Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: Nightfall by Ellen Connor

Nightfall is the first book in the Dark Age Dawning trilogy by Ellen Connor and a Paranormal Romance from Berkley Sensation.

Book Blurb:

Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her-one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna's father. Skilled and steadfast, he's ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack-vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong.

When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion-a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.

My thoughts:

Jenna Barclay grew up watching her mother fall apart every time her father would come home for a visit - only to leave again.  When her mother finally took a stand and told her father not to come back anymore, Jenna was relieved.

Everyone knew her father was crazy with his end of the world theories.  Or was he?

John Mason was a young man headed down the wrong road in life - until he met Mitch Barclay, who told him about the end of world and the Dawn of the Dark Age.  Mitch taught John how to fight the abominable things that were coming.

And then he extracted a promise: When the time came - John was to do all he could to save Jenna.  John promised.

Now the time has come and John Mason has set out to fulfill his promise to Mitch Barclay.  But first he has to make Jenna understand that her father was right all along - and the world as she knows it - is over.

I have been looking forward NightFall for the longest time and I was not disappointed.  I really enjoyed this book and the world created within.

I give NightFall 4 out of 5 stars and can’t wait for the remaining two installments in this trilogy. 


Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; Original edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425241696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425241691


The_Book_Queen said...

Great review. :)

I'm glad you reviewed this one, since I hadn't heard of it yet. Now it's on my wish list, along with the rest of the trilogy---it sounds like my kind of book! And the cover is pretty nice too. :)


Sullivan McPig said...

Great review! I love this book and Midnight is even better IMO!

Blodeuedd said...

I liked it. And I knew you would like it when creepy zombies freaky things showed up ;)

Michelle Greathouse said...


I hope you like the trilogy. :) I love finding new authors and new series. That is why my wishlist is so long and my tbr shelves are groaning. LOL

Sullivan McPIg,

I hope to get my hands on Midnight soon. :) I'm glad to hear you liked it even more than Nightfall.


You know me and zombies! :) I did the happy dance today cause the book mobile brought me some new review books and three (count them - three) are zombie books. Woo-Hoo!

Thanks for stopping by ladies.