The Night World is a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches and creatures of darkness—a place too dangerous to fall in love.
Series: Night World #7—9
Pub: bind-up, 2009 by Holder Children’s Books
Author: L.J. Smith
Genre: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 596p, 3b
Age Range: young YA
In Huntress, Jez Redfern is leader of the Night World vampires, but has an instinct to protect innocent mortals from her former friends... can she resist her desire for blood?
In Black Dawn, Maggie’s brother, Miles, goes missing. Her search from him leads
Maggie to the vampire, Delos, to whom she is strangely attracted, but while Delos lives, Miles could be lost forever
In Witchlight, Keller is a shapeshifter. She is searching for a new Wild Power and battling her attraction to the dashing Galen. But it seems he can never be her soulmate...
Let’s do the reminder Excerpt that sits at the front of the book again. because it’s there for the reason and were here for that same one.
The Night World... love was never so scary.
The night world isn’t a place. It’s all around us. It’s a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of darkness that live among us. They’re beautiful and deadly and irresistible to humans. You high school teacher could be one, and so could your boyfriend.
The Night world laws say it’s OK to hunt humans. It’s OK to toy with their hearts; it’s even OK to kill them. There are only two things you can’t do with them.
1) Never let them find out the Night World exists.
These are stories about what happens when the rules get broken.
This bind-up is actually making the story a series. Much more than any of the ones before. Where they were all joined by blood, or just the world. this one puts in a storyline that makes you understand what’s going on, it also makes these stories hold something more than the ones before, and it’s also the one that makes you crave the last book, even though it may never see the light of day. Really, people, do you know what’s happening with that book?
The three books as set up from a prophecy, it’s simple and rhymes and all that crap and all three of them are awesome, I love them all. The characters the reason and the way they fall. Each are unique and the same and they pull you in deeper than all the other books combines, I think mostly because they have a shared goal and they make you want the rest, they make you pay attention and want to know what happens.
Huntress is the start. A Jez gets told about the prophecy, then she learns that one of her old gang members knows who the person is, and she’s back there, with the person she holds a hung connection with, only this time the connection is soul mates but the things that made Jez run and the reason that they will never work. Or maybe she doesn’t give him enough credit.
I liked this one because of both Jex and Morgead, they are great individually, they are even better together and they have a history, a past and a bitterness that makes you want to ball them up and hug them until they are loved and happy.
Black Dawn was a little bit different. In a world that is still in the dark ages (I mean literally) we meet Maggie a strong woman who is looking for her brother. This with some other friends turns out to be a blessing and hell rolled into one when she meets the guy in her dreams and he in turn becomes something better because she shows him that he is.
It’s a much sweeter story with a awesome strong intelligent and honourable leading lady with a nearly broken boy who needs to be loved and showed that the world isn’t what he’s been told it is.
And Witchlight is...well, it’s about an arranged marriage or sorts that gets stuffed up because he ends up being soulmates to the wrong person.
This one also has a strong lead female who isn’t as strong as she wished she’d be, she also is a little damaged and because of that jaded look on love she nearly ruins everything. But her soul mate is a soft kind of guy that makes you want to gag a little but it works and you rout for him to break down the walls around her and make her see some light.
This is also helped by the character that put them both together.
Like I said all the stories are great. I can’t choose which one I like more. And I really want the last book in this series as soon as I finished the last line. It’s set up nicely and I just really want to know how it ends.
Secret Vampire, Daughter of Darkness, Enchantress, Dark Angel, the Chosen, Soulmate,
Dawn, Witchlight, Strange Fate