Here are Five Things I have to Say About FERAL NIGHTS:
1) The wit and humor that Cynthia manages to pull off each and every time she writes a book amazes me. I find myself laughing out loud in the most unexpected places as a perfectly placed bit of humor slips into her story. What makes it so perfect is the fact that it is never overdone. Just the right amount at just the right time!
2) Character banter.* I've mentioned it before, but this is something I absolutely adore. The right character banter from the right characters to create the perfect tension, be it among friends or potential romantic interests, is something I would love to be able to pull off this well. Cynthia does it will a skill that is enviable.
3) FERAL NIGHTS starts off on one course, and as I was reading, I was sure that was exactly where we were going to stay. But then, right in the middle of everything, right when I think I know what is going to happen, everything changes. We're whisked away to a whole new place to confront entirely new problems. I think the way this switch shows how different the problems are (and which are of the higher concern) is brilliant. It's like revenge switched to basic survival. What's a character to do?
4) So Cynthia manages to pull together all the mythical creatures of her past novels and then some. You're wondering what, aren't you? Like what is there besides were-creatures and vampires and the like?
Seeing as how that would be a complete spoiler, I'm not going to tell you. Suffice it to say, that my initial impression was, "OMG no way," and as I read on and on, I found it completely works. Well done!
5) Overall, FERAL NIGHTS was a highly enjoyable read! Have no worries if you've never read any of Cynthia's books before. This book can be picked up and read at any time, no reading order required. It will appeal to fans of Cynthia's other books, and I also think those paranormal fans looking for a bit of a lighter read will enjoy it, too (due to the fun humor). It's engaging, well-crafted, and a pleasure! Highly recommended!
*Some of my all-time favorite character banter being from THE SCORPION KING 2. Yes, groan all you want to, the the banter in this movie made it great entertainment.
This was a great book that brings in both humor as well as great characters and a strong plot. There were many points in the story where my daughter and I left laughed out loud, and it is through these types of stories that I know that we become even closer together which is always great.
The author also does a great job and creating in developing characters that you want to know more about, while at the same time giving the characters great lines and dialogue to sustain them and take them to the next level.
The book also has some twists and turns in it that it was not expecting, and this made the story even more fun as it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. At the same time she throws together some amazing tie ins from past books that make the book even stronger!
*I received a copy for review - all opinions are my own*
This is the first book by Cynthia Leitich Smith I have read and it definitely won't be the last. After a little research, I found out this is a spinoff title from Smith's Tantalize series, which I now MUST read. Feral Nights is fresh, comical, romantic, and action packed. Books with all of these characteristics are few and far between, so make sure to add this book to your reading list. "Sorry about your loss," I counter. "But you've got the wrong Cat." What do a werecat, werepossum, and a human have in common? Epic adventures, that's what. Yoshi, Clyde, and Aimee are on a mission to find Yoshi's missing sister Ruby and to find out who killed Clyde's brother. What they find instead is themselves kidnapped and deep in the heart of a tropical island rampant with mythological creatures. Can they unite the other island creatures to escape the island before it's to late?
Even if this isn't your favorite genre, or you are just looking for some good character banter and sarcasm-filled action, look no further and pick up this title. *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review* *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
Good job author! . I started reading young adult books because the stories. I am tired of sex being the lead. This book starts as cutesy teen worthy drama. Make it past that and you watch a terrific storyline develop and evolve. You watch characters actually grow. You read three are consequences to actions. Delightful.