TITLE: Night House
TYPE: Urban Fantasy
REASON FOR READING: I saw the blurb and thought oh this is a book I have to read... Also this was offered up as an ARC for my honest review
Bianca St. Germain works at a Night House, a place where vampires like the aristocratic Jeremiah Archer, pay to feed on humans, and she doesn’t much care what others think of her. The money is good, and at least there, she’s safe. Bianca also doesn’t care that the Night House is killing her. All she cares about is: nauth, the highly addictive poison in vampire bites that brings a euphoria like no drug ever could.
But when Bianca meets James, a reclusive empath who feels everything she does, for the first time, she considers a life outside of the Night House and a someone worth living for. But Jeremiah has decided to keep Bianca for himself; he won’t allow her to walk away.
As she allows her feelings for James to grow, she struggles to contain nauth's strong hold on her life. If they are to have a future, James must make her see what she's worth, what she means to him, before Jeremiah and nauth claim her for good.
I have to say at first I was a little torn on the book. We met Bianca a self proclaimed Vamp Tramp who is addicted to nauth which as described above is a drug that gives the person being bitten a high like cocaine or better. Anyway we are introduced to her as she is getting high and yet knowing it was wrong. At the same time we meet James who is an empath and literally feels everything including Bianca's high and hangover. Then it did eventually pick up and I found myself interested in the characters and starting to get invested in them. Bianca trying to get pass her addiction felt real. In his own way James is fighting his own battles of feeling everything around him and let's be real that has to be extremely hard and I applaud the author for showing his struggles.
This is a book that kept me turning the pages I had to know what happened next. It is a new take on the vampire novels and I enjoyed reading it. It is clearly set up for another book so at the end if you dislike a book ending in a way that leaves you wanting more or asking questions be prepared. However, I will say that this is one that I would recommend to any vampire loving reader and or urban fantasy reader!
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Rachel Tafoya studied creative writing while at Solebury School and was published in their student run literary magazine, SLAM. She attended a writing program for teens at both Susquehanna University and Denison University, and the Experimental Writing for Teens class and Novels for Young Writers program, both run by NY Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry. Rachel is the daughter crime author Dennis Tafoya.