When things go from flirty to majorly flawed on her first date with James Lawton, he is forced to save her the only way he can--by killing her. Selina suddenly finds herself in the mix with the creatures she thought were made up solely for late-night TV. Into the Night follows Selina’s transformation from a wallflower into an impulsive and dangerous new vampire. With no choice in the matter, Selina becomes trapped between a new man, his wary brothers, and his cruel and controlling Queen, who wants nothing more than to watch her suffer. Selina must walk the fine line between adjusting to her new powers, life after death, and following the rules--all while avoiding disaster.
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What I say: If you know me or my blog then you'll probably be aware about my love of all things paranormal, urban fantasy and vampire related. You'll also possibly have noticed I've taken a break from reviewing them until recently because they were beginning to merge into one. I decided to read Into the Night because the blurb was intriguing and the idea made me smile.
The story focuses on Selina 'non-profit' Baker (I have to admit this made me laugh. Do people really introduce themselves as such?) as she goes steps out of her norm and goes on a date with the dashing stranger James. The date has rather unusual and pretty extreme consequences.
I liked Selina and found her entertaining if not unfortunate. She made me smile, although I did find her slightly irritating on occasion (only at times). But because this was largely down to her coming to terms with her new circumstances and general befuddlement I didn't hold it against her and mostly it made me smile.
Some elements reminded me of My Sunny Vampire and I found James to be as intriguing as Jack. I was pleased Selina didn't have to constantly probe James for answers - and although he's not exactly forthcoming with information, he's not annoyingly aloof.
I enjoyed Into The Night and found the story interesting and fun. It is fairly similar to other urban fantasy stories out there but I appreciated the story for what it is and am glad I read it.
I would have liked to see more romance not necessarily smut (get your mind out of the gutter people) because this is how James and Selina meet, but things get in the way and they have more important matters to deal with. This being said, I did appreciate that it wasn't all sunshine and smooching. Selina has been through a huge change and has a big learning curve, which luckily we don't forget.
The dramatic and action scenes are good and I have to admit I didn't see certain events coming. I would have liked a more developed ending, but then perhaps I'm just greedy?!
3.5 Stars in my Sky!