Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Nightfall

Nightfall Nightfall by Jake Halpern
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sunset is approaching, yet once it comes the sunrise will wait fourteen years. The tide will go out and stay out during this time and the weather will dip into temperatures that make the land uninhabitable. The residents of the island have a plan, though. They leave the island during this time and travel to a desert land to await the sunrise. Line doesn’t want to leave until he retrieves a family heirloom of a friend that he had accidentally lost. Marin and Kana leave their family to look for Line and all three are left behind. Will they be able to find a way off the island? What dark secrets were the adults keeping from them?

Nightfall is a stand-alone novel that leaves many openings for a series to be created. Readers will uncover secrets either with the characters or right before. The action is continuous, but not completely engaging. I did find my mind wandering a few times and had to stop and re-read some sections. I will admit that might have just been me since it was the first two days of the school year.  We can only hope that Halpern decides to continue to write stories in this newly created world.

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