Sunday, October 24, 2010

Night World Volume 3 by LJ Smith

Title: Night World Volume 3
Author: LJ Smith
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release: April 7, 2009
Rating: 4.5/5
Series: Night World Series
Synopsis:

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.
The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the world from the impending doom. Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.
A vampire hunter -- who is half vampire -- stalks her own kind to protect humans in Huntress.
In Black Dawn, Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom where the ruling vampire prince is both an enemy and an ally.
And Circle Daybreak hires Keller, a shapeshifting panther, to guard a new Wild Power in Witchlight. But when Keller falls in love with the Wild Power's soulmate, her love could destroy everything....

Review:

This was, by far, the best book in the series so far. It may have had the same awful cover style, but it had the best stories inside. I personally loved all the books in the bind-up and thought 'Wow I can't wait for Strange Fate to come out!'. Well guess what? I still am. But that's not the point.The point is I adore how LJ is able to right off the bat grab your attention and have you feel for the characters fast. LJ is just amazing in that way because she literally weaves her own universe that's completely unique to her books but it's not mistakable with any other books, though it's not too far off base from the real world that we live in.

All three novels in this book focus around one of four Wild Powers. I know, no my math isn't way off, there's stilll one book yet to come out in either 2011 or 2012 (before the end of the world ;) don't worry!). The focus on the apocalypse and the Wild Powers gives the books something the other volumes don't have. It give them another layer to the story making them less repetitive but still with that love story vibe to them.

Overall the whole series so far is great if you don't really watch the details of the writing as much as you just read to enjoy. So for my style of reading, this was the perfect conclusion to a great series including practically all my favorite paranormal elements in books.

2 comments:

  1. I must give this series a try. I've not read any by L.J. Smith yet. Off to Goodreads to add them to my wishlist!

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  2. Yes! LJ Smith has wrote TONS of books and she also wrote the vampire diaries and Dark visions, forbidden game, and secret circle and a couple others.

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