover will lead them on a chase through not only Earth, but back to Karran and the mysteries of the Waste, where they will face down an enemy more ancient and powerful than any of them knew existed.

My Review

I really like this series and was excited to read this book. I’ve been slowly getting caught up over the past few years and I am both excited and sad that I am fully caught up now. It had been a while since I read the previous book so it was a bit of a struggle to get back into the series and remember what had happened and was going on as this one picks up shortly after the previous book ended. The further I got the better this got and I really enjoyed reading about Blue and her guys.

This book continues the overarching plot line that has been going on and wraps things up well enough to make the ending feel satisfactory, while also making clear there will be more. I am not sure what the next step will be as there aren’t many hints about what is going to happen next, but it is clear Blue is still missing one guy for her prida. This book could be a bit slow at times, but I don’t mind too much, the whole series is a bit slow paced and I appreciate the opportunity to see everything play out and read about Blue and her guys.

The actual plot about the bad guy they’re chasing on Earth didn’t hook me as much as the previous books. Not quite sure why. It did feel like this part is more the Boss’ mission than Blue’s and the tone felt a bit different due to that. It was interesting to see them all return to Earth and I liked seeing the reactions of some of her guys who had never been there. Although this did mean less about the other cultures and planets, so I appreciated there is a visit to Trevon’s home planet before they go to Earth and some bits and pieces about Blue’s role there now she’s with Trevon. While the focus is on Blue there are a lot of chapters or scenes in some places from other points of view, which could be a bit overwhelming at times when there are many point of view switches. On the other hand I do like how the different points of views add to the story.

This is one of my favorite reverse harem series as I really like how the whole prida concept is handled. I like seeing all the different guys with Blue and how they all have their own personality. With so many guys it will happen one or more of them are more in the background in some scenes, but I thought the author handled it well and made sure there are plenty of scenes where each guy plays a role. I liked seeing things progress between Trevon and Blue and see how Trevon fits in the prida in this book. There are hints about Jason being the last member, but not much progress there yet and I have the feeling there are still many more things to learn about him in future book(s).

To summarize: I had a great time reading this book. I love this series and it’s one of my favorite scifi romance and reverse harem series. The pacing can be kinda slow, but I don’t mind too much and think it fits the series. I like reading about Blue and her men and seeing things develop between them. In this book there’s more about Trevon and how he and Blue grow closer and connect. There’s plenty of space for all of the men to shine and I appreciate that all of them get enough page time, although there are parts were one or more of them go a bit more to the background. I didn’t find the plot with the bad guy as interesting in this one, but not exactly sure why. It was interesting seeing them all return to Earth and seeing the reactions some of the men who had never been there. I did miss seeing more of the other planets, but there are some interesting scenes in Trevon’s home world. I look forward to the next book!

4 Stars


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6 responses to “Review: Blue’s Dawn by Cecilia Randell

    • This is one of my favorite reverse harem series as it really handles everything well and it’s such a fun read. I like how every character stays part of the story and gets plenty of time.

    • It was nice to get caught up on this one, now it’s just waiting on the next book, which I think is the final one. I’ve read a few reverse harem stories that I enjoyed, but this one is definitely one of my favorites.

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