Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore

PhotobucketTo Walk the Night
Book 1 in the Kat Redding series
Author: E.S. Moore
Publisher: Kensington
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 9780758268723
Author's website: Link
Even a vampire has to face her inner demons…

Kat Redding is the very thing she hunts: a vampire, thirsting for blood, capable of killing any creature unlucky enough to get in her path. The difference is, Kat kills her own kind in order to protect human Purebloods. She’s good at what she does. Good enough to earn the nickname Lady Death—and the enmity of every bloodthirsty being around. But now a vampire Count is intent on merging his House with a werewolf cult to create a force of terrifying power.

Kat can’t allow that to happen. Even if it means taking on a den of weres and a vampire more ruthless than any she’s encountered before. She has the weapons, the skill, and a few allies. But that may not be enough to eliminate the Count before her own dark nature rises to the surface—and costs her whatever is left of her humanity…
Kat Redding is a vampire that works alone to bring down as many vampire houses as she can.  She's earned the nickname Lady Death because she's so good at killing vampires, werewolves, or whoever gets in her way.  She misses her family dearly and is saddened whenever she thinks of how they were killed at the hands of vampires.  All that matters now is removing those from power who stalk innocent lives. I found myself cheering for Kat while she was fighting evil in this book due to the fact that I could sense her loneliness at times.   Her flashbacks and memories of her family were so sad and the horrors they endured are constantly on her mind.  It made her need to succeed even more important and when the time comes for her to join with others to fight the evil that tries to spread and grow larger, she actually takes this into consideration.  It's not easy to trust others but she knows that stopping this particular vampire house and werewolf house from merging is more important.  But she's got to be careful not to give into her vampire urges.  It's been simmering deep inside her and she can feel it rising.  She doesn't want to give over to that side of who she is and wants to hold onto her humanity as much as she can.

Kat is the central character of this book and because of that the only action we see is when she's out destroying the vampire houses.  I found myself anxious to read some real action since the pattern of what she does on an everyday basis takes up a good portion of the book. It took a while for the book to pick up for me and I'm sure it's because the author is setting the foundation of the series, which normally happens in the first book of a series.  I thought the storyline flowed easily and that the addition of new characters made the latter part of the book more interesting.  With these additions it didn't take long before I had finished the book and was wondering what would happen next.  I'm hoping that this will also mean that Kat will find other allies to help in her cause because it just doesn't look good for humanity with all that has happened.

I'm giving To Walk the Night a rating of:

1 comment:

  1. I think the problem I had was the lack of action in the first half of the book...glad to know that it picked up in the second half. I may have to give it another try.