Before I get started I just want to let you know that this is the second book in the series so there may be some spoilers if you haven’t read the first book.
I haven’t read the first book, so it was a bit confusing in the beginning. As I got further into the book the author filled me in on past events. She did it without slowing down the story and I was soon swept into the book.
You’ll be taken back and forth from Ava’s past to current time as she battles The Walking Man once again. She thought she’d sent him to Hell but he’s back and making more Zompires.
Zompires are a nasty piece of work. They’re vampires that act like zombies, and if Ava doesn’t stop The Walking Man, they’ll spread like a plague.
In the previous book, Ava was chained to a nasty reaper. After breaking free of him, she’s now masterless, kind of. Uriel is now pulling her strings.
Uriel is an angel. For those who think angels are cute little cupids, you couldn’t be more wrong. As he so eloquently puts it, “Angels aren’t nice. Haven’t you even read a single page of the Bible? We are judgemental, and avenging and occasionally we destroy the earth with floods, but we’re not nice.”
After the slow start while I got caught up on previous events, I flew threw this book. I really liked Ava. She was tough, got a raw deal, yet she never became whiny, felt sorry for herself. She did what she had to do, yet she had a conscience and a strong loyalty to the few friends she had.
For those of you who enjoy your urban fantasy on the darker side, this would be a good one for ya. I plan to go back and read the first book now. Got me curious how it all began. And you can bet I’ll be reading the next one if the author continues this series.
In this thrilling sequel to Black Dog—the first volume of award-winning Caitlin Kittredge’s dark urban fantasy series, Hellhound Chronicles—a soul catcher must stop demonic monsters from her past from infecting the world.
After winning her freedom from a reaper and facing off against a fearsome demon boss, Ava is now a masterless hellhound. Her friend, Leo, has found a new life after death: He’s returned as the Grim Reaper—the first in centuries. As both try to adjust to their new circumstances, Ava’s dark past comes back to wreak havoc on her . . . and the entire world.
A breed of monsters as smart as vampires—but who behave like zombies—has been sighted in Kansas. Ava can’t believe these “zompires” are back. She thought she’d kicked their asses for good when she first battled them in a Nazi death camp. Now, they’re spreading their infection across America’s heartland thanks to a nasty piece of business named Cain.
Free at last after being locked up in Hell for millennia, Cain has some scores to settle. To stop him, Ava must form an unholy alliance with some old foes . . . a bargain that will lead her to uncover deeply buried truths about her past—and Leo’s future.
Meet Author Caitlin Kittredge
Caitlin started writing novels at age 13. Her first was a Star Wars tie-in. Fortunately, she branched out from there and after a few years trying to be a screenwriter, a comic book writer and the author of copious amounts of fanfiction, she tried to write a novel again. Her epic dark fantasy (thankfully) never saw the light of day but while she was struggling with elves and sorcerers she got the idea of writing a story about a werewolf who fought crime.
Two years and many, many drafts later, she pitched Night Life to a bevy of agents and one of them, Rachel Vater, sold the series to St. Martin’s.
Caitlin collects comic books, print books, vintage clothes, and bad habits. She loves tea, loud music, the color black (especially mixed with the color pink) and ghost stories. She can drive a stick shift, play the violin and knows more English curses than American ones.
Caitlin lives in Olympia, WA with two pushy cats.