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””

An Imaginative & Cohesive Novel | Review of ‘Wolf Pact’ (Wolf Pact, #1-4)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz
Disney Hyperion

Bliss Llewellyn has come far, finally escaping the clutches of her father, Lucifer himself. But her task to help the Blue Bloods is far from over. She may not be a Vampire anymore, but those gifts haven’t left her and her mother, the fallen angel Gabrielle, has given her a task: finds the werewolves, find the hounds that once guarded time and bring them to the fight against Lucifer and his silver bloods. It’s a task easier said than done.

Melissa de la Cruz has brought in a new chapter in her New York Times bestselling Blue Bloods series, one that follows Bliss Llewellyn as she makes her journey in search of the Hellhounds. Published on January 15, 2013 by Disney Hyperion, the novel takes one of the more underrated characters within the Blue Bloods series, and finally gives her life…or at least tries to.
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