Night for Day by Roselle Lim

Posted February 20, 2024 in review Tags: ,

Night for Day by Roselle LimNight for Day by Roselle Lim

Genres: Urban Fantasy
Setting: London, England
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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Two people destined to be together, but to never see each other again, fight against the greatest odds in this powerful and moving fantasy novel by critically acclaimed author Roselle Lim.
Exes Ward Dunbar and Camille Buhay thought they would never see each other again. They had broken up to pursue their dream jobs on opposite sides of the country—her to New York City, and him to Los Angeles. But years later, they unexpectedly reconnect in London, where they are interviewing for similar jobs. The spark they feel when they meet again—the attraction comes back like muscle memory, and they are reminded of what they had lost. When Ward and Camille discover they both got the job working opposing shifts, they vow to give their relationship another try.
Ward starts the day shift and finds the immortal clientele unusual and dazzling. When he clocks out at the end of the day, he finds the door locked and himself trapped in the building. After a horrific first night shift contending with restless spirits and ghosts, Camille is also unable to escape. In their respective prisons, they discover that they’re able to talk to each other a few minutes before dawn. This fleeting encounter incites longing for each other, but their promise to be together feels impossible. Because they are caught in the middle of a war of the gods—and their choices will determine the outcome.

The premise of Night for Day totally intrigued me: second chance romance in a world with imortals and ghosts! I enjoyed it overall but when your main characters are barely ever face to face, it is hard to buy the romance. They have a history, so there is something to build off of, but they mostly spend their time apart and speak briefly each day. However, they clearly had a foundation and a love for each other that they build upon and I did enjoy that. It is a twist on romance when you can only talk briefly and you are fighting for the lives of everyone.

The world is interesting for sure. There is a war between the gods that Ward and Camille have to stop somehow or they will never escape. However, the whole story takes place in a matter of days and it felt kind of rushed. Then again, they were trapped there, so I would be in a rush too. Still, as a story, with a semi-complex world, it was rushed.

My thoughts on Night for Day are all over the place. At times, I was really enjoying it; other times I felt like something was missing. It was such an intriguing premise but something about it just missed the mark a bit for me.



The Guild Hunter’s series by Nalini Singh, The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris…then you will probably like Night for Day!

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