Book of Night
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
'Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists Book of Night is everything delicious and frightening I've come to expect from Holly Black.' Leigh Bardugo, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House'Black is a master at world-building.' The New York Times Book Review_______________________________________________________________________#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies.Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn't pick, a book she couldn't steal, or a bad decision she wouldn't make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie.Now, she's trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but going straight isn't easy. Bartending at a dive, she's still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that her shadowless and possibly soulless boyfriend has been keeping secrets from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends back into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she's up against a cast of doppelgängers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world - all trying to steal a secret that will allow them control of the shadow world and more.'I will never forget my first time reading Holly Black . . . Such a beautiful writer.' Daisy Johnson, Man Booker Prize finalist and author of Sisters
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"This was pretty cool. When I started this, I knew some people had DNF'd it or just didn't like it. That kind of "scared" me because I was really looking forward to this book, but now that I've read it, I can say I actually enjoyed it. At first, it was slow and the world building felt like it was just dumped all in 3 chapters. It's not like Holly Black's writing style in her YA books(those I felt were less heavy and less dense). This one kind of made me sleepy but once I got past that, I couldn't stop. Charlie Hall is a cool character that just got the short end of the stick when it came down to her lifestyle. But she made the best of it. There were at times, were I was slightly confused on what she was talking about and where the plot was going. The twists were great, I had fun being shocked 😅. I'll definitely be reading book 2!"
"From these comments, I was expecting it to be really good! And in some aspects it was, like the little twists here and there were interesting but not very attention grabbing to me. I feel like it was kind of underwhelming. The ending was good in a way, but I feel like I had to power through this book… I’d rate it a 6/10. Maybe 5/10. Sorry Holly Black !"