The Gift by Dannika Dark

December 22nd, 2017 Kimberly Review 14 Comments

22nd Dec
The Gift by Dannika Dark
The Gift
by Dannika Dark
Series: Mageri #5.5
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 3 hours and 4 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 4.5 cups

Despite a powerful snowstorm that has shut down the city, Silver and the Mageri crew are preparing to spend a peaceful holiday at home, surrounded by family, food, and merriment. But the party comes to an abrupt end when Logan receives an unexpected call, one that forces him to make a life-changing decision that could affect his relationship with Silver forever. Can they find the courage to weather the storm? Lives are at risk in this compelling and heartwarming story about the remarkable journey of love.

The Gift by Dannika Dark is a novella set in the Mageri world that shares Christmas with the characters we have come to love. For fans, this is a chance to get updates on characters and the perfect tease as now I want more.

This story begins a few years after Shine ends. The author has a note in the audio and book that warns this book takes place AFTER the series and Risk a standalone set in the Mageri world. Had I not been reading this for the #HoHoHoRAT I would have stopped and read it first. *shakes fist at Goodreads*

It’s the holidays and everyone is living under the same roof. I loved seeing everyone settled and getting updates. Simon and Justus go shopping for a tree since this is the first Christmas everyone is home. Silver is cooking for all of them. Oyi! Laughter, a touch of sadness and answers to unresolved questions were all delectable.

We learn tidbits on Adam and others and I can only hope that Dark eventually tells their stories. She left it in such a way that my mind was able to create the endings I wanted. A snowstorm and an unexpected phone call have Logan and Silver leaving in the afternoon. Is it the miracle they hoped for or a trap? You will have to read to find out.

I absolutely loved the tie into the Seven series. It left me grinning. The Gift is meant for fans and should not be read as a standalone. I devoured it and will read Risk next.

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About Dannika Dark

Dannika Dark

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing. In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side. All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only. Dannika’s books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.

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14 Responses to “The Gift by Dannika Dark”

  1. Leona

    I believe I have the first in this series on audio but havenโ€™t gotten to it. I really want to try this series soon before it gets too big for me to catch up.

  2. claire

    I’m glad you enjoyed The Gift! I love Christmas-themed reads and films around this time of year, but those are usually limited to children’s books, so it’s cool to see that you’ve found this one. I hope you have a lovely holiday season!
    claire @ clairefy

  3. Angie @ Ba_BAMB

    I love it when a snowstorm shuts down a city. According to the weather, it will happen to MINE this afternoon! I’m glad you are enjoying this series. Great review!

  4. Lorna

    So happy you are finding more readers for these books through your reviews. I always recommend these to everyone. I loved this one naturally

  5. Debbie Haupt

    Okay Kim your reviews of Charly Davidson series and now you have made me put this author on my definite try list for next year. Merry Merry!!

  6. Tyler H. Jolley

    So glad you enjoyed it. Kimba, I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas. I’m unplugging for a minute, see you after the 25th.