Tunnels full of monsters. A half-vampire slave. A forbidden romance.
Charlie Travesty has been banished from the mansion.
Now bearing the tattoo that marks her as a slave, she begins work in the sewers, far below the city of New Ve. The weepers—vampires and humans alike who have been infected by a deadly virus—seem to be increasing in number, and the death toll is rising.
In order to ensure her survival, Charlie launches her own investigation. She finds an unexpected ally in infamous bounty hunter Noah Forrest, despite his ability to get under her skin like nobody else. With him at her side, and a human on the other, Charlie discovers that nothing is what it seems in the tunnels she now calls home.
For fans of Sarah J. Maas’s Crescent City trilogy and Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series, A Light in the Dusk is the second volume in the Charlie Travesty serial.
I loved A Light in the Dusk, and this sequel only continued the rollercoaster that started in the first book. It took what I love from the first book, built on it, and only got better. And my favorite side character got a lot more “screen time.” In that aspect, I hadn’t dared hoped it would take a certain direction, but I’m so happy things worked out the way they did. But in another, things really went awry and I’m as sad about that as I am happy about the other thing. I know, I know, that’s really cagey but I don’t want to give spoilers.
On a (mostly) unrelated note, the cliffhanger for this book is even better than the last one! Luckily because I read this book so late after its release I don’t have to wait long for Book 3 in the series: A Memory in the Flame (Goodreads | Amazon).
I give it 5 bloody stars.