18 June, 2016

REVIEW: NIGHT SHIFT by Charlaine Harris

Title: Night Shift
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Midnight, Texas #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery
Publisher: Orion
Source: ARC
Pages: 320

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BLURB: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—“the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed”*—comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day...
At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town.

Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place.

And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose—which just might happen—it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be...

The final book in Midnight Texas series has arrived and I was easy to say more than just a little bit excited to read it!

THE WORLD: Once again we are in Midnight, Texas. It is a small town, really just a crossroad around which are few building popped up and a handful of people live. Tho saying people is rather inaccurate as it is mainly supernatural that lives here. Yes, the supernatural in this world exist. Really, it is a world that we met already in Sookie series and Charlaine Harris just expanded it a little bit by telling a story of a small town away from Louisiana.

CHARACTERS: As it a final book in the series we already know our main characters: Fiji, Manfred, Lamuel, Olivia and few others. The two characters that arrived in Midnight in the second book Quinn and Dietrich also have become the regulars in the final book. Oh and Quinn...yes that is the same Quinn we all so loved in Sookie series, the super hot weretiger!
But if you are not familiar with my take on each of the Midnight residents (reviews of Midnight Crossroad and Day Shift) I am gonna quickly summarize them. So Fiji turns out to be our ultimate main character. She is a witch and even so her personality seems to be rather weak in first book it really growth throughout the series. In Night Shift Fiji is rather early in the book fed up with Bobo not noticing her and starts taking things into her arms. How I feel about her? I must say I did not like her too much in the first book but by now I love Fiji dearly. She also has this cat Mr Snuggly who speaks and is just hilarious. Next we have Manfred who actually does not play a big role anymore. He is a psychic and a very untraditional guy but other than that he does not stand out. I like Manfred, I think he adds a lot to the Midnight bunch. Next, Lameul. The famous vampire of Midnight. Frankly I do not know why but I just kept picturing Lameul as Frankenstein :D

My mind is really weird sometimes. I think the description of Lameul just clicked with the image of Frankenstein we are so familiar with. Okay, Lamuel's lover is Olivia, we actually get even more of her story in this book and even so I did not like her in Day Shift I must say it changed. Now I not just tolerate Olivia but rather like her too. Who else am I forgetting? Oh yes Bobo, well frankly there was so little of Bobo in this book that I cannot even describe my feelings towards him. Oh and we also have Dietrich...yeah he is for some reason the number one character of Midnight series that I hate. I just get that feeling whenever he shows up in the book and no matter what characters say I just hate him. The poor kid did not do anything bad, I just somehow hate them that is it.

LOVE: So I mentioned already that Fiji is done with Bobo really early in the book. Well unfortunately it does not last long. This book basically is about Fiji being a virgin and having sex in front of everybody on crossroad to seal off the demon buried under crossroad with her virginity blood. Yeah you heard me right. I could not believe it myself up till the moment it actually happened. So I do not know if there was really love. There is a follow up of Fiji and Bobo not leaving the bed after this whole public sex for a few days but I just try to delete the ending of my memory all together.

PLUS: It was really nice read till about where the things started to get creepy.

MINUS: The whole ending with what I mentioned in the love part. Please do not make me repeat it.

OVERALL: I am still not sure, I mean I just cannot process that Charlaine Harris would write such ending. I mean seriously?! For me it was just too much and I choose to ignore it all together. It never happened. I just refuse.


What did you think of NIGHT SHIFT?