Thursday 19 April 2012

EARLY REVIEW: Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett

Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett

Series: Arcadia Bell, #2
Publication Date:
April 24th 2012
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Book & Purchase Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Book Depository

Magick. Murder. Mayhem.
It’s all in a night’s work. . . .

After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell's life is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She’s gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she’s dating red-hot Lon Butler, the club’s wayward son, she can hardly say no.

Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members’ children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady’s loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she’d better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.

Summoning the Night is the perfect sequel to Kindling the Moon! If you really liked the first book of the series, then you should definitely continue with this one. Every single thing that I loved about Bennett's writing style and her story in Kindling the Moon is present in the sequel as well!

The thing I loved the most about this book was the way Bennett expanded her storyline. She didn't just stick to the first book of the series but created a brand new story to unfold in Summoning the Night. We may have the same cast of heroes and the same rules apply to the universe, but Bennett delivers a fresh new story that you can't possibly put down for a minute.
Arcadia develops as a character in this book and I really enjoyed to observe the way she slowly starts to trust people again after all those years of living in hide and how her relationship with both Lon and Jupe gets stronger.

I found the mystery in Summoning the Night somehow better delivered than that of Kindling the Moon. It was harder for me to get all the clues and the twists in the plot just made things even better. The villain here is seriously sick (in the way I really like!) and trying to piece together all the parts to find the bad guy was more than fun.

But once more, everything is overshadowed by a delicious teen named Jupe! Yeah, I know, I said it before, but Jupe is just amazing! I mean his voice is so fresh and full of humor that makes this series a true joy to read and make me wish that Jenn Bennett will seriously consider of writing a book about him once he gets a little older. Honestly, I can't get enough of that boy! I just love him!

All in all, Summoning the Night is just the perfect sequel to Kindling the Moon, and all fans of the first book should read this one ASAP. You won't regret it, believe me!

* This title was provided for review courtesy of the author


  1. I ordered this series earlier in the week, I have read nothing but raving reviews. I am looking forward to reading them. I just hope they are not too scary at times. The author after all, loves horror.

    1. Nope Aurian, not scary at all. At least I haven't spotted any scary scenes :P


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