ARC Review — Lady Night

  • Title: Lady Night
  • Author: Rita A. Rubin
  • Genre: YA Fantasy
  • Pages: 370 pages
  • Publication date: November 1, 2022

Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review!

Lady Night—the sequel to Amulet of Wishes—starts off like an Avengers movie. The readers get thrown right into a murder, a prison break, and our trio being split up.

Derek teams up with Arabelle to search for a murderer in his hometown—filled with painstaking memories that still haunt him. Jared, on the other hand, ends up following a prison break that turns into a plot that could destroy the world.

Like last time, I enjoyed the characters and their dialogue. They all seemed realistic with complicated emotions rather than cookie cutter. Seeing more into Derek’s past and how he interacts with the town was interesting to follow. I also like the character growth—and a bit of relapse—over the course of the book. It sets up the next book well.

I enjoyed the worldbuilding as well, getting to see more of the world come together piece by piece. This book introduces lycanthropes, gargoyles, and more into the mix of humans (some who can shapeshift into dragons) and elves.

My main critique was how similar some of the names are. We have Derek, Darus, and Draken. The names would just get mixed up in my mind to where I’d read a scene in Darus’ voice, only to realize I’ve been following Draken.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I’m already excited for book three!

Score: 8.9/10
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.8/5

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