Sunday, 15 August 2010

Night Child - Book Review

Night Child (OSI, book 1) by Jes Battis

What is it about:
Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver’s Mystical Crime Lab, is used to seeing dead vampires. But there’s nothing ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem.

Soon she finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever—and possibly end it.

What did I think of it:
This was a very bumpy read. The characters were intriguing and cool, the writing varied from very well written to chaotic at times and then there was the story.... What to say about that. Well, it was a very decent story and I loved reading it, until the moment when all the pieces fell together and to me just didn't fit. It's hard to say why I thought so without giving away the plot, but the whole story wouldn't have happened in my opinion if Battis had let the characters act according to their nature instead of letting them do things so the story could take place. Now don't get me wrong: it was a very enjoyable read and I will most certainly read other books in this series if I come across them, if only for the characters, but I do hope Battis' plots will improve.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable UF novel with cool characters.


Nina said...

At least the characters are great. Too bad that the rest isn't.. Maybe the next installment is better. :)

Sullivan McPig said...

I hope so as I really loved the characters and want to read more about them