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Review: Abandon the Night by Joss Ware (@Mollykatie112, @colleengleason, @avonbooks)

Review: Abandon the Night by Joss Ware (@Mollykatie112, @colleengleason, @avonbooks)
Abandon the Night by Joss Ware
Series: The Envy Chronicles #3
Published by Avon
Published on: March 9, 2010
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 382
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope . . . but they cannot survive this dark,
ravaged world alone . . .

Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way--a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty . . .

Zoe Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, Zoe and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night . . .

Dystopian Romance Zombie Thriller

The world as we know it is gone, along with most of the people. Envy, once Las Vegas, is now the only large settlement in the area. By large, I mean probably three hundred people or less. It’s been fifty years since the Change, and very little in the way of progress has happened, and that’s because a group of “Strangers” that wear crystals in their skin are pretty much in charge now-but not so much in Envy. Envy houses the secret resistance movement and when the group of men featured in these books arrived from Sedona weeks before, they were quickly recruited to the efforts.

When Quent first traveled to Envy, it wasn’t long before he was rescued by a beautiful woman after being attacked by huge zombies known as Gangas. Zoe is very mysterious to him, and spends her time hunting and killing Gangas. She’s been on her own since her entire family was killed by Gangas, when she was just fifteen. Now ten years later, she is a skilled hunter and very lethal with a bow and arrow. She doesn’t need anyone else, or so she thinks. She wasn’t counting on meeting someone like Quent. Quent was a billionaire playboy before the change, with no skills; now he is trying to find his place in this new world. He too, has a special new ability since waking up in the cave in Sedona, otherwise unchanged, after losing fifty years of his life. Zoe keeps appearing in his life, usually by sneaking into his room. The chemistry of the two is palpable throughout their encounters. Quent wants her to stay but Zoe won’t. This installment is what happens when the two decide to travel together for a mutual quest.

I am having the best time reading these books. Now three books in, the world building continues to develop, and it’s all pretty fascinating. This author is rapidly become a favorite for me, as her books are always well written, premises intricately orchestrated, romances hot, with characters that are both real and flawed. Her villains are truly bad, with nefarious reasons for all their actions. The books are all adventures, with suspense peppered with life and death moments. It all surrounds a wonderful romance, and with this book, the author has outdone herself in that respect, as this one was my favorite, so far. I loved everything about Zoe and her back story and Quent and his equally fascinating back story. Their story together was riveting for me, as the two find the first real love of their lives.

I highly recommend this book and series to paranormal romance fans, as well as dystopian readers. Science fiction fans might really like these, as well.

The Envy Chronicles Series

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.

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22 Comments

  1. I love this series! Quent’s book was one of my favorites 🙂

  2. AHHHH. I Need to start book one. I have it on audio. I am determined to begin before months end. So glad book 3 was strong too 🙂
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  3. Thank’s for the review. This series sounds interesting. I’m adding it to my TBR.
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  4. I actually want to try these 😉

  5. I picked up book 1 because you’re enjoying this series (and author) so well, Lorna. I’m really eager to dive in, particularly since the world building just keeps getting better. And I’m a fan of truly villainous villains. *ha* Lovely review!
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  6. Ooo this does sound fabulous! Great review Lorna!

  7. The worldbuilding totally hooks me into wanting to read this series.

  8. I’m loving the sound of Quent and Zoe! I love how she thinks she doesn’t need anybody. Good to see you are continuing to enjoy this series!
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  9. I definitely want to read this series! I like dystopian – particularly if it stars zombies. Lol. I don’t know…there’s something about that world.

  10. Oh where has this series been? I so need to pick them up. I think I’m going to wishlist them all. So glad you are enjoying it and sharing the joy! 😀
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  11. Glad this series is going so well for you. I’ll definitely look into the first book.
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