Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vigilante Nights Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Vigilante Nights Blog Tour organzied by Itching For Books. I have a review and there is a tourwide giveaways going too!

About the Book
Publication Date: July 18, 2013
Publisher: Merit Press
Length: 303 Pages
Buy: Amazon

A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?
After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren't identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural.
After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he's crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent on revenge, turning on Raymond, Silver's former boyfriend; the one Lucas never wanted her to date. He forms a posse of vigilantes to take out the gangsters responsible for Silver's death, but he risks not only his own life, but the love of the new girl on his block, who knows more about Lucas and Silver than can be accounted for by mere chance.
About the Author

Erin RichardsErin Richards writes SF&F romance and young adult fiction. Her YA debut novel, VIGILANTE NIGHTS, releases from Merit Press (F+W Media) on July 18, 2013. Erin has also published two adult romance novels: CHASING SHADOWS, a romantic suspense (EPPIE award finalist), now available in print for the first time (July 2012); and WICKED PARADISE, a fantasy romance, was released by Crimson Romance (F+W Media) in August 2012, available in eBook and print format.
Erin Richards lives in Northern California. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and American muscle cars.

MY REVIEW

Vigilante Nights is a story about coming back from losing everything, and taking revenge on those who took it. Lucas loses his twin the night a gang initiation started a spiral of events, which take Silver, his future in football, and almost his very sanity. Trying to cope with the loss of Silver, Lucas begins to hatch a plan to take back the town from the gang violence and crimes that had been plaguing the town. He convinces his friends to help him form their own gang, a vigilante gang bent on revenge and justice for Silver. 

The biggest factor of Vigilante Nights that I really liked is the special, supernatural bond the twins shared, because it contributes to the way Lucas copes and heals after the accident. It also adds a bit of paranormal feel to the story, which I really enjoyed. At times, some of the language used is a bit offensive including using racial slurs, but I think that it is used to show the deep anger felt by Lucas and his friends. 

Lucas goes from being the leader of the jocks, and Mr. Popular to basically nothing after the accident, and he has to learn to move on and figure out a new path. Lucas is in a very dark place at the beginning of the novel, and over the course of the story he begins to change and step back into the light of life. This is what really makes this book more about finding peace with happened then revenge in the end. 

I think Vigilante Nights has a bit of everything for readers there is loss, revenge, action, and even romance. This combination of intense emotional storylines packs a punch and makes for a great story. It is not a book that is going to be easy to forget once it is finished.  


**Unabridged Bookshelf recieved this book from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review** 



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2 comments:

Shane Morgan said...

Cool review. Thanks for participating :)

Erin Richards said...

Great review! Thank you for taking the time to read & review Vigilante Nights and hosting me on your blog! I appreciate it.

Erin

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