Wednesday, May 16, 2012

REVIEW: Night Walker by Lisa Kessler

Recap:

Calisto Terana lost everything when the woman he loved was brutally murdered two centuries ago, and he goes to desperate measures for redemption. Kate Bradley arrives in San Diego to take care of some family business, but ends up drawn to Calisto in ways she doesn’t understand. Calisto recognizes her for who she is, the reincarnation of his lost love, but will he get his chance to know and love her before a dark watcher from the same brotherhood that took her before claims her again?

Title:  Night Walker
Series:  Night
Book #: 1
Author:  Lisa Kessler
Approximate Book Length:  267 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:

Whew! This book had me crying at times. Calisto is that ultimate hero that will wait forever for his lover and protect her at all costs. I love how he’s also very much about justice, especially in the form of revenge. Kate is a sweet and strong woman, especially to be able to put up with her nightmares. She survives some heartbreaking experiences and I really admired her bravery.

The world created is very plausible. The vampire lore itself reminds me of Charlaine Harris and makes a lot of sense. The characters’ actions, emotions, and circumstances were all just realistic in such a way as to get invested in the story and put you on the edge of your seat.

*MINOR SPOILER ALERT* The only real issue I had is a very personal one. Some people, while they recognize the severity and brutality of it, don’t really mind reading about a rape scene, but I’m not one of them. There are two scenes in the book, one of which is fairly detailed and from the villain’s point of view and it left me reeling a bit. Again, that’s from a completely subjective point of view. It really isn’t that bad, I’m just a little sensitive to it and was unprepared for it.

Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It’s a very satisfying ending and leaves us with an ominous promise of what’s to come. I look forward to the next installment!

In Conclusion:

A fresh take on a vampire tale, with a love spanning centuries and an irresistible hero, Night Walker should not be missed by any paranormal fan!

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for reviewing Night Walker Buffy!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Lisa :)

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    1. I did! I love the undying devotion Calisto has for her. *swoon*

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