Author: Chelsea Cameron
Published: February 11th 2012 by Createspace
Source: Blog Tour Review Copy
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Goodreads Synopsis of Nocturnal:
Seventeen-year-old Ava-Claire Sullivan's mother is dying. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that her greatest solace comes from someone who's already dead.
Peter Hart saves her one night in a graveyard from an attacker just as strange as he is, and now Ava can't stop thinking about him. She wants to see him again – even after he warns her he's dangerous, and she begins to realize what he is. Her best friends don't know anything about death, but Peter does, intimately. He's waiting for her the next night she comes to the cemetery, and the next...
But their growing bond comes up against a promise Peter made a long time ago, a promise that could destroy them both. Now Ava has to decide just what she's willing to give up to hold onto the one thing that could last forever.
My Thoughts on Nocturnal:
Never have I read a book quite like Nocturnal. From beginning to end it definitely was not what I expected.
Ava and Peter are two characters that are truly unique. Ava is a strong high school student that has had to deal with a Cancer sick mother for a few years now. She is trying to deal with the loss that her mother is alsmost guaranteed to make in about six months. The schock of it all is what leads her to meet our mysterious Peter. Peter is a unique creature. He is a different sort of vampire that actually needs the sun! :O right!? He has killed others before but something about Ava stops him from killing her (although he very much wants to). I couldn't exactly empathize with Ava or Peter because I have been blessed enough to have never lost anyone the way Peter has or see someone slowly dying as Ava has with her mother but I can sympathize with them both. Their struggles and loss pull emotions from you that you have not even remembered you had (they sure did me).
I like the uniquness that was Peter, who as I said wasn't your typical vampire but something else completely. It was written in such a great way that I sometimes don't see from Indie Authors. When I imagined Ava and Peter and all the other characters I could see them clearly as if they were standing in front of me. Appreciated very much the fact that Peter when he spoke I could almost here his early century way of speaking.
The first third part of the book (up to 33% because I took note) was concentrated on the fact that her mother is sick. Peter is mentioned about a handful of times (give or take a few) which thouroughly confused me because I sincerly thought this book was about Peter and Ava. After that it was all about Ava and Peter. Confusing.
Overall, I would not mind reading on in the series to see what happens to these intriguing characters. I liked the book but it did not make my top favorites.
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I've Rated Nocturnal:(3/5)
Goodreads Synopsis of Nightmare:
Ava-Claire Sullivan's first mistake was becoming vampire Peter Mackintire's personal blood bank. Her second mistake was falling in love with him.
Now it's Ava's job to make sure he never loves her in return. A pact Peter made nearly a hundred years ago means loving someone will kill him. If she can figure out how to free him from his promise, it might kill her, make her immortal, or lead to the love she wants so badly.
But if she doesn't, at best, her heart will break…and at worst, Peter will die.
My Thoughts on Nightmare:
In this sequel to Nocturnal we see that Peter and Ava are trying their hardest not to fall in love with each other because it is life or death for Peter if he does. Thats a hard thing not to do. Not fall in love? It's like trying to keep a chocoholic from eating in chocolate!
In this instance I can sympathize with Ava because Peter continues to be great. He is there whenh she most needs him to help deal with the saddness that comes about when she thinks about losing her mother or when Iven shows up to wreak havoc. We can see her trying to take advantage of the time she has with her mum during the day and at night learns about Peter. I wouldn't say she's given up on her mother but she's more resolved about her mother going away. With Peter she is stubbornly trying to find a way for him to be released from Di's promise and bind. True love always has to find a way am I right.
The ending I did not expect! Good going Chelsea, you have surprised me and I am almost never surprised with endings! No I can't tell you what happens but I do suggest you read it. This ending I have to admit has me much more anxious to continue the series then the first did. I'd like to guess as to what will happen in the third book I have a strong feeling that I'll be proved wrong.
The writing is still beautiful. The issues with her mother and Peter are evenly balanced out, one is does not take over a third of the book as I noted in the first book, for which I am incredibly happy. A happy balance.
Overall, I say read it!! The series has gotten a whole lot better because of this book!
I've Rated Nightmare: (4/5)
Ava: All it took was a little blood. Fair trade, really.
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Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA writer from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
She has two books out now, Nocturnal and Nightmare, the first and second books in the Noctalis Chronicles about a girl with a dying mother who meets an immortal boy. The third book, Numb will be out this August, and the fourth in the winter. Her other book, Whisper, about a girl who is alive, a boy who isn't and the complications that go along with their relationship, released June 16 and is the first in a trilogy. Follow her on Twitter: @chel_c_cam, her blog, or on Facebook.