Night Owls

Night Owls

by Lauren M. Roy
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Night Owls 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle *eARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review --Actual rating 3.5 Skulls Night Owls takes place in a semi-closed society. Our heroine, Val, a bookstore owner who used to be a Hunter (and is a vampire), tries to exist quietly with her Renfield Chaz and a group of unlikely allies, a couple of succubi, 2 ex Brotherhood members, and a human until a group of vicious, bloodthirsty Jackals come to town and the entire gang must go on the offensive.  The book was well written, it had delightful characters, interesting world building, fun dialogue, and some cool twists. Did I love it? No. Was it worth the read. Certainly.  Miss Roy deserves kudos for coming into a genre so steeped in material that it is hard to find something unique with exactly that, some new material. She also takes us back to the old days of Urban Fantasy where there really was no romance. It was all about the world, the characters and the story arc.  Even though I personally didn't love it, it was very enjoyable and looks to be an exciting start to a great new urban fantasy series. I'll definitely tune in for book #2.
Trinitytwo More than 1 year ago
    In the new series by Lauren M. Roy, the main characters, Elly and Val are as different as night and day  but they are both Night Owls. Eleanor has grown up under the tutelage and care of Father Value, a black  sheep member of the mysterious Brotherhood. Elly’s entire life has been a lesson in survival. Father Value  taught her to fight and ultimately how to destroy the evil supernatural beings known as Jackals (which  reminded me of a variant of werewolf). When Father Value is murdered by a Jackal over possession of an  ancient and magical book, Elly’s first instinct is to steal it back. With her mentor gone, Elly has no place to turn  except the home of a former member of the Brotherhood and friend of her foster father. With the Jackals in hot  pursuit, Elly runs to the community of Edgewood where she hopes she can hide the book. Valerie McTeague  owns a bookstore in the same town named Night Owls. Val, a recluse vampire, caters to the late night college  crowd. When Elly’s contact brings the mysterious volume to Night Owls for safe keeping, it‘s placed in the  locked rare book room. The Jackals sniff out its location, igniting a chain of events that causes these two  women’s paths to collide and sets the stage for a supernatural showdown of epic proportions.  I took this book on vacation with me and I was totally absorbed. Lauren M. Roy’s debut is terrific, and I am  already impatient to continue reading the next in her new series featuring these two charismatic ladies. Elly  is my favorite. On one hand she is the ultimate killing machine and the other she is a socially awkward young  lady who has never known what it’s like to just be “normal”. Val is cool, compassionate and completely  badass. She has a close relationship with her human servant, Chaz, but one clouded with secrets. Their  relationship was well written, but Chaz was the weakest component of this story for me. Although he is loyal  and protective of Val, it took me most of the book before I finally warmed up to him. Val’s other interesting  associates include lesbian succubi, leaders of a group of Boston Vampires known as the Stregoi, and Cavale,  a warlock with a mysterious past. These characters added layers of amusement, volatility, and promise to the  mix. I really enjoyed sharing this adventure with these ladies and their cohorts and look forward to more to  come. If Night Owls were a real bookstore, I would apply for a job immediately just so I wouldn't miss any of the  excitement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it. A slightly different take on vampires, werewolves, and monster hunter societies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional Debut worth reading! It is: Thrilling. Good book for: Book Clubs, Rainy Days, Gift Giving and Permanent Libraries. Can't wait for book 2 come out by this Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is nothing obviously wrong with this book. The plot is pretty quick and it walks a fine line between being familiar enough not to scare people off while being new enough that it should keep you interesting. The characters involved are realistic enough that you believe that they could exist in this insane situation. And this is one of the only times recently that I have read a book in which vampires are treated in a way that is intelligent and doesn't make me want to hurl. All that being said this book just doesn't jell. There's nothing about it that says why I couldn't get into it because it has all the write ingredients, and the writing isn't bad, but somehow it just doesn't work well enough to make it a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A debut worth reading! The narrative was well-paced and the characters complex, yet accessible. I highly recommend the book and I eagerly await thnext indtallment!
miki_Lecture More than 1 year ago
Promising urban fantasy series Night owls didn’t disappointed me at all, i admit at time it was a bit confusing as the author switch of characters point of view and setting when we still don’t know all the characters yet but if you don’t give up for that it gets better and better after each chapters. I really loved the bunch of characters so different and at the same time wanting the same thing: a quiet life ( and obviously not getting it) I must say that i prefer Cavale a little bit as he sound to be the most reasonnable from the group. Elly is young and unexperiencied in social relation which make her a little to straight forward but we get to like her netherless... i’m still a little unsure about her though...she seems very sharp ( seeing that strangely they all came to that city without speaking to each other about it and at the same time completly closed up and obtuse when it comes to her own past) . I do like the magic Elly and Cavale are using, they are a combinaison of fighter and magic user and they don’t exactly use the same magic either so i would love to read more on that as well. Val is a vampire and and booksellers ( yes the fact that there was a bookstore is another thing that sold me the book^^;; i can be predictable yes) , she was ( still is) a warrior , called hunter in that world, but after a tragic past event she wants a normal quiet life with Chaz her human follower, so loyal and master of his own mind. She doesn’t want to take part in vampire feud and politic ( really after living so long it’s a wonder why they still go at it like that). The rythm is just the one we need to be kept inside the story and not lost , the action is fast paced but we do get info on each character which is really welcome... so while this isn’t fully original it’s a very enjoyable story. I really loved that the end was only a kind of cliffhanger making me smile, wanting to read the next book but at the same time if it hadn’t been possible it wouldn’t left me in anguish state as we can imagine how it will go as well. If you want a good urban fantasy debut you can try this one!
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Hate cliffhanger ending.
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I hate half reviews are kid chats
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