My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dark Vengeance - by Nikki Landis
World Building: 4/5
Story Flow: 4/5
OVERALL SCORE: 4/5
This is Book 2 in the Nightwalker Series and like the first, it centers around two characters, one a vampire and the other a human.
I bought and downloaded this book while on the last pages of the previous one. I had been so invested in the lives of these two people that I just had to find out where the twists and turns were going to take them. I was not disappointed.
Now I have to confess, and it pains me to say it, but I have no love for our female lead, Mare. In the first book I found her irritating, childish, and at times immature, but I kept reading for the love of the storyline and all of the other characters who are all fantastically written.
In this book, the 2nd of the series, I prayed she would change and that the dislike I had for her would wane. As I read the first few chapters of this this book I was begining to think there was no hope for her and there were signs that she was going to be the same annoying Mare from the 1st book. But then it happened. It started with splashes of subtle differences, then her reactions both physically and emotionally to events playing out around her showed that this character was maturing. Hope lit in me that maybe all was not lost, and Mare may yet win a spot in my heart. So I like her? Not really, but I hate her less if that makes sense? I am looking forward to Book 3 of the series to see if this new found appreciation continues.
The other characters in this book were the stars for me. Andre (my current BBF), and the introduction of other supernatural creatures opened this story up and turned it on its head.
This story is a unique take on the vampire/human love match and the story that plays out as the love between these characters unfolds is both exciting, and at times, heartbreaking.
Dark Vengeance is like an intoxicating mix of Twilight and TrueBlood. It draws you in, teases you, captivates you, and holds you tight as it takes you on the ride of your life.
Lovers of #PNR #ContemporaryFantasy #VampFiction and #ShifterFiction will devour this series...I highly recommend you grab it and take a bite...
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