Dead of Night (The Youngbloods #2) by Lynn Viehl

Dead of Night

  Dead of Night (The Youngbloods #2)


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 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.
Paperback, 312 pages
Expected publication: July 8th 2012 by Flux Books 
  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 series, to finally stands up for herself against her brothers, especially Trick (Patrick).

Cat is part vampire and also a descendent from the Val Halsing’s, a family of vampire hunters. And Cat being a vampire hunter makes her relationship with her vampire boyfriend a rough one, especially with her brothers. So the mind erasing that her brother Trick did to make her forget Jesse and what happened on Halloween, didn't work on Cat, but she’s not going to tell Trick that it didn't work. Jesse, Cat's vampire boyfriend, or as Cat calls him, her “dark boy”, is secretly seeing Cat. But when girls start being kidnapped, and she realizes that the kidnapper is after her, Cat sets out to save the missing girls before it’s too late. And that means she has to tell Trick that his mind trick didn't work and she’s still seeing Jesse. Needless to say when Cat's brothers hears this bit of news it doesn't go well for Cat and Jesse.

Dead of Night is an intriguing, paranormal mystery where Cat is trying to figure out the clues in time to save the three missing girls. But what I also loved just as much as the mystery was Cat growing into her own person. She wants her brothers to respected her as person, and have the right to choose who she loves. I recommend Dead of Night as a great, younger YA read.

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  1. I LOVE FORBIDDEN ROMANCES :D Ahh! This sounds like an awesome book, I love paranormal books! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome review :D

  2. This is a really good story, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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