Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nightmare City

Nightmare City
by Andrew Klavan
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Thomas Nelson 
 
From Goodreads:
  
Tom 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.
 
My Thoughts:
 
A brilliant piece of young adult fiction! Klavan is fabulous at writing thrilling, fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat page-turners! And the best part...he does it with wholesome main characters who have morals and values. He is not afraid to have them be religious - though it is not the main point of the story, it is part of who the character is. The books are clean - no foul language, no adult situations - something almost unheard of in today's teen literature. There is trauma and some drama and some violence, but it is not explicit in any way. If you haven't yet read any young adult novels by Klavan - do so. And have your kids, especially teen boys read his books. 

1 comment:

Raspberry said...

Interesting - Klavan has some completely different ideas.
Thanks for the reviews. I don't always comment, which is bad, I know, but I like knowing what you're reading.:)