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Summoning the Night

(Arcadia Bell #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  6,154 ratings  ·  375 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
Jacob Proffitt
Apr 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: steamy, urban-fantasy
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 miscommunicatio
I wanted a bit more

I enjoyed the first book and frankly, I expected a bigger BOOM from this one. Yeah, it was a good read and all that, but I just wanted more.

I liked that it was fast-paced and really easy&fast to read but it's still just a good book, not a great one.
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great series! Love the world of Earthbounds, savages, demons and of course magicians. Hints as to Cady’s providence and genetic makeup still to come, as she gets to grip with her Moon child abilities. I like the way Jupe has as big a part in the stories and how Cady fits so well into Lon and Jupe’s lives. Looking forward to the next one!
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
“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
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it

Summoning the Night, the second Arcadia Bell novel, is undoubtedly a fun UF romp. Cady, Lon and Jupe are slowly becoming a family, and I particularly loved reading about them as a family unit in action, so to speak.

However, there were some things that I found frustrating about this book, among which are: Cady's reticence to learn about her Moonchild abilities; her very questionable bartering decision in the first third of the book, which made my eyebrows go up up up, even if it was alluded
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Loving this series more and more! Full review to come (hopefully soon).
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

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
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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 favori
Review after first read-through, October 12-15, 2013:
4.5 stars - Great!

I really enjoyed this book. It was/is an excellent sequel to Kindling the Moon. :) This entry in the Arcadia Bell series saw Cady and Lon working to solve the disappearances of local children. Jupe is at risk, so they need to work fast to save him and the other kids.

This mystery relates to disappearances 30 years prior, when Lon was a kid. This development added richness to the storyline, which was already a suspenseful one.
All Things Urban Fantasy
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}

I enjoyed the first book in the Arcadia Bell series. Much more than I thought I would. So I was really excited to finally get to the second book - Summoning the Night. While I enjoyed it, it didn't have the same magic the first one had for me. I fell it was a bit slow and I wasn't super interested in the mystery they followed. The highlights for me were Cady, Lon and his son Jupe. They have great chemistry as a group. While not a total hit for me I am definitely continuing with the series.

An awesome installment in the series, I seriously love these characters!
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great installment. Review to come.
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mercy Thompson Fans
{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
“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 muc
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
*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)
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc
~* 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
While book two in the Arcadia Bell series completely solidified my love for Cady's new family dynamic (alllllll the love for Jupe, omg), I was left seriously frustrated by some of the plot elements in this one. I imagine it's set-up for continuing series drama but none of the elements felt.. reasonable or even warranted.

Going to space out the remaining reads for now but I am still enjoying the series. Just liked this one less than the first.
Christy LoveOfBooks
I loved the first book in this series, but I enjoyed this one even more. I love the relationship that has blossomed between Cady and Lon and how well they work together. They have great chemistry and made me laugh on a number of occasions, especially when Jup was involved.


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
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 add
Summoning the Night is a good second novel in the Arcadia Bell series. Once again the thing I liked best about it is the growing relationships between the characters, especially the growing bond between Cady and Jupe. I will say that this one felt slightly repetitive with (view spoiler) but the rest of the story was completely different. I'm looking forward to reading more.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This series is really good and I really do not know why I waited so much (almost two years) to read the second one. Yes, it's not the best urban fantasy ever, but the world building is good (as far as UF go, obviously), the magic is intersting and the characters are good.
And Arcadia has an hedgehog as pet!!!!! *_* Soooo cute!
And Jupe is simply fantastic!
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Can I just say how much I love Jupe? He is adorable and I want him for myself! <3

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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
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Jenn Bennett is the author of over a dozen books, including the young adult titles: ALEX, APPROXIMATELY; STARRY EYES; SERIOUS MOONLIGHT; and THE LADY ROGUE. She also writes romance and fantasy for adults. Her books have earned multiple starred reviews, been Goodreads Choice Award nominees, and have been included on annual Best Book lists for both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. She lives near Atlant ...more

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Arcadia Bell (4 books)
  • Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1)
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