Review: Comes The Night by Norah Wilson & Heather Doherty

Comes The Night by Norah Wilson & Heather Doherty

Published: December 9, 2012
Publisher: Something Shiny Press

Series: (Casters #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. 


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..

My Review: 

"Comes the Night" is an amazing story of loss, pain and the wish to escape into the night. The story is told from three different perspectives: Alex, Brooke, and Maryanne. All of the three girls are attending a Harvell House(boarding school), and they are also roommates. Harvell House is said to be for the hardest cases, the bad girls or "Rejects". What I really liked is how different each character was! Alex is a bad girl, who always gets in trouble. But on the very firs day, everything changed. She made a mistake, that would change her. Brooke is your typical rich "popular" girl. Brooke has a smart mouth and might seem like a mean girl, but there is also secret side Then of course there is Maryanne. Maryanne is a quit, smart, a good girl. Than what does Maryanne doing in Harvell House? Well you see that's the awesome part of the story that really kept me going. She has a secret. Hell. They all have secrets. A dark secrets, secrets that they don't want others to find out. 

  What linked those three totally different people together? A diary. Alex found a diary in a attic. A diary that belong to Connie Harvell. A young girl who was looked in the attic, her prison, where she was abused and killed in the end. Connie wasn't completely imprisoned. She found a way out, at least a part of her did. After reading the diary, the girls found out that they can escape it all too. They can become one with the night. They can forget their pain, at least for a couple of hours they can escape.

  I honestly loved the story! From the very beginning, I wanted more. Norah Wilson had a very strong beginning. In most books that would of not worked, but she made it work. I also enjoyed the characters! I loved how they developed and how we saw the real them. How strong but at the same time fragile they were. This book really was a crazy, thrilling, and emotional ride. I loved every page of it!
 I definitely recommend to read it. I give it four flowers(; 


  1. Yeah, I've read it's pretty awesome. I have it on my list :-)

  2. I love the cover, and it sounds like a haunting story. From your review, it seems like that is exactly what it is. I think I will have to check this one out. It sounds good!



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