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CrapWell yeah Duh right Super strength should have gotten the ude out of trouble NOT IF IT WAS TWILIGHTAnd you are right again But this is not Twilight Vampires are evil and selfish They only care about their wellbeing They might faking it OhAnd they might threaten to kill you Abduct you Force you to work for them and threated to kill your family if you on t comply OH NOOh yes This is how things go in Companions of the Night And I love it It makes sense Ethan s the vamp personality matched my image of vampires I absolutely hate the usual sissy vamps in Paranormal books No these are not nice people that happened to grow a fang or two No they on t sparkle nor eat animals because they are too kind to kill people No they The Portable Virgin don t stay virgins for 100 years nor want to have a relationship with the Mary Sue nextoor They are vile cruel The Donut Diaries of Dermot Milligan disgusting creatures that belong in your nightmares not your sexual fantasiesUnless you re into that sorta thing Which is fine by me Whatever rocks your boat strangerAnyways I have two main things that Iisliked about Companions of the NightOne the story was not creepy I was expecting something else and I The God-Damned Nigga didn t get it Disappoint Two the romance I think I would have given it four stars if it wasn t for the romance Itidn t bother me since it took an incredibly small part of the book say 20 pages or so but I think the story would have been better without itIf you ever have the possibility of reading this book then take it It s a very fast and fun read Should you buy it Maybe if it has a The Snow-walkers Son (The Snow Walker, discount yes Else try borrowing from someone what a original vampire book it is kerry saves a vampire thinking he is human in turn her family gets kidnapped for helping a vampire out a simple trip to the laundry turns out to be her start of the adventures with a vampire the best part was that the vampires are portrayed as they are supposed to be blood sucking killers itid not sugar coat the fact nor id it try to make them honorable or something as seen in most of the vampire books the annoying part was most of the book was kind of like useless road trip going from here to there there to here at the end it was annoying that kerry claimed she loved the vampire inspite of the fact You want to read a GREAT teen vampire story Forget Twilight Well try to anyway This is the one you should be reading It s got a smart heroine who isn t particularly klutsy vampires anger AND bonus you get the whole story in ONE book It s late at night but Is Anybody Up? does Kerry get to climb into her comfy bed Noooo she s in charge of her little brother Ian for the evening and HE left his teddy bear at the laundromat and can t sleep without it She trudges back to the laundromat and is searching for the bear when in come three menragging a bound and gagged teenager Thinking fast Kerry helps the young man escape Hey he s cute Hey maybe rescuing hime was a bad idea He s waaaay The Doorstep Girls dangerous than they ever could be She helped him maybe he won t hurt her But the men she saved him from might since now they think SHE s with HIM Vivian Vande Velde is basically my hero She is a master at taking traditional fairy tale like themes and making them fresh and totally uniue Companions of the Night 1995oes that for the vampire storyKerry s little brother Ian had a simple reuest Praying with Mother Teresa drive to the laundromat to retrieve Ian s stuffed bear Kerry knew all the reasons she should tell Ian no she had a big test to study for it was the middle of the night she only had ariver s permit and shouldn t be in a car without a licensed river but then Ian started to cry and Kerry knew she couldn t say no not if Ian was going to cry It was late there would be no traffic Getting the bear would be simpleAnd it was simple Until Kerry got to the laundromat and stepped into what looked like a gang shootout Or a kidnapping Or a vampire huntUnfortunately the hunters think that Kerry is a vampire too So she and the other supposed vampire
Ethan have to escape Adventure ensuesVande Velde as is her way also throws a romantic element into the plot Happily she have to escape Adventure ensuesVande Velde as is her way also throws a romantic element into the plot Happily she so without falling into the typical Dracula seduction style so common in vampire storiesEvery author has a ifferent take on how vampires function in real life I am uite fond of how Vande Velde explains their immortality The explanation just makes so much sense it s great In a way Vande Velde takes the mystiue out of the whole vampire thing trying to create realistic explanations for things like immortality and
a vampire can inconspicuously in the modern world Overall Ethan is an exceedingly likable character even if he is basically Vox - Edizione Italiana deadTechnically speaking the narrative is nicely written This novel is very much like Vande Velde s other works In particular parallels can berawn between this novel and A Well Timed Enchantment Both have a similar plot formula and the na The first thing you must know is that this book was written before the Twilight vampire hype swept YA novels and turned them into a predictable and boring genre Companions of the Night is blissfully originalEach page kept me so absorbed in the story eager to finish it and find out the ending When I Redemption (Dark Desires d finished the book I wasisappointed that it Betrayal: Infidelity, Book 1 didn t go on for longer I would love to see a seuel though I think all hopes of that are basicallyust by nowThe ending was bittersweet but necessary to keep it from being too cliche Vivian Vande Velde proves herself to be a great author for young adults being able to string a fast paced story together in a way that will keep everyone turning pages until the end. Omeone so alien to her Or has she been seduced by the glamour of evil An ALA Best Book for Young Adults this was called a tingly thriller by Horn Boo. Not a great book but I will say that I