Jenna Black returns to the quarantined city of Philadelphia, where an unsuspecting seventeen-year-old has unknowingly unleashed a dark power that transforms the city into a monstrous hellscape in Night Magic.
Philadelphia is locked in the grip of an evil magic that transforms its streets into a nightmare landscape the minute the sun sets each night. While most of the city hunkers down and hopes to survive the long winter nights, Becket Walker is roaming the darkened streets having the time of her life.
Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city―and of having killed her onetime best friend―had threatened to destroy her. But now she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away―along with her conscience. So what if she’s lost her friends, her family, and her home? And so what if her hot new boyfriend is super-controlling and downright malevolent?
Mesmerized by the power and freedom of not having to care about anyone but herself, Becket is sinking ever deeper into the night magic’s grasp. But those who love her refuse to give up on her―even if she’s given up on them. If they can’t find a way to help Becket break the night magic’s hold, the entire city might soon find itself shrouded in perpetual night. But the last thing Becket wants is to be “rescued” from her brand new life, and she will fight tooth and claw to stay exactly where she is.
Praise for NIGHT MAGIC
“Suspenseful and savage―Jenna Black does horror right!”―Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
"Effectively blending grisly horror, teenage dilemmas, and a touch of romance, Black has built a genuinely scary city where the night literally has teeth.”―Publishers Weekly
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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Archangel by Sharon Shinn
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Watership Down by Richard Adams
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Wolves of Wiloughby Chase by Joan Aiken
Poison Study by Maria Synder
White Cat by Holly Black
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Night Magic is the sequel to Nightstruck by Jenna Black, and continues from where the first book left off. You get to see a different side of who Becket is because she has been Nightstruck, and I just think it adds more to who she is as a character.
I love the darker aspects of the story and the world that Jenna Black has built in this series. I also love that this book is exciting and entertaining, and was hard for me to put down once I had picked it up. There is also your more known YA elements if you love to have some familiarity in a book.
Overall, I loved this book. It was as great as the first book in the series, and I cannot wait to see where Jenna Black takes this story in the next book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenna Black is your typical writer. Which means she's an "experience junkie." She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.
Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating.
Concluding that this discovery was her life's work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. Among her other experiences . . .
Traveling all seven continents. Yes, even Antarctica.
Becoming a Life Master in Bridge.
Singing in a barbershop chorus.
Read the true story of Jenna's first trip out of the country by herself at the age of 16: Jenna's Zaire Adventure. And remember, insanity is a good thing for a writer.
She's also a proud member of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, and would love for her readers to support her fellow authors!
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