Review: Dead of Night (Thorne Hill #1)


I received this ARC from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis | Goodreads

Never trust a vampire. I might have learned that lesson the hard way. But when I find myself in a vampire-owned bar, I don’t have much of a choice. With vampires still trying to assimilate into mainstream society, I’ve done Lucas King a favor by stopping one of his patrons from draining a human dry in the basement of his bar. A favor he'd prefer to repay in bed than in kind. Vampires and witches have had more than a jaded history, and when witches start showing up dead in surrounding covens, all signs point to something old and powerful. Something that knows the ways of the witches. Something--or someone--like Lucas. What's worse than trusting a vampire? Falling in love with one.

Review | Rating: 4 star

I swore off vampire books after the whole Twilight thing and I have avoided them like a rare sickness since. This is the first book I've read with even a vampire as a character at all and I have to say I was not disappointed at all. I loved Lucas and Emily did an amazing job making him human and relatable even though he was 1600 years old but keeping the essence of a vampire. I loved how she tweaked some of the myths but also kept the ones that did not have me wondering how that was even possible. I also adored Callie. She was stubborn and fierce and always willing to put others over her own safety which annoyed me because I didn't want to see her get hurt, lol. I loved her smarta** mouth and how she could be petty sometimes and totally owned to it. I liked Kristy and the twins but I hope we see more of them in the second book. I loved learning about this world Emily created and how her magic system worked. She did an awesome job of making everything seem authentic and clear. I loved the conflict and I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering just what was going on. What happened to Callie when she was a child? Why is her family, minus her sister, such d*cks? I cannot wait until we learn more about Callie and Lucas's past and see more of the two of them together. They were so great together and I think their relationship moved at a natural pace and it made sense why their feelings were so intense. I loved everything about this book and I most definitely will be reading Dark of Night so I can find out more about Callie, Lucas, and all the characters that surround them!

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