A Light in the Dusk (Charlie Travesty, #2)
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 and Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series, A Light in the Dusk is the second volume in the Charlie Travesty serial.

A Light in the Dusk (Charlie Travesty, #2) Details

TitleA Light in the Dusk (Charlie Travesty, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 12th, 2020
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Adult, Paranormal Romance

A Light in the Dusk (Charlie Travesty, #2) Review

  • Nihal
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars- I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger. I knew it. (view spoiler)[One thing: the name 'Alexandar' didn't click anything when she checked in? Or is she dumb?I like Drew but his relationship with Charlie was as bland as a sack of flour. I skipped over their scenes and didn't feel a thing. Sorry, not sorry. If they stayed as friends, it would've been better. I guess it was only used for the plot and Charlie gets with Noah haha :) It's clear as day I'm right.Theory: Nina is dating a " 3.5 stars- I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger. I knew it. (view spoiler)[One thing: the name 'Alexandar' didn't click anything when she checked in? Or is she dumb?I like Drew but his relationship with Charlie was as bland as a sack of flour. I skipped over their scenes and didn't feel a thing. Sorry, not sorry. If they stayed as friends, it would've been better. I guess it was only used for the plot and Charlie gets with Noah haha :) It's clear as day I'm right.Theory: Nina is dating a "mysterious" man and Noah is late to a date in one scene. They are both on their phones texting who Charlie thinks is their partners. Conclusion: nina and noah are dating?? I know, weird. Maybe Noah wants info on Charlie so he's using.. Nina? Idk man it's just a theory and a horrifying one! Pretend I didn't say that (hide spoiler)]Noah. Why is he like that? I was snickering multiple times at his sarcastic, dry jokes. I want more information about him, badly.The story was kind of messy in this one. The length is so short, it's hard to explain things nicely. That is why I propose they change it into a whole series. I'm not saying it because I want more Noah, I promise. The addition of a hijabi doctor vampire brought a smile to my face. Thank you. Before forbidden romance? isn't she free and can date whoever she wants?I'm a hoe for Noah already. We get more of him YES
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my goodness! This series is so compelling. Honestly, it's been hard to read with everything going on in the world and I just want this whole book in my lap. For those of you that are new, this is part of a serial where 2 of the installments have already been released. The next 2 have release dates of May 26, 2020 and June 9, 2020.I cannot stress how amazing these books are: be warned they are adult and I love adult books with accurate depictions of mature content-not fade to black or tacky! T Oh my goodness! This series is so compelling. Honestly, it's been hard to read with everything going on in the world and I just want this whole book in my lap. For those of you that are new, this is part of a serial where 2 of the installments have already been released. The next 2 have release dates of May 26, 2020 and June 9, 2020.I cannot stress how amazing these books are: be warned they are adult and I love adult books with accurate depictions of mature content-not fade to black or tacky! The scenes were tasteful and I will keep saying I want more right now! This book did end on a cliffhanger, which I did not mind at all and it just made me want the next installment more.I really hope that everyone who loves vampires and paranormal adult romance with a hint of dystopian will give this serial a try! 🖤**I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. My rating and feelings are my own.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    So much happened in this installment! WOW! A thing happened that I saw coming but hadn't wanted to happen. Another thing happened that I didn't see coming at all. Feelings! Emotions! Action! So much action!There's nothing specific I can say about this that won't spoil things if you haven't read the first part (why haven't you read the first part? really, you should). I will say: Noah *fans self* and also that I love seeing the conflict Charlie has within herself. It's so poignant.I will also say So much happened in this installment! WOW! A thing happened that I saw coming but hadn't wanted to happen. Another thing happened that I didn't see coming at all. Feelings! Emotions! Action! So much action!There's nothing specific I can say about this that won't spoil things if you haven't read the first part (why haven't you read the first part? really, you should). I will say: Noah *fans self* and also that I love seeing the conflict Charlie has within herself. It's so poignant.I will also say that I read this through in one sitting. That's how compelling it was. My emotions went through a whole roller-coaster range of ups and downs before I was done. Intrigue, disgust, arousal, laughter, tears. This installment has it all.
