Author: Marie Hall
Book: Crimson Night (Night #1)
Published: November 2013
If you looked at Pandora, you would think that she was human. She is a Nephilim, half human and half demon. The demon she is paired with is Lust. Thousands of years old, she is a seductress. Now she works at the Carnivale Diabolique with other Nephilim. While she primarily hunts vampires, werewolves, and zombies—and humans who have crossed the line, her demonic half has to be kept in constant check to protect the innocent.
Life a takes an interesting turn when people start disappearing. Pandora starts to feel the presence of dark beings around her. A death priest, dedicated to hunting Nephilim is stalking her. Worse, she thinks he’s kind of cute. A presence known only as the Grey Man,warns her to trust no one. She doesn’t completely trust her fellow Nephilim anyway. Danger is around every corner, taking shapes both fair and foul. Who can she trust? Will what little trust she does have be her undoing.
It is always interesting to see an old theme given new life. Marie hall has taken ancient tales of supernatural creatures and defined them in a new way in her Night series. The most inhuman seem to have a very human side. Pandora is a sympathetic monster trying to use her evil for good. She’s fast with a blade and lethal when she calls upon the power of the creature that dwells within her. She is sassy and sarcastic. The book contains an intriguing blend of action and mystery as Pandora tries to sort through the clues around her to find the evil that is plaguing her and the innocents around her. The book contains sexual situations that while not overdone, limits the suggested readership of the book suitable to late teens and up. I look forward to the next book in the series.