Saturday, March 9, 2013

Summoning the Night

By Jenn Bennett

I received this book from the publisher. This is the second book in the Arcadia Bell series, and I’m really glad I was introduced to this series. In the first book readers are introduced to Arcadia “Cady” Bell and her paranormal world. This second book picks up a few weeks after the first one left off. Cady’s relationship with Lon is becoming somewhat serious and Lon’s son Jupiter, “Jupe”, is thoroughly enjoying having Cady around.

In Summoning the Night, Cady’s struggles with her moonchild abilities and Jupe’s “knack” or talent begins to manifest. Both character’s talents, along with Lon’s empath ability, help Lon and Cady find information about the Snatcher–someone who is taking the Hellfire Club members’ kids. Summoning the Night is a well thought out story with a mix of humor, mystery and suspense. Readers get introduced to the characters in the first book, but this second book is where readers will really start to connect and love the characters.

The ending is satisfying but it leaves enough strings undone that readers will definitely be picking up the next installment to find out what happens and what are the consequences of actions that have occurred. Jenn Bennett has done an amazing job with her Arcadia Bell series. It seems as if she is a seasoned pro at writing her books even though this is only her second one. I will definitely pick up the third book.

Readers who enjoy Kelley Armstrong’s books such as Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic should definitely give Jenn Bennett’s series a try!