Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan


Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan
Thomas Nelson / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
What should have been an ordinary morning is about to spiral into a day of unrelenting terror.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom is always on the lookout for an offbeat story. But from the moment he woke up this morning, his own life has been more bizarre than any headline could ever tell.

The streets of his town are suddenly empty and silent. A strange fog has drifted in from the sea and hangs over everything. And something is moving in that fog. Something evil. Something hungry. Closing in on Tom.

Tom’s terrified girlfriend Marie says the answers lie at the Santa Maria Monastery, a haunted ruin standing amidst a forest blackened by wildfire. But can he trust her? A voice that seems to be coming from beyond the grave is warning him that nothing is what it seems.

Only one thing is certain: with his world collapsing around him, Tom has only a few hours to recover the life he knew—before he, too, is lost forever in this nightmare city.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Nightmare City was a very different read. I loved the writing style - when I was reading, the pages just flew by. Part of the story reminded me a little of Tom Pawlik's adult speculative book, Vanish, but only certain aspects and the two stories are not similar.

While I didn't particularly love any of the characters, I did like Tom and enjoyed reading his story and the things that happened to him. The one word that comes to mind when thinking of the story is weird - not weird in a bad way, but a good way. There were just so many parts to Nightmare City that were different from other books I've read!

There were some scenes in Nightmare City that were really suspenseful and I loved those! I also loved the last part of this book and how it was possible to guess who the villain was, but I didn't guess it.

All in all, Nightmare City was a really good read that I think teens (and adults!) who enjoy action/adventure novels with some supernatural/weirdness will enjoy. I recommend it!
 
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2 comments:

  1. I read this too, I thought it was great, as is ALL of his books!
    Have you rad any of his before? I've read them all!

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    1. I've read his Homelanders series, If We Survive, and Nightmare City. :) I plan on reading Crazy Dangerous when I have the time. :)

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