Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Review: Comes the Night

Title: Comes the Night
Author: Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
Series: Book 1 in the Casters Series 
Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Release date: November 27, 2012
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

How far would you go to escape your own personal teenage hell? Would you run away, break away from everything you know—even your own body? Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock could not be more different, yet they all have something in common—deep and soul-searing pain. They are also all students at Streep Academy, a boarding school just one step away from juvie, where they've come to complete high school. The three have been relegated to Harvell House, the residence reserved for the hardest
cases, the so-called Rejects from Reject Row. In the forbidden attic of the old Victorian house-turned-residence, the girls discover the diary of Connie Harvell, a young woman who was confined and abused there some 50 years ago. In the end, Connie’s attic prison couldn't hold her—not completely. She found a way out. At least a dark part of her did. And after reading her diary, the girls discover they can escape at will too. A terrifying, thrilling flight from their bodies and their troubles. But God help them, their pain isn't all they leave behind when they join with the night. And God help anyone who’s wronged them...

I received Comes the Night in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by AToMR Tours. Alex has arrived at school a few days early reading to start a new year and turn over a new leaf. It’s before the other girls arrive that she’s attacked, raped and left with limited memories in the attic of the house. Alex finds the diary of a girl who was imprisoned in the attic fifty years early. As she reads Connie’s story she learns that had a secret escape after from the house when it was dark. 

Alex befriends her roommate Brooke and Maryanne who each have their own secrets that tie the girls together. With the help of Connie’s diary the girls are able to learn to cast out the window into the night school in the form of a dark shadow like figure. As the girls explore the night in their new forms Brooke uses her form to torment the boy whom she loves and has turned against her. They also encounter the cast of Connie while saving Brooke from being caught one night. As the girls get to know the girl from the diary they decide the only thing to do is help her. 

I loved Comes the Night an engaging story that captivates the imagination. The characters are broken, they each have their own emotional issues from rape, rejection even guilt that drives them to cast out. I love that the characters have real life problem yet the book has a paranormal twist. I really connected with all the characters, it was an emotional adventure. I think Connie’s story is powerful, it tells the story of a girl who survived which is exactly what the girls needed to learn. I felt the casting was a way for the characters to escape the real life in a unique way. The book is beautifully written from start to finish it flows well that teens as well as adults will enjoy it. I can’t say enough how much I loved the book I can’t wait to read the next one I even which I normally don’t do read the teaser in this one. I want it now.
5 out of 5 stars

About the Authors
NORAH WILSON is a Kindle best-selling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, two adult children, dog Chloe, and kitty, Ruckus.

HEATHER DOHERTY fell in love with writing while taking creative writing courses with Athabasca University. Motivated by her university success, and a life-long dream of becoming a novelist, she later enrolled in the Humber School for Writers under the mentorship of David Adams Richards. Her first literary novel was published in 2006. While still writing dark literary (as well as not-so-dark children's lit), she is beyond thrilled to be writing paranormal/horror with Norah. Heather lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick with her family. (No pets, but I swear Norah's dog, Chloe, calls me Aunt Heather).

Together, Heather and Norah write dark, edgy, frightening young adult paranormal/horror.

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Giveaway Information: #1: Five (5) unsigned print copies of Comes the Night sent from CreateSpace - open internationally; #2: Five (5) eBook copies of Comes the Night (Smashword coupon code) - open internationally; #3: Three (3) $10 gift cards - choice of Amazon, B&N, or Book Depository

1 comment:

  1. Oooo this sounds really good. It's the first I've heard about this and I'm definitely adding to my wishlist. Thanks!