ARC REVIEW: The Night House by Rachel Tafoya
TITLE: The Night House
AUTHOR: Rachel Tafoya
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: December 9th 2014 by Month9Books, LLC.
GENRE: YA > Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
PAGES: 300pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via tour host
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Bianca St. Germain works at a Night House, a place where vampires like the aristocratic Jeremiah Archer, pay to feed on humans, and she doesn’t much care what others think of her. The money is good, and at least there, she’s safe. Bianca also doesn’t care that the Night House is killing her. All she cares about is: nauth, the highly addictive poison in vampire bites that brings a euphoria like no drug ever could.
But when Bianca meets James, a reclusive empath who feels everything she does, for the first time, she considers a life outside of the Night House and a someone worth living for. But Jeremiah has decided to keep Bianca for himself; he won’t allow her to walk away.
As she allows her feelings for James to grow, she struggles to contain nauth’s strong hold on her life. If they are to have a future, James must make her see what she’s worth, what she means to him, before Jeremiah and nauth claim her for good.
I haven’t read a Vampire book for so long. I think the last time was…… okay, I don’t even remember. Anyway, this book.. this book blew me away. What a dark and sexy twist to the usual plot lines that I read before. This is not your usual vampire book. The inceptions and the mystery messed with my head and I loved every moment of it.
Bianca is a vamp tramp. A term that I learned from Bianca herself. She and other girls are staying in this house called The Night House and Vampires keeps getting in and out for their blood. But the girls gets something in return.. and that’s the Nauth. A drug that Bianca is addicted to and even though its hurting her already, she just cant stop taking it. Until she met James. James meeting Bianca may seem strange for Bianca.. but not for James. Because he is strange himself. James is an Empath. And when James connected with Bianca, he knows that she needs rescuing and maybe him being strange is a gift after all.
Like I said, this is not your usual Vampire read. There are other paranormal characters involved but instead of wolves or the usual creatures we read, we get an Empath and maybe some more psychology related creatures in the future. I must say, the plot of this book is really well thought. I keep turning the pages and when it ended I was really whining because I WANT MORE. I was deprived.
James and Bianca are characters you’ll really feel invested to. This book is on alternating POV, one with Bianca and the other one with James. Now, that may not be my favorite setup but it surprising worked well for me in here. I love reading Bianca’s thought because between her and James, her character development is superb. She’s this helpless and addicted girl at the beginning but when she found a reason to be clean she became a strong and smart girl who stands up for herself.
The Night House is a brilliant and captivating debut novel. Rachel Tafoya really left me wanting more because there’s so much mystery to unravel, so much making scenes to look forward to (excuse me but there’s no review of mine that will be romance free :D) and more adventures of Bianca and James to read. Rachel just became of my favorite authors list.. and this series will be a hit, I’m sure of it.
Rachel Tafoya studied creative writing while at Solebury School and was published in their student run literary magazine, SLAM. She attended a writing program for teens at both Susquehanna University and Denison University, and the Experimental Writing for Teens class and Novels for Young Writers program, both run by NY Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry. Rachel is the daughter crime author Dennis Tafoya.