Monday 30 August 2010


Nightlife by Rob Thurman
Book 1 of the Cal Leandros series

Genre: urban fantasy

About Nightlife:
There are monsters among us. There always has been and there always will be. I’ve known that since I can remember, just like I’ve always known I was one…

…Well, half of one, anyway.

Welcome to the Big Apple. There’s a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side—and that’s only the beginning. Of course, most humans are oblivious to the
preternatural nightlife around them, but Cal Leandros is only half human.

His father’s dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares—and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal. Why? Cal hasn’t exactly wanted to stick around long enough to find out.

He and his half brother, Niko, have managed to stay a step ahead for four years, but now Cal’s dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they’ve always wanted him: He is the key to unleashing their hell on earth. The fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal’s life….
Source: Info in the About Nightlife was taken from the author's website at on 01/08/2010.

I just recently discovered this author and series. I've seen this author and her work around the blogosphere for sometime but just never picked it up until now. My mountainous TBR pile might have something to do with my resistance there.

There are some scenarios in the book where it was just too logistically impossible in which the "suspension of disbelief" has to drop a little. But because of the compelling storytelling quality, I can overlook this as a reader. The story also has unexpected twists to keep a reader glued to the pages. The book is fast-paced, action-filled with humor between the pages and satisfying ending! Love it!

Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries

Next books in the Cal Leandros series:


  1. Haven't read a UF book by a guy yet, I really should to see what they come up with

  2. I've seen this around for a long time now but I haven't given in to picking it up. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list now though.

  3. Awesome review. I haven't heard of this one before :)

  4. HI,

    just found you through Cecile...nice blog...I'll be stopping by more often now that I've found you!

    BTW, good review!


  5. Great Review!!

    I can't follow you Cherry :( Google Connect is playing up :( But will try again tomorrow!


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