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Nightstruck by Jenna Black
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Nightstruck (edition 2016)

by Jenna Black (Author)

Series: Nightstruck (1)

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Becket is an ordinary teenage girl, wrestling with the upheaval of her parents' divorce. Her biggest problems to date have been choosing which colleges to apply to, living up to her parents' ambitious expectations of her, and fighting her secret crush on her best friend's boyfriend. That all changes the night she tries to save an innocent life and everything goes horribly wrong.Becket has been tricked into opening a door between worlds. As dark magic trickles into Philadelphia, strange creatures roam the streets and inanimate objects come to life, all of them bloodthirsty and terrifying. The city returns to normal when the sun rises each morning. The moment the sun sets, most citizens shut themselves in their houses and stay there no matter what they hear.The magic is openly hostile to most mortals, but there are some it seems to covet, trying to lure them out into the night. While Becket struggles to protect her friends and family from predatory creatures of the night, she is constantly tempted to shrug off her responsibilities and join them.… (more)
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Title:Nightstruck
Authors:Jenna Black (Author)
Info:Tor Teen (2016), 304 pages
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very dark with no hope in sight as of the end of the book ( )
  Tip44 | Jun 30, 2020 |
I really enjoyed NIGHTSTRUCK. Becket is a pretty normal high school senior until she accidentally opens the door to let evil paranormal creatures into the city of Philadelphia. She has pretty ordinary problems: dealing with her parents' acrimonious divorce, deciding what colleges to apply to, and having a crush on her best friend's boyfriend who is actually the boy next door. Soon she is dealing with all sorts of unexplained things. Did she really see the ironwork on an ornamental fence change? Did the trash from a spilled trash can really form itself into a monster and chase her?

Soon Becket isn't the only one dealing with unexpected and unbelievable things. Her father - the police commissioner - is working even longer hours than normal dealing with all these strange reported occurrences. There are all sorts of bizarre crimes happening each night. Street people and anyone else out at night have a tendency to disappear. The CDC is called in to investigate and try to come up with a reality-based explanation. The city is quarantined. A curfew is established to keep everyone indoors once darkness falls.

Soon Becket's best friend Piper is caught up in whatever is going on. Her personality changes. She becomes someone unrecognizable to Becket and she becomes evil. She is determined that Becket come out of her house and night and embrace the changes. She is aided by a strange young man with piercing green eyes named Aleric who has found a way to bump into Becket more often than could be explained by coincidence.

This story was spooky because it brought the paranormal into the life of an ordinary girl - a girl who had no idea what was going on. The only negative is that there is a cliffhanger ending that will keep me wondering until the next book comes out. Fans of the spooky will definitely enjoy this excellent story. ( )
  kmartin802 | Mar 14, 2016 |
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