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Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell Series #2)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

First of all, if you haven't checked out Kindling the Moon.. you

First of all, if you haven't checked out Kindling the Moon.. you should. The world building is solid, the cast of characters are engaging, and the story moves at a good pace.

I am a huge fan of the fact that I think the story is pretty visual. I can *see* the world the...
First of all, if you haven't checked out Kindling the Moon.. you should. The world building is solid, the cast of characters are engaging, and the story moves at a good pace.

I am a huge fan of the fact that I think the story is pretty visual. I can *see* the world the author is describing, or
rather, I don't have problems conjuring up an image in my head.

Bennett does a fantastic job with making Cady very believable and realistic. She has issues and insecurities with her relationship with the sexy demon, Lon Butler. With all the supernatural elements that take place within an urban fantasy, imo, having something that grounds the book with issues that are commonplace make it all the more remarkable.

Summoning the Night begins with a mystery that opens up more avenues in Arcadia Bell's world. This second novel is better than the first, when you think you have the villain, D'oh, try again! Though the novel also introduces a very unlikable character and I absolutely cannot wait to see where that particular interaction may head.

I will just mention the teenage element briefly. Jupiter Butler, by far, is one of my favorite characters in urban fantasy that I've read in a long while. Funny, but with smart ass tendencies and the vulnerabilities of a teenager.

The writing moves quickly, yet is easy to follow. Imaginative and visual.. Jenn Bennett creates a hell of a world and I absolutely cannot wait to see what's in store for Arcadia Bell!!

posted by Readsalot81 on April 20, 2012

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Total Dissapointment!

I have been looking forward to the 2nd book in this series for months!!!! What a dissapointment and waste of money this book was. The character Lon is a man without a spine. He let's Caddy's character be blackmailed, and just stands there and let's his son be kidnapp...
I have been looking forward to the 2nd book in this series for months!!!! What a dissapointment and waste of money this book was. The character Lon is a man without a spine. He let's Caddy's character be blackmailed, and just stands there and let's his son be kidnapped by a demon. Plus the relationship between Lon and Cady just really stays the same without any growth of there relationships. Plus at one point Caddy tells Lon there will be no more secrets between us, yet when Mr. Dare threatens and blackmails Cady and she doesn't tell him?????? Does the arthur have amnesia or what???? I do not reccomend this book to anybody, don't waste your time or money!!!

posted by sgoodin on April 27, 2012

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    First of all, if you haven't checked out Kindling the Moon.. you

    First of all, if you haven't checked out Kindling the Moon.. you should. The world building is solid, the cast of characters are engaging, and the story moves at a good pace.

    I am a huge fan of the fact that I think the story is pretty visual. I can *see* the world the author is describing, or
    rather, I don't have problems conjuring up an image in my head.

    Bennett does a fantastic job with making Cady very believable and realistic. She has issues and insecurities with her relationship with the sexy demon, Lon Butler. With all the supernatural elements that take place within an urban fantasy, imo, having something that grounds the book with issues that are commonplace make it all the more remarkable.

    Summoning the Night begins with a mystery that opens up more avenues in Arcadia Bell's world. This second novel is better than the first, when you think you have the villain, D'oh, try again! Though the novel also introduces a very unlikable character and I absolutely cannot wait to see where that particular interaction may head.

    I will just mention the teenage element briefly. Jupiter Butler, by far, is one of my favorite characters in urban fantasy that I've read in a long while. Funny, but with smart ass tendencies and the vulnerabilities of a teenager.

    The writing moves quickly, yet is easy to follow. Imaginative and visual.. Jenn Bennett creates a hell of a world and I absolutely cannot wait to see what's in store for Arcadia Bell!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    Summoning the Night, An Arcadia Bell Novel , Jenn Bennet Review

    Summoning the Night, An Arcadia Bell Novel , Jenn Bennet
    Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
    Well, I'm loving this series, its got everything that ticks my boxes. Paranormal, magic, supernatural creatures, and a cracking story.
    The opening series was a five star for me, and to be honest this one is even better if that's possible...I'm settled in Cady's world now, understand her background more, love Lon and his dry wit and humour, and as for Jupe :-) that boy makes so much of the series,he's a real star performer. Grandson number one is 15 – similar age to Jupe – and just the same motormouth, he has no filters and you're never sure whats coming out. Jupe to a T! Recently had his phone stolen while swimming with friends ( next to a “ danger no swimming sign” - see – he's a real life Jupe!) Police asked him for info as the kids had an encounter with some characters driving by at same time – did he give make and model of car? No. desciption of men? No. All he came out with was one of them had a small c ock....mum was mortified. Can you imagine the ID parade??
    Anway, back to the book – poor Cady, life is never normal for her. She's still got to keep her background undercover from the Law, even though her parents who were the guilty ones are now banished to demon realm...how can you tell police that? So she's trying to get on with life, run her bar and then...she gets caught up in the search for missing children, a repeat of a 30 year old crime locally. Of course it's one prolonged ride of adventure and danger....and I love the way seemingly innocuous things turn out to be important later. It's that clever setting up of clues and hints of what's going to happen that make this book so special.
    Great writing, a real treat to read and of course one to keep for re reading.
    Stars: 5 – another fabulous adventure.
    NB: I was supplied with paperback for review but...eye problems mean the text is too small fopr me to read and it's such a great series that I bought the kindle version ( adjustable text size) myself knowing its one I want to keep for re reading.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Highly recommended!! Great series!

    Great story! Engaging storyline!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Totally ROCKS!

    I love this series. Jenn Bennett, I am cursing myself for not reading these books sooner!
    Awesome world building, fabulous and unique plot, absolutely unforgettable characters... and oodles of humor and great dialogue! Loved every minute of it!!
    I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Fun Series

    Love this series. I was so happy when book 2 came out. Sat and read it one sitting. Great characters and great plot. Can't wait for more from this author.

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