Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Dead of Night by Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Flux Book
Publish Date: July 8, 2012
I received this book from www.netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
I will say up front that I didn't read the first book in this series. However, it didn't really seem necessary, there was enough explanation to help me along and until I got into it, I didn't even realize that this wasn't the first book!
So to catch us all up: Cat and her brothers, Gray and Trick, are Van Helsings, but they want to lead normal lives. Or at least her brothers do. Cat is in love with Jesse - he's not exactly a vampire, but almost.
Jesse and his parents don't age, but they can't stand sunlight.
Cat - can command felines, of all sorts.
Gray and Trick - I can't keep them straight for some reason. One has the power to track anything and one has the power to cover up your memories.
Cat and Jesse didn't make me believe they're in love. The couple-ness just didn't touch my heart and the whole star-crossed lovers thing just didn't fly for me. I was saddened, but I know that not all couples can be like Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes. :)
Trick and Gray, even though I can't keep them separate in my head, came across as more real than anyone in the story, I liked them. I did feel like Cat came across as a bit of a spoiled brat - her brother, while trying to protect her and control her - still spoiled her to pieces.
While not my bag of chips, you might like it if you enjoy the vampire/vampire hunter romance.