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Rises The Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  2,619 Ratings  ·  195 Reviews
The saga of Victoria Gardella continues as the glorious nineteenth-century city of Rome gives rise to a new threat from the immortal undead....

Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy has been a vampire slayer for just over a year, balancing her life as a peer of Society with the dangerous role that takes her out on moonlit streets, stake in hand. She has learned brutal a
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Signet
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Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨

I love vampire books, but not this one. I've had enough. DNF 59%.

Victoria has to go to Italy to find some fringe pro-vampire group called the Tutela, who she hopes will lead her to a powerful vampire named Nedas who has an object that can give him the power to, I don't even remember or care, control the world somehow or something.

The whole beginning just seemed like boring filler to me, nothing happened. There is this romance brewing with a pretty hot and sexy roguish character named Sebastian;
Apr 13, 2010 Zeek rated it really liked it
Colleen Gleason's series, The Gardella Vampire Chronicles, is not your average paranormal romance. It's heavier on the paranormal rather than the romance and is multi-layered, textured, and a cut above the pack. Her stories are so much more then girl meets vamp, vamp bites girl, struggle ensues (i love him, but I shouldn't), vamp saves girl from outside evil and they all live happily ever after.

The big thing, and the thing that might drive average paranormal romance readers crazy in this series,
Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
Oh, sure, just STAKE ME IN THE HEART why don't you!

I talk about the love interests and romance portions of the book in the spoiler below. The plot stuff is your average plot stuff. Pretty good, but I have no complaints or urgent thoughts about it.

(view spoiler)
Nov 08, 2014 Lorna rated it it was amazing
I really couldn't help it. As soon as I finished The Rest Falls Away, I immediately began reading book 2, and literally could not put it down-as in, I read it until 6 am. I am so happy I found this series. If you haven't read the first book, there is going to be a big spoiler coming up. Just a heads up.

It's a year later, and Victoria's mourning is officially over as far as the ton(high society) is concerned. Now she is a very rich widow, and can pretty much do as she pleases. And what pleases he
Dec 15, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it
After a long year of mourning, Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy is back to patrolling the streets of London, making sure that vampires can no longer feed on the innocent. She soon discovers that vampires plan to seize Akvan's Obelisk, an artifact that will allow the holder to control the dead. Victoria finds herself traveling to Italy where she tries to infiltrate a group of vampire supporters in order to find out who has the Obelisk. But there are too many people in the group who may b ...more
Kristen Burns
4.5 Stars

Full Review:
*I received a free ecopy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.*

I went into this book fully expecting to have my heart ripped out after how painful the first book in the series was. Instead, I ended up on this rollercoaster of deceit, lies, subterfuge, and betrayal... and I loved it. Seriously, if ever there were a book that perfectly compares to a rollercoaster, it's this one. Right from the beginning I was hooked, then everything kept building up and
Feb 04, 2015 Paulina rated it liked it
Gah. It would have been a great book if it wasn't for the heroine's abominable taste in men, and the fact she turns into a doormat when hormones are involved. It was infuriating and severely dampened my enjoyment.

It's been obvious since the first book that Sebastian is a spineless little worm who runs away at the first sign of trouble, but in this book he ups his game. Now, I like a literary bad boy as much as the next person, but he is not a bad boy. Again, he runs and hides when things get di
Sep 09, 2011 Cherie rated it it was ok
My ratings system is as follows. One star is GOOD. The book is entertaining, easy to read and you don't want to stop reading because something about the book is compelling you not to. Two stars is GREAT! This time the story is not only entertaining, but highly creative, unique, easy to read and hard to put down. Three stars is EXCELLENT. Here the book has all aspects of one and two stars, but now the book is thought and emotionally provoking. Four is AWESOME. This is the read that is not only cr ...more
Jul 21, 2014 P rated it it was ok
หลังจากการสูญเสียของวิกตอเรีย นักลาแวมไพรกใชเวลาไปกับการไวทุกขใหกับสามีของเธอ หนึงปีผานไป ... วิกตอเรียตามลาแวมไพรเหมือนกันอยางทีหลอนเคยทำ และนันทำใหหลอนไดเบาะแสของสมาคมมนุษยทีบูชาเทิดทูนเหลาแวมไพร จนโยงไปถึงเรืองราวของเนดัส แวมไพรชัวรายทีวางแผนจะสรางกองทัพวิญญาณคนตายขึนมาเพือครองโลก

