Book 2 Publication Date: April 1, 2013
Book 1: Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Violet Midnight is book one in the Violet Night series from Lynn Rush. This was my first foray into Rush’s writing and I wasn’t disappointed.
Emma Martin finds it a bit hard to blend in with her fellow students on campus these days. She’s got a glowing tattoo and unimaginable powers and… well, she hunts vampires. Think Buffy with violet eyes and a tattoo that tells her when one is near.
When she’s discovered by the handsome Jake Cunningham they have an instant connection and he divulges some information about himself. Two years ago something happened to him and now he too has unexplained powers. Their assumption is that he too is a Hunter.
But something is happening in their small college town because after months of silence from the vampires, there is suddenly way more unexplained activity.
While I enjoyed this book, I didn’t love it. The writing felt a bit too simplistic to me and the characters were not as developed as I would have liked to see. Plus… instalove always really really hurts me. It’s just so hard for me to grasp and so I struggled with that a bit.
What I liked… a kick-ass heroine who isn’t dependent on a guy to save her. Emma was tough and while she and I felt that she and Jake almost seem to fall for each other based on their circumstances rather than true feelings, she didn’t let those feelings for him cloud her purpose. (You’ll understand why I say that when you read this book!) Plus there is a ton of action! With the influx of Vampires in town we get to experience Emma and Jake in action quite a bit.
I think that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might really enjoy this book and if it sounds like your kind of thing, you’ll be happy to know that book two is due out today!
Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and awareness.