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Nightlife (A Cal Leandros Novel)

Nightlife (A Cal Leandros Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Rob Thurman
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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"A Roaring roller-coaster coaster of a read... Sharp and sardonic, mischievous and mysterious... [It'll] take your breath away."

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'There are monsters among us. There always have been and there always will be. I've know that since I can remember, just like I've always known that I was one . . . Well, half of one anyway.'

Cal Leandros is 19. He eats junk food, he doesn't clean up after himself and fights with his half brother Niko. It's a fairly normal life, but for the fact that Cal and Niko are constantly on the run. Cal's father has been after him for the last four years. And given that he's a monster whose dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares they really don't want him and his entire otherworldly race catching up with them. But Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they've always wanted him - he is the key to unleashing their hell on earth.

Meanwhile the bright lights of the Big Apple shine on, oblivious to the fact that the fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal and Niko's lives . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 455 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0451460758
  • Publisher: Penguin (10 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cal Leandros book 1 24 Nov 2011
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Cal and his half brother Niko have been on the run for four years. Cal's father is a Grendel (well that's the name the brothers have given the monsters but I think you'll be surprised when you find out what they really are!) and the Grendels have taken a keen interest in him but the brothers don't know why. Niko is determined to protect his younger brother but it appears that the Gendels have finally caught up with them - can they survive the upcoming battle?

Nightlife has been on my radar for sometime now after hearing about the series from several US bloggers but I'd never quite got around to ordering a US copy. When I found out the series is finally being released in the UK I jumped at the chance to read it. I'm glad that I did and I'm pleased that we don't have too long to wait until the rest of the series will be published over here too (the next 3 books will all be available from Berkley UK in 2012).

I haven't read much urban fantasy told from a male perspective before so that made a nice change for me. Cal is a great narrator and I loved his sarcastic sense of humor and the relationship between him and Niko. I have to admit the narration change towards the end of the book threw me for a few pages but it worked well and was a clever way for the author to tell us more about Cal's background and the grendels. I preferred the parts from Cal's point of view though so am glad that it switches back to him at the end.

At 19 years old Cal is a pretty typical teenager in most ways, he does act a little younger than his age at times but that is understandable considering his missing two years (I'm not going to explain that further for fear of spoilers but you'll know what I mean if you read the book).
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By gerard
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My first introduction to the Leandros bros. I fell for them immediately, especially Niko. While Cal is the 'special' one, Niko is even more interesting. I just love 'big brothers'!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start to a promising new series 7 April 2013
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What a great set up. Half 'something else' Cal is a narrator who just drags you from one scene you the next and you really don't want to complain. Part jive-assed teenager from hell, where the hell part really isn't metaphorical, and partly just from hell or it's nearby counterpart.

Whatever. Its a fantastic blend of folklore and modernity and I loved it.

There's such a wealth of background to the whole story - not simply Nikos and Cal, but the bizarre world in which they live. So much myth and strange tales. Darkness beyond the normal world.

It's just magical.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Failed to connect 23 Mar 2013
By DavG
Format:Kindle Edition
No, this isn't a message about your WiFi failing!

As much as I had hoped that I'd found another series of UF to keep me occupied I'm afraid to say I won't be reading on in this series.

The book itself is fine, the plot is fine, the characters are fine. And that's the problem. They were all so paperthin and uninspired that I failed utterly to care one iota what happened to any one of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 22 Mar 2013
By boo
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
linda green is an excellent author
i have not read any of her books that arent excellent cant put down kinds of reads
i hightly recommend this book and all of the other series she has
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