"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 famous.

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 September.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted April 4, 2008


Night Rising was only the beginning...

Dawn Madison reluctantly came to Los Angeles in search of her missing father and found instead a world of murder and the living dead she never imagined existed. When a new vampire slaying lures Dawn deeper into the underground, her alliances in the sunlit world shift. Now she has only herself to trust and her newfound skills as "a spunky vampire slayer"

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Midnight Reign
(Vampire Babylon: Book 2)
by Chris Marie Green

Ace Books
February 1, 2008
Available: February 5, 2008
ISBN #0441015603
EAN #9780441015603
336 pages
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Other Books by
Chris Marie Green

Deep In the Woods
The Path of Razors
A Drop of Red
Night Rising
Break of Dawn
First Blood

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