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Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell #2)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  3,231 ratings  ·  280 reviews

After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She's gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential hea
Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Pocket Books
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Guess what, folks! It is entirely possible to write good urban fantasy without relationship drama or love triangle drama. Who knew?! Well, I did, and I guess Jenn Bennett did too because that’s what she delivered. After the sweet beginning of Cady and Lon’s relationship in Kindling the Moon, I thought they would surely start having second thoughts, realize that their age difference and Lon’s teenage son are too much to handle, or at least that one of them would be attracted to another person as ...more
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It’s about damn time. An urban fantasy novel that has…

…A solid, stable couple as the main characters. Lon and Cady are a couple. A real, honest couple.

Hold on there is more…

…The main characters communicate to each other rather than act on assumptions. Lon and Cady don’t make life altering decisions based on assumptions about their partners. If they are confused, suspiciou
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Sep 28, 2014 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: UF fans
Shelves: urban-fantasy
4.25 - 4.5 stars...Impressive Mystery!

After reading Kindling the Moon I was ready to dive into Arcadia's next adventure with Lon and Jupe, but I wanted all the books before starting Summoning the Night. It was definitely worth the expense and wait. (Good luck finding Binding the Shadows(book 3)! Amazon has the remaining mass paperbacks at $19. BtS is out-of-print, and Amazon is selling the like it's a precious shovel during the Gold Rush!) Anyway, I have all four books on my keeper shelf - read
“Oh, really? Is that why he’s hot and bothered for Arcadia here?” Kar Yee tossed an accusatory glance my way. She was well aware that honesty wasn’t one of my strong suits. “Probably,” Jupe confirmed. “My dad says he likes her so much that if she kicked him in the balls, he’d just thank her.”

Jenn Bennett has done it again, she's managed to suck me into another one if her Intoxicatingly Magical Arcadia Bell Books. Last year I was blown away with Kindling The Moon, and so it came as no shock to me
Summoning the Night is the second book in Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series. It follows Kindling the Moon and is just as good as its predecessor; with this book Bennett has cemented this series’ place on my “snap up on sight” list.

The main plot this time around is that Cady is manipulated into doing an investigation for the Hellfire Club. The teenage children of Hellfire members are vanishing, and the club’s leader, Ambrose Dare, believes the culprit may be the same man who was behind a similar

Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett was an awesome read. I literally read the book in one day; I could not put it down. Excitement, edge of your seat action, and a few Indiana Jones-type moments made this book one of my favorite urban fantasy reads of this year.

This is a cool world. Earthbound demons (as opposed to summoned demons) live in plain sight. The humans (savages) are not aware of their demon neighbors. Earthbound demons have a “knack” or special talent. These knacks vary from healing t
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Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett was my second most favorite read of 2011. Seriously people, it is amazing. It is a debut book by a new author and it’s written so well you can’t believe you are reading a first book. (And if you haven’t read it yet, then I haven’t been loud enough about how incredible the book is!). Seeing how much I loved LOVED book one, you can only imagine how high my hopes were for book two. Remember, book one was my number two favor
All Things Urban Fantasy
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Look out Mercy, Rachel, and Sookie, the urban fantasy genre has a fierce new heroine in Arcadia Bell! Bartender and magician Cady made her mark on the genre with 2011’s KINDLING THE MOON and with SUMMONING THE NIGHT she is rightly taking her place alongside some of the big names. The worldbuilding full of magic and Earthbound demons is refreshing and exciting, the pace relentless, the romance subdued and sizzling in turn, and the characters engaging and
“That’s right.” Jupe arched his back and stretched like a cat, then smugly pretended to crack his knuckles. “Step aside and watch the master go to work, people.”

SUMMONING THE NIGHT was even more amazing than I thought it would be. I think I seriously forgot how much I just loved the first book in the Arcadia Bell Series, Kindling the Moon. Yeah. That totally must be it! I couldn't put down SUMMONING THE NIGHT since I started and I read half the book in a night which I never do! That how much I
{This review was originally published on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}

Jenn Bennett's debut, Kindling the Moon, was one of my favorite urban fantasy releases of 2011. Her protagonist Arcadia Bell's world of magic, good humor, family and community are what I've dubbed, "Urban fantasy with heart."

