Friday, 24 January 2014

Summoning the Night - Book Review

Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell #2)
by Jenn Bennett

What is it about:
After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She's gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she's dating red-hot Lon Butler, the Club's wayward son, she can hardly say no.

Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members' children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady's loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she'd better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.

What did I think of it:
I very much enjoyed the first book in this series, so I couldn't wait to read more.

And Summoning the Night doesn't disappoint.

Just as the first book it's both fun and suspenseful. There's again lots of action and intrigue, and I got caught up in the story from the start. There's a lot going on and I couldn't put the book down, I had to know where things would lead to.

Again Jupe (the teenage son of Cady's love interest Lon) is part of the story and I will confess I'm loving his antics. He's a really cool character. And then there's Lon of course: I love Lon as a love interest. I really like how the relationship between Cady and both Lon and Jupe is woven into the story. I was growing to like all three of them more and more with each chapter I read.

All in all this is a delightful and suspenseful Urban Fantasy read, and you can bet I will get my trotters on the other books in this series. For now I have another book by Bennett in my tbr-pile: Bitter Spirits. I hope to be able to read it soon, because I'm very curious if this first book in another series will be as cool as the Arcadia Bell books.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun and very enjoyable UF read.

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Aurian said...

I am so glad you are enjoying this series Sullivan! And I wager Bitter Spirits won't disappoint you either :)

Melliane said...

I'm glad you liked it, I really love this series! and I need to read the final book, I'm so sad it's the end

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I have the first sitting right there *points at shelves* I need to get to it. It sounds like a blast of a UF read. :)