Monday, 23 March 2009

Review: Night Rising by Chris Marie Green

Night Rising: Vampire Babylon Book One by Chris Marie GreenNight Rising by Chris Marie Green - Dawn Madison - daughter of the late legendar movie star Eva Clearmont - is a movie stunt woman, and spends her time falling and fighting. But when her Dad, Frank, a PI, goes missing, she goes to LA to help her father's collegues find him. She soon finds out that this is no ordinary PI company. With a psychic, a beautiful technology geek, and the boss who never shows his face but gives orders through a speaker, who Dawn nicknames "The Voice",she realises the company investigates the paranormal; namely, vampires. The trio try to solve the case Frank was working on, hoping it will lead to clues about Frank's whereabouts, and find danger around every corner.

I liked this book! It's not as great as others I have read, but it's still a pretty good story. I love the twists and turns the story has, and how we, the readers, get a glimpse of things the main characters don't. It's almost like when watching a movie; you know something is going to happen, and you're shouting at the TV for them to watch out. Not the same situation, but it's the same... excited frustration. But we also get a see in something which I find is deeply disturbing - that the main characters have no clue about.. and when you get to the end of the book, several things click into place and you just KNOW something, it's staring Dawn in the face, yet she has no clue, where as the reader does.

There's a kind of message in between the lines about the whole idea of fame, and how some celebrities become obsessed with it, and will go to any lengths to secure their reputation. I can't say any more than that without spoiling the story, but it's a pretty interesting message.

All in all, a good book, and I will be getting the next one.

Published: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Chris Marie Green's website
Vampire Babylon Website

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