Thanks for this great review. I have this series on my radar to get to. I have the series Black London series. I have to agree with you on the genre and thoughts on characters.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Night Life by Caitlin Kittredge. The first book in a thrilling, addictive new series by a talented new voice in dark fantasy. Welcome to Nocturne City, where werewolves, black magicians, and witches prowl the streets at night… Among them is Luna Wilder, a tough-as-nails police officer whose job is to keep the peace.
As an Insoli werewolf, Luna travels without a pack and must rely on instinct alone. And she The first book in a thrilling, addictive new series by a talented new voice in dark fantasy.
And she's just been assigned to find the ruthless killer behind a string of ritualistic murders—a killer with ties to an escaped demon found only in legend…until now. But when she investigates prime suspect Dmitri Sandovsky, she can't resist his wolfish charms. Pack leader of a dangerous clan of Redbacks, Dimitri sends her animal instincts into overdrive and threatens her fiercely-guarded independence.
But Luna and Dimiri will need to rely on each other as they're plunged into an ancient demon underworld and pitted against an expert black magician with the power to enslave them for eternity… Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published March 4th by St. Martin's Paperbacks first published March 1st More Details Original Title.
Nocturne City 1. Luna Wilder , Dmitri Sandovsky. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Night Life , please sign up. Where can I get the books in this series I want them? I've finished reading the book and keep thinking I glossed over the part where the author gives a physical description of Luna. Did I miss something?
See 2 questions about Night Life…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Night Life Nocturne City, 1. Luna is a female detective and a werewolf solving crime in Nocturne City while keeping her wolfness secret from those she works with. She is investigating the werewolf attacks on girls in the city. Luna is cold and not exactly likeable but I could put that aside. However, the police department is full of woman hating, sexist pig cavemen who look down on her for being a woman.
I'm getting so tired of these books where the author can only make the female look st Luna is a female detective and a werewolf solving crime in Nocturne City while keeping her wolfness secret from those she works with. I'm getting so tired of these books where the author can only make the female look strong and successful-in-the-face-of-adversity by making every man she works with a complete ass on one level or another. We have the sexist pig who likes to call her names and grab her butt. The head cop who hates women and always picks on her.
Even the cop she is supported by uses her secret wolf status as something to hold over her to get her to behave. Even the guy in the morgue can't say a single sentence without werewolf prejudice. I felt like the author was battering me over the head with a metal pole to point out to me that Luna is picked on. And this was just the first 50 pages!!! Then we have the obligatory bad boy love interest who has as much personality and warmth as my garden fence. This is not a nice werewolf and I despised him and Luna was by now getting right on my last nerve.
I'm not really surprised that her cop boss didn't think she was capable of doing her job as she can't seem to stop messing everything up. Add to that the over descriptive waffle-we had descriptions of the entire police building, the morgue, her house, her car, everyone's clothes, the bar she went into-all in 50 pages. This bores me stupid and I was sick of the whole thing by now. Book over! View all 3 comments. Mar 07, Anoolka rated it did not like it Shelves: urban-fantasy , paranormal , series , shapeshifters , romance , werewolves , witches-and-wizards.
Not good, not good at all. The characters are not likeable. I didn't care for any one of the cast. Not the main character, not her cousin with the silly name, not the main romantic interest who seemed like a creep a pimp and drug deeler , not the cops, hell, the grandma was the most interesting of them all and she was in only one scene. The heroin of the story is another bitchy, tough-as-nails chick who investigats a supernatural murder case.
The way she acts and talks at times seems completely Not good, not good at all. The way she acts and talks at times seems completely out of place and not logical at all.
It's not always explained just why is she going there, saying this, insulting people left and right obviously the answer is the author wanted her to, and that's that, only it brakes the flow of the story when I'm left thinking "the hell? Sometimes from paragraph to paragraph she changes her attitude, things seem disconnected, as if the author wrote in chunks and forgot to connect them properly.
Another thing, the cursing. What's wrong with using the old fashioned ones from time to time? It brakes the flow and detracts from the emotional weight a scene is supposed to carry when everyone is cursing "hex me", "hex", "hexed", and occasional "gods", etc. Why is the heroin, herself a supernatural being and raised among witches, so damn ignorant of supernatural life in her city?
Why does the alpha wolf who supposedly suffers terribly from having his mate die in one scene bemoans how sad he is and feels like dying and the next lusts on the heroin and jumps her bones? That's the kind of break of the flow and disconnect I'm talking about. No smooth sailing here.
Mar 27, Lori rated it did not like it Shelves: fiction , series , fantasy. Why do so many authors think that "strong female protagonist" equates to "raving bitch"? It seriously detracts from both the plot and any sympathy I'm supposed to feel for said protagonist. This is decidedly true for Luna Wilder also, cheesy name for a pack-less werewolf. She also seems to have an inability to focus o Why do so many authors think that "strong female protagonist" equates to "raving bitch"?
She also seems to have an inability to focus on any particular aspect of a case, jumping from one point to another based on others' behaviors rather than any sense of logic. The character of Luna's cousin Sunny still with the cheesy names acts as the polar opposite of Luna and only highlights the negatives of Luna's personality, rather than the positives.
Also, the hostility of Luna toward her maternal grandmother, and no real explanation for her missing parents, doesn't make her at all likable. The plot doesn't stick together properly, either. The black eyes and name of a demon mentioned at the beginning of the book by a homeless man are never connected with Lockhart or the demon later in the book.
Also, the tantalizing hint of previous attempts to raise the demon based on old forensic evidence is also tossed aside as the action builds. Finally, while most urban fantasy novels must have some romantic element, this one seems contrived at best. Overly moralistic Luna looks the other way as her possible boyfriend is a pimp and drug pusher? Dmitri isn't much better; he is supposed to be overwrought with the loss of his mate, the first murder that Luna is investigating, yet here he is busy trying to seduce a new woman less than 24 hours after the body is found.
The behavior of both characters doesn't ring true given their behavior toward others throughout the book. Also the tryst Luna has with Dmitri is shoehorned in at the last, and a rather inopportune, moment before the finale. While it was an entertaining read, I won't go out of my way to follow the series. View 1 comment. May 21, steven rated it it was ok.
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