Thursday, June 10, 2010

Novella Review: Bring on the Night by Sonya Clark

If there’s one thing Jessie hates, it’s going after her own kind. She may be used to taking a bite out of human killers, but she leaves her fellow immortals alone. It’s only after a series of gruesome murders have her suspecting vampires and werewolves are going after innocents does she set out to put a stop to it.

It’s not long that Jessie finds herself racing against the waxing moon to stop an ambitious gang of monsters with a sinister agenda.

This is a relative short read (about 70 pages long) giving Jessie enough time to complete her mission and not spending too much time chatting with the locals. Not that doing so would be entirely beneficial to her, since many of the humans she later encounters know a great deal of vampires and wouldn’t mind giving her a free stake (no pun intended). I have to say that the prose in this book is excellent, giving a good balance of detail and dialogue, never favoring one over the other.

I also liked the chemistry between Jessie and mild-mannered reported Brandon, and Bring on the Night does avoid the usual clichés that come from a vampire/werewolf fic. Admittadly I would have liked to see more of a development with the antagonist, who, while being a sympathetic character in the beginning, quickly fills the typical villian role. Overall however, this is a very entertaining read.

FINAL GRADE: 4 ½ stars out of 5.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the review Natasha!