To Walk the Night

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To Walk the Night

Kat Redding, #1

Under the shadow of night, there is a hunter that vampires and werewolves fear the most. Known only as “Lady Death,” she kills everyone that resides in the most prestigious of vampire houses and no one knows her true identity. For Kat Redding, she has earned the deadly title the hard way by facing the demons that have made her one of their own, a vampire. She has been brought a new challenge by the Luna cult, a group of werewolves that enlists her services in helping prevent the vampire House of Tremaine from taking over the cult. The vampires have kidnapped the Luna’s leader and Kat agrees to help them against her better judgment to bring down the house at all costs. Each time she faces vampires, Kat loses a little bit of herself to the darkness within and this job may be the one thing that causes her to lose the last piece of her humanity that she has been struggling so hard to protect.

This was a very interesting novel for me. I liked Kat and I saw that she was a tortured soul having difficulty dealing with the evil that was forced upon her against her will. She was utilizing who she had become to fight the vampires and werewolves in an effort to find some redemption because the vampires had caused the death of everyone that she had held dear. It was a fine line that Kat had to walk between her humanity and the blood lust that was beckoning her as a vampire. She was such a complex, strong heroine that was fighting to hold on to whatever normalcy that she had left and her story was captivating. The only person, who knew her true identity, was Ethan, her roommate and electronic whiz-kid who helped her with weapons but refused to leave the house. The scenes between the two portrayed the closest thing to family and this was nice to see among all the darkness of this world.

This novel was an action-packed ride through an alternate world of darkness and I’m curious to where E.S. Moore takes us in the next installment. Kat is a force to be reckoned with and many surprises were brought to light in this book. Especially the part where Ethan admits to who has been helping him with Kat’s weapons and what that partnership means to Kat and Ethan down the road.

Book Blurb for To Walk the Night

Kat Redding is the very thing she hunts: a vampire, thirsting for blood, capable of killing any creature unlucky enough to get in her path. The difference is, Kat kills her own kind in order to protect human Purebloods. She's good at what she does. Good enough to earn the nickname Lady Death - and the enmity of every bloodthirsty being around. But now a vampire, Count, is intent on merging his House with a werewolf cult to create a force of terrifying power. Kat can't allow that to happen. Even if it means taking on a den of weres and a vampire more ruthless than any she's encountered before. She has the weapons, the skill, and a few allies. But that may not be enough to eliminate the Count before her own dark nature rises to the surface - and costs her whatever is left of her humanity.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 4.25