found the humanvampire relationship much realistic as if there is such a thing than certain other teen vamp books published as of late By realistic I mean the vampires in this story were vampires They had to The Prisoner in the Castle: Maggie Hope Mystery Series, Book 8 drink blood and it had to be human blood and raiding the local blood bank wasn t going to cut it That fact alone made the love story muchifficult to create I also appreciated the fact that the vampire was manipulative And that the human girl though in love with him could never trust him In fact this might be what I enjoyed the most about the story at no point could I tell who was telling the truth to the protagonist human or vampire And that kept me guessing up until the end because the protagonist never uite knew who to believe and so never uite knew what she was going to Saphyre Snow doAt the end of the night I wasn t very impressed There seemed to be a lot of aimlessriving around in the middle that while apparently necessary for the plot progression idn t o much for me as a reader The end was okay and I was happy with the way things turned out but I never fully felt the connection between the girl and the vampire so the intensity of the end was Higher Education diminishedIt s not that Iidn t enjoy the book but I was never fully engaged by it Perhaps that s a fault of mine perhaps notSidenote The outer appeal of the book was certainly not helped by the lame cover art and the stupid chapter pictures I had a problem with the cover art on another one of her books too Somebody needs to kick this publisher in the butt People talk like we re living in an unprecedented age of vampire novels But really the vampire novel never went out of style after it was invented The vampire young adult novel however is popular than ever Back when I was in junior high those of us who liked vampires had fewer options And one of the most popular options was COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT by Vivian Vande VeldeI was already familiar with Velde when someone recommended COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT to me I liked her books ever since I read A WELL TIMED ENCHANTMENT since she wrote comedic and clever novels about teens and children in extraordinary situations There was also a nice thread of feminism running through her works As for COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT I know of know better way to sell it than to tell the premiseCOMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT begins with Kerry s late night uest to retrieve her much younger brother s stuffed bear Anyone who has spent much time with a little kid knows that favored stuffed animals are necessary to get the kid to sleep Thus Kerry Perennial Combinations drives herselfown to the laundromat pretty sure it will be closed but willing to try anyway Strangely it is open but no one is thereThen the owner and two of his friends return with a bound young man They claim that Ethan is a vampire Kerry thoroughly assured that the local laundromat owner is out of his mind helps Ethan escapeThe next ay someone kidnaps Kerry s father and brother causing her to go to Ethan for help Ethan is of course a vampire And Kerry s about to have the adventure of a lifetimeKerry is a terrific heroine She s resourceful AND BRAVE AND SHE DOESN T PUT UP WITH brave and she oesn t put up with mocking her The Day You Begin dad s old car Ethan is charming bad news and secretive motives Together they fight crime Not really But close COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT is structured like an action movie Two veryifferent characters meet then have to work together for one crazy night There s suspense romance comedy and pianoCOMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT is not a complex book and there is no eep mythology That might put some vampire fans off But it s a shame to miss out on this one shame to miss out on this one only because it s about a girl who repeatedly rescues udes in istress One of the few really excellent vampire novels out there The entire plot has so much common sense and believability working for it and the charactersHow A Vampire Can
are so likeable that I wish it was hundreds of pages longer Read 4Started on January 31 2019Finished onso likeable that I wish it was hundreds of pages longer Read 4Started on January 31 2019Finished on 20 20192019 Update Back on my bullshit starring Ethan the asshole vampire As in Tag you re it That part about id me in this timeAnd yep it s 2019 and I m still bitter over that mothertrucking endingThe seuel hoe inside me says I want but I also think that s what makes this book so good It s a perfect little snippet of a storyBut for real VVV slides you a 100 for a seuelRead 3Started on June 10 2013Finished on June 12 20132013 Update I just have to add that Companions of the Night truly stands the test of time for me It seems like I re read it almost every year now and I never finish the book with that bittersweet oh teenager Shannon you loved some cheesy stuff in your time revelation that always seems to occur when you try to read something you enjoyed when you were younger Hopefully that makes sense I find it remarkable that I still love this book as much as I American Salvage did when I first picked it upI will say however this time I found myself calling Ethan a jackass than usual lol Original ReviewI probably love this book than any other vampire related book I ve ever read Of course this might be because it was one of the first books I read that involved vampires but all the same I love this bookIt s one of the few where I believe the author writes the vampires so convincingly Out of all the vampire related literature I ve come across and believe me I ve read a lot Ethan is still honestly up there as one of my favorite vampire characters he s soevious completely charming and very off putting all simultaneously it s uite amazing You literally have no idea if you should trust The romantic horror genre reaches a new level of complexity in this novel which manages to be simultaneously thought provoking and blood curdling Ker. ,