วิกตอเรียเดินทางไปอิตาลีเพือหาเบาะแสเกียวกับเรืองนี หลอนทำงานคนเดียวทีนัน และเกือบจะเอาชีวิตไมรอดดวยซำ เมือเซบาสติยงยืนมือมาชวยหลอน ความสัมพันธทีครุมเครือระหวางสองคนกบังเกิดขึน แมวาวิกตอเรียจะยังอาลัยฟิลลิปอยู แตทุกค
Jan 30, 2013 Karissa rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. There are a total of five books in this series. If you enjoyed the first book, you will enjoy this one. The world broadens some and Victoria is less care free than in the first book.


Victoria is recovering from her husband’s untimely end in Book 1. Things between her and Sebastian are heating up. She ends up going to Rome in an attempt to uncover a new vampire
Dec 27, 2014 Megan rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Gardella Vampire chronicles. This book is good, but I didn’t think it was as good as her first. Maybe because I felt this is a little darker in nature. I marked down the stars simply because I was having a little trouble following the story line, the different characters, and the new vampire “object” which would help the vampires rule the world (this time it’s Akvan’s Obelisk, and the bad guy is Lilith’s son- Nedas). This book reminded me of The Empire Strikes Back , because it is ...more
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon

Ever read a book and know that it's not going in the direction that you want/like? That there is a character that is more of a hindrance than a help to the main character? That the inclusion of the character is killing you enjoyment and some of the plot?


You are somehow still interested enough, curious enough, to find out what happens?

Well, come on down, you'll find out here, in this installment!!!

Can you tell that I still want Sebastian to die a crazy, horrible, painful death?

Let's put i
Aug 20, 2011 Kerra rated it really liked it
"Rises The Night" is the second book in Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles series.

Victoria has grown up a lot from where "The Rest Falls Away" leaves the readers off at. The characters in this series are all interesting and though they may not be unique characters (I find myself comparing Victoria, Max, and Sebastian to Mac, Jericho, and V'Lane from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series [which I loved] often), they are definitely likeable.

One thing that didn't bother me as much in the fir
Duchess Nicole
Sep 06, 2011 Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it
So much better than the first book! I don't know if I'm more frustrated with Victoria, Sebastian, or Max. But I have a feeling my faith with at least two of them will be restored, though I'm guessing that that one of the big questions of the series is: who will Victoria end up with? Sebastian shows a bit more empathy, though there is still plenty of his sarcastic, cocky humor. While the 'darkly brooding' Max is absent for a good bit of the first half of the book, he more than makes up for it in ...more
*Whew* The author was not afraid to go places that a lot of authors would not take their characters. I loved that it was so difficult to tell who was good and who was bad in this book.

I can't give away my shocking moment without spoiling the book. So, I won't. But, I did gain a lot of admiration for the author when something major happened near the end of the book. WOW. :)

I will definitely be continuing this series. Love the love triangle. Love the characters. Love the historical angle. Love the
I've never actually been grateful to have a book end at 95% of the file before. There was probably an excerpt for the third title (or possibly the first) in some of the remaining space, but I didn't look to see.

