October 18, 2018

#BookReview: Nightingale by Amy Lukavics via @RiseoftheReader #Nightingale #NetGalley

About the Book:

“Takes a slice of mid-twentieth-century Americana and exposes it as an utter and ongoing gender inequality nightmare. Electric, tense, horrifying, and a righteously angry yowl.”

—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

At seventeen, June Hardie is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be—independent, rebellious, a dreamer. June longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her parents only care about making June a better young woman. Her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered—suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women…

June’s parents commit her to Burrow Place Asylum, aka the Institution. With its sickening conditions, terrifying staff and brutal “medical treatments,” the Institution preys on June’s darkest secrets and deepest fears. And she’s not alone. The Institution terrorizes June’s fragile roommate, Eleanor, and the other women locked away within its crumbling walls. Those who dare speak up disappear…or worse. Trapped between a gruesome reality and increasingly sinister hallucinations, June isn’t sure where her nightmares end and real life begins. But she does know one thing: in order to survive, she must destroy the Institution before it finally claims them all.

“Nightingale is a beautifully constructed novel featuring out-of-this-world suspense, a classic Stephen King vibe and an edge all its own. If that wasn't enough, its powerful portrayal of gender roles and feminism makes it all too timely and important.”

—Courtney Summers, author of Sadie and This Is Not a Test

About the Author: Amy Lukavics lurks within the forested mountains of Prescott, Arizona, along with her husband and two precious squidlings. When she isn't reading or writing creepy stories, she enjoys cooking, crafting and playing many video games. She is the author of Daughters unto Devils and The Women in the Walls.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Science Fiction (NOT PARANORMAL!) 
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My Review: OMG People OMG!!! I can not tell you how much this book pissed me off!! 

You think you are getting this freaking amazing paranormal title and then you get to that twist and I mean it wasn't what I thought it was going to be but it was so much worse than what I thought it was going to be!! Lets just say that this one THIS ONE was totally pegged wrong! I loved the book up until that point. I was really interested to find out what was really going on and everything that June was dealing with.  It was just that twist that really lost me all together.  I really wish this would have stayed as a paranormal title instead of what we got.  

Do I Recommend this book? Maybe, Ok so if you don't mind spoilers I would say look up what really happened and then go from there.  This one kind of reminded me of that movie The Villiage where you think these people are all living in these haunted woods and then you come to find out that its set in our time and they are just hiding from the world.  It was a real let down! 

Go Into This One Knowing: SO NOT PARANORMAL! 

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