Thursday, June 13, 2013

Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards Reviews

I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads. Thanks for the giveaway, Erin Richards!

"A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?

After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren't identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural.

After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he's crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent on revenge, turning on Raymond, Silver's former boyfriend; the one Lucas never wanted her to date. He forms a posse of vigilantes to take out the gangsters responsible for Silver's death, but he risks not only his own life, but the love of the new girl on his block, who knows more about Lucas and Silver than can be accounted for by mere chance."

I'll try not to reveal anything big. 

Okay, first of all, mental bond? Lucas and Silver are Fraternal Twins. If they were Identical Twins, the story would make much more sense, because identical twins share the same DNA and are practically the same. It sounds kind of illogical, but I'll let it go. I'll say its a brother-sister bond/shared-the-same-space(aka uterus)-before-birth bond.

Anyway, let's get to the book. Vigilante Nights is brilliant for a Young Adult book. It faces the pressure and craziness of teenages in horrible, poor areas. It's a mystery book with twists and turns at every path, fake or real. Vigilante Nights had me guessing who was the real person who cause the death of Luca's beloved sister, Silver. For all those romance book lovers out there, Vigilante Nights is a romance, too. And it is a story of revenge. (Now we are going all Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke) 

The plot of Vigilante Nights is fascinating. As I said before, twist and turns run Vigilante Nights. Just as you thought the book was over, BOOM! A major event happens. It was surprising while being dangerous for many of my favorite characters in Vigilante Nights.

Supernatural is a natural part of Vigilante Nights. Silver, like in "The Ghost and The Goth" by Stacey Kade, is following Lucas Alexander around. Not exactly like Alona though. Silver is nicer and sweeter than Alona, who is simply to say a blond mean bitch. 

The ending was amazing. It was beautiful, although I won't tell you why. Let just say it involves with peace.

The changes in relationship between characters were amazing. An accident can change so much, just like life. An accident can change so little, just like life. The influence affects everyone, little or big. It's like a wave or an earthquake causing a tsunami. 


Lucas Alexander: The twin brother of Silver Alexander. An ex-quarterback, injured. Intelligent. Sherlock Holmes, in Vigilante Nights. Ruined by a car accident. The same car accident which took the life of his beloved sister. Like a good brother, he was adorably protective of Silver. He has this anger inside of him. With the support and love from Tara, he semi-heals, but the ghost of Silver still haunted him. Lucas went through this huge character change, affected by the very same car accident/gang rivalry war. From a bad boy, in the beginning, to the protector of the weak, in the end. It was a spectacular change to see.

Silver Alexander: The twin sister of Lucas Alexander. An interesting character, in my opinion. 

Rating: Four out of Five

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review! I appreciate it.