Blog Tour Review: In Nightfall, Suzanne Young

Title: In Nightfall
Author: Suzanne Young
Published: March 28th
Genre: YA/Horror

About the Book

Theo and her brother, Marco, threw the biggest party of the year. And got caught. Their punishment? Leave Arizona to spend the summer with their grandmother in the rainy beachside town of Nightfall, Oregon—population 846 souls.
The small town is cute, when it’s not raining, but their grandmother is superstitious and strangely antisocial. Upon their arrival she lays out the one house rule: always be home before dark. But Theo and Marco are determined to make the most of their summer, and on their first day they meet the enigmatic Minnow and her friends. Beautiful and charismatic, the girls have a magnetic pull that Theo and her brother can’t resist. 
But Minnow and her friends are far from what they appear.
And that one rule? Theo quickly realizes she should have listened to her grandmother. Because after dark, something emerges in Nightfall. And it doesn’t plan to let her leave. 

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About the Author

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of the critically acclaimed Program series, as well as Girls with Sharp Sticks, Poet Anderson, All in Pieces, Hotel for the Lost, and several other novels for teens. 

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My Thoughts

Theo doesn’t want to be in Nightfall, though the girls in town are beautiful, friendly, and welcoming. Even though a young man named Parrish has caught her eye, she still wants to leave. But something odd is happening in Nightfall, and she’s not finding the answers she seeks. The deeper she digs, the weirder things get. With voodoo dolls and lingering smirks, if anyone can get to the bottom of things, it’s Theo.

Young portrayed Theo’s anxiety well, and it’s utterly relatable. Theo is strong and assertive, and doesn’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’s so funny, she had me laughing out loud a lot. In Nightfall unfolds at a leisurely pace, leaving the reader just as perplexed by what’s going on as Theo. Once things start happening, things go fantastically awry. The town is perfectly creepy, and the storyline is addicting. A super fun read from start to finish.

Favorite Quotes

“So when Theo and I wake up with locks of our hair missing and salt circles poured around our beds, we should act like it’s all just fine.”

“So what’s she like? Are we talking Miss Havisham unusual or Flowers in the Attic unusual?”

“Men, women, and even little kids are standing and watching the impending doom. And some of them are smiling.”

“Is Nonna going to literally carve us up and serve us for dinner? Doubtful, I say. It’s too late for dinner.”

“Some days, it feels like the weight of the world is on me, but what if I could… if I could just let it go?”

Check out the other stops on the blog tour at TBR and Beyond.


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