Tuesday, May 10, 2016

ARC Review: A Hundred Hours of Night

Title: A Hundred Hours of Night
Author: Anna Woltz
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Format: ARC Paperback
Expected Publication: May 10th 2016
Pages:  256 pages
ISBN #:  0545848288

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Part love letter to New York, part portrait of a girl and a city in crisis as Hurricane Sandy hits New York City. When Emilia de Wit ran away to New York City, she planned everything to a T. Plane ticket, purchased. Cute apartment, rented online. Subway map, printed and highlighted. This was no ordinary trip -- this was Emilia's declaration of independence. Her chance to escape the life her parents were ruining. To get away from the horrible scandal that had rocked Amsterdam, the scandal that was all her dad's fault. To see if her mom, the glamorous, world-famous artist, would even notice. New York steals Emilia's heart at first sight -- even though absolutely nothing goes to plan. She didn't plan to end up homeless on a stranger's doorstep. She didn't plan to make friends with Seth, Abby, and Jim. And she could never have known that Hurricane Sandy would be barreling up the coast, straight for the city. All she wanted was to get away from her parents, her problems, her life . . . and when the storm hits and the power goes out, Emilia feels farther from home than she could have imagined.

I have so many things to say about this fabulous book.  First off I want to thank Arthur A. Levine Books for the chance to read/review this fantastic book. Next I want to make sure you all realize that this great book is being published today and I hope you all get your copy and read it as well.  If you do, please come back and let me know your thoughts of A Hundred Hours of Night.

Now let's talk about this book, like I said above there are so many things that I want to say and mainly I want to talk about how amazing this book is.   When I first recieved this book for review, I was intregued by the cover.  I didn't even read the summary before I started reading this one and loved that I had no clue what was about to happen.  Which isn't something I usually do, might have to do this more often now though.

The main things I enjoyed about this story is the timeline and the characters.  The timeline of this story only spans a few days, but the author, Anna Woltz, has a way of describing everything that it felt like the story could have span throughout a month or two.  Her words are so vivid that you could almost reach out and be part of the story itself.  Which is something that makes a book a good book, at least that's what I think, how about you?

As far as the characters, I was so drawn in by all of them.  I laughed so much at times that I was almost in tears, especially when Abby was up to her crazy schemes.  Also felt really sorry for her brother Seth at times, he had to put up with such schemes.  My only complaint about this book was that it was too short for me, I really wanted to know more and wanted to know what happened to each character after they went back to their homes. Especially Emilia! (Not going to spoil anything, so I can't say why.)

Again if you enjoy those books that pull you in and don't let you go till the very last word, then this is the book for you.  Especially if you enjoy contemporary young adult.

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