Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wuthering Nights

When Heath and Kate meet as children they form a bond that lasts forever. In this magical, modern retelling of a classic novel, Wuthering Heights, Heath and Kate grow up in an unusual family. As teenagers, they discover dark secrets, immortality and everlasting love. By the author of Pride & Princesses, Wuthering Nights is inspired by the classic, gothic novel Wuthering Heights. - Goodreads

*May Contain Spoilers*

Summer Day retells the classic story of Heath and Katherine in her novel Wuthering Nights, adding a vampiric twist that will haunt readers. 

One of the best things about this novel is that it seems to follow the plot line of Wuthering Heights. Summer Day subtly adds the vampire aspect without having it overtake the story line. Day explains that vampires exist because of a gene that is usually dormant. I respect that Day explained how the character came to be a vampire through biological terms. It made the story more believable. 

The characters in the novel are a mix-matched bunch. Some of them readers will like, and others they won't. I liked both Katherine and Heath. They had equally good and bad traits. Both also responded to events based on their emotions, which is more true to life. Especially since Heath is the vampire, reading about how he changed brought reality into the fictitious world Day created. The emotions that rule the characters will be how readers connect with Heath and Katherine, even if they are a little over the top at times. 

I did find certain parts of the novel a bit confusing. Various events happened in two different ways. I'm not sure if this was a writing technique, an accident, or Day trying to stay true to the style of Wuthering Heights. Only the author knows her true intent. I didn't find these mistakes bothersome and I don't really think it took away from the overall story. I honestly enjoyed it and read it in less than a day. 

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rating: 3/5 cups

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