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The Dead Of Night (The Tomorrow Series #2) (original 1995; edition 2006)

by John Marsden

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Title:The Dead Of Night (The Tomorrow Series #2)
Authors:John Marsden
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2006), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 272 pages
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Tags:Fiction, YA, Dystopia, Kindle

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The Dead of the Night by John Marsden (1995)

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264 pages. Get it from your library Takes place a few weeks after the events of book 1. Marsden continues to explore the theme of children turning into soldiers.

Book is ok for most teens not really one I'd let my pre teen read. I'm going read all the books in the series. But reading books about Aussie teen commandos will probably get me to swear of the genre for along time.

  Cataloger623 | Nov 8, 2014 |
The Dead of Night by John Marsden is the second in his Tomorrow Series and it’s taken me far too long to return to this series. I read the first one a couple of years ago and was quite taken with it’s realistically depicted story of invasion and guerrilla warfare as seen through the eyes of a teenager as her country, obviously Australia, is invaded.

In this outing, the little group has dwindled to six. They are still taking refuge in the remote bush area called Hell with occasional trips to the outskirts of their town to pick up supplies and information. Things are slowly changing as the enemy is gaining a strong foothold in the country and on one trip for supplies they are surprised to see colonists are being brought in and given homes and land to cultivate. Still defiant and wanting to stay free, they undertake a couple of expeditions to thwart the enemy and also one to check the next inhabited valley over to see what the conditions are like there.

These stories are full of action, yet to me, still seems authentic. Ellie and her friends are first and foremost trying to survive and make sense out of what is happening. There are moral choices and facing up to great loss, as they realize that their freedom will come with a terrible cost. The group dynamics are interesting as natural leaders emerge and each member’s strengths and weaknesses are exposed. I look forward to the next book and seeing what this group next decides to do. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Nov 3, 2014 |
READ IN DUTCH

I've read the first four books so far (as I haven't been able to find the last three books in my library yet), and for me, this series was a great surprise! I had been willing to read the Tomorrow series for years, but somehow I never really got to the point where I would buy and eventually read them. Till last year! And I may say that I thought it to be the best series I've read that year! This second book, I thought it to be thrilling, and I love the fact that (even though the things that happen are terrible) the story is original and full of suspense! I would recommend this book to a lot of people, but please read the first book first! ( )
  Floratina | Jan 23, 2014 |
I love this series!!!! ( )
  capriciousreader | Dec 20, 2013 |
'The Dead of the Night' takes place a short time after we left off with 'Tomorrow When the War Began'. I somehow managed to forget that reading these books is a bit like being steam rolled. Things just keep happening and happening and boom!

I actually forgot how violent these novels are, which surprises me. They're not overly violent as such, but more so than most of the young adult books I have read. And it's not like the violence is glossed over. There's the sense of horror before something happens, the actual shock of it happening and then the aftermath. There's no shying away from it, which is something I really like. I'm not a fan of details being forgotten in favour of ridiculous sub-plots, which doesn't happen here (yay!)

One important factor is the character development, there's a risk when there's a group of characters that some will seem like filler; but none of them do. They all have their individual traits, and their individual problems that are all dealt with well (although of course, viewed through the eyes of our narrator, Ellie).

The story flows well and it's a quick read. Yet again the e-book version is not great, though it is much better than the first one. There's still a few mistakes here and there, which is unfortunate.

I am quite invested in what happens to this group of teenagers next (even though I know how it all ends). Ellie is a good, strong female character. She does have her moments of being annoying, but that's just teenagers I suppose.

A very good adventure story so far. I have a feeling I won't be reading anything else until I've finished all 7 books! ( )
  whimsicalwattle | Sep 27, 2013 |
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Dougherty, SuziNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lunde, Jon VegardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To my brother Sam, a loved and loving man.
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Damn this writing. I'd rather sleep. God how I'd lvoe to sleep. But I can't. It's been a long time since I had a peaceful night's sleep. Not since I went to Hell.
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Originally published in Australia as The Dead Of The Night, republished as The Dead of Night in the US.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439829119, Paperback)

War rages on! The second installment of the internationally bestselling Tomorrow series is even more action-packed than the first...

A few months after the first fighter jets landed in their own backyard, Ellie and her five terrified but defiant friends struggle to survive amid a baffling conflict. Their families are unreachable; the mountains are now their home.
When two of them fall behind enemy lines, Ellie knows what must happen next: a rescue mission. Homer, the strongest and most unpredictable among them, is the one to take charge. While others have their doubts about his abilities, Homer has no choice but to prove them wrong - or risk losing everything to the enemy.

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A few months after the first fighter jets landed in their own backyard, Ellie and her five terrified but defiant friends struggle to survive amid a baffling conflict. Their families are unreachable; the mountains are now their home. When two of them fall behind enemy lines, Ellie knows what must happen next: a rescue mission. Homer, the strongest and most unpredictable among them, is the one to take charge. While others have their doubts about his abilities, Homer has no choice but to prove them wrong - or risk losing everything to the enemy.… (more)

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