Disclaimer: I did receive a free e-copy of the book in order to facilitate an honest review.
About the Book
Title: THE NIGHT HOUSE
Publication date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Rachel Tafoya
Bianca St. Germain works at a Night House, a place where vampires like the aristocratic Jeremiah Archer, pay to feed on humans, and she doesn’t much care what others think of her. The money is good, and at least there, she’s safe. Bianca also doesn’t care that the Night House is killing her. All she cares about is: nauth, the highly addictive poison in vampire bites that brings a euphoria like no drug ever could.
But when Bianca meets James, a reclusive empath who feels everything she does, for the first time, she considers a life outside of the Night House and a someone worth living for. But Jeremiah has decided to keep Bianca for himself; he won’t allow her to walk away.
As she allows her feelings for James to grow, she struggles to contain nauth’s strong hold on her life. If they are to have a future, James must make her see what she’s worth, what she means to him, before Jeremiah and nauth claim her for good.
I was very intrigued with the book's description. Vampire fiction usually is a win for me, but this book wasn't like others. I did love the book, but for other reasons. First, the book is told from two different points of view. I love when authors do this! One view is Bianca and the other is the empath, James. Honestly, Bianca is not my favorite character (being an addict and all) but it was nice to see her development and improvement.
The Night House focuses more around the two teenagers rather than the vampires. It was nice because it made the book more believable. If it had been more about vampires and bloodbaths, it would have become predictable and not interesting. James and Bianca's instant connection made for a page-turner. I found myself wanting to know more about their backstories and I was rooting for them. I wanted James to be an unlikely hero and of course, I wanted Bianca to snap back to reality.
If you want a fun, paranormal read that is different from the norm, look into getting a copy of The Night House.
|4 out of 5 stars|
About the Author
Rachel Tafoya studied creative writing while at Solebury School and was published in their student run literary magazine, SLAM. She attended a writing program for teens at both Susquehanna University and Denison University, and the Experimental Writing for Teens class and Novels for Young Writers program, both run by NY Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry. Rachel is the daughter of crime author Dennis Tafoya.
Five winners will receive a digital copy of The Night House (INT)