Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Adina West, Pan Macmillan Australia, and ‘Never too old for YA books’.Blurb (from Goodreads):
Kat doesn’t want to question her luck too closely when she lands a fabulous Manhattan apartment only blocks from her new job, even if cab drivers do have a funny habit of driving right past her antiquated apartment building without seeing it.
But the quiet building hides a deadly secret, and when Kat meets Char from down the hall, she’s drawn into a hidden world where humans aren’t welcome, populated by beings as dangerous as they are beautiful. Soon Kat’s neck-deep in trouble and on the run, and discovering the truth about her own unique heritage might just make things worse …
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Adina West, Pan Macmillan Australia, and ‘Never too old for YA books’.)
This is part 2 of the ‘Dark Child’ serial, and picks up where part 1 left off.
Kat has made her way to New York and is now apartment hunting. She’s having no luck until she sees a strange add in an agent’s window.
When Kat enquires about the apartment she is met with hostility, and then finds out that clients who apply for these special listings are dealt with separately, and at night. The agent also makes a comment about the listings being in a different language – which Kat doesn’t understand because she could read it!
What is going on with these special listings? Why can Kat read what apparently is not English? And why do there appear to be no other tenants in the building?
This is part two of the ‘Dark Child’ serial, and in it we get the next part of the story – Kat moving to New York, and her search for an apartment. We find out a little about the strange place she eventually manages to rent, and we also get to meet another tenant, who makes suggestions towards the fact that she is a vampire. She also makes a call to report Kat to someone, because she is apparently human, has ‘true sight’, can read this odd writing, and she can’t have her mind read. I’m guessing that we will get more information as to what this girl is, and what Kat is in the next episode.
We also get a brief insight into Kat’s new job, although not much and I have to say it seems a little unusual to say the least. Kat is told by one of the other scientists that they have been working on two very small samples of blood – one only the size of one slide, and that he has been trying to grow the blood to gain more. He comments though that the blood replicates faster when exposed to moonlight, and then says that the lab has no windows. A –how did he find out about the moonlight if there are no windows? And B - what possessed him to take a rare blood sample outside and expose it to moonlight? This is surely not a standard procedure?!
With regards to the storyline, this episode moved it along a bit, although we are still very much at the start of the story. We’ve yet to discover exactly what Kat is, or what she is about to be caught up in. This part was very similar to part 1, and it’s very difficult to know if this is going to be good or bad still. I’m still not convinced about the serial nature of this book either, personally I think it would have been better written as one full book, although waiting for each instalment might appeal to some people.
Overall; another very introductory part of the story.
6 out of 10.