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Night Terror (Supernatural #9)

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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  952 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Alerted to strange happenings in Clayton Falls, Colorado, Bobby sends the boys to check it out. A speeding car with no driver, a homeless man pursued by a massive Gila monster, a little boy chased by uprooted trees — it all sounds like the stuff of nightmares. The boys fight to survive a series of terrifying nighttimes, realizing that sometimes the nightmares don’t go away ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 381 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Titan Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Trudi
For a tie-in novel, this one is pretty damn good. It turned out to be an excellent choice for my October reads. It's chock full of schlock, B-movie horror monsters and there are a few scenes that had me cringing and gagging (view spoiler)

The writers for Supernatural the TV show are masters when it comes to
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Forgotten Realms Queen
As a rabid Supernatural fan, it is pretty much required for me to like this book. And don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it, there were just a few things off that make it 'okay' rather than 'good' or 'great'.

First off it took a little while to get to the meat of the story and figure out exactly what was causing the kerfuffle this time around.

This I think is mostly because it didn't really follow the flow of the show or the other books.

See, normally when people are dying around them and they reali
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Christian
The one thing about cannon books is the writer has to return the main characters back to their original condition before the book started. So, you may ask yourself, why do we read cannon? My answer is that i want to see main character development that goes beyond the 40 or so minutes every week. Unfortunately, this book doesnt even try to develop anything. it masks the monster of the week with trival dreams had by many. so many in fact, one would never personally get involved with the story. Its ...more
Julianna Styles
This book was just no. If you like the TV show just stick to that cuz like no. I gave it 3 stars cuz I love Sam and Dean but like otherwise.....
Dana
One of the best Supernatural tie-in novels I have read. Passarella actually nailed Dean and Sam's voices. And any author that can have me almost too horrified to keep reading while throwing around references to "Dead Snow" and steampunk is pretty awesome.
Stepha
Sep 17, 2011 Stepha added it
Shelves: supernatural
Like the other Supernatural books, it mirrored the show very well. There were some parts that were a little creepy. Its a quick very enjoyable read. I look forward to more of the books.
Hazi
Not my favorite Supernatural tie-in. I can't put my finger on it but it was more like someone using Sam and Dean in a story than someone actually writing a Supernatural story.
amelia cavendish
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Desty
I'll be straight up - I'm not into Supernatural anymore, (thanks, fandom) but I do enjoy these novels. They are very well written and I can forget that the characters are part of a TV show while I'm reading them. Passarella writes these characters far better than the showrunners, so if I'm going to stay interested in the first show I truly binged watch on Netflix, I'll stick with these things.

Now onto how much I loved this novel in particular! I am a supernatural/horror junkie, so hearing about
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Junoir Selim
Supernatural Night terror takes place in Clayton Falls, Colorado. Sam and dean are hunting a monster know as the Nocnista or otherwise know as the night hag. "This site is responsible for most of the negative emotions Feeding the Nocnista"(Passerella 277. Their is this old lady who just lost her grandson. To distract her mind from the she stays up all night watching scary movies.The monster feed of peoples fear and make their fears come true. One can say that the author picked this quote to give ...more
Ivana
Enjoy the show and enjoy seeing an author bring a real authentic take of it in a book. This one was quite an adventure and could so easily see it as being one of their episodes. The only reason its three stars is because I actually wanted to see more Dean and Sam scenes. It felt like half of them was centered around graphic scenes of tragedy for the residence and after a certain point I just started skipping those as I know that would get mentioned later.

Other than that, John really captured ou
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Elvira
This book was actually really good in my opinion. Definitely one of the best ones in the series of books and was enjoyable to read. I felt like towards the end of the book, the different point of views of different victims was unnecessary because by the time you get to that point in the book, you just want to see the brothers kill what they are hunting but it was still good. Even though its not easy to figure out what the monster is unless you really know your mythology, it is pretty easy to rea ...more
Stacy
This Supernatural book was ok, but not great. When I read Supernatural books, I look for two things - is the author capturing the characters well and are they giving me an exciting horror/monster story, particularly one that just couldn't be done on the tv screen. This author did a nice job of capturing the characters very well. I never had a moment (as I have had in other SN books) where I exclaimed to myself "Dean would never say that" or "Sam doesn't talk like that." So, that was a positive, ...more
Khalia Hades
I gave this book four stars because it was very well written, the characterization of Sam and Dean was very good and the book was quite a chilling read. But there were some things about it that I didn't like. First of all, there wasn't enough Sam and Dean, they seemed to be secondary characters in a book that was supposed to be about them. So much time was spent on the townspeople and their nightmares that I was starting to get annoyed and started skipping over their parts. I understand that thi ...more
Detra Fitch
Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic force twenty-nine years ago. In the years after, their father taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it.