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  • Stephenie
    January 1, 1970
    So I told myself that I would not read the next volumes until they all released. Here I am, and I just finished volume 2.It picks up where the last volume ended, and this was much more entertaining, spicy and mysterious. I don't think I got many answers in this volume, just more questions though.The pacing does starts to pick up and once Charlie started to get settled in (as did I) boom it ends and we are back at square one. Kicked out and back on the streets. Deja vu? And a cliffhanger! Of cour So I told myself that I would not read the next volumes until they all released. Here I am, and I just finished volume 2.It picks up where the last volume ended, and this was much more entertaining, spicy and mysterious. I don't think I got many answers in this volume, just more questions though.The pacing does starts to pick up and once Charlie started to get settled in (as did I) boom it ends and we are back at square one. Kicked out and back on the streets. Deja vu? And a cliffhanger! Of course because it's only 7 chapters long!"Where Drew is soft and kind and light, Noah is sharp and wicked and dark." Okay, I really don't want to choose between these two, but Noah is not my favorite. I like dark, broody fictional men, but this guy is a jerk! Then there is Drew's sister. I was just starting to warm up to Nina, and then bam! She ruins everything.Charlie is still battling her own insecurities and inner conflicts. She's still trying to find a place in this new world and her place in all this.Overall, the Charlie Travesty series is pure entertainment and addicting. It satisfied my vampire romance craving I didn't even know I had (I blame From Blood and Ash), and now I want more of it and can't wait for the last 2 volumes.
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  • Alissa Buhoveckey [morrigans_books]
    January 1, 1970
    This is volume 2 in the Charlie Travesty series! Go read the first volume, A Whisper In the Dark before reading this!••••Just want to thank Kelsey and Jessi for letting me be such a big part of this series behind the scenes. I was able to be a beta-reader and give feedback and read the final ARC! Both times I read it and loved it!This is a great setup for the next two volumes! We really get to understand and see what the problem in the city is and imagine what Charlie is going to have to do to f This is volume 2 in the Charlie Travesty series! Go read the first volume, A Whisper In the Dark before reading this!••••Just want to thank Kelsey and Jessi for letting me be such a big part of this series behind the scenes. I was able to be a beta-reader and give feedback and read the final ARC! Both times I read it and loved it!This is a great setup for the next two volumes! We really get to understand and see what the problem in the city is and imagine what Charlie is going to have to do to fix it. Not to mention we learn more about Charlie and Drew! Their romance takes a big step in this volume and I loved it. Even though I was partial to Noah😂 I can’t wait for more scenes with Noah😍Things I would like to see in A Memory in the Flame is more history on the city and Charlie’s father, Noah and Charlie together more, and Charlie become a badass because we all know she has it in her🙌🏻•••Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this volume! Just a reminder that this series being serialized— all four volumes make up one book but is being released in parts. Each volume is about 95-110 pages long.
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  • Chivon
    January 1, 1970
    As our story continues with Charlie and new found allies, Drew and his sister Nina, we slide along a daily routine of fitting in, working the tunnels, and maintaining the blood lust .The bounty hunter, mysterious bad boy Noah ,is working with Charlie as they travel and maintain the tunnels of the weepers( total zombie vibes. )Charlie and Drew leap into a damned relationship ,sexy as may be, that could very well end her security at the Inn and her image.I love the whole atmosphere and all the cha As our story continues with Charlie and new found allies, Drew and his sister Nina, we slide along a daily routine of fitting in, working the tunnels, and maintaining the blood lust .The bounty hunter, mysterious bad boy Noah ,is working with Charlie as they travel and maintain the tunnels of the weepers( total zombie vibes. )Charlie and Drew leap into a damned relationship ,sexy as may be, that could very well end her security at the Inn and her image.I love the whole atmosphere and all the characters in this story. We begin to see Charlie develop and become more confident with her new Halfling self. Of course as soon as shit gets good, something has to go wrong....right. I cannot wait to continue this story and learn where Charlie is headed next. Noah is such a bad boy i definitely need more on him asap. We end with an unexpected visitor to Charlies door, and lets just say this cannot be good... to be continued... and yes im sooooo hooked give me more asap. book three i need you .
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  • Miss Kindly (Sanna)
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to the authors for providing me with an ARC.At first the second installment of Charlie Travesty felt a bit cringey and rough around the edges to me. After a while though I found myself drawn into the world, kind of settling in to enjoy the ride. And by the end I was quite hooked.Overall I enjoyed the second part more than the first. In the first part we mostly get an introduction to the world whereas in this Charlie is getting settled in in her new reality. We also get to see the start of Thanks to the authors for providing me with an ARC.At first the second installment of Charlie Travesty felt a bit cringey and rough around the edges to me. After a while though I found myself drawn into the world, kind of settling in to enjoy the ride. And by the end I was quite hooked.Overall I enjoyed the second part more than the first. In the first part we mostly get an introduction to the world whereas in this Charlie is getting settled in in her new reality. We also get to see the start of a bigger plot take form. Mostly though we kind of hang out in this world and I quite enjoy the magical realism of it. Ever wonder what a bar with humans, faeries, nymphs and vampires look like? Welcome to Rowan's! Something fun pretty much always happens at Rowan's. It feels like a real world were people go to work, hang out at the bar and so on. Instead of following heroes on an epic quest, we get to know what everyday life in a cruel but magical world could be like. This second part is also quite romance heavy and I love how it's done. For once in fantasy it's not about finding your one true love and yearning for them through an entire book just to share a kiss at end. It's more like casual dating, hanging out like you would actually do, except for that small detail of being a vampire with a hunger for blood. The same goes for how the authors deals with sex, like something natural to be enjoyed, it's good but it doesn't have to shatter mountains. The fact that our protagonist watched funny cat videos online together with a friend at one point when she was feeling down was such a fun detail to me, it makes all of this feel real and close.Charlie herself... well, I don't have a problem with her but don't love her. She still doesn't really have much of a personality I think. Kind of liked that she at one point even felt like a bit of a coward in a realistic way, because at least it makes sense that she wouldn't be som badass fighter considering her background. She continues to struggle with her inner monster though.Drew really grew on me because he actually has a distinct personality that's quite funny and relaxed. Not everyone need to be dark and brooding, he's actually a normal guy without being boring. Feels like the authors did a good job writing him. And don't worry, we see more of Noah as well. He's still mostly a mystery but entertaining for sure. Towards the end the pace picks up and now I'm really excited to see what happens next. So, in conclusion, if you can live with the occasional cringe and that some things might not make perfect sense (because I had a couple of those) it can still be really enjoyable. I would recommend it when you want something easy and fun and it did manage to hook me in eventually.
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  • Lacy
    January 1, 1970
    Drew is like a light in the dusk. A spot of warmth that makes facing this harsh new reality a bit easier. A Light in the Dusk is part two of the Charlie Travesty serial. We pick right back up with the story. Charlie is going through the motions of existing in her new life, when the threat of a growing number of wheepers has her pairing up with her annoying nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz Noah Forest, to try and solve the mystery. (Is this CSI now?) I keep picturing Noah as Emmett Cullen from Twil Drew is like a light in the dusk. A spot of warmth that makes facing this harsh new reality a bit easier. A Light in the Dusk is part two of the Charlie Travesty serial. We pick right back up with the story. Charlie is going through the motions of existing in her new life, when the threat of a growing number of wheepers has her pairing up with her annoying nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz Noah Forest, to try and solve the mystery. (Is this CSI now?) I keep picturing Noah as Emmett Cullen from Twilight. Charlie also grows closer with Drew and finally admits her feelings for him. But, because he's a human, things are... complicated. Nina actually started to grow on me but by the end of this volume, I don't care if she chokes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'm sad for numerous reasons and need the next installment immediately. 🥺P.S. Let. Charlie. Name. Her. Cat. ***Thank you again to Kelsey (K. J.) Sutton and Jessi Elliott for allowing me to read an early copy.***
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  • Ann Helen - TheDarklingOne ☾
    January 1, 1970
    Drew and Charlie, sitting in a tree. K-i-s-s-i-n-g. No, more like f-e-e-d-i-n-g. Still hot.Drew forever and always!
  • Tessy
    January 1, 1970
    This book was even better than the first!I had so many high hopes digging into the second volume of the Charlie Travesty serial and I was not disappointed in the least. This book was sexier and darker than the first and it made my little heart scream with pure joy!I really loved that we got to see so much more of Drew and Nina in this one. We also got to meet a lot more of the people Charlie lives with and interacts with on a daily basis. The character development was so spot on!We also got to s This book was even better than the first!I had so many high hopes digging into the second volume of the Charlie Travesty serial and I was not disappointed in the least. This book was sexier and darker than the first and it made my little heart scream with pure joy!I really loved that we got to see so much more of Drew and Nina in this one. We also got to meet a lot more of the people Charlie lives with and interacts with on a daily basis. The character development was so spot on!We also got to see Charlie’s relationship with Drew develop more in this volume – which was something I desperately looked forward to in the first installment. I cannot wait to see where the rest of this serial takes their story. I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed by that either!Something I hadn’t expected was to see Charlie dealing more with her vampire side, but I was thrilled to see more of it from the very start of the book! We got to see her struggles and her feelings towards that half of her lineage. It only added to the mystery and intrigue of the plot lines in this particular installment. What I really look forward to seeing is how she ends up feeling about being a halfling by the end of the entire story arc. If you’re still on the fence about this because vampires can be such a gamble, let me put your mind at ease! I have been wary about vampire books for years because I hadn’t found one I could really sink my teeth into for over a decade. But this one. THIS ONE! This breaks the mold and I don’t think you’d regret picking it up either! If you want sexy, dark, intriguing vampires and humans alike in a dark, creepy, bone chilling world, this is the serial for you!This serial easily gets 5 stars from me.
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  • Laura-Lea ♡
    January 1, 1970
    "'You know nothing, Charlotte Travesty,' he snaps back. 'So just shut your mouth and keep out of the way.'" (ch 5)This volume was par for the course. I'm still curious about Charlotte. I still give zero fucks about Drew. Too bright & shiny. Noah, where you at? Once the girl comes to her senses we all know she'll turn to the dark side — very curious to know more about Noah's past / present / future. Also, did anyone else notice how Charlie mentions her mother's death in chapter four but she doesn "'You know nothing, Charlotte Travesty,' he snaps back. 'So just shut your mouth and keep out of the way.'" (ch 5)This volume was par for the course. I'm still curious about Charlotte. I still give zero fucks about Drew. Too bright & shiny. Noah, where you at? Once the girl comes to her senses we all know she'll turn to the dark side — very curious to know more about Noah's past / present / future. Also, did anyone else notice how Charlie mentions her mother's death in chapter four but she doesn't actually die until the end of chapter six — wtf?? (edit: has since been fixed — lol).important takeaways ♡ ➸ Noah being all badass dark prince — anyone else picturing The Weeknd?? ➸ weepers — creepy as fuck ➸ vamps smelling each other — I know what you did! ➸ Drew versus Noah — battle of the hotties ➸ death of her mother — being a Travesty is tough ➸ cliffhanger ending / Papa Travesty — bitch watch out!4/5 ☆ — so many hot vamp feelings with a few issues. Volume III is going to be lit."'Your threats are nothing,' the monster says, using my voice, speaking with my mouth. 'I will always be stronger than you, because half a vampire is still a vampire. You are a beetle on the ground I walk upon.'" (ch 7)
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  • Elise
    January 1, 1970
    I was apprehensive during the first half of this as I felt it to be a bit jumpy and found myself feeling like I’d slept through things because I felt like I was reading point A and then point C.However, this didn’t draw too much away from the story and the second half was ALL action! I loved it and I can’t wait to see where volume 3 takes us!I am rooting for Charlie and Drew. Forbidden love can sometimes be really “bleh” but as I said in my review for volume 1, I am rooting for Charlie and Drew I was apprehensive during the first half of this as I felt it to be a bit jumpy and found myself feeling like I’d slept through things because I felt like I was reading point A and then point C.However, this didn’t draw too much away from the story and the second half was ALL action! I loved it and I can’t wait to see where volume 3 takes us!I am rooting for Charlie and Drew. Forbidden love can sometimes be really “bleh” but as I said in my review for volume 1, I am rooting for Charlie and Drew is such a decent guy! So I just want it to be not-so forbidden and that would be great.Noah is of course, very dark and mysterious and we love that too, right? Although rather pretentious and he does get on my nerves a bit but I suppose that’s all part of his charm.Thank you so much Jessi Elliott and Kelsey Sutton for the e-ARC. I’m really excited to see what you have up your sleeves for the next release!
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    The second installment of the Charlie Travesty serial is even better than the first. Full of tension and romance, Charlie is starting to adjust to her new life. Then she’s thrown into a crazy investigation. I’m excited to see where the next installment takes her, and how much she’ll grow through out the serial.
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  • Zara Hoffman
    January 1, 1970
    I'm late to the party, I know. But if I thought I loved #1 in this series, I LOVE this one. It just took everything that was great from the first book and built on it before charging right on with the crazy rollercoaster that is the main character's life. I can't recommend this series enough and I can't wait for #3.
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  • Angela Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Such a great part of the serial!!! Loved reading about all the sexy vampires and seeing how the plot thickened...and that plot twist at the end has me craving more. While reading, I kept saying “just one more page” until I had finished the book and it was WAY past my bedtime haha.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    This story just keeps getting better and I am so hooked! Can’t wait to see what happens next!
  • Gabriela
    January 1, 1970
    The angst is killing me, and I love it and don't get me started on THAT cliffhanger. How is it possible that I adore these characters so much after only reading less than 200 pages! Two weeks of waiting for an hour of PURE delight, totally worth it.
  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    I finished it in 24 hours, that's all I am saying! I coudn't pause for even a moment! Cannot wait to dive in the next one! What a cliffhanger!
  • Julia (ten_thousand_books)
    January 1, 1970
    A Light in the Dusk by K. J. Sutton and Jessi Elliott ReviewSynopsis:Tunnels full of monsters. A half-vampire slave. A forbidden romance. Charlie Travesty has been banished from the mansion. Now, nearing 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 h A Light in the Dusk by K. J. Sutton and Jessi Elliott ReviewSynopsis:Tunnels full of monsters. A half-vampire slave. A forbidden romance. Charlie Travesty has been banished from the mansion. Now, nearing 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. “In a place like this, Charlie, you usually won’t be in the mood to laugh. That’s why you have to force yourself to find the humor, at least once every day.”Drew is honestly such a precious little marshmallow that must be protected at all costs. “Save it,” she interrupts, pushing her chair back. “You can be all for peace, Lavender, but at the end of the day, you’re still a monster.”I do feel bad for Charlie. She had the life of luxury, and then one moment later, it’s all snatched away from her due to the colour of her eyes. She was forced out of her home, abandoned by her ‘family’, sent into the world alone and afraid. She’s been told that she is a monster just because of her species even though she doesn’t want to hurt people. So I feel for you, girl. “We don’t choose our family,” Lucas says, offering me a gap-toothed smile. I’m surprised when my eyes prick with tears, and I quickly blink them away and clear my throat. “Yeah, you’re right. We don’t.”I’m sure Charlie wishes she was born to a more loving and caring family than the ones she was given. That’s for sure. “But even knowing something doesn’t mean you can accept it.”“What do you think a hero is?” the girl demands, keeping pace, despite her short legs. “They’re just ordinary people who do extraordinary things. You may not be a vampire, Charlie. You may not know how to use a sword—” “Is this supposed to be cheering me up?” “—but why should that mean you can’t be a hero in this story? Our story?”I am honestly rooting for Charlie to be the hero in this story. I can see her trying. This is only book 2, she still has plenty of time to be the person she was meant to be and wants to be. “The more peaceful you feel, the more terrified you should be,” Nina counters, not unkindly. “A peaceful life just means you’ve become complacent.”4.5/5 Stars!
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  • Ludo
    January 1, 1970
    I received an eARC, and here I am, reviewing it.I admit that I liked this a little less than the previous one, but the ending made me want to hold the sequel immediately in my hands.The book begins with a bang, an action scene with blood and death that immediately captures the interest of the reader, but then gets somehow "lost": in fact, I found the middle part slow. Scenes of "normality" alternate with investigations, the latter I liked, the former not too much and not always.However, I liked I received an eARC, and here I am, reviewing it.I admit that I liked this a little less than the previous one, but the ending made me want to hold the sequel immediately in my hands.The book begins with a bang, an action scene with blood and death that immediately captures the interest of the reader, but then gets somehow "lost": in fact, I found the middle part slow. Scenes of "normality" alternate with investigations, the latter I liked, the former not too much and not always.However, I liked the protagonist even more than in the first. I loved that she was able to recognize physical attraction and that she acted on it, not by being shy, but by responding to the flirtation with as much brazenness. There is a need for more confident protagonists, even in the sexual sphere, who know who they want and take action. Well done, really, well done (in particular, K. J. Sutton, who wrote the scene I loved so much).Precisely for this "behavior" of the characters, the rating of this book raises from orange to red, but the "red parts" were not written so much to describe the act, but to analyze even more the psyche of Charlie and allow the reader to understand her better.In this volume we also know better Noah Forrest - who shares the surname with Emmett from the musical Legally Blonde, hence he gets my unlimited love - who stole my heart. Drew is cute and adorable, but Noah has that mysterious charm that makes me hope he ends up with the protagonist. I name him my favorite character in the book, along with Charlie and the cat.Who I, however, hated was Nina (and with her all the other roommates of the house) and I hope so much she goes to apologize to Charlie on her knees if ever (as I hope she will) she will become queen of the vampires and the world.The ending, as I said before, left me speechless: I went from heart-shaped eyes to hatred to shock. I'm really curious to read the sequel, I can't wait for it to come out.
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  • Heather Horst
    January 1, 1970
    🖤 I was given an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review!! 🖤A Light in the Dusk (Part 2 of the Charlie Travesty series) lived up to the hype. Once again the writing was phenomenally done. The prose is so beautiful in a dark and sexy way. I find that I can perfectly visualize New Ve and all of the creatures that live there. Once again, I am floored by the creativeness and originality of the story and characters. Charlie is shown to have a lot of depth to her as she battles who she wants 🖤 I was given an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review!! 🖤A Light in the Dusk (Part 2 of the Charlie Travesty series) lived up to the hype. Once again the writing was phenomenally done. The prose is so beautiful in a dark and sexy way. I find that I can perfectly visualize New Ve and all of the creatures that live there. Once again, I am floored by the creativeness and originality of the story and characters. Charlie is shown to have a lot of depth to her as she battles who she wants to be against the monster that lives within her. I also love how sex positive she is!! Within this part of the serial the plot comes more to fruition and a new mystery is introduced... which brings in our local bad-boy bounty hunter, Noah Forest. I am already obsessed with him, and while I love Drew for being sweet and sensitive-my heart is drawn to Noah. I hope to see more of him in Part 3! The only downside to this section is the 4th chapter ran a little slow for me, but it picked up once again after that. As well, if you really aren’t into “descriptive sex scenes” then perhaps you shouldn’t read this story. (I would definitely say it is Rated R) I love how they are serialized as they make for great short reads and give you a chance to get excited for the next part! Overall, A Light in the Dusk was gritty, sexy, ferocious, and to say the least... epic! There was so much action, romance, heartache, drama, and more. I am eagerly awaiting Part 3!!! I highly recommend you pre-order or buy A Light in the Dusk! And if you haven’t read A Whisper in the Dark (part 1) then do it now! You’ll love it!
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  • Caitlin
    January 1, 1970
    A Light in the Dusk picks up right where A Whisper in the Dark ended and that was right in the middle of an action scene. I liked the beginning and the end of this part. The action and mystery are good! The middle drooped a bit for me. There were times where it seemed like we skipped ahead a lot. But I'm still so locked into this world and want to know more! Charlie is a compelling lead.I was totally smitten with Charlie and Drew in part 1, but was a bit underwhelmed by them here in part 2. I'm A Light in the Dusk picks up right where A Whisper in the Dark ended and that was right in the middle of an action scene. I liked the beginning and the end of this part. The action and mystery are good! The middle drooped a bit for me. There were times where it seemed like we skipped ahead a lot. But I'm still so locked into this world and want to know more! Charlie is a compelling lead.I was totally smitten with Charlie and Drew in part 1, but was a bit underwhelmed by them here in part 2. I'm thinking that they're not endgame. It's hard to imagine Charlie being with someone who makes her negate her own being as a vampire. And then Drew's immediate neglect of Charlie when things go south and not doing anything at all to try and get her to stay or stick up for her....oof. That's a big negative in my book. Especially since they BOTH knew it was coming. Makes me think he just has white knight syndrome instead of real feelings. Also - how was them hooking up a surprise to ANYONE?! They were so obvious about it. And yet the family she was starting to form all turn on her VERY quickly without letting her explain or defend herself made me so angry at them and sad for Charlie. Definitely a surprise ending - which now I'm expecting at least. :) I want more of the mystery solving with Noah! Plus, I can see him helping her accept and control her vampire "monster" vs suppressing and negating it. The big question is: How exactly does Charlie fit into all this? What part is she going to play? I think we'll get some answers right at the beginning of part 3 since he dad just showed up at her door!
