REVIEW: Darkest Hour Before Dawn [THIRDS #9] by Charlie Cochet

Darkest Hour Before Dawn (THIRDS, #9)(Includes some spoilers)

This would’ve BEEN a four star book if Hudson had just evacuated his head out of his butt sooner.

As it were, I spent 65% of the book constantly annoyed at Hudson’s shenanigans. He kept pushing Seb away, then would get pissy and act out when Seb’s behaviour hinted at possibly moving on. I think unconsciously he liked having Seb on standby for him even when he went about trying to move on with other people. It wasn’t explained why Hudson was suddenly an asset when it was Seb that was initially approached and Hudson actually had to ask to join. Also, why was Hudson being attacked when it is Dex that is the human-therian hybrid. It was confusing

I did not understand his so-called reasons for staying away from Seb as they all did not make sense. Rather, I found his actions to be selfish, childish and completely infuriating to read about. I didn’t get why Seb stuck around that long but I guess he knew Hud loved him and was just playing the fool.

Of course when Hudson realized his idiocy he went crawling back and Seb being the sweetheart that he was, accepted him without any drama. Now if it were me that was made to hang around and wait for 7 whole years, you BEST believe that you would’ve jumped through the biggest hoops available to get me back.

With regards to who Hudson’s guardian angel/protector was, it was a bit obvious in my not so humble opinion. I figured it out quite early in the story and was just waiting for confirmation. A little was given about the person’s background but there is still so many questions that popped up when that happened. Like where was the person all this time? How did the person end up that way? among countless others.

Also, the various arrangements with TIN has become a bit convoluted without any clear reason to any action.
It wasn’t explained why Hudson was suddenly an asset when it was Seb that was initially approached and Hudson actually had to ask to join. Also, why was Hudson being attacked when it is Dex that is the human-therian hybrid. It was confusing.

I hope all is explained in the subsequent books.

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