Monday, May 21, 2012

The Nightworld by Jack Blaine

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genera: Sci-fi, dystopian, post-apocalyptic  

Subjects: survival, darkness, disasters

Length: 234 pgs.

HC/PB: Paperback

Summary/ product description: “Scraping by in classes, hanging out with his best friend Charlie, and trying to get a date with Lara Hanover, the prettiest girl in school—that was Nick Robbins’ life.
Survival was the last thing on his mind.
Then, a strange cloud appeared over the city. A cloud that kept growing. The darkness on the horizon consumed the light around it. And Nick’s dad, a Department of Defense energy physicist, might have something to do with it. Soon, it became clear that the world Nick knew would never be the same.
Now, night is never-ending. The temperature is falling as heat leaves the world. Plants and animals are dying and people are turning into predators waiting for any small advantage. But Nick is determined not to disappear like the fading light. Desperate to glimpse a familiar face in the shadows, Nick races to find his friends—and the one clue that’s his glimmer of hope.”

My Rating: êêêê

My Review: This book was pretty good. A nice shot, fast read. I finished it within a day, more like less than 6 hours. It reminded me of Ashfall and Life As We Knew It. Mostly because of the darkness and cold weather that the cloud brought. The plot was also pretty good, I’m just disappointed that they didn’t get into the science stuff very much. Nick seems like a cool character, and him and Lara are a great team. I can’t wait to see what happens in the sequel.

The book was written in 1st person present tense, which made the action flow better, rather than feel like a diary.

Cover Art Review: I love the title, but the cover itself isn’t that interesting. Would have been better in metallic.

~Haley G

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