It was almost like she got It was interesting enough that I cared to see how it ended, but I was pretty bored most of the way there. It was almost like she got sick of writing fifty pages from the end. Mar 16, Alanna rated it liked it. Jan 07, Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not only because the main characters are living with XP xeroderma pigmentosa, an inability to be in sunlight , but also in mood and setting.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this duology to teens. They've got so many cool, unique features to them! First, there's the fact that everything takes place at night due to the main characters' condition. What teen wouldn't want to have free reign of their town all night long, largely unsu What We Lost in the Dark is darker even than What We Saw at Night!
What teen wouldn't want to have free reign of their town all night long, largely unsupervised? Then the teens go and do cool extreme sports. And I mean extreme: No way would I be up for that! This book opens a few weeks after Juliet's death. Allie and Rob are, of course, grieving her loss. Allie is acting out; Rob is retreating within himself. Ordinarily, I'd be a little prude-ish about how much time the teens are spending together unsupervised, but by this book they're both only weeks from being 18, and Allie has begun college.
Teens without XP would be moving out to go to college, unsupervised, at this point anyway. But still, there's heavy allusion to some extracurricular bedroom activities occasionally no details , so recommend to younger teens with caution. At one point while reading What We Lost in the Dark I turned to hubby and said, "this book is so freaking compelling and interesting and page-turnerish Hubby is quite understanding of this. Usually I hate books where the whole plot is built upon a teen or teens making bad decisions.
For whatever reason, I loved it in this book. I couldn't put it down! Maybe because I knew that there was a "safety net" of parents who cared just out of view in the wings? Allie's mom, Jackie, might just be my fave character in the book. She's everything I hope to be in a mom. So Allie is unable to let go of the mysterious phone messages that she received from "Juliet" after she had disappeared. She's sent those on to an FBI contact. She's also determined to keep investigating Garrett Tabor on her own.
And because Allie's quite a determined little dynamo she's a redhead , she's convinced Rob to help her as well. I won't give away any spoilers, but I will tell you that it gets pretty intensely scary pretty quickly. Allie is already feeling like Garrett is out to get her; then he catches her trying to investigate him further. I'd be a nervous wreck! She's still working a part-time internship and trying out free diving and working her own independent investigation.
The action never lets up. This is a book I'd recommend maybe carving out a little time for, especially toward the end: For some reason, I was under the impression that this was a trilogy, so I was a bit surprised at how clear the ending was. But then I did a little research, and it turns out this is only a duology. I'll miss Allie and her friends in Iron Cove! But on the flip side, you can also know that this isn't another YA trilogy.
The emphasis on the XP and how Allie, Juliet and Rob couldn't go out during the day is lessened here thankfully as is their parkouring adventures. I highly recommend this duology! Full Cast and Crew. This book continues right where "What We Saw at Night" ended. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Use the HTML below. Nov 05, The Advocate added it.
I highly recommend this duology! Jun 17, Briar rated it it was ok. This book was a little strange, for me.
The story was continued from the previous book, but the author spent so much time recapping that the book probably could've been half as long. I think these books would've worked a lot better as a single, longer book. The story itself felt a little all over the place. It seemed to jump from event to event with little down time, making the whole thing feel really rushed even though it was supposed to take place over the course of a month or more.
I hated th This book was a little strange, for me. I hated the ending. Rob's horrific death was so unnecessary, especially as you learn about the actual events of that night. It felt like the author just wanted to make everyone more miserable including the reader. Literally no one is trying to help this girl who is scared out of her mind about a man she is forced to sometimes interact with at work.
Like, what the fuck. These adults are seriously messed up. She has proof that he's stalking her and being a total creep but the adults in her life are so dismissive that she doesn't even feel safe going to them. And don't even get me started on Bonnie.
All that being said, I like Allie as a character. I think she does so crazy stuff like going out on the lake at night, alone but she feels forced to by the people around her and their absolute disbelief in her. She stands up as the only person using their damn brain in this whole book besides Gary. I think it was nice that Juliet gets to come back in the end, but really, I could've done without. It all felt like the author was just trying to thrill us. Overall, I thought the first book was better written, I liked the mystery story line, and I think the whole book felt like it was slapped together in about a week.
Don't think I'll really be recommending this one to anyone. Jul 08, Kimberlee rated it really liked it.
A Minnesota town famous for its research in XP xeroderma pigmentosum attracts families with children who have the diagnosis. Three teenagers the tres amigos uncover a local man from a famous family whom they believe to be a serial killer. Through their doubts and fears, they oscillate. Given the prognosis of their diagnosis, they tend toward the extreme in terms of risk taking and behavior. I learned about sports that I had not even heard of.
I also learned about Lake Superior - who knew it A Minnesota town famous for its research in XP xeroderma pigmentosum attracts families with children who have the diagnosis. I also learned about Lake Superior - who knew it was bigger than the state of Maine? Geography is so not my strength that it was fun to share these random facts with my family.
I also learned about XP. Being a medical social worker with a history in genetics this too was very interesting to me. This is also an incredibly sad book. The author's pace at revealing information at times bothered me, because I felt like the author assumed the reader knew things that either A I hadn't caught in earlier pages, or 2 the author hadn't explained well or III the reference was a foreshadowing of explanation to come.
