Wednesday 11 July 2012

A Review for Stolen Night (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel

Stolen Night (Vampire Queen, #2)Posted by Donna
UK Release Date: Available now
Finished Date: July 11th, 2012
Publishers: Macmilliam
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 432
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

The pulse-quickening, heartbreaking, devastatingly powerful follow-up to INFINITE DAYS. Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human - and with a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead.

The Review: Stolen Night is the long awaited sequel to Infinite Days, by author Rebecca Maizel and this was one of my most anticipated reads, since I read Infinite Days back in 2010. Now after reading, I’m completely blown away by Rebecca’s writing and utterly shocked where she decided to take this series because honestly, I loved it but it definitely wasn’t what I expected. 
When I read Infinite Days, I kind of thought I knew where the next book was heading. My prediction was; the story would centre around Lenah and Justin dealing with a now human Vicken. We’d also see Lenah come into her human life more, and see some nasty vampires turn up and cause trouble but, I was only really right about the vampires turning up. So the rest of my prediction I couldn’t have be more wrong! 
Everything I once thought I knew from Infinite Days –  in my opinion, is turned upside down with the return of Rhode. We see Lenah battles with her feelings for him and Justin during this book and honestly, I really wasn’t what I was expecting. It’s so hard not to be in love for both of these guys and I thought I was Team Justin, but nope, sorry Justin, move over because I’m so Team Rhode’s now. I actually don’t think there is a huge choice for Lenah to make between the two, because it’s pretty clear who she’s destined to be with.  This whole love triangle shocked me because I didn’t think there was a love triangle to choose from, so it caught me off guard but I really liked it in the end.
I felt Lenah really grew in this book, despite her lack of physical strength. She’s a human trying to fight off evil vampires and I think she did a good job. She loses a lot of close friends during this book too, but she remains strong through-out. I didn’t always agree with the choices she made, but she really makes up for them in the end.  
I also really loved Vicken and thought he was a great addition and also Rhode’s – it’s hard not to love him. He's broody and dark and just lovable. Justin’s character takes a few unexpected turns and I’m eager to see where he goes next and that ending?! I need to know what happens!
The story itself is absolutely heart-pounding, intense and heart-breaking. The trials the characters are faced with are hard and it was quite an emotional read. I can see why the author took so long to write this book because there’s so many characters to factor into the story, and how can you give them all a happy ending? Talk about a hard job but overall, I think Rebecca did a fantastic job. It proves she’s not afraid to write what she feels and even though I’m really shocked with how the story went, I think most readers will agree – it was fantastic. Rebecca’s really raised the stakes for the third book because Stolen Night was so unpredictable that you just don’t know which way the story will go. Be prepared to be blown away by Stolen Night because it’s not one you want to miss! 
A huge thank you to Macmilliam for giving me the opportunity to review this book.


Danny Bookworm said...

I tried not to read too much of your review because I CANNOT wait for this book!!! I loved the first one so badly! Glad you liked it! 

Viv said...

Oh how I love the cover! It is gorgeous. I must read this series. 

Victoria Sloboda said...

You had me worried by your Tweets so I'm happy to see you gave it a 4.  I can't wait fo rit to come out in Jan.  2013.

LogodaedalyGiggle said...

Krystianna Straley said...

I haven't read Infinite Days, but I have heard great reviews for it. I'm excited to read it as well as its sequel. I'm glad to hear that the second book was great as well. Awesome review!

Carly Chambers said...

This sounds awesome, but I need to read the first book! I think I need to do it ASAP as your review has me  dying to read this! Thanks for a great review, Donna :)

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