This review is from: Nocturnal (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book One) (Kindle Edition)
Chelsea M. Cameron is a goddess. No seriously, I worship her. My Favorite Mistake is one of my absolute favorites and Nocturnal is just as fantastic!
It approaches the subject of Ava's dying mother with care but not careful. Ava goes through the anger, the hopelessness, the sadness and every other emotion that comes with losing someone you love, and Cameron does it perfectly. You really felt everything with Ava and not just reading about it.
Ava's such a great characters. That girl got good spunk! I love her humor and I love how grounded she is. Okay, so this is a paranormal book. She's as grounded as someone who's dabbling with the Noctails can be. Her relationship with her friends are crackling while her mother perishes and she's trying to be there for everyone while still looking out for her own mental health. Not an easy feat I can tell you, but she does good.
Peter is old, like, really old. Noticeable not only when he speaks, which isn't a lot, but sometimes in the way he acts. Since he doesn't really say much it takes a while t get to know him, and that's in no way a bad thin, on the contrary. I love the bits written in Peters POV, they're telling and intriguing but still mysterious and very slowly they unfurl him as a character. Beautiful!
The plot is intriguing and mysterious and never gives away what might happen next. It is a wonderful story about friction in friendships, the love and hate relationship to a parent (we've all hate our parents at one time or an other in our lives) and dealing with the knowledge of loss with the actual loss yet to come and how to go on living with that knowledge. Oh, and a hot mysterious guy you just can't stay away from even though you know he's bad for you!