Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review - "Night World: The Chosen" by LJ Smith

About the book:
The series takes place in a world similar to our own but one where vampires, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters live among humans without their knowledge. These supernatural races make up a secret society known as the Night World, which enforces two fundamental laws to prevent discovery: 1) Never allow humans to gain knowledge of the Night World's existence and, 2) Never fall in love with one of them.

Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rachel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy.

Rachel isn’t any normal teenager,she is a vampire hunter known to the people of the Night World as “The Cat”.  When Rachel was younger, she witnessed the murder of her mother and close friend Timmy (or little brother, I never quite figured that out).  After that she vowed to revenge them and kill every vampire until she finds the one that killed her mother and Timmy.

This was her life’s journey until one night she meets him…the ruthless Quinn (Quinn was mentioned in “Daughters of Darkness”).  One touch and she knows there is something between them but yet she doesn’t know why she feels the way she does, all she knows is that she can’t and won’t ever kill him.

You see, there are a couple laws of the Nigh World that must be followed because if you don’t you and everyon etha tknows will die.  They are new allow humans to gain knowledge of the Night World’s existence and never follow in love with a human.  The second one is what has been happening between people of the Night World and humans it’s called the “Soulmate Principle”. Once finding their soulmate, there are many decisions/struggles that each of them must overcome.

Without going into a lot of details of the story without giving away too much information, I really enjoyed this one compared to the previous story.  Rashel brings a unique dynamic to the store as someone who is trained to kill vampires but then must question herself and what she has been trained to do all her life.  The question is will she or could she give this up for Quinn?? 

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