*This title will be released on July 31, 2012*
by Joss Ware
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: No
Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Publisher
Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.
Multiple sex scenes
The world is ash, destroyed, and now controlled by Strangers. Survivors live in constant peril. But in the heart of Envy, resistance grows . . .
Somehow Bruno “Fence” Washington survived the apocalypse—emerging from a Sedona cave into a strange and terrible new world . . . fifty years later. Now, scouring the ruined earth for answers about the malevolent Strangers, the former extreme sportsman encounters an Amazonian beauty who calls to his every desire, but whose secret could mean his end.
Ana grew up in the ocean, diving far beneath the waves to the remnants of a world she never knew. Try as she might she can’t resist the man who tempts her in ways she never knew possible . . . whose touch elicits truths she swore never to reveal. But the passion between them won’t be denied even though it means facing a new evil rising up from the roiling waters to blanket the world in unending night.
NIGHT FORBIDDEN could very well have been a solo story rather than the latest installment in the Envy Chronicles series and it would have worked just as well from a story perspective. I enjoy a good post-apocalypse story and what made NIGHT FORBIDDEN uniquely exciting was the addition of Atlantis being a reason for the Earth’s near total destruction. I thought it was a cool idea to have Fence his friends be from the past (our present) though I would have liked to see some more differences or adjustments for them which they probably dealt with in previous books.
With many apocalypse stories we get zombies and NIGHT FORBIDDEN is no exception, but they were barely seen which I found odd since they kept referencing them. They seemed like such a small threat that when they did show up I just didn’t care and wanted to get back to talking about the central mystery of the story.
Fence was a fun character and I enjoyed his heroic acts just as much as his corny jokes and hilarious comments. He and his friends came out of a Sedona cave 80 years in the future and some of them came out with some unique powers. I kind of felt bad for him throughout most of the book as he’s the one guy that survived the apocalypse but didn’t get any special abilities. On the plus side, he does get the girl. I loved how well Fence and Ana got along almost instantly and how Ana really ‘got’ and liked Fence’s humor and personality. I really liked Ana’s backstory reveal as it links her to Atlantis and the big mystery surrounding it in this story.
While I enjoyed the central story about Atlantis and the danger surrounding the town of Envy, I would have loved to have learned even more about the fabled lost island. NIGHT FORBIDDEN contains a compelling and complex storyline with a slowly building yet touching romance. The fifth book, NIGHT RESURRECTED comes out February 26th 2013.
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