Monday, March 3, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Night Owls

Lauren M. Roy is a thirtysomething wanna-be bookstore owner, currently working in the publishing industry. When she’s not selling books, she’s writing them.

You can keep up with Lauren online at her Website, on GoodReads and on Twitter.

Night Owls

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Valerie McTeagues business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away as possible from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren. Shes experienced that life, and the price she paid was far too high for her to ever want to return.

Elly Garrett hasnt known any life except that of fighting the supernatural beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side—until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on.

When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safekeeping, those Val holds nearest and dearest are put in mortal peril. Now Val and Elly will have to team up, along with a mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and lesbian succubi, to stop the Jackals from getting their claws on the book and unleashing unnamed horrors…

Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle
*eARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 

Night Owls takes place in a semi-closed society. Our heroine, Val, a bookstore owner who used to be a Hunter (and is a vampire), tries to exist quietly with her Renfield Chaz and a group of unlikely allies, a couple of succubi, 2 ex Brotherhood members, and a human until a group of vicious, bloodthirsty Jackals come to town and the entire gang must go on the offensive.

The book was well written, it had delightful characters, interesting world building, fun dialogue, and some cool twists. Did I love it? No. Was it worth the read. Certainly.

Miss Roy deserves kudos for coming into a genre so steeped in material that it is hard to find something unique with exactly that, some new material. She also takes us back to the old days of Urban Fantasy where there really was no romance. It was all about the world, the characters and the story arc.

Even though I personally didn't love it, it was very enjoyable and looks to be an exciting start to a great new urban fantasy series. I'll definitely tune in for book #2.

Night Owls

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