Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Book Review ~ Dead of Night
by Lynn Viehl
published by Flux Books
expected release date: July 8, 2012 (my birthday!)
*Received from Flux books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life. Despite being a natural-born vampire hunter like her two older brothers, Cat has fallen for Jesse-an ageless boy from a centuries-old vampire clan.
Cat's job cataloguing rare, mystical texts at a bookstore allows her to meet with Jesse alone every evening. But when girls who look disturbingly similar to Cat start disappearing from town, Cat and Jesse discover frightening clues to their whereabouts within the book collection. Together, they must stop a crazed man from realizing his dark scheme- one that would claim Cat's life.
My Thoughts: I love the premise of a young Van Helsing descendant who is in love with an almost vampire. I also liked the overall story of this book. Young girls who look a lot like Cat are going missing (for some reason Cat is the first one to realize this, and why are there so many in such a small town?). They've been taken by some crazy old man who thinks Catlyn is some Egyptian Queen of the Cats who can give him immortality.
These are the problems I had. It never quite went far enough to cause any real drama. I never felt that Cat was in any sort of danger from this guy. Also, this is the second book and I still feel like I'm missing a lot of background. We found out some more about why they moved so often but I'm more interested in their individual powers. Where they come from, what their purposes are, etc. I don't really get the cats. Other than they show up en mass whenever Catlyn seems to be troubled we don't know how or why they do so.
Overall, I like both Cat and Jesse. I even kinda like her brothers. But... I'm just not sure. The last page of this book which leads us to book three makes it seem like the story is going to go into the area that I am most interested in. Since I don't hate the books I will definitely be reading on.