Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review: Abandon the Night

Abandon the Night
Joss Ware
Paranormal Romance
Envy Chronicles/Book 3
Avon Books/March 2010
Library Book

*Spoilers for Previous Books*

From the back cover ~

Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent only wants one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the 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 ...

I'm still reading this series. And once again, it's the world that I find fascinating with the romance coming in a distant second. Or maybe that's third? LOL I had high hopes for the hero and heroine of this one. I really liked what I had already read of the heroine, Zoe, and while I still liked her, the romance between her and Quinn didn't hold my attention the way I had hoped it would.

Abandon takes place a week or so after the end of Embrace the Night Eternal (book 2). This time it's Quinn who's in some serious trouble when he realizes his father is one of the leaders of the Cult of Atlantis and that they are the cause of the destruction and disasters that happened 50 years ago. He's determined to find his father and kill him. Okay, but Quinn not exactly Rambo or even MacGyver. Before the Change, aka destruction of the Earth as we know it, Quinn was a rich man who liked the finer things in life. He did do some volunteer work in third world countries but for the most part he's used to a life of privilege and luxury. He teams up with Zoe who is accustomed to living off the land and taking care of herself.

I liked Zoe when she first saved Quinn's neck in Beyond the Night (book 1). She was the mysterious archer who saved Quinn and then took off. She's an excellent shot with her bow & arrows and experienced in hunting gangas - the zombie like monsters that come out at night, tearing apart any humans they find. Zoe is a definitely loner, living alone with only her wolf for company. And while she may be a loner she isn't adverse to spending some time between the sheets with Quinn. Zoe tends to pull a fuck-and-run when it comes to her encounters with Quinn. This is something that Quinn isn't used to and doesn't like one damn bit. He's used to women falling all over him, not sneaking away after he's fallen asleep.

I liked some of the secondary characters and want to know more about them. Ian Marck for instance. He's a bounty hunter that works for the Strangers, and like his father no one likes or trusts him. But there's more to him that just a bounty hunter. I wouldn't be surprised if he got his own book and a heroine to go with it. And there are a couple of possible heroines for him.

The next book, Night Betrayed (January 2011) is Theo's book. Theo is one of the survivors of the Change. He's interesting and I'm curious to see who his heroine is. So, I'll probably read that one too. It's weird since I haven't really been wowed by the romances but I'm still interested in the world to even consider reading the next book. And I've still got some hope for a few of the secondary characters. Who knows, maybe Theo's romance will hold my interest more than the post-apocalyptic setting.

Rating: C+


  1. Good review!!! I just finished the first one Beyond the Night, and loved it!!! Its definitely a bit different genre than I am used to reading, but I enjoyed it all the same!!!Thanks for posting!

  2. LoR ~ So glad that you liked Beyond the Night. It's certainly different from the usual PNR.

  3. I liked this one quite a bit better than you did *g*. While the romance didn't work for me very much at all in the first book, it did in the next two. And I'm still enthralled by the world she's written. And Ian is the one I'm wanting to read. Theo doesn't appeal to me that much as a character, but I'll still read his book. Hopefully I'll warm up to him then - and there is still the world they are set in.

  4. Kristie ~ I love the world Ware has created. It's fascinating and I'm still not sure where she's going with it. Ian - yes, what's with him? Good guy, bad guy or somewhere in between. :)