Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski
After fourteen years of Day, comes fourteen years of Night. Don’t get left behind.
On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours – it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold. The shadows are growing long. The dark is rising. And soon it will be Night.
The eerie Evening sunset is causing the tide to begin its slow roll out hundreds of miles, and so Marin, along with her twin brother Kana and the rest of the islanders, must frantically begin preparations to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night.
But first the house must be made ready for their departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged just so. Tables must be set as if for dinner. The rituals are bizarre – unnerving, even – but none of the adults will discuss why things must be this way. And then just as the ships are about to sail, the twins’ friend Line goes missing. Marin and Kana know where he has gone, and that the only way to rescue him is to do it themselves. And surely the ships will wait?
Because Night is falling. Their island is changing. And something is stirring in the dark.
Darkness falls (and can't get up) in this terrifying YA thriller * MTV News (USA) * Fall's biggest thriller novel * Mashable * In this exciting horror thriller . . . [the] fast-paced story relies more on psychological suspense than graphic horror as it effectively alternates between Marin's, Kana's, and Line's perspectives and emphasizes self-reliance and the unbreakable bonds between family and friends. * Booklist * The teens' desperate journey to find their way off the island will keep readers turning pages * Kirkus * Fans of The Maze Runner series will feel right at home with Nightfall. * Paste Magazine * [T]he authors masterfully build the suspense * Buffalo News * Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski is a dark story for after 14 years of day there come 14 years of night on Marin's Island. As the sun sets the temperature drops, the shadows grow and darkness rises, what will the long night bring? * Armadillo Magazine * I really enjoyed this atmospheric, creepy, heart-stopping standalone. Great characters, great mystery; it's the perfect creepy read for the Halloween season! * Elle.Biblio (Australia) *
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