• Title: Dead of Night
  • Author: Lynn Viehl
  • ISBN: 9780738726465
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dead of Night True love and an undying obsession Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life Despite being a natural born vampire hunter like her two older brothers Cat has fallen for Jesse an ageless boy from a centuries
    True love and an undying obsession Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life Despite being a natural born vampire hunter like her two older brothers, Cat has fallen for Jesse an ageless boy from a centuries old vampire clan Cat s job cataloguing rare, mystical texts at a bookstore allows her to meet with Jesse alone every evening But when girls who look disturbingly siTrue love and an undying obsession Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life Despite being a natural born vampire hunter like her two older brothers, Cat has fallen for Jesse an ageless boy from a centuries old vampire clan Cat s job cataloguing rare, mystical texts at a bookstore allows her to meet with Jesse alone every evening But when girls who look disturbingly similar to Cat start disappearing from town, Cat and Jesse discover frightening clues to their whereabouts within the book collection Together, they must stop a crazed man from realizing his dark scheme one that would claim Cat s life.

    One Reply to “Dead of Night”

    1. *This ARC was provided to me by the publisher. No money or gifts were exchanged for this review.I want to make it clear that, all in all, this is not a bad book - so much as it's simply not a good book.Dead of Night is continuation of the forbidden romance between Jesse, an almost vampire, and Catlyn, an almost Van Helsing. And the problem is that this story is almost readable - but like it's two main characters, it just can't seem to go all the way.I'll try to give an example of what I mean."Je [...]

    2. Somehow, Cat starts her first day at school again, only it is two months later. And this time, it all goes a lot better than the first time, and she can actually enjoy it. Until she sees Jesse again, and suddenly remembers everything that has happened before. She is furious with her brothers for messing with her head, again, and with the whole town this time! Everyone has forgotten two months of their lives, the good and bad things that happened. So she will have to pretend to be happy carefree [...]

    3. Dead of Night by Lynn Viehl is a young adult novel set for release on July 8 2012. It is also the second book in the Youngbloods series, the first book is After Midnight, which I have not read. I somehow missed the fact that it was a part of a series until I started reading, but I was quickly up to speed. Catlyn Youngblood has vampire blood and the blood of vampire hunters, or Van Helsings, running through her veins. Her unique heritage gives her many gifts, like the ability to draw cats to her [...]

    4. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick & Dirty: While I had some problems with the family and romance dynamics, all in all it’s a predictable plot with unique (if sometimes unlikable) characters.Opening Sentence: Most people have two lives.The Review: Remember Van Helsing? Well, turns out dusting vampires is a family business of sorts — kind of like the Italian Mob. You don’t get to leave the family business, yet somehow that’s exactly what the Youngbloods have managed to do. Sta [...]

    5. Hopefully you read Book 1, After Midnight and are familiar with Catlyn Youngblood and her 2 older brothers Patrick and Grayson, as well as Jesse Raven and his parents. Background infoCat and her brothers are descendants of the famous vampire hunter clan Van Helsing. They are orphans, but their older brother Trick has taken responsibility for raising Cat and Gray. Cat and her brothers live and work on their ranch raising horses. Jesse Raven, the never aging teenage boy, is few pints of blood away [...]

    6. Cat is a strong, independent female lead. A descendant of the Van Helsings with vampire blood in her, Cat is a natural-born vampire killer and lives with her two brothers Trick and Gray. Despite being a vampire killer, however, she lives in hiding with her brothers, as it was their parents' dying wish that they avoid the fate of their ancestors. However, Cat is in love with an almost vampire: Jesse. Cat is wild and rebellious. She hasn't had decades to get through the hot-headed teenage years. W [...]

    7. NOTE: I received this title from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. When I requested Dead of Night, I had no idea that it was the second installment in a series. Then I started reading it, and was still in the dark up till page fifty something, when it finally clicked. I considered dropping the book, since I had no idea what happened in the previous one, but then decided to go on and see if it was finishable.Turns out it was. I not only finished it with no difficulty understanding any p [...]

    8. Catlyn Youngblood only recently moved to Lost Lake with her brothers, Trick and Gray, but the last few months have been eventful. Cat found out that she is descended from Van Helsing and has special powers that allow her to hunt vampires - including some vampire blood in her family tree. But that's the last thing she wants to do after falling in love with Jesse Raven, a mysterious teenage boy who along with his parents, doesn't age. He is almost a vampire but not quite. After Trick tries to make [...]

