Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Beyond the Night by Joss Ware


Beyond the Night is the first book in the Envy series by Joss Ware and an AVON Paranormal Romance.

Book Blurb:

A man with no future . . .

When Dr. Elliott Drake wakes from a mysterious fifty-year sleep, the world as he knew it is gone. Cities are now desolate, and civilization is controlled by deadly immortals. Stranger still is Elliott's extraordinary new "gift" - he has the power to heal, but it comes with fatal consequences.

A woman with a past . . .

Jade barely escaped the immortals and is now hell-bent on revenge. She trusts no one . . . until Elliott. His piercing gaze and tempting touch shatter her defenses, but the handsome doctor seems to have dangerous secrets of his own. Is it safe to trust him with her heart?

If they are to survive in this dark new world, Jade and Elliott must work together to fight the forces that take them beyond danger.

Beyond desire.   

My thoughts:

Dr. Elliott Drake and a few friends went cave exploring.  A sudden earth quake  knocked them out and when they came to they found that they had been asleep for fifty years.  They awakened unchanged, as if no time had gone by at all - but a couple of them found that they had developed a unique ability.  Elliott's ability is the power to 'scan' a person for injuries and heal them - but healing them comes with a price.

Though the men are unchanged - the world is devastated.  

It has been six months and the men have traveled from one small settlement to another looking for answers - they finally find someone who directs them to Envy where there is a man who was alive Before.  The men quickly head in that direction in the hopes of finally finding some answers to the multitude of questions they have.

Jade lives in Envy and she is a Runner.  

In this new world their are Strangers and these Strangers are very different - no longer just human.  They live apart, separate from everyone but those like them - but make it their business to know what the humans are doing.  Jade is part of an underground organization that is trying to gather information against the Strangers so that humankind can rise up and take back what is theirs.

I am a sucker for a post-apocalyptic world and loved Beyond the Night.  I can't wait to read the rest of this unique series.  I give Beyond the Night 4 out of 5 stars.


Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I kept going do you like it, do you like it..and you did :D I do want to read this book, I am a sucker for apocalypse stories

Michelle Greathouse said...


It even has quasi-zombie's in it. LOL Can't get much better than that. :)

I've read the next one in the series and will post that review next week. Have #3 and #4 on the shelf. :) These are keepers for me.