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Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human – and with a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead …
The first thing I want to say is that I’m extremely honored to be posting the first review for STOLEN NIGHT. I know it seems like we’ve been waiting forever, but the end is finally near. Soon you’ll be able to hold your own copy in your hand and be mesmerized by the world of Vampires that Rebecca Maizel has created.
Maizel is going to throw you into the mind of Lenah and make you feel like you are there with her while telling the story. The descriptions of time periods used by Maizel are well written and each scene is breathtakingly beautiful.
STOLEN NIGHT picks up four days after the end of INFINITE DAYS. You don’t necessarily need to review INFINITE DAYS, but it’s always a plus when reading a sequel.
Needless to say, Lenah is a bit shocked to find that she’s still alive. Rhode had told her you die after the ritual and she believed him. Lenah is alive and well and back on campus at Wickham Boarding School. I’d say the only small problem is Justin, the human boyfriend, wants to kill Vicken, the newly risen non-vamp because he killed Tony. Lenah is pitted in the middle of the boys, but with Vicken being the ever gentlemen he makes sure he has no residual feeling for Lenah other than friendship.
There’s a vampire on the loose on the Wickman campus and she’s picking off Lenah’s friends one by one. What does she want – the ritual. Throughout SN, Lenah is pushed and pulled, dragged kicking and thrown against walls as her human self attempts to defend her new found friends. It doesn’t help that the one person who could help her isn’t, Suleen. Suleen is back and plays a pretty significant role in SN
Being human doesn’t stop Lenah of practicing the spells she did as a vamp which makes it pretty interesting as she channels her old self with her new self. Tremendous insight to her life has a vampire and how those emotions and thoughts still linger in her mind, makes her name of Lenah Beaudonte perfectly fitting for her.
Rhode . . . oh Rhode how you deceive. After reading and learning more about Rhode, I’m eager for Maizel to write from Rhode’s point of view. He is such an amazing character and through Lenah’s flashbacks you learn so much more about him. His perspective will also give insight to how and why Lenah is called the Vampire Queen.
I really want to tell you so much more, expect the unexpected and be prepared to cry. I cried multiple times while reading and the end just killed me. Book three cannot come fast enough.
I remain also Team Rhode.
Lenah + Rhode = Anam cara
STOLEN NIGHT is out today in the UK – Whoo hoo! And we are giving away a couple of copies for you UK & European fans! Sadly, the US has to wait until February, but have no fear we’ll be bringing you a lot of goodies to prepare for the release!