This book didn't start out badly, and for a while it seemed like it might be a bit better than the first one. By about 75%, however, Victoria was really wearing on me. When I started this I would have predicted that this could make a reasonable "filler" series while I wait for new titles
Jun 30, 2010 Yodamom rated it really liked it
Great book, exciting story and caracters, fantasic story line, the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it broke my heart. It would be hard to read this again, though good enough to read several times. Victoria has her family torn and ripped from her, he beliefs crushed, it left me with a feeling of no hope for her. I need a break before going on in this story, what a great author, she really drove the story home !
The Flooze
Dec 20, 2009 The Flooze rated it it was amazing
Recommended to The Flooze by: Shannon
This installment is frustrating and thrilling. Victoria's tendency to be stubborn and impetuous leads to numerous close calls, and make me want to shake the woman. But the results are nail-biting scenes that had me frantically worrying about the final outcome. Others are right--it seems this series does get better and better!
Dec 28, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing
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Dec 29, 2016 Charlie rated it liked it
Hooked. See more in book #1 review.
Feb 20, 2011 Shelley rated it really liked it
Synopsis: In Italy, a powerful vampire named Nedas is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead by activating Akvan's Obelisk. Nedas is Lilith's created son. Lady Victoria Gardella de Lacy-a vampire slayer for just over a year-races to Italy to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced. She is accompanied by Sebastian Vioget, a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy. But when Victoria discovers that she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, th ...more
Dec 31, 2012 Clary rated it really liked it
Con La Condanna del Vampiro continua la saga Cacciatori di Vampiri, di Colleen Gleason, pubblicata dalla Newton Compton e dedicata alla cacciatrice di vampiri Victoria. Sin dalle prime pagine è possibile notare quanto questo secondo volume sia nettamente superiore al primo, sia per quanto riguarda lo stile dell'autrice, sia per quanto riguarda la trama: se Cacciatori di Vampiri non era riuscito a convincervi del tutto, La Condanna del Vampiro riuscirà a farvi ricredere e a convincervi a dare una ...more
Rebecca Haslam
Dec 31, 2016 Rebecca Haslam rated it it was ok
Having read 'Marked' around the same time as this, I knew that this book needed to impress me as much as the other one had, however I was somewhat disappointed and instead, as I worked my way through the pages, I couldn't help but wish I was reading more of the Kristin Cast series of books instead. With that said, once this book was done with, I told myself I'd read far worse over the years, and that much is most certainly true.
Kathy Davie
Apr 15, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Second in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series based in 19th century London.

The Story
A month after Philip's death, Victoria finds herself out on the streets hunting vampires. Anything to distract herself from the pain of his death and her own guilt. But an incident on the street causes her to draw back and it isn't until another year has passed that Victoria again takes to the streets hunting vampires where she finds a bit more than she bargained for. A sigil and the news out of Rome forces Vi
Feb 11, 2008 Kit rated it really liked it
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Sep 09, 2011 Rosy rated it really liked it
This review was written for The Review Diaries:

This book was a bit of a step away from the first in the series ‘The Rest Falls Away’. I loved the first book because it was a combination of two of my favourite things – vampires with some regency romance thrown in. It was brilliantly written and very engaging with enough danger to make it really exciting.

I was expecting more of the same from ‘Rises the Night’ but it was a lot darker and scarier than the fir
Sep 27, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
I did not expect that at all. I'm finding the more I read this series the more interesting it has become. It truly doesn't give you any hints as to what will happen and I like that. Usually you can predict certain things, but this series so far has been wholly unpredictable. I highly recommend this for any mystery or paranormal readers.
Aug 07, 2009 Natasja rated it really liked it
Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth recently learned that she is the next in line to be a Venator vampire hunter and she is fighting vampires for over a year now and it costs her more than you can imagine. Her beloved husband Philip was turned into a vampire by her enemy Lilith, the Vampire Queen and the only thing she could do to really save him, was to kill him for good. After a year of mourning she is back on the streets, killing vampire like no other and stronger than ever.

Victoria discovers t
Jul 26, 2008 Inara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like vampire and slayers
The story of Victoria Gardella Grantworth picks up one year after the events of book one. Max has gone back to Italy, Sebastian has disappeared and Victoria has come to terms with her guilt and loss and is finally ready to hunt vampires again. One night after a fight she finds a strange disk which sets the following events in motion...
Most of the book is set in Italy, more specific in Venice and later on in Rome and of course we meet Max and Sebastian again. But Max is behaving strangely and see
Aurian Booklover
Oct 27, 2015 Aurian Booklover rated it it was amazing
The first book ended badly for Victoria, when she had to kill her own husband who was turned into a vampire. Her year of mourning has almost ended now, and she is roaming London every night, looking for vampires but not finding any. Human predators a plenty though, and she sure runs those off as well. But Lilith seems to have taken all her followers with her.
Until she feels something near the Silver Chalice, Sebastians former pub, and she finally gets to kill a vampire again, and is almost kille
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Award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason has written more than twenty books for major publishers such as Penguin Group, Harlequin Enterprises, Chronicle Books, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware). Her books have been translated into seven different languages.

Colleen lives in the Midwest United States where she is fortunate enough to be working on her next book.

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“Se continui a guardarmi così, Victoria, sarò felice di darti quello che vuoi. Dopotutto, non sei più una bambina" Sebastian a Victoria” 3 likes
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