Review: Post-Apocalyptic Thriller “Nightfall” Has a Slow Start – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Nightfall_Cover-1-326x245No one stays on the island once the sun leaves, but for Marin, Kana, and Line, they didn’t have a choice and they were forgotten […]
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‘Nightfall’s Thrilling Concept is Dulled by Uncharacteristic Writing | Review of ‘Nightfall”

By Cynthia Ayala

'Nightfall' by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski  G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
‘Nightfall’ by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

The sun doesn’t set for twenty-four years, and when it does, the darkness rises, bringing the nightmares and monsters of the night alongside it. No one stays on the island once the sun leaves, but for Marin, Kana and Line, they didn’t have a choice and they were forgotten. Now the trio need to not only survive the night, but make it off the island and swim south towards the desert lands. But it may be to late for them to save themselves…

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski is a post-apocalyptic young adult thriller, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on September 22, 2015. It follows three young teenagers as they traverse their home island Bliss, seeing it in ways they never had before. Continue reading “‘Nightfall’s Thrilling Concept is Dulled by Uncharacteristic Writing | Review of ‘Nightfall””

Success! Making My Way into Publishing

A few months ago, I published my first novel Blood Hunger on the Kindle and Nook eBook stores. I also printed copies due to a surprising amount of support and word of mouth and have sold a little over a hundred copies. Not a lot in the publishing world, but for me, a self-publisher, that is enough for me. Now that I am back in college, I have continued to learn about marketing and publicizing my novel, learning the ways of the amazing InDesign and self-publishing business.
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