Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What We Saw At Night

Looking for an interesting read this weekend? Try Jacquelyn Mitchard's What We Saw At NightThis page-turning mystery stars Allie, Rob, and Juliet, three teens suffering from Xoderma Pigmentosum (XP), a fatal allergy to sunlight. As a result, the three must live their lives in darkness and be constantly vigilant to the dangers even dim light could bring. But danger finds them anyway. When Juliet, the most daring of the trio, takes up the xtreme acrobatic sport of Parkour, Allie and Rob have no choice but to follow suit. One night, Allie witness what appears to be a murder in progress. And, unfortunately, the supposed killer turns and sees her. What follows is a fast-paced mystery as the three try to find and expose the killer before he can strike again--or before he finds them first. 

What We Saw At Night is an interesting story with interesting characters that's sure to keep you glued to the pages to see what happens next. There's even a bit of romance, although this doesn't overpower the story as with some books. Perhaps the only downfall is (*spoiler alert*) the cliffhanger ending, which hints at a sequel. This is problematic because the very nature of this story seems to demand there be a definite conclusion. And by the time said sequel is released, the essential details of the story's beginning will likely be forgotten (or at least lose much of their initial impact), requiring a re-read of book 1. But if you want a good mystery and don't mind this sort of ending, this one's definitely worth checking out! --AJB

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