"an interesting twist in this Paranormal Urban Fantasy series"
Stuntwoman Dawn Madison is still looking for her father and
battling against the vampires who are trying to take over
Hollywood. Dawn is the daughter of movie star Eva
Claremont and she is sure that both of her parents have
been lost to the vampire underground. With the help of the
mysterious Jonah she hopes that one day she will find her
father again. If that wasn't enough to keep Dawn occupied
she also has to track down another killer who wants to be
Dawn of course like any hero has help. Kiko Daniels is a
psychic who doesn't quite have his extraordinary power
under control and is taking pills to keep things in check.
Wizard Breisi Montoya is the biggest help and her friend
Jacqueline, who bears an eerie resemblance to her mother
Eva, tries to help as much as possible. The plot rolls
along nicely with high emotions and some interesting twists
and turns which sometimes making the story confusing and
hard to keep up with.
This wasn't a bad read but it wasn't amazingly good
either. Not a great sequel, the story seemed rushed and
some readers may find themselves having to re-read parts.
The characters are nice enough but there isn't anyone who
comes across as extremely likable. Of course this series
has a new angle that hasn't been done in the Paranormal
Urban Fantasy genre and this makes it unique. Superstars
becoming vampires is an interesting twist and has a
slight 'it could happen' feel to it.
It has been a year since Vampire Babylon Book One 'Night
Rising' was released. With such a long gap between books
it will be hard for any reader to remember what happened
back in 'Midnight Rising'. With some pieces of
information to help your memory Dawn's history from the
first book will come back to the reader. However it could
take a good third of the book to get readers hooked. So
don't give up straight away.
'Break of Dawn' the last part in this trilogy is due out in
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted April 4, 2008