Smith, L.J. Daughters of Darkness (Night World 2), 239 pages. Simon Pulse, 2016, 1996. $14. Language: PG-13 (37 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some blood).
Mary-Lynette is worried about her elderly next door neighbor. Her three nieces have some to visit, but she saw them dragging an oddly shaped bundle out of the house and burying it in the back yard. The town bullies are also acting kind of weird, and she is sure that the girls have something to do with it. The biggest weird turn however, is when Mary-Lynette meets the girls’ brother, Ash. He makes her feel very uneasy – in both a good and a bad way. Its her own brother, Mark, that is the one who brings everything out into the open.
The second book in this classic series brings in new characters and adds dimension to an old antagonist. I enjoyed these books the first time around and I’m very glad that Simon has republished them. It will be interesting to see if these new covers circulate.
MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher