Monday, April 27, 2015

Review for Polar Day


Blurb:
The midnight sun bakes Fairbanks, Alaska as residents gather for the annual summer solstice baseball game. Amidst the revelry and raucous shouts of “Play ball,” a spark alights and a jogger bursts into flames. Detective Danny Fitzpatrick, still reeling from his near death at the hands of vampire Aleksei Nechayev, watches in horror as the man burns alive.

Someone is burning Fairbanks and its residents and leaving nothing but smoldering embers behind. As the city sweats under a record-breaking heatwave and unexplained fires claim more victims, Danny and his colleagues struggle to find an arsonist who can conjure fire out of thin air.

To Danny’s horror, the only one who may be able to help him stop the arsonist is his nemesis Nechayev. Will the vampire help in the hunt for a witch?

My review:
It starts with a jogger bursting into flames. Detective Danny Fitzpatrick can't figure out how it ignited and neither can the police arsonist specialist. The case doesn't make any sense, but Danny has met with a monster before. If there's no logical explanation for the fires, he must search outside the box. And as much as he hates it, the only one that might be able to help him is the vampire Aleksei Nechayev, the monster that still haunts his dreams.

An excellent sequel to Polar Night with plenty of suspenseful and intense moments. I've never been to Alaska, but I felt as if I were transported there with the amazing descriptions. Especially the little details. And instead of freezing, it was an unusually hot summer where the sun sets for only a few hours. The setting really came alive.

I'm still a big fan of Danny, the gruff and flawed detective. His partner Tessa is the perfect balance for him, but she's just as determined as he is, and what's more, she believes in him. When everything seems against them, they make a powerful team. I was really excited to see Aleksei back. Even more so, to get a little peek at what's been going on with him.

This is a must read for all fans of supernatural and horror stories.

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14 comments:

  1. Great review! I read Polar Day a while back and agree, it's fantastic. Really loved revisiting Danny and Aleksei!

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  2. Hi Christine and Julie - yes a great review and I do so want to read Julie's books .. though the nightmares worry me! Cheers Hilary

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  3. I don't usually read adult books, but this sounds good. Congrats to Julie.

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  4. Glad to see the amazing Julie Flanders here. The fact that the book is set in Alaska is very enticing.

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  5. Thank you all for visiting today. Julie's books are awesome! :)

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  6. I know a few people who live in Alaska. The very thought of daylight for 24 hours would be just SO WEIRD.

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  7. That jogger bursting into flames really caught my attention. This is on my TBR list. Gosh, so many books, so little time.

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  8. Awesome review. I haven't read Polar Night yet, so I'll start with this one.

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  9. I enjoy Polar Nights, so I'm sure I'll like this one. Thanks for the review.

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  10. Thank you so much for this, Christine! I'm so thrilled you liked the book. :)

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  11. I really enjoyed Polar Night!
    Hope I get a chance to read this one when the A to Z Challenge is over & I regain my sanity.

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  12. I read this right after Polar Night a while back, couldn't put them down! I do hope we hear more from Danny.

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  13. What a great review! I still need to read Julie's series!

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  14. Speaking as someone who was all but bowled over by a jogger yesterday, let me say that the opening of the story appeals greatly. :) Seriously, though, I haven't read Polar Night yet, so I'll start there. Thanks for the recommendation!

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