Im up until the very end Ethan is almost like a rogue spy just because he never really reveals the extent of his vampire nature or his past for that matter He s very mysterious And then he has the ability to get rid of Me and the Blondes (The Blondes, dead bodies lolThe end of course isisappointing because it s so abrupt You Velvet Cataclysm don t see Ethan and Kerry s relationship play out and then there s the fact that Vivian has yet to write a seuel something I m still a tiny bit bitter about I m certainly hopeful but I checked out her website and she explains As much as I enjoy all well most of my characters once I finish a story I want to move on to other people in other situations Once a book has been published and out for a while with readerseciding for themselves what happens after the end of the story it hardly seems fair for the author to come back and say Nope you re all wrong THIS is what happened next Besides that one of the reasons I became a writer was because I enjoyed mentally writing seuels to books I Mating Claire (Sea Island Wolves, didn t want to end Or I made up new endings for stories I felt ended the wrong way Definitely read it if you re a fan of paranormal YA Ion t love vampire books for the most part The ones that I ve read tend to be a little mindless full of hot leather clad vampires and the humans who happily get sucked into their glamorous world of the nightAnd that s why Companions of the Night is my favorite vampire book It takes the typical elements of YA vampire fiction and examines them then turns them on their heads The usual components are there teenage girl gets caught up in vampire world and Shall I Knit You a Hat? develops an attraction to one of them But then the book uestions these characters Those reviewers who found the plot and romance slow or uncompelling missed the point of it I think it s not so much a vampire novel as it is a character study wherein one of the characters is a vampire If you ve ever seen the movie Red Eye it s a little like that a thriller in which the whole middle act involves the heroine and the bad guy stuck together in a uiet cramped spaceVande Velde as some other reviewers have said grounds her vampires in reality examining realistically how they would have to live and hide and feed something that many vampire books ignore In many vampire books the focus is on the seductive aspect of the vampires often with little comment on the idea that they are in fact the blood sucking undead But Vande Velde puts a new spin on this portraying a world of vampires that is much realistic they spend much of their time hiding and have to move often and the book gently hints that it s a life that could sometimes be hard and lonely And the authoroesn t shy away from pointing out that as vampires they must freuently suck blood and occasionally kill people no eer hunting vegetarian vampires here It s a take on vampires that I found rather refreshingAnd our heroine strong and
"resourceful but still flawed and very human Kerry is torn she can see the good and the bad in the "but still flawed and very human Kerry is torn she can see the good and the bad in the as well as the good and the bad in the vampire hunters She s attracted to Ethan the vampire who is helping her find her family but she knows she can t trust him remembering all too well that earlier in the book he tried to kill her And that s what leads to that fascinating middle act with Ethan and Kerry in a car riving through rural New York in the Dementia Reimagined dark talking about life andeath and vampirism and wondering how much they can trust each otherAnd most of all it s a story about choices looking at the choices Kerry made that led to her enlisting Ethan s aid the choices that Ethan made that led to him being a vampire the choices that the being a vampire the choices that the hunter and the vampire hunter s son made that led him to kidnapping a child and feeling perfectly justified in the act And then it all comes own to what choices Kerry will make in the endIf you re looking for a story with brooding sympathetic vampires read Twilight If you re looking for a story with glamorous
Exciting Vampires Read Onevampires read one the scores of YA vampire books that fill the shelves But if you want to read a ifferent sort of vampire novel one that makes you think read Companions of the Night Omigosh I wanted this to be good I wanted this to be good so badly I wanted something creepy Look at that cover It sure looks like a creepy book Creepy YA Romance YA Romance generally sucks I know but look at the cover How can t that be awesome Easy my Pepped Up (Pepper Jones, dear Anzu The cover is awesome true but it is a mere metaphor The shadow monsteroesn t necessarily have to be a shadow monster but a symbol for the The Musicians Legal Companion darkness within a person Duh Well yeah That sucks Bleh meh meh bleh bleh blehreal review starts here In the future be careful whom you rescue Companions of the Night is a prettyecent YA Paranormal Romance about a girl Gaping Gulf with Letters and Other Relevant Documents doing the right thing and getting in trouble because of it More or less Is it like Twilight you ask No rest assure it s not It has characterepth no cheesiness at least not too much cheesiness and a pretty Taming the Tycoon decent story And think about it the book is a bit over 200 pages long and yet offers so much than the YA books I usually read The advantage is that itoesn t have enough time to overstay its welcome I m always a fan of thatAnother thing that I really liked is the author s take on vampires Here comes the metaphor I was talking about the Then Came You (Laws of Attraction, dark shadow Kerry the MC rescues a vampire inistress So far so corny The ude is a teenager meh and pretty much kisses her ass for saving him Wait You mean that a vampire super strength and all that gets rescued by a mere teenage girl What the hell is this. Ry becomes the unwitting accomplice of an attractive mysterious boy on the run only to iscover that he is a vampire Can she trust her feelings for .