Sunday, January 3, 2010

Night Life - Caitlin Kittridge

The first book in a thrilling, addictive new series by a talented new voice in dark fantasy. Welcome to Nocturne City, where werewolves, black magicians, and witches prowl the streets at night...

Among them is Luna Wilder, a tough-as-nails police officer whose job is to keep the peace. As an Insoli werewolf, Luna travels without a pack and must rely on instinct alone. And she's just been assigned to find the ruthless killer behind a string of ritualistic murders--a killer with ties to an escaped demon found only in legend...until now.
But when she investigates prime suspect Dmitri Sandovsky, she can't resist his wolfish charms. Pack leader of a dangerous clan of Redbacks, Dmitri sends her animal instincts into overdrive and threatens her fiercely guarded independence. But Luna and Dmitri will need to rely on each other as they're plunged into an ancient demon underworld and pitted against an expert black magician with the power to enslave them for eternity. . .

Title: Night Life
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
My Rating: 2/5

The back cover makes this book sound so intriguing, so I was disappointed to find that the story and characters were more or less one dimensional. The story itself, in theory, was good; however the ending was very anti-climatic. I don't know if it is just me, but I spent a lot of time going back to double-check facts because I kept thinking I'd missed something. It took a long(er) time for me to read this book because I couldn't get into it as much as I wanted to. I DID, however, enjoy the back and forth between Luna and Dmitri. I thought the premise of the story was good, and I really hope that the next book in the series is better. I found that this book left you with more questions than answers though. I am definitely going to pick up the second book because even though I didn't love the book, I would like to find out what happens next. I would recommend picking this up from the library first just to make sure that you like it.

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