Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck - OPTIONAL

Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck, 306 pages.  Swoon Reads (Macmillan), 306 pages. $18.

Language: PG (16 swears,  0 ‘f’) ; Mature Content: G; Violence:



Veda’s island home is relatively peaceful.  SHe and her grandfather eke out an existence as members of the poorer, Basso folk, while her best friend, Nico, is one of the Dogio, the rulers.  Veda has always carefully avoided the Night, as Bellona worships the sun, but also because of the evil Night gangs which roam the countryside, pillaging and killing.  Then one day Veda is captured by the Night and learns the truth about her homeland and her place within it. Now she has to decide where she stands and what she is willing to do for her fellow countrymen.

There is nothing inherently wrong with this book -- it’s just that I have already read it.  I have Hunger Games, I have Divergent, I have a dozen other girl with a destiny caught inside a love triangle books. No new ground broken here and no new heroes whom I feel compelled to champion.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS

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