Whenever I love the first entrant into a series as much as I did Kindling the Moon, reading the sequel is rather stress-inducing. What if it doesn't live up to the first in the series? What if it's a one-hit
Jenn Bennett has done it again. She wrapped me up in Cady's world and made me love it even more than I thought I could. I was madly in love with book 1, you know. Seriously. Madly in love. I wanted a Lon of my very own. I wanted to be a fly in the wall when Jupe walked into any room. I was cheering as Cady came into her own. And book 2? Oh, it's made me fall in love with all those guys even harder. I'm just tickled pink to be back in their world - eating their food, playing with their hedgehog, ...more
Jacob Proffitt
I am really torn about how to approach this review. On the one hand, the story is pretty good and the plot is solid. The characters all well-written and the pacing is spot-on. On the other hand, the author seems to have some moral blind-spots that are deeply troubling.

As with the first book, I really like the romance between Cady and Lon. They're in a more solid relationship, now, and Bennett does a good job handling a mature relationship without resorting to the typical slew of miscommunication

What makes me like this series?
Well for starters, the characters...
I can't remember another UF series who has a "family" as it's main characters: Cady (Arcadia Bell), Lon Butler and Jupe (short for Jupiter), Lon's son. They may not be a conventional one, but that's what they are.

In fact i don't think i would enjoy this series as much as i do, if there wasn't a Jupe on board. The almost fourteen old kid is just insanely adorable, with his big mouth and his frizzy curls ;)
The dynamics between hi
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*Full Review to come*

There are a bunch of positives. Jupiter (Jupe) Butler gets a huge chunk of story time, and his relationship with Cady is growing by the book. Another is the fact that Cady is actually realizing that being with Lon and Jupe is pretty much like having her own little family unit, and she really doesn't seem to mind it after being alone and on the run for so many years.

I really, really don't much care for Ambrose Dare (Head of the Hellfire Club)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cady, Lon & Jupe!

This second installment well and truly sealed my love for these characters. The dialogue and interactions between our main heroine Arcadia and her guys, Lon and Jupe, are still refreshingly realistic and full of humor and heart.

Now having said that the plot, for me, had a couple of small inexplicable holes in it that pulled me out of the story momentarily...but not enough that I didn't enjoy the book. I'm hoping some of my head scratching questions will be
Demons and witches and bad guys oh my! Jenn Bennett has done it again. "Summoning the Night" is an other great read in the Arcadia Bell series and I gobbled down every incredible word. I must say that I truly enjoy how every character in this series has baggage, but yet the plot comes together so beautifully and uniquely. Let's face it, there are not too many series out there involving a single woman dating a man with a teenage son who is both precocious and precious.

Cady and Lon have been progr
The Arcadia Bell series gets even more solid with this second book. The world-building is fresh and exciting, the action gripping and no-stop, and the building romance "right" (as in perfectly right-paced).

Then there's the story: absolutely engaging, even if the plot has two problems (one is to me a proper hole):

-Arcadia is a witch. There's no logical reason to ask her to investigate a possible kidnapper turned serial killer. She is powerful, but as a magic user. The foundation is a bit shaky..
Fangs for the Fantasy
Arcadia Bell has a new life with her parents gone – and the beginnings of a new family with Lon and Jupe, despite her ongoing nervousness about the age gap.

But kids are going missing – Earthborn demon kids like Jupe. And it seems descendants of the Hellfire club owners are the ones who are being targeted – again, like Jupe. The kidnappings mirror a previous series of kidnappers 30 years ago. As the most powerful witch the demons of the Hellfire club know, she’s quickly recruited to help find th
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Kicking Butt with Cady and Co.

If Arcadia Bell thought surviving her parents' Machiavellian plot was going to allow her to get back to the life she was living before they tried to sacrifice her to a ritual slaying...well, she was right. Mostly. She's settled back into her job at her tiki bar, and her relationship with Earthbound demon Lon Butler is progressing nicely. So is the one between her and Lon's son, Jupe. They're almost like a family.