When Bobby is alerted to some strange happenings in Clayton Falls, Colorado, he sends Sam and Dean Winchester to do a bit of recon. Lucy Quinn, the daughter of the chief of police, claims that she and two friends were chased by a
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Janine
This book... I love this book! I swear it was like a freaking drug to me. I love it!!! One of the reasons may be that it is based off of my absolute favorite TV show ever, Supernatural!!! It is violent, action packed, and a horror story and does the series justice.

Alright down to business. You need some background info! This book takes place amidst the chaos of season 6 right in between the episodes "Frontierland" and "Mommy Dearest." Sam and Dean Winchester are hunters, but not the kind of hunt
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Kristen
Well, if you've ever watched a monster-of-the-week episode and thought, gosh, these episodes go by too fast... I wish they could take like, TEN TIMES as long to solve one, then this is the book for you. It is very much like watching an episode played in slow motion. That said, it's a fairly good episode, the characterization is largely on point, and I admit I've willingly read a lot worse. In brief, not as good as seasons 4 or 5, but still better than the Leviathan season.
Kendra
This was yet another fun read in the Supernatural franchise. Though bloodier and with more detailed gore than usual (at least in my opinion) Night Terror was a fast paced, mystery/horror story, with enjoyable side characters. The villain of the story is surprising, and I really enjoyed how the author played with the consequences of our every day fears (or every night fears) becoming reality. I felt that Sam and Dean were slightly, very slightly out of character at some points, but I have noticed ...more
Abigail the Fangirl
Oh how I wish I could of rated this five stars. It was very good! Such an interesting storyline and it had Sam and Dean in it... But not enough... and that's the problem. I LOVED the parts that the brothers were in, but the author had all sorts of different chapters about different characters and that was frustrating. I still loved this book though and I plan to read the other ones.
Maria

This novel takes place during season six, between “Frontierland” and “Mommy Dearest.”

As with the other books in this series, Supernatural TV fans should read them for entertainment purposes only.

This book seemed to be written more like an actual episode.
Brandi
Ugh. While I loved the premise of this book - something is causing people's nightmares to enter the waking world - I hated the way it was written. It kept jumping to new characters' perspectives so that it was impossible to gain any kind of reading momentum. I just didn't care what happened, because I didn't care about any of these characters you only knew for one short chapter - or if, when they did reappear much later in the book, I had no idea who they were because I'd met 20 other characters ...more
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Stephen Osborne
When reading a book based on a TV show or movie, the first thing I expect is that the characters act (and speak) like they do on the show. This should be a given, but it's not always the case. I read one (not a Supernatural, a different show) that made me wonder if the writer had ever even SEEN the program. Luckily that's not a problem here. Quite the reverse, in fact. I'm not a fast reader by any standards, but this one I really took my time with. Not becaue it was hard going, but because it wa ...more
Misty
Did not finish. The book was good and a lot was happening, but at the same time that a lot was happening, the plot also wasn't moving forward, it was just telling you ALL the weird events taking place in one town on one night that have Sam and dean running around like chickens with their heads cut off. I think about half way through was when they really began trying to figure out what the hell, up until then they're too busy running from one scene to the others, from ghost cars running down teen ...more
Melyssa Dawn Michaels
I really liked the premise of this story. Nightmares coming to life seems like exactly the kind of thing that Sam and Dean would find themselves dealing with and it worked out quite nicely given the amount of information put into it. Yet another creepy crawly thing of the night for the brothers to make quick work of in ending. This was my first taste of this particular author and I would be more then willing to read more of what he has written, Supernatural related or not. Very well put together ...more
Jenster
I read this book and it is very good
Barbara DeJong
I am a huge fan of Supernatural - TV series - so I was not disappointed. I purchased this book on my Kindle.....The book takes place between some of the shows episodes, so as you read you can hear Sam and Dean talking and see their expression when reading various comments and visualize their facial expressions and actions. The books provide a nice bit of drama between actual episodes. The books aren't "spot on" with the series, but the are good reading since you know the characters from the show ...more
Cen
Of the handful of Supernatural novelizations I've read, this one was the best. The plot was engaging and the suspense levels equaled those of actual episodes. The only problem was there may have been too much detail. The point hits home halfway through the book but it takes much longer for Dean and Sam to work things out. While this is understandable, it slows the momentum of the novel down. Still, this is one of the best written Supernatural books.
Victor Orozco
Good read. Set after same regains his soul, Sam and Dean work a town that has a strange development of monsters that has no apparent reason. Very engaging but feels very forced. This book doesn't allow for good reflection on the emotions for the boys or of the victims. It feels like a roller-coaster ride that doesn't let up. C+
Christopher Dodds
I love reading the Supernatural books of the series that instead of reading in book form what went on in an episode, it is instead a new original story set in between the each episode of a particular season. And this one does not disappoint the main character's of the show Sam and Dean have been written by the author, which was made better by the awesome but disturbing storyline involving nightmares but was really a great read.
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