Saturday, June 9, 2007

Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason


Prepare yourself for one of the best rides of the year with this book. Rises The Night, the second novel in Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles series is phenomenal! I hate to say that I was surprised by this book, because that typically has a negative connotation, but this book was even better than the first...and I loved the first!

Everything is grander in this book. The scenery is more epic, the battles are bigger, the passion is more intense, the bites are bloodier, the plots are more complex, and the emotions are heavy. This book had my heart pounding at times and Colleen goes places that you think are off limits. This book really becomes a suspense/thriller at times.

I'm hooked on this series and I'm thrilled that we're promised three more books. I'm just upset that now we have to wait until February for The Bleeding Dusk, the third installment.

Rises the Night takes place a year after the events of The Rest Falls Away. An ancient evil has been discovered and brings our heroine to the city of Rome in the early 19th century where she once again must use her skills as a Venator, a vampire killer, to protect humanity. Sebastian fans will be pleased with this book as he gets much more time in the pages of this one.

As I said before about The Rest Falls Away, Rises the Night is one of the best books I've read this year. So much fun and a ride that anyone can enjoy. I'm hooked on this series and don't want to see it end any time soon. Colleen Gleason is a fresh voice in the horror genre (I'd rather call it horror than paranormal romance as a guy ;) and one that I look forward to reading for a long time to come. Extremely well written, always surprising, heart stopping at times, and always suspenseful. Give me more!

12 comments:

Carl V. said...

Fantastic review of a very entertaining book. Glad you enjoyed it. Hey, maybe you'll win one of the ARC contests!

Stephanie said...

Nice review!! I've GOT to spend less time online and more reading!! The books are piling up faster than I can get to them!!

Chris said...

Carl, I hope I do...I'll be signing up for every one I find...waiting til February's gonna be rough with this series :p

Stephanie, I really recommend that you push this book to the top of that ridiculously high pile of books that you have ;) You'll breeze through it...hard to put this one down.

booklogged said...

Chris, this is a terrific review. I agree with you in every way. Totally great read.

Chris said...

It was a great book Booklogged, wasn't it? Can't wait for The Bleeding Dusk!

Bookfool said...

Terrific review, Chris! I agree on everything. The suspense and action were particularly enjoyable.

Chris said...

It was great Bookfool...you should have seen me reading this one. I was making myself laugh. I was literally forgetting to breath an looking away/cringing at certain parts (tutela meeting in Venice). It was quite the comical experience.

Rhinoa said...

I am definately looking forward to reading both of these books. I have the first one on my shelf and will order book two when I get paid at the end of the month.

Chris said...

Oh, you'll love them Rhinoa...they're both such great, quick reads. Lots of fun!

Darla D said...

Hey, Chris - remember when I was complaining that my library system didn't own any of Colleen Gleason's books? Well, I emailed our collection management person about it, and they've ordered a bunch of copies of both titles for all our branches! So not only will I get to read them finally, but they will be available for lots of other people, too. :-D

Chris said...

Oh that's so cool Darla! I have to let Colleen know, she'll be thrilled :)

Colleen Gleason said...

Darla! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Where are your libraries?

Thanks for the update, Chris!!