Book Review: Into the Night by Suzanne Rigdon

Into the Night
Author: Suzanne Rigdon
Reading Level: Adult Fiction
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: December 2nd 2014
Review Source: Spencer Hill Press | Netgalley

When Selina Baker, a coordinator for a Boston non-profit, goes out on the town with her friend Jess, she never expects to meet the man of her dreams. And she certainly never expects him to be undead.

When things go from flirty to majorly flawed on her first date with James Lawton, he is forced to save her the only way he can--by killing her. Selina suddenly finds herself in the mix with the creatures she thought were made up solely for late-night TV. Into the Night follows Selina’s transformation from a wallflower into an impulsive and dangerous new vampire. With no choice in the matter, Selina becomes trapped between a new man, his wary brothers, and his cruel and controlling Queen, who wants nothing more than to watch her suffer. Selina must walk the fine line between adjusting to her new powers, life after death, and following the rules--all while avoiding disaster.

“Don’t believe everything you read. Anne Rice wasn’t a vampire, Selina... although I head a few rumours that she dated one”

If you like vampire novels the good old way then dig into Into the Night.

Selina is your average person. Works for a living, explores the night clubs and has the daily struggle of finding something decent to watch on TV while eating. A night at the newest, hottest club in town sets in motion everything what is going to change her life.

James is a hot hunk. Simple as. And he’s interested in Selina. On their second meeting he asks her out on a date, which may possibly have turned out to be the worst date in history (depends on how you look at it). At the end of a good first date, the pair go to get ice cream. Worst comes to worst and Selina is stabbed. Fading fast, James does the only thing he can do--he changes her into a vampire.

This fast-paced story had me interested from the beginning, the first bar scene, to be specific. It was such high energy and held a hint of mystery which I wanted to explore. From the simplistic wink from one bartender to the smooth attitude of the other, I knew there was more to them than what met the eyes. And James. That dude makes very good first impressions. I loved him from the first second I met him.

While Into the Night didn’t offer anything new in the vampire world, it wasn’t a boring read. In fact, the mortality of James was nice to read. Too often are vamperitic characters portrayed as these indestructible creatures who cannot be fought or defeated. That wasn’t the case with this book. Vampire versus vampire, they aren’t indestructible. They can be defeated. They are only as immortal as their enemy.

Overall it was a good read! A second book hasn’t been announced as of yet, but there will definitely be a second installment.

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I don't read vampire stories, but I'm definitely considering this. Awesome cover!


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