Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Review: Abandon the Night by Joss Ware

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

Book Blurb:

From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope . . . but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone . . .

Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way - a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty . . .

Zoe Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, Zoe and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night . . .

My thoughts:

When Quent and his friends exited the cave where they had spent the last fifty years asleep - they found the world completely changed - but they had not changed at all.  Physically, at least.  They still looked the same, felt the same - but some of them had a new ‘gift’.  Quent’s gift is the ability to read an object just by touching it.  A pretty nifty trick - as long as someone is there to make sure Quent doesn’t get pulled into the memories of that object.

Wandering around for months looking for answers as to the why and how of it all - the group are eventually told to seek out Envy - the largest population of people around.  What they find is Las Vegas - but not the Vegas they know and love - they found what is left of Vegas - now called Envy.  They also find a small, underground group of people who call themselves the Resistance.  What are they resisting?  The Strangers.

Who are the Strangers?  They are a group of humans who have been granted immortality by embedding a crystal found deep within the ocean, into their skin.  The Resistance think the Strangers are responsible for what has happened to the world.

When Quent and his friends find out more about the Strangers, Quent realizes that his own father is a Stranger - and that he is, in part, responsible for the end of the world.  Quent decides that he must stop his father before anything else happens.

Zoe Kapoor has lost everything - her whole family was murdered by one of the Strangers Bounty Hunters - and she has spent the last ten years tracking him.  She wants nothing more than to kill the man she holds responsible for the murder of her family and the small community of people who lived with them.

When Zoe sees Quent fighting the ganga ( a zombie like creature) she is immediately drawn to him - he is fierce in his fighting and she feels an attraction she has not felt in years - if ever.  But she is no girly girl - has no idea how to express what she is feeling.  Quent has always been a ladies man.  Love ‘em and leave ‘em - but leave ‘em very satisfied.  Neither knows how to acknowledge what they feel - but both want the same thing.

I really enjoyed Abandon the Night.  This book has plenty of action both in and out of the sheets.  :)

I give Abandon the Night 5 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

Blodeuedd said...

I do have this GC and I sure would like to read book 1 in this series! :D Sounds fascinating