Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review: Night Secrets - By B.K. Walker

Author: B.K. Walker
Release Date: 6/2011
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Keara Crosby had the perfect life. Her family was not hurting for anything. When her parents are suddenly killed, Keara must learn to live without them. After mourning their death for two months, Keara starts to live again. She follows her favorite band, hangs with her best friend Jared, and falls for the new kid on the block.

When her favorite band is playing at Night Secrets, a new club downtown, she takes her first outing since her parents death and finds this mysterious boy watching her. Mesmerized by his lapus blue eyes, she can't help but feel drawn to him. Her body responds to him in ways she never thought possible, and she needs to figure out why. What is it about Channing that has her yearning for his touch?

Not only is Keara drawn to Channing, but the owner of Night Secrets seems to be drawn to her. Giving her special treatment, she can't help but wonder what he's hiding, and the sense she's seen him before. When she's attacked in the parking lot, her world turns inside out, literally. Keara will soon learn that secrets of the night, just may be the death of her.

Fantastic way to start a book! I mean having Keara's parents die is horrible, but in doing that it gives this book a great platform to take off from.

After Keara's parents death, her weird aunt Aingeal moves in with her from Ireland and life as she knows it comes to a complete halt. And I mean complete and utter halt. Home school, in-her-room hermit with no outside contact for 2 months! That is until her gay best friend Jared (I love that he's gay) comes swoopin' in to bust her out of her rut by going to a concert that involves her favorite band EVER. While out that night Keara gets an uneasy feeling that someone is watching her....that's when she spots Channing. Blond hair, piercing eyes that make her melt on the inside, you know the whole teenage heart throb thing. She's not sure what it is about him that makes her senses go wild, but she likes it!
After running into Channing again at Night Secrets, a new club in town, she knows she's got the hots for him.  She also notices that she's catching the eye of the mysterious club owner, Corbin. After coming to Keara's rescue she feels as though Corbin would do anything to make sure she's safe....that is until he's suddenly attacking her in the parking lot of his club. Or is he?
 Now with secrets revealing themselves at every turn Keara must trust those around her to keep her safe, but more importantly she must learn trust what is locked inside herself and believe she can tap into before it's too late.

Ok....coming down from this read I was initially SUPER excited about it. I enjoyed the twist that was given on the paranormal side of things, but I wanted to book to be longer. The plot was good, laid out well, I just know it could have used a couple more chapters. Oh and assuming that this novel is YA simply because the main characters are in high school is an epic fail on my part, because man there was a scene, or two,  that had me blushing!
One thing that I really liked was, if a decision was made that would contradict what a previous character stated, the author was able to pull the plot & side plots together to make it all run together extremely well. This is hard to do, and I've found myself lately asking authors, "Why are you letting that happen, it doesn't make sense!", needless to say the book doesn't give me answers & it's frustrating as hell!
All in all, this was a really good read. I'm looking forward to where BK takes Keara on her journey, and hoping the next book is a tad bit longer.



dawnmomoffour said...

Thanks for the post on this. Man, I am l o v i n g this tour! I am still plugging along for the kindle at the end too ;-)
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

Nikki said...

Great review! You really make the book sound delightful!!