Review: Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski – Nightfall

Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

On the island, there are 14 years of light followed by 14 years of night. When the night years come, the villagers leave the island as quickly as they can – but leave everything behind as if there are unknown people returning to their homes. Marin doesn’t understand – but she knows that when Line goes missing she and Kana will have to be the ones to save him from the dark.

23846037Marin! You great idiot. What were you thinking? You caused alllllllll of those issues. And then you wonder why people are mad. I guess you do sort of redeem yourself.

Ooohh, I didn’t see one of the big twists coming. Eeei! I get so excited just remembering back to it. I guess that was the turning point of the novel, and after that the surprises sort of ended, but there was still some movement. Just not as much as I might have desired.

The blurb on this book is great (in comparison to some others I have read lately). It doesn’t give too much away, and it lets the authors build suspense naturally. You really don’t know what is coming next. Honestly, the blurb didn’t make me excited to read it, but then I got stuck in it…

I totally understood the side of the woods’ monsters. And I couldn’t understand why the villagers wanted to come back for the days of light. What’s wrong with living in the desert? It can’t be that bad if you survive 14 years there.

The ending left me lonely and sad, and not knowing what would happen next. What will Kana do? Line and Marin have their lives all good to go (you know, since they are in love and there’s a whole bunch of other things in the way that will be fine), but Kana has nothing.

I’m giving this 4 stars. I found myself unable to put it down. It called to me. It’s not 5 stars though, because now that I know the ending, there is nothing left for me.


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