Book Review: Celine

Celine (Book One of the Night Touched Chronicles)
By Maegan Provan
Published March 2013
My Rating 5 out of 5 stars
Available on Kindle

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Created by the First Born, The Night Touched created the bloodlines from which all modern day vampires descended. Different because of their incredible powers and advantages in the human world, The Night Touched were a special kind of vampire. However, they were believed to have died out centuries ago, and had been reduced to little more than whispers in the vampire world.

Until now.

Harper Kemp was the only modern Night Touched in existence. The reasons behind her creation were unknown and she had been abandoned during her change. Eventually she was found by Lily and Jason and taught how to handle what she had become. She learned how to blend in with the human world and even made herself in to quite the socialite of the New York City elite scene.

After a plea for help in her dreams and the dangers of a forbidden love, Harper is sent down a path to discovery; not only is she not alone, she’s about to face her worst nightmare ― a devastatingly handsome slayer named Silas with a finger on her non existent pulse.

My Review:

Celine is the first book in the Night Touched Chronicles. This is a series I’m very excited about because the author takes us back to the roots of vampires from old horror movies, while still adding a modern twist. Provan’s vampires are sophisticated, intelligent, and calculating. But, make no mistake—there is nothing tame or vegetarian about these vampires, particularly the Night Touched.

Harper Kemp believes she is the only Night Touched in existence. Sired by the First Born and left to her own devices, Harper is ‘adopted’ by Lily and Jason, two regular vampires who provide friendship and guidance. When Harper begins having strange visions of a girl being tortured, she realizes she might not be the only Night Touched in the world. And, she realizes she has a duty to save Celine from a horrible fate. In Harper’s life, the only consistency is this: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. If terrifying visions and the fear of not being able to save Celine aren’t enough, Harper also finds herself entangled in a relationship with a human man—Silas, who inspires feelings in her she’s never before felt. But is Silas who he seems?

This fast-paced story is full of tension, passion, and surprises. Once I began reading, I couldn’t stop and read it within a matter of a few hours. This is easily one of the most engaging vampire stories I’ve read in a long time and I would recommend it to both old-school vampire fans and to Twilight lovers alike.