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NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP Copy and paste the following intoyour browser to sign up for new release announcements and exclusive extras: kierstenfay.com ParanormalVampire Romance | Dark Romance | Fantasy Romance ·Reading Order for Kiersten Fay's Creatures of Darkness Series:
A Wicked Hunger
A Wicked Night
A Wicked Desire
·Other books by Kiersten Fay ShadowQuest Series Fantasy& Futuristic Romance | Paranormal Romance | Science Fiction Romance
The Demon's Possession (Shadow Quest1)
The Demon Slave (Shadow Quest 2)
The Demon's Retribution (ShadowQuest 3)
Demon Untamed (Shadow Quest 4)
Racing Hearts (Shadow Quest 4.5)
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Title: A Wicked Night Series: Creatures of Darkness Author: Kiersten Fay Designation: Book Two of Series, Full-Length Novel, NOT A Standalone, Cliffhanger Ahead Reading Platform: Kindle Edition My Rating: Four Sinfully Sexy Stars**** **Disclosure: The information in the blurb for A Wicked Hunger, the first book of this series, states the first three books of the Creatures of Darkness Series can be read in any order, but I strongly disagree. It is my opinion that none of the first three books should be considered a standalone. In order to understand and enjoy the story, they must be read in order. The first two books, A Wicked Hunger and A Wicked Night, end with obvious cliffhangers and the third, A Wicked Desire, concludes with a questionable happy for now. All three books feature Coraline Gordon/Conwell and have a common underlying conflict with various interconnected subplots, but each story focuses primarily on Cora and one of the three heroes.
I became a Kiersten Fay fan only a week ago after reading Keeping His Siren, the fourth book of the Creatures of Darkness Series. It was my first time reading her work but was so impressed, I decided to purchase the other three books and immediately dove in. Best decision ever! A Wicked Night is a riveting, imaginative, fast-paced, full-length paranormal saga filled to the brim with compelling drama, pulse-pounding danger, edge-of-your-seat action, daring adventure, nail-biting suspense, heart-wrenching angst, intriguing characters, steamy passion, and dreamy romance. The setting for the story is a somewhat dystopian future in which many modern conveniences, the internet, and technology like cell phones and computers are only available to the wealthy. It was caused by a century of wars between vampires and humans after vampires revealed themselves to the world. The narrative is beautifully written in the third person with multiple perspectives, primarily from the protagonists of each book. The dialogue is smart, witty, at times snarky and humorous, well executed and flows effortlessly. I love the premise for the story but without a doubt, my favorite component is the large cast of intriguing characters. They are captivating, sexy, well developed and engaging. This story has a complex plot that carries forward through all three books and includes several subplots featuring several of the secondary characters. I'm writing this review after having read all three books so I'm trying not to give any spoilers, but I feel compelled to say this could have easily been a five-star read but several of the plot threads were left unresolved and ignored. As I stated earlier, I've also read Book Four so I know they were NOT addressed at all so the author left me hanging. I must admit, it's a little disturbing but then again, she may have plans to address these issues in a future book. The jury is still out but I hope this is the case. I fell in love with the four protagonists of this story, and yes I said four. The first book features primarily Coraline and Mason, the second is mainly Coraline and Braydon, and the third, Coraline and Knox. You'll see all of them mentioned or popping up in all of the first three books along with a menagerie of other players who add dimension to the story. I was especially impressed with Cora in this story. Her growth was simply astounding, starting as meek and subservient as a mouse and eventually morphing into a lioness, willing to risk everything for those she loves. ANd FYI, she does love three men, and not just ordinary men but three very dominant and competitive vampires. Oh god, talk about sexy times! *swoon* The banter and foreplay was nothing short of exquisite!
Did I like this book? No, I loved it! WOuld I recommend it? You bet and I am but only for adult readers. I will say that all three of the books were littered with misspelled words (and I'm not referring to regional language differences such as realize and realise), incorrect use of homonyms and homophones, missing letters in words, and missing prepositions. There were several times I had to stop and reread passages to understand what the author was trying to say, which is not only distracting but also interrupts the flow of the story, hence the four stars instead of five. Every single mistake could have been easily corrected with a simple proofread. There's no doubt Fay is a talented wordslinger and skilled wordsmith, but when I pay $5.99 to $7.99 for a book, I expect a certain level of quality and, unfortunately, Fay missed the mark. Nonetheless, I still very much enjoyed the story. I was glued to my seat, white knuckling my ereader as my heart fluttered wildly in my chest. I simply couldn't stop reading. I read all three books in two days and wanted more! Will I read this author again? Absolutely! As soon as she releases the next book in this series, I'm all over it! And finally, was I entertained? Completely! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
No spoilers from me but I will say this... Lovely orphan heroine who lost her parents as a child, forcing her to live on the streets, all the while trying to remain invisible to the predators of the world, especially vampires, but failing miserably-Check! Three handsome and very dominant vampire males who, either by accident or unwilling force, become bonded to the same beautiful woman who just may not be entirely human-Check! Danger, drama, action, adventure, suspense, malevolent enemies and evil machinations-In spades! Heated attraction, fiery passion, steamy sex, dreamy romance, and even a dash of humor-You bet! That and a whole lot more!
I liked Kiersten Fay's first novel, with Coraline's romantic involvement with Mason building over the length of the book. I never liked Knox's intrusion into their budding romance and I find I still don't like him even now as this story comes to a close. But now Ms. Fay has me wondering whether that romance with Mason is dead in the water, what with the new bond Cora was forced into with Brayden. The scenes of her capture and torment were hard for me to get through, although it had the pleasant side effect of helping us find Trent's missing clan member after a lengthy search. Even though said search seemed rather pushed to the back burner in the first book. Anyway, the action is relentless and the stakes couldn't get any higher what with new friends, new enemies, and spells galore. Cora finally finds her inner strength during her grueling incarceration, a new beau, and that she's more than a regular witch. I won't spoil the revelation here, but it is a whopper that makes me wonder if now she'll fall into bed with Knox because of it. And if she does, it will depend on the circumstances whether I'll be ok with such a scenario or not. Because, lets face it. He's nothing but a jerk in my opinion. All the convoluted inner workings of the plot and whether I like certain characters aside, there's a reason why I'm giving the story only 3.5 stars out of 5. And would be because of all the grammatical/syntax/synonym errors strewn throughout it. Ms. Fay constantly uses the word 'ridged' instead of 'rigid', along with a whole slew of other inconsistencies of the same nature. With synonyms, she tries to use bigger words that don't quite fit because not every one has the exact same meaning, leaving me scratching my head at times over what she was actually trying to convey. And as for her use of grammar, I'm sometimes left wondering how she can be so ignorant of the English language. Can't she use some sort of spell check or get an editor? Because a lot of it could be reduced simply by having a friend read through the book before releasing it to be published. Anyway, enough grousing. Those inconsistencies and bad word choices won't keep me from seeing this trilogy (?) through until the very end. I'm too curious about the mastermind behind the blood-smuggling and other perfidies to stop now. I want to know what this Nikolai wants with Cora and how he knows about her parents, as he alluded to her during their one and only meeting.