When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice...even if it costs her the boy she loves.On the island of Bellona, life is peaceful--as long as the citizens dutifully worship the Sun, which protects them from all harm. Seventeen-year-old Veda knows that keeping the Sun happy will protect her and her grandfather from the Night, the dangerous people who snatch innocent citizens from their beds under the cover of darkness, never to be seen again. As long as Veda follows the rules, she will be safe. But when Veda's grandfather is offered up as the next sacrificial offering to keep the Sun's favor, she starts to see that the safety she's been promised comes at a dangerous price. Maybe there is more to fear above than there is below. With a mysterious young man, Dorian, at her side, Veda has to figure out if the scary bedtime stories she grew up hearing are real--or dangerous lies....
|Title||:||Beware the Night|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Beware the Night Reviews
Disclaimer: I received this ARC for review through a Goodreads giveaway.
I found the dystopian YA read Beware the Night to be a slow burn that took a while to get into. While the writing is excellent and the plot intriguing, after finishing the book I was left with the sense that it was nothing really new, same old same old, and therefore, predictable. Like many YA books at the moment, it's clearly going to be part of a series, which is getting tiring, there's a love triangle, and it all just see ...more
Ok, to be fully transparent here, I didn't have super high hopes for this book. It sounded ok, but it also reminded me of dozens of other YA books I've read, most of which were poorly done and disappointing. It was an incredibly lovely surprise to be proven so wrong...I really enjoyed this book! Sure, the basic structure and foundation is similar to many others, but this book is full of interesting layers and dimensions that I don't usually find in YA like this, and it was really well done. The ...more
I won this ARC through a Goodreads Giveaway!
This was a fun read! I loved Fleck’s writing style. It flowed nicely, and her ability to write tension really kept me on the edge on my seat throughout this book. The concept of this story is unique, as it is set on an island where people worship the sun in exchange for protection against the night. It is a quick, fun, enjoyable read.
However, I feel like the plot of this story is one I have read many times before. It is really similar to Shatter Me, th ...more
Thank you to the author, Jessika Fleck for sharing a review copy of BEWARE THE NIGHT.
This YA story follows Veda, a young girl who has grown up fearful of the Night, a rogue group who is said to have been kidnapping and torturing the sun-worshiping citizens of Bellona for years, though only the lower class citizens, the Basso, seem to be affected. The Dogio, who make up the superior class as well as the Imperi army caution Bellonian citizens against the night and sacrifice one Basso citizen a ye ...more
eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
On an island called Bellona, the night is something to fear. The Sun is to be worshipped and with sacrificial offerings, it will protect them from any harm. Veda’s world gets thrown upside down when her grandfather becomes an offering. A young man has the answers she is looking and she must decide if what she has been told her whole life is a lie.
I was hoping since this book had a beautiful cover and an interesting synopsis th ...more
Graded By: Mandy C.
Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7, But Triangle
Talky Talk: Starter Fantasy
Bonus Factors: Revolutionaries, Kickass Gramps
Anti-Bonus Factor: Cliffhanger
Relationship Status: Mentorship
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Should have trusted my gut and given up at 21% but anyway, here's a bullet-point review of my thoughts (a more cohesive review may or may not come):
Note: I started skim-reading at the 24% mark.
- The beginning was dull and slow, events became marginally interesting at around the 21 to 24% mark, only to quickly regress into an unenjoyable mess.
- This is definitely NOT a quickly paced fantasy adventure.
- From the synopsis, the mythology sounded fascinating, but throughout the story itself, I remai ...more
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Haha, if you read the book you might get the ^^ reference. But in all honesty I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters, although some had their flaws, it also made them more realistic. As in not knowing what the right thing to do in a situation, I pick one way, they pick another, hey it is what it is. Also the world description was a little hard to follow (I got lost a few times when describing the underground) which also m ...more