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Smoke and Mirrors

(Blood and Light Vampire #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  26 reviews
In book two the story takes a much darker turn. The rogue vampires are introduced as they try to destroy everything Rue holds dear. Rue is fighting her way back to reality after being abducted and forced to enter Valon, the ancient city to all vampires. Dark forces close in all around her as new enemies threaten to take everything she has ever known.
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Published July 20th 2011 by Vamptasy Publishing (first published July 1st 2011)
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Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm in love with these characters! I just can't get enough of them! I want my own personal Josh... I absolutely can't wait to read the next in the series. It is SO WORTH the push through the first few chapters of #1 to read the rest of the series.
Cherie Phillips
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in the series "Blood and Light" I was hooked and purchased this straight away loved this book maybe even more than the first. Josh is fantastic and he nearly made me cry at the end of the book. I have to say I can't wait for the next book in the series to find out what happens next.
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OMG, the second book in this fantastic series has surpassed my expectations. I loved the introduction of the 2-new characters Jonah and Lily, sister and brother who run a travelling carnival. To seduce and feed upon, they lure in very unsuspecting humans.

I'm not going to go to much more into the details as I'm trying really hard to avoid spoilers, and I hate spoilers and if I ruined it for you, you would come back to really mad as there are 2 more books to this series. I must say book two is mo
Jade Mira
Wow! Thank the Lords that there are 4 more books left to this series. Otherwise, my heart would have been crushed at the end of this book. Rue Volley is the Master of imagination and words! The characters are strong and I really connected with Joshua and Rue. I literally felt their emotions come to life within myself. Rue Volley, you did an excellent job! This series gets better and more addicting with each book you read. The Blood and Light series is a must read!
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
ok, so i read blood and light and was like, ok this is a good little vampire series here, and now having finished book 2 in this series, i'm loosing my mind. can not get to oil and water fast enough. i was smiling, laughing, and then crying by the time i finished this book. rue, i am in awe of your storytelling....thank you!!! :)
What did I think? Well I will tell you dear goodreads. I thought it was awesome. I laughed (really hard). I cried...almost as hard. Then ending...ohhh tore my freakin heart out. The editing was much better in this book and I found very few errors. Rue was still awesome and Josh was still sigh... and Johnathan is still here. :/
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ok i have to say i love this series its great!!! i laughed and cried and even got mad in this one. what an ending!!!!!! I really wont to read book 3!!! i love these characters a lot!! u just feel like you are right there in the story with them!!1
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!!! Like I said before, very well written. The characters have depth and the description of them and the places in the story are so realistic, you feel like you've been to Valon, and that you actually know the characters. Love Josh and Sam!

Already on book three!
30flips Phillips
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is still a teenage book and I normally am not a fan but I loved this one!!! - especially the ending. Must read the next.
April Miller
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great read! I am in love with this series! I am so upset how this ended! Now I have to get right on the next and find out what's going to happen next!! :)
Jenna Pizzi
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I found this series. I love the characters. I love the story. Rue sweeps me away into the story where I wish I was. Keep on writing Rue!
Sandy Anderson
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this series . Cant wait to get started on the next book.
Missy  G.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
Ok, I quit. 41% and we just keep going around and around in circles. This is more geared towards teenagers.
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ebook: Smoke & Mirrors, Book 2 in the Blood & Light Series

Author: Rue Volley

Fiction, Paranormal,

This review may contain spoilers

I was given this for an honest review by the author

Summary: Book two in the Blood & Light Vampire series takes Rue, our teenage vampire, even deeper into the rabbit-hole that has become her life. This book introduces a deeper look into the vampire city of Valon That all vampires derive from. It begi
Jessica Bronder
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
We start with Rue not knowing anything about herself, except what she has been told by Jonathan. But she has flashes of memory that cause blinding pain. In one moment she overcomes the binding placed on her and escapes back to her friends and brother just to learn that Jonathan was actually Caine in disguise.

