Monday, November 5, 2012

Nightingale by David Farland

Hope everyone is writing away now that NaNo has begun!

Today I'm doing a special review for David Farland's Nightingale.

Here's the Blurb:

Some people sing at night to drive back the darkness.  Others sing to summon it. . . .

Bron Jones was abandoned at birth. Thrown into foster care, he was rejected by one family after another, until he met Olivia, a gifted and devoted high-school teacher who recognized him for what he really was--what her people call a "nightingale."

But Bron isn't ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know.  Bron's secret may be the most dangerous of all.

What I liked:
It was original. The concept had a few Characteristics borrowed here and there, but the twist was new and exciting.  Not to mention a young adult from a male point of view. The writing really nailed it.

I kept turning the pages. Wow, talk about being invested in the Main Character. My heart went out to Bron right from the start. I just had to know what happened next and I won't be very patient waiting for the next book in the series. David, if you're reading this, please stop and get back to work, okay?

Teenage dream. Those two words pretty much sum it up. There was romance, adventure, conflict, and even some fun powers thrown into the mix.

What I didn't like:
It ended too soon. We don't even know which girl he picks!

If this in on your To Be Read list, bump it up a few notches. Wonderful story and worth the awards and accolades it has received! 

You can find it here:
Barnes and Noble
Itunes Enhanced novel (really cool)

And learn more about David Farland here: 

Twitter handle @DavidFarland

Grand Prize Winner of the Hollywood Book Festival, placed first in all genres, all categories.

Winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of the Year!

Finalist in the Global Ebook Awards

In his remarkable young adult fantasy debut, David Farland shows why critics have called his work "compelling," "engrossing," "powerful," "profound," and "ultimately life-changing."

"Superb worldbuilding, strong characters, and Dave's characteristic excellent prose.  --Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"A wonderful tale of a young man trying to find his humanity, even though he's not quite human.  One of Farland's very best!"--#1 International Bestseller Kevin J. Anderson


Anonymous said...

Great review-- love hearing about new, great reads. Thanks.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great review. It's a cool cover.

Emily R. King said...

Thanks for the review, Jen! I'll check it out on Goodreads.

Julie Daines said...

Sounds like a really interesting book and I love the cover! David Farland is a talented writer, so I'll have to give this book a try. Thanks for the review.

Morgan said...

Definitely a good thing when what you didn't like was that it ended too soon! :-D

Angela Brown said...

I've been reading a lot of great things about Nightingale. I do have it on my TBR so will see what I can do about my reading queue :-)

Cassie Mae said...

I love hearing about books that end too soon, because that means they were so good there needs to be more! LOL.

prerna pickett said...

awesome review, going to add it to my tbr list.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Good to know! It looks like an interesting read. The premise is intriguing, and the cover is beautiful. I might just add this one to my list.

Robin said...

Love the cover and the premise sounds really interesting.

Precy Larkins said...

Great review! The book sounds fantastic!

Leigh Covington said...

Going on my TBR list RIGHT.NOW!!! Sounds great!

Michelle Wallace said...

As a musician, the title sucked me right in.... and the blurb sealed the deal. I HAVE to read it.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Sounds like an interesting book! :)

Also, a little side note, your bio needs updated to three little ones at home. :D

Shallee said...

I've heard good stuff about this one! Thanks for sharing. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the review :)