Source: Blog Tour
Release Date: September 22nd 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Monsters, Survival Stories, Young Adult
The dark will bring your worst nightmares to light, in this gripping and eerie survival story, perfect for fans of James Dashner and Neil Gaiman.
On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours—it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long.
Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night.
Marin and her twin brother, Kana, help their anxious parents ready the house for departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged. Tables must be set. The rituals are puzzling—bizarre, even—but none of the adults in town will discuss why it has to be done this way.
Just as the ships are about to sail, a teenage boy goes missing—the twins’ friend Line. Marin and Kana are the only ones who know the truth about where Line’s gone, and the only way to rescue him is by doing it themselves. But Night is falling. Their island is changing.
And it may already be too late.
Two Chicks on Books – 14th September (Interview)
Steph In Wonderland – 15th September (Would You Rather?)
Forever Young Adult – 17th September (Guest Post)
The Starry-Eyed Revue – 18th September (Top 10 List)
The Social Potato – 21st September (Guest Post)
Once Upon a Twilight – 22nd September (Book Playlist #1)
The Passionate Bookworms – 23rd September (25 Random Things)
Lili’s Reflections – 24th September (Interview)
The Young Folks – 25th September (Review & Giveaway)
Readers in Wonderland – 28th September (Book Playlist #2)
The Book Cellar – 29th September (Interview)
The Book Smugglers – 30th September (Review)
Winterhaven Books – 1st October (Interview)
A Reader Under the Sea – 2nd October(Review & Giveaway)
NIGHTFALL was not what I expected at all-in a good way! It tells an original story with a whole lot of imagination. With a a unique premise, situations that are full of suspense, immersive writing, and an unexpected conclusion, this is one that is worth checking out.
NIGHTFALL is more of a survival story than horror, but there are some moments that will raise the hair on the back of your neck, especially when paired with the mystery surrounding some events-what exactly happens at Night? Just like the characters in the novel, we are left in the dark (pun definitely intended).
After Fourteen Years of Day
Comes Fourteen Years of Night
A world that revolves around this concept of Night coming every fourteen years is an incredibly interesting one. Although I do wish some details were developed a little bit more and that we had some additional explanations overall I think the vagueness added to the air of mystery and fear.
The writing was fairly descriptive but not overly so, it fits well with this book because a majority of the novel relies on subtle tension and a lot of that has to be communicated through the text. However, I would say that the style of writing was more telling instead of showing, as it was very this happened, then this happened and so on.
The events leading up to the resolution were climactic but I did feel that the conclusion itself was a little lacking. It left me with a quite a few questions because some minor things just felt unresolved. Overall though, NIGHTFALL was a story I enjoyed.
I recommend reading this one at night for some extra eeriness.