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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Rises the Night (Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria #2) Colleen Gleason

Rises the Night
The Gardella Vampire Chronicles
book 2
Colleen Gleason

Historical Paranormal Romance

Original Cover Art

In Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. Lady Victoria Gardella de Lacy-a vampire slayer for just over a year-races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced. She is accompanied by Sebastian Vioget, a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy. But when Victoria discovers that she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, the truth will challenge all her powers as a Venator-and as a woman.

** spoiler alert **  
If you have not read the first book, The Rest Falls Away, this review will spoil some of the surprises in it. Beware. You can find the review of book 1, here.
New Cover Art 2014

Rises the Night, the second book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles is just as good, if not better than the first, The Rest Falls Away.

This book starts off with an emotional and angry Victoria, fresh from the loss of her husband prowling the streets of London in search of something to kill. When she does just that, and realizes it was blood on her hands and not ash, she takes out her Vis Bulla and spends a year grieving and learning the cope with the rage and loss inside her.

A year later, shes back on the streets, but after the destruction of the book, Lilith has retreated to her mountain hide away and taken all of the vampires with her. Max went back to Italy, and Sebastian is still missing. What's a girl to do?

Return to society of course.

Victoria comes out of mourning and accepts an invitation from the Starcasset siblings to visit their estate in the country. If she can't kill vampires she might as well live it up during the day... right?

This series is packed with action and emotion, some romance, and a few surprises along the way.
It is a definite page turner and one you'll want to read again!

Victoria has finally grown up some in this book. She is no longer the immature young girl she'd been in book one; she understands the severity of her duty, her calling to serve the greater good, even if that means giving up the life she wanted. She's determined and much stronger.

The men in this book are just as tempting as they had been in the first, adding a few more to the mix when she attracts the eye of some handsome Italian men in Rome. Sebastian is even more appealing, and Max of course is just as hard and controlled.

I love this series and think everyone should read it at least once! 

You can find it here: 
(you can find links to ibooks, kobo, indie bound, & BAM.)

 Check out my review of book 1, The Rest Falls Away


  1. That cover caught my eye right away, because of the hunk, of course, but also because my favorite color -- blue -- is all over it! However, the plot and characters really sound very intriguing, as well. Thanks to your excellent review, this book is now going onto my Goodreads shelves, and Amazon wish list!! : )

  2. Awesome! I'm so glad. These books have never really gotten the attention they so deserve! :)