Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review: Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen

The exciting debut of a new paranormal romance series

As a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly never expected to be strapped to a stone altar, the human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax up a demon from the underworld. Or that she’d be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king who claims to recognize her from his visions...

Jaguar Strike wishes he hadn’t made the mistake of reuniting his fellow warrior priests, or broken the law by saving their chosen human sacrifice. Now, he has no choice but to join forces with Leah and invoke dangerous magic in a death-defying race against the end of time.

My thoughts:
Jessica Andersen is a new author for me. I've only heard of this series a few times before reading "Nightkeepers", but what I did hear sounded good, so I was stoked to read this for this months BBA.
I don't have anything particularly bad to say about this book, it was written well, and had great characters and an interesting plot. I just found sometimes it was a bit over whelming, and there was too much to take in at once.

That being said, I did in fact enjoy this read.
"Nightkeepers" is the first book in The Novels of the Final Prophecy.
The Great Conjunction - which is when - " Every twenty-six years, the earth, sun and moon align at the exact center of the Milky Way... and all hell breaks loose." - Which basically revolves around 2012 and the end of the world as we know it. Since it is due again on December 21st, 2012. (Don't mention it around my aunt or she'll take a fit and start freaking out again! LOL) Anyway, the only thing that is to save us from damnation and doom is the Nightkeepers.

Which leads up to Striking-Jaguar, also known as Strike,who is the uncrowned king of the Nightkeepers. He has a great responsibly, which doesn't get any lighter once he meets and saves the heroine, Leah Daniels, a Miami narcotics detective. Leah finds her self naked and strapped to an altar. You'd think that would be horrible enough, then she realizes she's about to become a human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual. He soon comes to realize he has feelings for Leah, and that just won't due.
Strikes duty is to his people and humanity. How can he choose between humanity and the woman he loves?

I think this series has great potential. I hope to enjoy the next novels even more than this one, now since I know the background, and am left wanting more. As a first novel in a series, it was pretty good. Not fantastic, but a pretty good read. I would recommend this still, because I know many who loved it, so I know some will find it quite a hit. I look forward to the next installment in the series!

Check out my interview & GIVEAWAY with Jessica Andersen HERE.


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