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  • Alexis
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an ARC of this book but my review vanished from thin air - reposting!Given that book one left us hanging so perfectly, this book starting off literally where that one ended made me feel great. There was no mysterious gaps, no making me wait and get frustrated. Right to the action. Right to the point.It was a theme this book held true to the end. No pulling punches, things were raw and gritty and sometimes heartbreaking. My favorite advancement was Charlie and Drew; it felt real. Two I was given an ARC of this book but my review vanished from thin air - reposting!Given that book one left us hanging so perfectly, this book starting off literally where that one ended made me feel great. There was no mysterious gaps, no making me wait and get frustrated. Right to the action. Right to the point.It was a theme this book held true to the end. No pulling punches, things were raw and gritty and sometimes heartbreaking. My favorite advancement was Charlie and Drew; it felt real. Two people who were into each other hooked up, had fun, laughed together. They broke all the rules tobe together but nothing felt over the top. It was refreshing that sex wasn't an eternally binding contract. A goal reached in the final pages of the book.My least favorite advancement - unfortunately this book has one - was Nina. Her behavior towards Charlie goes from suspicious to loving and friendly and protective to glacial. Her moods swing wildly that it felt a little forced. Given that I don't know her entire back story, maybe there is a reason for that. I'll withhold total judgement until I finish the entire series.After toying with my emotions through the entire book, A Light in the Dusk left me with yet another more impressive cliff hanger than it's predecessor. I'm anxiously awaiting book 3 because I'm dying to know what is in store for everyone's favorite Lavender.
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  • Laura (Bookie_mama_bear)
    January 1, 1970
    🗡 BOOK REVIEW 🗡 The wonderful @kelseysuttonbooks & @authorjessielliott sent me an eARC of the second instalment of the #charlietravesty series in return for an honest review. So here it is....honestly?! It’s brutal, bloody, sweet, sexy abs everything a brilliant vampire book should be! I love Charlie and Drew, they’re great they make me smile and chuckle. Noah is dark and sexy but terrifying too. Another cliffhanger ending and I do not care one little bit! Bring on part 3!! The writing and the d 🗡 BOOK REVIEW 🗡 The wonderful @kelseysuttonbooks & @authorjessielliott sent me an eARC of the second instalment of the #charlietravesty series in return for an honest review. So here it is....honestly?! It’s brutal, bloody, sweet, sexy abs everything a brilliant vampire book should be! I love Charlie and Drew, they’re great they make me smile and chuckle. Noah is dark and sexy but terrifying too. Another cliffhanger ending and I do not care one little bit! Bring on part 3!! The writing and the description is absolutely fab, short snappy but perfectly balanced.
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  • Jessica Julien
    January 1, 1970
    Whhaaaaaat is happening!?!?! Hahaha these cliffhanger endings are killing me and yet I demand more!Thank you for the review copy Jessi and K.J., you have not disappointed in the second installment.I give this one four stars only because I felt like a few scenes could have been developed more but holy wow the romance went from a simmer to an overflowing boil. Hot! Hot! Hot! Give me more.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    About 90 pages, continues where the last story ended. Character of Noah is given more interaction with Charlie. Finally get an idea about what being in the sewers is like. Charlie deals with losses and nightmares. Ends on a mini cliffhanger
  • Sassapphras
    January 1, 1970
    Read 5/12/2020
  • Erin Arkin
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come
  • Viv
    January 1, 1970
    This wasn't very good and I wish those book were bigger because I've made sense. I liked it but that's it.
  • Francine Rad
    January 1, 1970
    3,5 stars. Definitely fun :)
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