Thing is, just because Cady is able to
***3 1/2 stars, rounded up to 4***

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But there was only so much worrying you could do before you just had to accept what life throws at you and move on, because some things were going to be out of your control and others can't be fixed or changed.

I know I'm going to get a lot of flak for this rating, but this installment of Arcadia Bell just didn't blow me away like its predecessor, Kindling the Moon, did. This story opens up with Cady watching Jupe whi
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Favorite Quote: “That sexy Jesus thing again? You’re a filthy girl, you know that?”

Arcadia Bell is back and finding trouble once again in Summoning The Night. After almost being sacrificed by her parents in Kindling The Moon, Arcadia (Cady) is back to business as usual and getting her bar ready for Halloween. When the head of the Hellfire Club comes to her and Lon for help in stopping a serial killer from 30 years ago, they will have t
Four Stars: A tighter, more exciting second installment.

Cady is content in her new relationship. She and Lon are growing closer than ever, and she can't help but love his precocious son, Jupe. When Jupe is around there is never a dull moment. Cady hasn't used her Moonchild power since the terrible night when she first acquired it, but she will be kindling it sooner than she thinks. Jupe informs her that kids are going missing. The kidnappings are eerily similar to the abductions that took place
Things are going well for Cady: Her relationship with Lon is growing more serious, and she's recovering nicely from the attempt on her life. Then Earthbound demon children begin disappearing, and it bears an uncanny resemblance to another group of kidnapping from years before. Those children were never found. The head of the Hellfire Club reaches out to Cady and Lon to help track down who is snatching the kids, and it soon becomes apparent that Jupe could be among those targeted...

This series ha
Liz (The Bookish Liz)
For some reason I didn't like this book as much as the first. It's not to say it was bad because it wasn't, but I felt like it was a bit more crude than the first of the series and I also thought that the character growth was a bit lacking in two of the characters. However, there was more growth with the character of Jupe. I am going to continue this series, but I was a bit dissapointed with this book.
Barbara (VampAngel)
Aug 13, 2013 Barbara (VampAngel) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Barbara (VampAngel) by: Galla
I'm so glad this series is fun and without any relationship drama/angst WHATSOEVER so far. No love triangles and no cliffhangers either. I couldn't be happier. Go read this series!
What a fantastic book!! Jupe has stole my heart.
I'll have my review up closer to the release date.
3.5 Stars...........Can we please throw Dare off a bridge or something in the next book????
Without a doubt, 5 stars!

Sleep first, review later...
Let this be a lesson: Do not ever, ever under any circumstances, think about food when you’re reading. And that applies even if said book is boring to the point that jogging in the middle of the night in your worst pyjamas is starting to sound tempting.

And I don’t even like to jog.

But that’s my mistake. See, there were all these packets of chocolate ( yes, CHOCOLATE) biscuits sitting on my desk, looking at me with cute, adorable eyes, just begging for me to take a huge bite out of them. I was do
Jenn Bennett’s first book Kindling the Moon was one of my favorite reads of 2011. Even with only the one book the Arcadia Bell series jumped onto my favorite series list, leaving me eagerly anticipating the release of Summoning the Night. I was lucky enough to win a copy of the book form the author and when it arrived all I wanted to do was break it open and consume every word, but then the book quickly became one of those ones that I both wanted to savor and wanted to devour. We won’t get anoth ...more
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JENN BENNETT is an artist and author who writes books for adults and teens, including the Roaring Twenties series (Bitter Spirits, Berkley Sensation) and the Arcadia Bell UF series (Kindling the Moon, Pocket Books). Her first YA contemporary romance, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, will be released in 2015 (Feiwel & Friends). She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two evil pugs. Visit he ...more
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Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1) Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell, #3) Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell, #4) Leashing the Tempest (Arcadia Bell, #2.5) Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties, #1)

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“Oh, really? Is that why he’s hot and bothered for Arcadia here?” Kar Yee tossed an accusatory glance my way. She was well aware that honesty wasn’t one of my strong suits. “Probably,” Jupe confirmed. “My dad says he likes her so much that if she kicked him in the balls, he’d just thank her.” 16 likes
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