Obviously this latter comment didn't bother me very much, as I really enjoyed this high YA novel. Oct 05, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Not bad as a sequel to What We Saw in the Dark and - even better for me - not set in a dystopia! Juliet's death hasn't unhinged Allie, but it has driven a wedge between her and Rob because she's obsessed with trapping Garrett Tabor into either confessing or giving himself away.
The emphasis on the XP and how Allie, Juliet and Rob couldn't go out during the day is lessened here thankfully as is their parkouring adventures. Instead we get deep diving, which of course leads to major clues and di Not bad as a sequel to What We Saw in the Dark and - even better for me - not set in a dystopia! Instead we get deep diving, which of course leads to major clues and discoveries. There were moments when the action was a little over the top, dropping this from a solid four-star to a three.
Having said that, this series guessing here, as the ending is final enough that it could be the end but there is enough of an opening that could also lead to another book is one that I can see appealing to teens needing something more that romance and less than future worlds. ARC provided by publisher. Nov 15, Susan rated it really liked it. In the first book we followed them as they went out at night practicing their Parkour skills and how they discovered things that were not at they should be in their small community.
Along the way she and boyfriend Rob, who also suffers from a more severe form of XP, take up free diving. On one such dive, she discovers the bodies of missing girls so she is off in search of what really happened to Juliet. There are twists and turns as Allie searches for proof of a serial killer at work making this a quick and fun read.
However, there are numerous grammatical errors that detract from the story. No copy editor available? Dec 21, Amy Wall rated it liked it. Feb 21, Jo rated it liked it. Knowing their lives are short, the three are obsessed with risk-taking. When Juliet is determined to have taken her own life, her best friend Allie is sure she was murdered and she is determined to prove it.
Allie's boyfriend is fighting his own battles. Plot is a little contrived but it was fascinating to learn about this disease which restricts outdoor activity to nighttime. Nov 03, Murray rated it liked it Shelves: This book continues right where "What We Saw at Night" ended. Allie wants avenge her friend's death and catch her killer, who continues to keep an eye on Allie and Rob. Allie is doing community service hours in the morgue, where she befriends the medical examiner and learns to few things to help her in her investigation.
Rob has Allie learn deep water diving, which helps her discover a startling secret that just may cost her her life. There are a couple of twists toward the end, one I liked and This book continues right where "What We Saw at Night" ended. There are a couple of twists toward the end, one I liked and one I didn't, but if I was a female teen I probably would have enjoyed more, that's why I give the book only three stars compared to first books four star rating.
Jan 14, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: I had to read this because the first in the series had a huge cliffhanger. This story's totally unrealistic so be prepared to suspend disbelief more so than in most novels. I still think the drama, teen angst, love story, and action make for an appealing and fast read. Based on the ending of this book, I don't expect Mitchard will write more in the series, and if sh I had to read this because the first in the series had a huge cliffhanger.
Based on the ending of this book, I don't expect Mitchard will write more in the series, and if she does, I won't read them because the story has been told and needs no more explanation. I really liked the first book in this series. View all 7 comments. Jan 17, Luisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Ew this was really creepy. Allie really started to annoy me, but on the other hand I was sympathetic since she was going through a lot of trauma.
Also the plot twisted all over the place, and Garrett Tabor is one of the creepiest villains I've read.
Lost in the Dark is a television film made for Lifetime TV that aired in July The screenplay was written by Devon Lehr and Laura Schultz. The executive. A young girl, who has recently lost her eyesight to a degenerative disease, struggles to outwit an escaped convict who has taken refuge in her grandmother's.
There was one "twist" I saw coming a mile away, and it really annoyed me because it messed up a pretty shocking ending. I was also annoyed by how spoiler Allie has almost no impact on taking Tabor down. In the end she just didn't really do anything Ew this was really creepy.
In the end she just didn't really do anything. Nonetheless, this was really suspenseful and creepy. Dec 17, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I liked it but I did not read the first book in the series. Add it to our wiki. Some other time When the dark star hits you I won't be there to taste your smile Some fatal night When the dark truth gets you I won't be there to fake a smile Some other time, baby Death will be holding your hand And you'll understand Some other time, baby Death will be holding your hand And you'll understand Reach for the light But the switch is gone Well what'cha gonna do now?
Can't seem to force your inner light on Well what'cha gonna do now? Some people try But they just can't make it Is that how it's gonna be for you? Thirst like a curse And they just can't shake it You seem cursed and thirsty too Some other time, baby Death will be breathing down your neck Respect Some other time, baby Death will be breathing down your neck Respect Do you ever think about all the pretty ones that never made it home? Or do you wish you was one of the lucky ones who could dissapear alone Like you were never here Reach for a scream But your voice is gone What'cha gonna do now?
Sinister force put your head on wrong Your lies are coming true now The hour's arrived, baby Death finally made you understand When he closed your hand The hour's arrived, baby Death finally made you understand When he closed your hand Some fatal lies got their eyes on you But I won't be there to catch your fall Some liar tires every disguise on you But I won't be there anywhere at all In an ominous dream You'll see death finally made you understand With his icy hand In an ominous dream You'll see death finally made you understand With his icy hand Do you ever sympathize With the hungry ghosts Who ain't never had a home?
Or do you wish you was one of the lucky ones Always free to roam So you couold disappear Lost in the Dark Can you find a way to lay your cross down to burden you no more? Is that heavy weight upon your shoulders the only thing you're living for? Then why are you still here? Lost in the Dark song meanings. Add your thoughts No Comments.