Review- Night Life

This book is OK, not great.

The character development was pretty lame -esp for the main character- ,and the author’s descriptive writing style left me scratching my head at times.  The way CK relays the story happening around us confused me at times, and that deflated a lot of the scenes.  Like describing a cast circle as a “building” (rather than walls or something) when the characters were battling inside an actual building…I was like what just happened….oh nothing, just another case of trying to over-describe something and in turn just confusing the hell out of me.

Also, the all-important possible love connection was very rushed.  I mean he was  mated with a girl that just died….isn’t that suppose to devastate a Were?  She doesn’t even try to give us readers a band-aid of an explanation why he could so quickly like/love? our main character.

But, the world CK has begun is interesting. And even though Luna’s character confuses the hell out of me (being angry just to be angry all the time doesn’t really work), I went ahead and purchased the next book in the series in hopes that this is a general case of “it gets better I promise”

2.5 out of 5 stars


  1. I have this series on my list to get to. I have been curious about it since I have been reading her Black London Series. I will have to keep this in mind while reading it. :)


  2. Yes, I've been hearing about the Black London series. How do you like it?

  3. I have very much enjoyed the Black London Series. It is one that I think you like or you don't. I really enjoy the banter the characters carry on with. I think the books have got better as they go on, the next one Bone God is to be out in November in US. I think that will be the third one. But, some have enjoyed them and I have read reviews of people who don't care for it. Like I mentioned, I do think it is a series you like or you don't - the characters. It is a little bit of a darker read maybe too.

    I have reviews up on both books.
    The first book, Street Magic, I did a quick review as I read it before I started blogging... http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2009/09/quick-review-my-shelf-2.html
    The Second book, Demon Bound, I reviewed as well... http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/book-review-demon-bound.html

    If you give the series a try I am curious to see what you think. :)