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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    Well....

    Honestly for what it was, it was a very cool, interesting book. As long as you can get past the funny vocab they use in their vampiric ways, the book is actually pretty interesting.
    ALL I'M SAYING is that there had BETTER be a sequel because the book has NOT truly ended. I feel as though the end of the book was only the end of a chapter, and there should have been more. There are SO MANY questions left unanswered that I would still LOVE to read/find out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

    Remarkable Read! Book of the year!

    The book Night Road, by A.M. Jenkins, is an interesting selection. I read this book and was hooked immediately. I knew that once I began reading that I would not stop very easily. The conflict is hooking; a hemovore named Ezekiel, nicknamed Cole, is trying to teach a new heme (short for hemovore) named Gordon to control his "thirst" and feeding habits. Gordon is new to this life and is having issues with his new emotions, looks, as well as appetite. Cole, Gordon, and another heme named Sandor take Gordon on a road trip that is a few months long to adjust him to his new environment.
    The colony of hemes is in a place called The Building, where Omnis (humans) live and offer to be fed upon when the hemes become thirsty. The hemes are an industrious people that do not appreciate being called vampires, because that is not what they are. While on the Road, the hemes meet a "stray", which is a heme that has been abandoned after creation and not of the colony. Gordon is catching on fast, yet he wants to go and see his family and his girlfriend in Missouri. His request is refused every time the question arises and he becomes thoroughly sad and filled with rage.
    Cole meanwhile is coming to terms with his inner self and is occasionally thinking of his brother Guerdon. He was placed in charge of teaching Gordon most of the time and Sandor is in charge of being a bit lenient. Gordo is always getting better and better at feeding, and is still dejected about being denied the right to see his loved ones. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of fiction stories with a bit of a twist to it. This book will have the reader engrossed after the first few pages. It is a one of a kind stunning success.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Vampires

    I am recently reading this book and I am the begining of chapter 4...its getting good!!

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  • Posted November 6, 2008

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    Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.com

    Cole isn't quite like most hemes--as in hemovore, one who devours blood. The soft life of those living in The Building in New York City, with willing omnis offering their blood in exchange for the high feeding gives them, makes him uneasy. But he's drawn from his solitary lifestyle when the leader of the hemes asks him for a favor. Cole's friend, Sandor, has accidentally created a new heme, and it's up to him and Cole to teach Gordon about the "disease" he must now live with: how to feed, how to avoid detection, and how to control the mind-warping Thirst. <BR/><BR/>Cole, Sandor, and Gordon set off on a cross-country road trip, easing Gordon into his new life along the way. As Cole overcomes his frustration with Gordon and starts to feel sympathy for him, a long-buried guilt from his past starts to rise to the surface. When the trio encounters a stray heme with murderous tendencies, and Gordon goes on a hunger strike in an attempt to refuse accepting his condition, Cole finds himself questioning everything he thought he believed about himself and about what it means to stay human. <BR/><BR/>NIGHT ROAD is a dark, thoughtful novel that will draw readers into its mysterious and often dangerous world. Its take on the vampire mythology is fresh and layered. Despite his predatory nature, Cole is both easy to relate to and likable in his doubts, his respect for the omni humans on which he feeds, and his attempts to do right by those around him without risking too much of himself in the process. <BR/><BR/>Jenkins doesn't shy away from tough issues, like what might happen to hemes when they appear to be dead, whether they have souls, and how someone doomed to forever watch life passing in and out of existence around them can keep some semblance of humanity. The characters and ideas will stick with readers long after they've set down the book. <BR/><BR/>Highly recommended, even for those who think they couldn't bear to read one more "vampire" book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    S. E. Hinton with fangs

    Night Road puts a unique spin on vampires that makes it stand apart in the already saturated market of blood sucker books. But it's not just another vampire book. The narration reminds me of S. E. Hinton¿s writing in all the best ways. The characters voices are well defined and the slow unraveling of Cole¿s history will keep readers interested without making them want to scream ¿get to the point already¿. The issues Cole faces internally and his feelings of being disconnected are all too relevant in today¿s age where making a real connection with someone is getting harder and harder. The book is thought compelling and emotionally driven. Half the time it¿s clear that what¿s not being said is the more important aspect. It¿s more of a coming of age story that happens to involve hemeovores. All together a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2008

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    Night Road by A.M. Jenkins was an amazing book. Anyone who has any interest in vampires will love this story. It was very intriguing. Once I started reading, I couldn¿t stop. The story made me pause and think because each character is very complex. I had to try to put myself in there view and understand what they are thinking. Overall, I would definitely recommend Night Road by A.M. Jenkins to family and friends.

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