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Nightmare City By Andrew Klavan

_225_350_Book.1023.coverTom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life—when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog—and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.

Now Tom’s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?

Tom is a good reporter—he knows how to look for answers—but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything—including Tom’s life—hangs in the balance.

This is a unique novel aimed at Young Adults.  The first half of the book is eerie and with a bit of a horror vibe to it.  However, with an interesting twist I found myself rethinking the entire first half of the novel. 

I did find myself questioning why this novel was written in third person when it definitely wanted to be in first person.  It made parts of the dialogue seem unnatural.   That said, I found myself not wanting to put the book down just because of the odd situation Tom found himself in. 

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Jon T

Sunday 9th of March 2014

Sounds like a good read!

Victoria Ess

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

Sounds interesting! How do you hear of all these great books?