    9. This story is a contemporary take on the Romeo and Juliet story. Catlyn Youngblood is a descendant of the Van Helsing family though her mother apparently ran away with a vampire leaving her Van Helsing family behind. Her parents are both dead now and she and her brothers have been on the move ever since. Her guardian is her older brother Patrick (Trick) who has been working with computers until he decided to come to Florida and start a horse breeding business. Her other brother Gray is nearer he [...]

    10. This review first appeared here on My Life is a Notebook. A copy of this book was received from NetGalley for review.Now, if you don’t know this already, I can’t stand when books don’t have a lot of action. It’s just a personal preference. I need to constantly get moving or I get bored.For the first half of this book, I was really bored.Don’t get me wrong, the mythology that was being explored was fascinating and the potential for action was great, but it just didn’t have it. The wri [...]

    11. Uh it was okay. My biggest complaint in this book the why the heck is Jesse still being told what to do by his parents? He's over a century old! Who would want to be stuck being a teenager and having to live like one for the rest of their life. Actually being told what they can and cannot dogardless of if you love your parents or not; I'm sure after 100 years anyone would want some independence. Uh, and be granted it. So I am baffled as to why his parents had so much influence in these books. Is [...]

    12. Dead of Night is a cute paranormal novel. I kinda think of it as Nancy Drew meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Even though the storyline was on the younger side of YA than I usually read, I still really enjoyed the paranormal elements being pulled into this mystery of finding out “who did it” and why. I also enjoyed Cat (Catlyn) becoming her own independent person away from her two, overprotected brothers. I was so glad that Lynn Viehl had Cat’s character in this sequel to The Youngbloods ser [...]

    13. Dead of Night by Lynn ViehlWow. What a follow up to book 1. It didn't disappoint me in the least if anything it got better. This book again is another new take on vampires in a way. There is the descendants of the VanHelsing's the famous vampire hunters ( Cat) and then there is of course the vampire Jesse. Some crazy stuff happened in book one that left a lot of questions unanswered and then book two answered some and left a whole lot more at the end .The gifts these VanHelsing's have is defini [...]

    14. It is, at times, frustrating to receive books for review that are in the middle of a series. I haven't read the first book in this series, still, it isn't totally necessary since you know what's going on. Plus - and this is a huge plus for me where series books are concerned - this is a complete story. Yes, there are still threads to be explored, but it has a beginning, a middle, and, thank the stars, an end. Not having read the first one, I miss some of the buildup to the main characters' relat [...]

    15. I seriously love this series. It is so cute and fun and just a really different take on vampires and vampires hunters. It is one of those series that just grows on you with each new book and one that you have a great time while you are reading it.I LOVE the fact that we got some Seek and Kari time! I was so disappointed in the first book that they both didn't have a bigger role in the book so it was so much fun to see them in this book and that they had more than just a couple of scenes. I reall [...]

    16. I was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan (the TV series, not the movie), so when I saw this book, I had to read it. Cat is a vampire hunter, only she doesn't want to be one--mostly because the guy she's in love with is one step away from being a full-fledged vampire. What I really liked about this book is that Cat pretends she doesn't remember her past with Jesse after her brother wiped her memory (a little Van Helsing trick that he has.) But she does remember Jesse. She remembers everything, o [...]

    17. Review based on ARC:2.5 StarsWhen I requested this book I didn't know that it was the second book in the series, but after reading this book.I have no idea what the first book could possibly be about. Vampire Hunter Cat has a secret. She is dating a vampire. With her supernatural BF, they discover a mystery in hopes of stopping girls from disappearing. As you can see from my rating, this book was just not my cup of tea. I did not find the plot engaging, nor did I understand what was going on for [...]

    18. I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I will say up front that I didn't read the first book in this series. However, it didn't really seem necessary, there was enough explanation to help me along and until I got into it, I didn't even realize that this wasn't the first book!So to catch us all up: Cat and her brothers, Gray and Trick, are Van Helsings, but they want to lead normal lives. Or at least her brothers do. Cat is in love with Jesse - he's not exactly a vam [...]

    19. Overall Rating: 3.5I've got a confession to make, I haven't read the first book yet. Having said that, I can't really give my opinion on Jesse and Cat's relationship because by the time Dead of Night begins, it's an established relationship and at that, they don't exactly get a ton of alone time. Cat is mainly busy helping her brothers out with the horses and working part-time at the bookstore in town--although they do manage to steal a little time away for themselves. In Dead of Night, Cat will [...]

    20. *received netgalleyoriginally posted: newborrowedused/2My Thoughts: I love the premise of a young Van Helsing descendant who is in love with an almost vampire. I also liked the overall story of this book. Young girls who look a lot like Cat are going missing (for some reason Cat is the first one to realize this, and why are there so many in such a small town?). They've been taken by some crazy old man who thinks Catlyn is some Egyptian Queen of the Cats who can give him immortality.These are the [...]

    21. I wasn't crazy about the first book, but the last quarter really redeemed it enough for me to give it three stars. So I was hoping since it was still fresh in my mind, this one would be better and the reading experience would be more enjoyable. I was wrong.I really wanted to like this one, but I thought it was mediocre at best. I really struggled to get through the book because I was kind of bored and couldn't focus on the story. The storyline wasn't particularly unique, and a lot of it was real [...]

    22. Dead Of NightBy Lynn ViehlMy thoughtsI wasn't sure how I felt about this book as I read the first few pages.I wasn't sure if it would grab me.I wasn't sure if I could connect with the characters and the story. HmmmBut by the time I had finished the first twenty pages I was inloved the charactersloved Cat and Gray and Tricke vampire hunters.  Loved the horsesSali and Rika.  Loved Jesse.n?  Not human?  A few pints of blood away from being human?AnywayCat's life with her brothers on their ran [...]

    23. I love Lynn Viehl's Darkyn series so did not hesitate when I saw this book by her. I did not know it was part of a YA series and not the first book. It can be read as a stand-alone and I enjoyed it. I liked the storyline and the complex relationship of the characters. It is a YA fiction, but without the teenage angst of some better known works. I would have liked more depth of the characters, but realize it was written for a younger audience who might want a quick read since it does not have the [...]

    24. Book Description:Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life. Despite being a natural-born vampire hunter like her two older brothers, Cat has fallen for Jesse--an ageless boy from a centuries-old vampire clan.Cat's job cataloging rare, mystical texts at a bookstore allows her to meet with Jesse alone every evening. But when girls who look disturbingly similar to Cat start disappearing from town, Cat and Jesse discover frightening clues to their whereabouts within the book collection. Together, they mus [...]

    25. One thing I really liked more about this second book in the series than the first one was the improvement in typographical errors. The first book had a TON of mistakes in it, while this one had very few. However, I'd have to say in every other respect, I enjoyed the first novel better.The plot of this book was somewhat engaging, but it reminded me of an episode of Scooby-Doo. I hope that doesn't sound insulting, plenty of people enjoy a good Scooby-Doo story after all. It just felt a bit formula [...]

    26. Aside from being one of the most unfortunate covers, ever, I really hated the family dynamics of the Youngbloods. On one hand, they're all good characters, but put together all I get is cliche over-protective and Cat's stuck in the kitchen. Jesse was cute, as long as I didn't associate him with Greased Lightning on the cover, but he and Cat's relationship reeked of Desperate. While it's healthier than a lot of relationships we read in YA, I couldn't buy into it. And the plot. Talk about predicta [...]

    27. Cat is the descendent of Van Helsing the vampire hunter made famous by Bram Stoker. Jesse is an almost turned vampire. The two are in love and must find a way to be together while trying to solve the mystery of several missing teen girls. A neat idea for a book but for some reason it just didn’t work. The characters were average and the story was too simple. There just wasn’t anything to connect with. This book can find an audience with fans of YA vampire books but I don’t think the reader [...]

    28. I kept seeing the book cover for Dead of Night by bestselling author Lynn Viehl in industry publications and it made me curious. When I read the publisher’s brief description, it sounded like a very different take on contemporary vampire stories so I snagged a copy. Everyone who’s read classic vampire stories knows the story of the Van Helsings and vampires but they don’t know this story. Read the rest of my review at popcornreads/?p=4276.

    29. I am DNFing this book. Not a bad book, just a boring book. The author spends an indescribable amount of time shadowing our heroine and describing what she is doing. The PNR is weak and the romance is even low key by YA standards. The main conflict doesn't really develop till halfway through though the clues leading up to it are glaringly obvious. I found by the halfway mark, I just didn't care.

    30. I wish I had known this was the second in the series before I started reading it. I kept feeling I was missing lots of information. I'll read the first book then edit this one so it will make more sense to me.

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