This is the third book in the Night World Series. Like the previous two it is three stories complied into one volume. The three stories in this book aThis is the third book in the Night World Series. Like the previous two it is three stories complied into one volume. The three stories in this book are Huntress, Black Dawn, and Witch light.
Huntress follows Jez. She's a vampire that discovers she's half human. She leaves her gang because she is afraid of what they will do if they find out about her impossible heritage. She spends a year living with her mothers family and discovers that as long as she's not tapping into the power granted by her vampire powers she can pass for human.
however, Her attempts to fit in with her human cousins are constantly clashing with her night job; hunting down the members of the night world that are causing trouble in her area. When word gets to her that members of her former gang have found one of the four people that can save or destroy the world it's up to Jez to get back her position and steal the girl away from them. Unfortunately it's not as easy as it sounds. There are others after the Wild Power as well. And they are more than willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want.
I enjoyed huntress because it's as much about redemption as it is about the duty to the world. Jez was not a nice vampire. In one shining moment of realization Jez changed her entire life. Instead of being one of the ones to destroy the world she can be one of the ones that saves it.
I didn't really like jez as a person I felt she swung to far the other way between her “kill all humans” and “kill all vampires” phases. She didn't seem to be trying to find a balance between them.
Black dawn is the story of Maggie. When her brother goes missing during a hiking trip Maggie realizes that the story they are told is a lie. She follows his girlfriend back to her apartment to confront her. Maggie wakes up almost two days later in a wagon with three other girls surrounded by a world where the sun never shines and humans are nothing but a food supply and occasional entertainment. Maggie is determined to save everyone, especially the blind girl everyone keeps telling her to leave behind. When the vampire prince saves her on the side of a mountain she adds one more to the number of people shes determined to save.
Black dawn was wonderful because it takes you into a different world. Sure it exists within our own but that's where connection ends. It's violent and medieval but still there is the eeriness of the haunting question, what if somewhere out there there is a place that is hidden from us where things like this are actually happening, what would you do if one day you woke up to find yourself there?
I didn't like Sylvia. She felt very flat to me. You aren't given any of her history she's just a cruel monster. Then at the end it's suddenly revealed she really did care about her boyfriend and she was just jealous of how much he loved his little sister. It seemed kind of like saying, “I know this entire story up to this point has painted her as a villain but she's really just misunderstood”
Witchlight is the final of the Wild Powers being found. A shape shifter, a vampire, a witch, are sent to pick her up from the mall only to find that someone has beaten them to it. A dragon is already talking to her when they arrive. Keller manages to fight it off and they pick up not only their target but a strangely calm boy who is adamant about helping them no matter what the cost. Unfortunately their Wild Power not only refuses to believe that she is one but she is determined to continue living her life as if it weren't in constant danger.
I'm not sure what to say about this story. It is the one that the ending actually surprised me. I didn't expect either of the twists and for me that is a very pleasant surprise. I'm use to being able to tell those things by the third chapter or so. I didn't like how determined Iliana was to continue her life as normal. She knew she was in danger but continued to put herself in dangerous situations rather then say “hey maybe I should stay home till this blows over.” Even if she absolutely knew they were wrong it didn't change the fact that supernatural monsters were trying to kill her. So her attitude about it annoyed me.
I think if you haven't read the other two books you should probably read them first to get a little more background information on the world, it's laws, and a couple of the important characters in this book. It stands alone ok but it is the build up for the next book so if you're not planning on reading the rest of the series you are missing out on inside information.
Each of the three stories adds a little more depth to the readers understanding of the Night World. A place where all the things you never knew existeEach of the three stories adds a little more depth to the readers understanding of the Night World. A place where all the things you never knew existed are hiding just out of sight.
The first story is of a Vampire boy risking death to save his friend who is dying of inoperable cancer.
The second is three vampire sisters who go to stay with their aunt only to discover she's died and someone wants them dead as well.
The final story is of two witches that transfer to a new school where they fight over a boy in the end resorting to forbidden magic to get what they want.
The book is a very good read for teenagers and for those that don't want the vulgarity and honesty of adult books in the same genre. The supernatural people are like everyone else only they belong to a world where the majority of their kind have prejudice against humans. Each story has the main characters breaking life or death laws of their world. Making it feel that the series is probably building up to the throwing out of the laws or a war because of it. That is of course just my speculation. ...more
a little harder to follow than the other books in the Dark Series. Overall if you are invested in the characters alerady it works as a epilogue for tha little harder to follow than the other books in the Dark Series. Overall if you are invested in the characters alerady it works as a epilogue for their various romances and sets up the conflicts to come. If you ar unfamiliar with the stories up to this point save this book for later. ...more
**spoiler alert** I kept this book by my bed when I was 13, I had been reading romance novels for years. This one stuck out in my mind because I rerea**spoiler alert** I kept this book by my bed when I was 13, I had been reading romance novels for years. This one stuck out in my mind because I reread it probably 4 times in the 2 years I had a copy of it. I always found the term of endearment "pretty lady" entertaining, and silly but I liked it. My favorite line from a romance novel came from this book. "I'm making you happy..." said in the middle of sex. I don't know why that has stuck in my mind after all these years but it has, isn't making you happy what sex is suppose to do? ...more