Review: Discovery by Paula Kennedy

Posted 27 September, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Discovery by Paula Kennedy
Series: Angels of the Night #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal YA
Published by: Champagne Books on August 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 188
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Allison Webber is tired of looking over her shoulder. Stalked by shadows for her entire life, she embraces the invitation to join a secret society hiding the existence of vampires. Things heat up quickly in this all male cult when she catches the eyes of two sexy vampire twins, Thane and Darcy Wallace.

Amid steamy encounters with the identical twins competing for her attention, Allison learns her mission is to aid a select group of vampires, the Angels of the Night, as they hunt and destroy the females of their species.

Completely taken with the brothers and her new role, she fails to see that one of the twins has been using her. Allison must delve deep within herself for the courage to save the brother she loves and destroy the one who betrayed her.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

love_triangleA thrilling debut of mystery, secret societies and vampires!

When Allison Webber is approached by her father to join a secret society of men, mainly for her own protection, she barely questions the invitation and agrees. The secret society is none other than the Masons, a long established society of men who know of the existence of vampires and work hard to keep their kind a secret. At her first meeting Allison is introduced to Thane and Darcy Wallace, two gorgeous vampire twins who are part of the Angels of Night, vampire warriors whose job is to track and eliminate the bloodthirsty females of their kind. As the only woman member, Allison is to assist the Wallace brothers in their quest, all while trying to resist the undeniable attraction between them that is forbidden, which is proving to be harder than she ever imagined.

I must admit that I was first drawn to this book by it’s title and beautiful cover and guessed it probably falls into the Young Adult genre. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it and found that although the characters are young, the story reads and has elements that would easily capture an adult reader’s attention. The author’s writing style is fluid and draws you into each scene with her splendid cast of characters.

I found Allison to be a smart, fun and young heroine. She’s still in high school but isn’t your typical “woe is me” teenage girl and I really like that she is her own person and doesn’t give in to the constant peer pressure that comes along with trying to fit in. When she meets Darcy and Thane there’s some major chemistry that she struggles with (especially when she finds out they’re vampires) that makes her character very relatable for anyone who’s ever been a teenage girl! Allison really blew me away with how easily she accepts the existence of vampires and her role in the society of the Masons, I don’t think I would have responded the same way in her shoes but I commend her for being courageous.

Thane and Darcy might be twins but these two are far from identical! Thane is the strong, brooding type, a man of little words. His twin and Allison’s love interest, Darcy, is the mischievous “bad-boy” who still holds on to his humanity despite being a vampire. They often reminded me of Louis and Lestat from Interview with a Vampire! Darcy is my favorite of the two brothers, he’s strong, sexy and has tons of charm but also has a dark past he reveals to Allison, his vulnerability in that moment is why I fell for him. The tension between Darcy and Allison is spectacular (and sometimes drove me crazy) but you have to love a gentleman! Thane is a complex and intriguing character that will have you doubting your thoughts on him and then completely surprise you. He is the very definition of a wolf in sheep’s clothing but there’s still something sexy and entertaining about him!

The interactions between Thane, Darcy and Allison are what really drives the story, enabling the reader to step into their world with ease. The switching between Allison’s point of view and Darcy’s was a bit confusing, as it comes towards the last chapters of the book, but doesn’t deter you from continuing with the story. Filled with secrets, forbidden romance and betrayal, the Angels of Night series is a new and exciting addition to the paranormal genre that will draw both new and old vampire romance fans and have you wanting more!

 
RtDS Recommends: If you love mini-love triangles, young love, vampires and twins!

 
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5 Responses to “Review: Discovery by Paula Kennedy”

  1. Well I absolutely love secret societies and vampires:) Sounds right up my alley. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity and sharing of your review.

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  2. This looks like a great series, and I would love to get into it with #1! I always seem to find great series when they are already at #10! lol

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