Also by this author: Sanguis City Prequels, Sanguis City
It’s no fun being an unlicensed bleeder in the city of blood, especially one who happens to be the better half of a vampire god.
Trouble follows Noir as she escapes the vampire culture into The Fringe, where the most rebellious humans dwell. Well, at least she thought – other creatures of the night and day call the fringe home too. Among them, she might just find the witch to make her one wish come true, if he does not find her first.
Being juiced used to be her biggest fear until she finds out the alternative. Mandatory service sounds a lot like slavery to Noir. Good thing her sexy captor has a bigger problem, they all do… With the city on lockdown, trying to flush out the designers of the latest zombie virus, talk of a rebellion puts everyone on edge. The bleeders get caught in the middle, enforcing curfews and sanctions to punish all humans. Noir may be busy fighting her own battles with the men in her life but she can’t ignore her place in the upcoming conflict for long.
Even if she is more like a vampire than she ever thought, Noir tries to resist giving into the most basic of her desires as she struggles to free the man she truly loves. With demons reappearing, friends changing and her world crumbling down around her – how does someone who can not die cope? Is she a pawn in a more sinister plot or the key to saving the city? What will happen when Noir decides to seize the night?
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I love this series. The world created by Mitchell continues to grow and change. The oppressed are fighting back. The status of society is changing. Bleeders are getting sick, and who is really working for whom? The Vampires are scared of losing their food source. Carpe Noctem picks up right where Sanguis City #1 leaves off.
We continue to follow the relationship between Sander and Noir. Quixon’s role has changed from the first book, and there’s someone else lurking about that I’m not going to tell you bc if you haven’t finished the first book, it might ruin it.
As much as I love this story there is something driving me a little bit crazy. Things could be so much easier for Noir. It’s as if she’s intentionally making things harder for herself. Obviously, we wouldn’t have a story if she didn’t make things difficult, but it makes me want to punch her in the face sometimes. This may sound odd, but I blame the character, not the author. But that is why I am giving Carpe Noctem 4 stars instead of 5. Mainly because I think there are just too many times where I want to punch Noir in the face. Repeatedly. With a chair.
There is even more action in this book than in the first, which is exciting to me. There are more zombie type of interactions and Tombs’s role is just very curious. We also find out something interesting about what goes on in the bottom of the hospital. I shudder just thinking about it!
I have a feeling the excitement is just getting started, so I can’t wait for the next book in the series. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, you’re really missing out, so get on it!