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?
This has got to be one of the most bizarre books I have read in a long time, and I mean bizarre in a good way.
Dawn of The Dae is set in a very dystopian world, a world where there is now a caste system in place and to be anywhere in the world you need to be an Elite.
Alexa isn’t an Elite, but her caste allows her to enrol to college and do her Bach. Now I don’t fully understand the whole caste system or why it was implemented. How the world has come to be like it is described isn’t really discussed., I need to know this!!
Anyway, in this dystopian world something happens to make it even more dystopian – think of it as a dystopian inception. One day Alexa wakes up to discover her Mac and Cheese could talk, and she was seeing pink werewolves with wings which, we find out are Dae.
Now you see what I mean by bizarre! This is hard to review as I don’t want to spoil the book, but I honestly loved every minute of this book.
5 stars for sure and can’t wait for book 2!