Review: Nightmare by Chelsea M. Cameron

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Title: Nightmare
Series: The Noctails Chronicles 2
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publisher:  Chelsea M. Cameron

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Goodreads Synopsis:
Ava-Claire Sullivan's first mistake was becoming vampire Peter Mackintire's personal blood bank. Her second mistake was falling in love with him.

Now it's Ava's job to make sure he never loves her in return. A pact Peter made nearly a hundred years ago means loving someone will kill him. If she can figure out how to free him from his promise, it might kill her, make her immortal, or lead to the love she wants so badly.

But if she doesn't, at best, her heart will break…and at worst, Peter will die.

What I thought:
I loved the first book in this series (review here). It had a slower pace than I'd normally appreciate but it introduced so many new things that a higher pace wasn't necessary. This book on the other hand. It feels like there is nothing happening. They have a whole lot of troubles coming their way and it builds and it builds and then it hit the high point. We get half way through that only high point before we're left with a cliffhanger for the next book. I'd have liked more and especially bigger hiccups along the way and with that I could probably have lived with that major cliffhanger. As it is, not so much.

I like Peter's development as a character. He started out as a complete mystery and slowly but surely he's unraveled and while I loved Ava in Nocturnal because of her stupid fearlessness she falls a bit flat in Nightmare. She's constantly worrying, though it's a warranted worry, she does nothing but and it get's a bit tiring to be honest. Where Ava is a bit too timid, Texas is all over the place instead. She's a little too exaggerated and she get's on my nerves with her need-to-know-everything personality and when presses issues and question a good friend shouldn't be.

The book is a bit wishy-washy and unmemorable but it is a adequate book. Cameron's writing is exceptional and the minor bumps along the road is intriguing enough to have you keep reading. I'll definitely be reading the next book, Neither, and find out how that cliffhanger ends!

My rating:

About the author:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Find out more through her website!


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