Monday, August 6, 2012

Night Life Review

Night Life by Nancy A. Collins

When vampire heiress Lilith Todd decides she wants a modeling career, she won't let her father stop her - even if he does threaten to cut off her credit cards.

Lilith's rival Cally Monture, is in a different kind of hot water. Her boyfriend, Peter, is a vampire hunter - a sexy, sensitive soul mate who just happens to be sworn to destroy her entire race.

With the Rauhnacht Grand Ball fast approaching, both girls need the same things: a handsome escort and a dress to die for. But in a sea of shifting and dangerous loyalties, there's no telling who will betray them next.

4 out of 5 stars

Night Life is the second book in the Vamps series. I reviewed book one earlier. 

Lilith knows that her father is the father of her sworn enemy Cally, and she's decided that she has to get out from under her father's thumb when she is approached by a photographer. In her world, though, photographs are a punishable offense. Lilith's part in this book was really very minor, mostly revolving around this modeling thing... however it does lead her to want to make some advances to benefit vampires and herself.

Cally's part it much more involved. She's been sneaking around with Peter, the vampire hunter, and apparently her alcoholic mother finally notices her activities. While she lies about Peter, her mother still calls her father and Cally finally finds out who he is. She also finds out Lilith is her sister. Now that she knows all this, she feels she has to break up with Peter for both their sakes. Peter doesn't take it well and the end suggests the disastrous results that will be revealed in the next book.

Lilith is still unlikeable. Despite finding out that her mother doesn't really like her and that her father has been lying her whole life about Cally, she still manages to be completely unsympathetic. There seemed to be a few attempts to make her seem vulnerable, but it didn't really work. She seems to be nothing more than the spoiled blonde bitch.

Cally was more likeable but still a little one dimensional. The interactions with her friends were really the most dynamic scenes and I found myself wanting to know more about Melinda and her were-lion over Cally and Peter. I still didn't believe her and Peter. They barely spent any time together in the last book and they didn't in this book either, yet have this deep love.

The book was very much like the last one, but a little less Gossip Girl and a little more Blue Bloods. I enjoyed reading Night Life and it ended on a cliffhanger so I'm interested in what happens next. I don't have the third book, though, so I'll have to wait to read it. As far as I can tell, the third book is the last one that's been published so I don't know if that will be the end or not.

*Picture and Description from Goodreads

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