The Nightworld was another Kindle check out from the public library and it was a goodie! It reminded me right away of everything I loved about the Moon Trilogy by Pfeffer. A great survival story that makes you think, "man...what would I do?" if that happened today.
Nick Robbins is having a great start to summer vacation. He'll be a senior next year, he has three months off to hang with his best friend, Charlie AND the girl of his dreams, Lara, invites him to her big start-of-summer bash. He can't believe his good fortune!
Nick deserves some good fortune. He is a very sympathetic character, a loyal friend and a good guy. His mother died when he was young and his dad had a tough time with the booze but now he seems to be over it, yet he works all of the time in his lab, set up by the government, in his basement.
Then everything changes.
What looks like dark storm clouds coming in is actually permanent darkness, all over the world. Looting and worse are happening everywhere.
This is the stuff that I really liked about the book. But there's this whole government conspiracy thing, because Nick's dad was working for the government and now there are bad guys after Nick and well, it is well done, but it just isn't my personal thing. Still it didn't ruin the book for me because I understand that this is my personal preference, I just don't like the whole government conspiracy stuff.
I really, really hope that there is a sequel because this just really, really good!
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.