When Rue gets home, she learns that Jonathan has been trapped in a memory and goes to rescue him. Through difference circumstances, she finally admits that she has feelings for Joshua. Rue
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
We pick up at almost exactly where we left off on book 1.
Rue is stuck in Valon with no memory at the mercy of Caine, who looks like Jonathan. Jonathan is stuck in memory, and Josh is in a healing coma of sorts.

Once again these books, and this author amazed me. I simply cannot stop reading them. I just finished with book 4 and I had to make myself stop reading so I could write reviews for the other books.

I did find Rue a little more annoying in this book with her des
Jacquie Talento
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Truth was I wanted to run out into the flowers and cause all kinds of chaos. Cause them to change colors so quickly they would end up all colors, swirling at once”.
Book 2 in the Blood and Light story is just as pulling as the first. I personally found one of the chapters had put me thru every emotion possible where I was happy, angry, cried like a baby, and changing my opinions about some of the characters in the story. For me, that tells me that Ms. Volley has written a masterpiece in her own
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Smoke and Mirrors by Rue Volley

Smoke and Mirrors is the second installment in Volley's Blood and Light series and is a fantastic improvement from the first. Whereas book one was like a chore to read, Smoke and Mirrors was a joy.

Not only is it great to see the development of character's through a series of books, it is equally if not more exciting to see a writer improve through each new work of art. Volley has done just that.

Volley was able to keep t
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book picks up right where the first one left off, with Rue trapped in Valon with who she thinks is her mate. She however doesn't feel anything for him and doesn't understand why. She keeps getting flashes of a memory she can't put together and it causes her great pains.

Making her escape and return to her actual home proves to be almost more than her body can handle. Emotionally drained and trying to hold onto a sense of normalcy she fights for it. Just a normal plain human day.<
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA/YA at heart
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Rue Volley
I received an e-ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Wow, I have to say this book just blew me away. This author has a fabulous imagination and a way to reel you in from beginning to end with all the colorful images, magic, and story line. I was fascinated, intrigued and totally addicted to this book. I loved it even more than book 1! It's still got all the same great characters with a spine tingling plot and edge of your seat reading for hours of fun and enjoyment. Even th
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a little slower than the first. New secrets were revealed and some of them were as twisted as twisted can be. Josh will continue to entertain you and Rue was just as stubborn as ever. Her powers are continuing to develop but she makes a lot of rash decisions that puts her in danger, leaving the rest of the gang to save her life. Just when Josh and Rue admit their love for one another it gets stripped away. Rue ends up in a place she feared, Josh is in a place he despises and the re ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg

My one gripe with book 2 is that the sexual tension never amounts to much!

Rue at times acts like a nymph -- read it to see why. That said she and Josh simply never move on.
I would have loved for their relationship to progress some.

With loads of twists, turns and yes -- drama the book kept me entertained!

My one gripe with book 2 is that the sexual tension never amounts to much!

Rue at times acts like a nymph -- read it to see why. That said she and Josh simply never move on.
I would have loved for their relationship to progress some.

With loads of twists, turns and yes -- drama the book kept me entertained!
Christine Mathisen
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is book two of the series and I could not wait to read it since book one left a cliff hanger. I am absolutely in love with Josh. The characters are all great though. For those who have not left a 5 star review on this series I would ask why. This is in incredible story that is so different and complex. I have loved every book so far that has come out for this series and can't wait for more.
Heather Busby
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WTF dude, WTF. Listen I may die if Rue and Josh don't get be a couple soon. This book had me enthralled from the start and I had a hard time putting down to sleep. So many twists and turns, betrayal, lies, love, lust, and confusion. I can't wait to read the third book in this series.
Pamela Stuard
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
awesome read... I am in love with Rue and Josh... lets just say this series is a must read... I so want book
Samantha (WLABB)
How rude was that ending?!! Must start the next book
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Rue Volley is a USA Today Bestselling Author and award-winning screenwriter who is best known for creating compelling storylines with a multitude of twists and turns that leave her readers virtually speechless.

She specializes in paranormal romances that include otherworldly characters who, regardless of their supernatural abilities, feel oddly fa

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