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(Night Code Saga #1)

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  20 reviews
In Book One of The Night Code Saga, Venomoid, paranormal creatures are governed by the IPO, a secret police force that ensures vampires, zombies, and others follow all required public safety regulations. Among the officers is 17 year-old Lorin, theIPO's most skilled cadet. His co-workers distrust him, however, and in extreme cases barely tolerate him. As a vampire, he must ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books (first published January 15th 2013)
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Rosa, really

I loved the idea of this book -- a 17 year-old vampire, Lorin, working for a human-run paranormal police force, known as the IPO, who through his love for a flesh- eating hunter, Lex, gains the courage to face the nasty goings on within the IPO. I can't resist a vampire and the love-interest part seemed like a nice change.

The first scene was enjoyable -- Lorin takes out 3 werewolves while trying not to ruin his suit. It's also great a set-up for the novel - while they're fighting and exchanging
There are some unique ideas in this book; the way vampires and zombies are recognisable, but somewhat different, always makes for some added interest. Unfortunately, I didn't really get into the world and plot around that. Instead of occurring within the world, the world seemed to be created for the plot -- which of course, it is, but you don't want the reader to realise that. You want there to be an awareness of the world around the events of the novel, and that was lacking here.

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Jeannie Zelos
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Venomoid, The Night Code Saga: Book One, J.A. Kossler
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I thought this sounded interesting, have a weakness for vampires... but sadly it wasn’t one for me. The premise is good but the execution is very Young Adult, both the language and the plots. I’ve read and loved some YA, Twilight of course, Richelle Meads fabulous Vampire Academy and Bloodlines and some Kellie Armstrong novels etc... so that wouldn’t necessarily put me off, but this was just too far in the
Kristy Grissom
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it

*This book was given freely for a fair and honest review from Riverdale Avenue Books.

**This book was reviewed for

This book takes us into a world where supernatural creatures not only exist, but live freely among humans. Well, maybe not freely, you see they are governed by the IPO (International Paranormal Organization). This is a governing body, whom sets all rules and regulations, regarding the paranormal community. It is run and opperated
Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
Seventeen-year-old vampire Lorin has been an operative for the International Paranormal Organization, a human-run agency that studies paranormals and regulates their behavior, for the last four years, and under the organization’s watchful eye since he was turned into a vampire at the age of ten. Now weeks from his eighteenth birthday, the IPO board member are keeping an even closer eye on him, and Lorin lives in fear of stepping even a hair out of line least he gives them an excuse to torture or ...more
The idea for this book sounded interesting. Sure, vampires aren't exactly uncommon but I've never come across a relationship between a vampire and a zombie before. That the whole relationship is made even more complicated by a mysterious government organisation with dubious morality promised to add a certain suspense to it.

Unfortunately I found myself rather disappointed. The world building was lacking - I couldn't tell just what kind of world this was set in and whether the average human knew a
I liked this book, but there were elements that irritated me.

Characters - Lex was pretty cool, and stays consistent throughout the book, but Lorin swings in personality. At times, such as the beginning of the story, he is badass and a pretty awesome guy. At other times though, such as when Lex is with him for the first 3/4 of the book, he reverts to being a schoolgirl, complete with giggling and 'cute' behaviour. I don't especially mind either, but consistency is the bit I desire. Lorin's morals
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
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As a seventeen year old vampire, Lorin has spent the last seven years training at the hands of the IPO, a secret police that makes sure paranormals abide by paranormal law. Now one of the IPO’s best operatives, Lorin is irreplaceable and extremely loyal to the very humans who hate him. But when he goes on a mission and encounters, Lex, an intriguing flesh-eating creature, Lorin’s views on everything start to change including the way his emotions fluctuate around the
Alysa H.
Jun 20, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Great ideas, poor execution. I love the concept of a gay teenage vampire working for a government agency that hunts and polices paranormals, and of him becoming romantically involved with an "enemy" outsider. That is a great premise for an urban fantasy.

I enjoyed the first section of the book, where vampire Lorin is working missions with the IPO agency team, including his human best friend (and crush object) Jud. I found some of the terminology for paranormals, hunters, and paranormal hunters t
It was an interesting enough premise…kind of like Warm Bodies with a vampire boy instead of a human girl…a forbidden romance with a vampire and zombie, and both are guys. Unfortunately, just about everything else did not carry through--the character development, world building, plot, dialogue, and writing. The story follows Lorin, a teen vampire working for a vague agency, the IPO, that somehow regulates paranormal creatures and employs agents to capture paranormal creatures who do not follow th ...more
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a really good book, was not at all what I was expecting. Which is a good thing, and would for sure recommend it. And hope to be able to continue the series. Characters are developed well, and you can feel the emotions and feelings. Lorin is a good lead character in the book, and Lex as well. For sure takes twists and turns that you dont see coming.

I gave the book an A+ or 5 stars.
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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***I received this copy from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinions.***

This was an excellent beginning to this series. From the beginning I was wondering what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed reading about the zombies, werewolves and vampires. Thin go are a bit different than I'm used to reading, but it was very interesting. I was horrified when the IPO did what they did to Lorin, as well as all the experiments they had obviously been performing on paranormals. I
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
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Lee Todd
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it
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I found the premise for this story really interesting (vampires,werewolves, dragons and zombies oh my!), but for all its length, it was very childish in writing style (appropriate for young teens maybe).

There was no real development of plot or world building. The author made statements and had nothing to back up the "why" it should be believed. There were some good scen
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Why this book?

I seen it on NetGalley and was interested

What I thought

This book was ok,not the greatest thing I ever read. The romance was beyond cheesy and the characters ugh!
Lex and Judd were cool but whats with Lorin and his multiple personalities I didn't know who to expect the kickass Vampire,the blushing schoolgirl or the weakling. The premise was good though but it could've been so much better. Will I be reading th
The synopsis for this book was what pulled me in enough to give it a try. Who wouldn't want to read a book about a romance between a vampire and a zombie? Sounds awesome!

Unfortunately it just didn't hold my interest at all and I kept kind of hoping it would be over soon. The main characters, Lorin and Lex, didn't have much personality beyond the first few chapters. I was hoping for more and I was disappointed.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the free review copy.
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was too YA for me....
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
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Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the characters, the story, and the romance. Definitely looking forward to more from this author. :)
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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