Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: Nightfall by Ellen Connor


Description from Goodreads: Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her-one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna's father. Skilled and steadfast, he's ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack-vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong.

When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion-a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.

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  This was an interesting and unique take on the whole end of the world. The changes started slowly and took a few years to fully happen. While I'm still confused about a lot of that it was an overall good book.
  I really liked Jenna. She is a very strong minded person and cares about others while Mason is more driven to follow his promise that he made to her father years before about protecting her. She heard others being attacked and let them into their safe haven. You come to find out later that they all have a place in this prophecy that Jenna's father was talking about.
  Mason was harder to like at first, he is just so closed off finding emotions as weakness where Jenna wanted him to want her to be as essential to him as he is to her. There was a lot of sexual tension between them but it wasn't a fast emotional connection.
  There was an interesting twist with the "demon" dogs and talks of different prophecies and magic. So overall an interesting read. I will definitely have to read the next to see more about the changes in this world.



  1. there are some books like that letting us with more questions than others, personnality i prefer have a better grip on teh concept

    1. I agree. It was interesting enough just kinda confusing as to the whole why of it all. I dont think you would really like it though since its the whole end of the world thing.

    2. i guessed as much too but then you made my list go up high leven just with the addtion of gena showalter so i guess i have enough for now ;)