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Comes the Night (Casters #1)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  132 ratings  ·  44 reviews
How far would you go to escape your own personal teenage hell? Would you run away, break away from everything you know—even your own body?

Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock could not be more different, yet they all have something in common — deep and soul-searing pain. They are also all students at Streep Academy, a boarding school just one step away from
Paperback, 330 pages
Published December 9th 2012 by Something Shiny Press (first published November 27th 2012)
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Amber Rose
Alex is at another year at the boarding school. She wakes up the next day and feels off. She has been raped. But does not recall anything that has happened.. She decides not to share this with anyone just because who will believe her. She comes upon a diary that was written 50 years ago from a girl that went to the same school.

Next she has 2 other roommate. But once it starts going into their back story I was getting confused who's POV I was in.

This will take you on their journey of pain and t
This was a fantastic book! It has so much wrapped up into one story that binds together beautifully! Pain, Faith, Friendship, Love, and some great paranormal abilities also!!

I actually shed a tear or two!

Look forward to the next book!
I ablosluty love the book. I also love the character Alex and what she want through. It pull me in from the first chapaters. I'm giving this book 5 stars.
Feb 04, 2013 Jodie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
This is the second novel by Norah and Heather that I have read. I love their style and uniqueness. They work well together and I look forward to their work.

When I first started this novel, I was intrigued, then it did get a bit odd, but over time, it picked right back up, and filled my interest and left me yearning to know more. This is the first in a series, and I look forward to what's next.

When three very different girls come together in a housing residence for school, I looked for fight
I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

"Comes the Night" is an amazing story of loss, pain and the wish to escape into the night. The story is told from three different perspectives: Alex, Brooke, and Maryanne. All of the three girls are attending a Harvell House(boarding school), and they are also roommates. Harvell House is said to be for the hardest cases, the bad girls or "Rejects". What I really liked is how different each character was! Al
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchanged for an honest review via Lovers of Paranormal Group.

Wow... just wow...

The story starts with a bang, which could have been a bad thing, but it wasn't. Yes the story starts strong with a big event and slowly introduces us to all the characters of the story. Fortunately the story was mysterious enough to continue to hold my attention. It had so much to offer that even after the expected "dip" of the story, it continued to
Siva Kumar S A
"Comes the night" is a thriller with elements of psychological horror.It is filled with intense emotions of loss,pain ,jubilation over freedom and vengeance.The intense emotions were hard to take at times but overall the book is great,it keeps us guessing for most of it the the characters are great.
Alex,Brooke and Maryanne are roommates in Harvell House .They all have felt loss in their life and deal with it in their own way.Alex finds the dairy of Connie Harvell a girl who was brutalized and ab
Kristen Day
I recieved this book in exchange for my honest review...

I really enjoyed this book! It was truly unique in its plot while touching upon something that so many girls endure. It was very empowering, but I found Brooke to be a tad bit too shallow...which I imagine she was supposed to be, so it was okay - I just found it hard to connect with her. I think it would have been just as good if it had been from Alex's viewpoint only. I loved her! I found myself looking forward to reading from her point of
I was given this book to read for free as part of a book club on This is my own opinion of the book. I really enjoyed it. I was drawn in by the first page. Three different girls are roommates at a boarding school full of secrets. They all have their own personal demons that haunt them. They discover a diary in the attic of the school that leads them on an adventure and solve a mystery surrounding the school.
Cathy Geha
Having received this book through Library Thing I and knowing it was a paranormal YA mystery was about all I knew when I began reading. The three girls in this story develop a bond that is as strong as and in some ways stronger than family. All three have pain and all three find an escape mechanism that presents itself through an old diary Alex finds in the attic of the dormitory they live in. There are some of the usual teenage difficulties to be overcome but some that are much greater, too. Th ...more
This review originally appeared on my blog,

COMES THE NIGHT is the story of three living girls, Alex, Maryanne, and Brooke, and one dead girl, Connie. The four are connected when Alex finds Connie’s old diary in the attic of their school dormitory. Shocked by the tales of abuse with the diary’s pages, the girls learn about Connie’s method of coping, and eventually they try out her method, too.

Alex, Maryanne, and Brooke attend Streep Academy, best described as a boarding school for
Crina (Reading Addict)
I received the book for a honest review and as a part of the tour for the second one! Thanks!:) Original post on

This book was different, so different. I mean I knew after I read the synopsis, but I wasn’t expecting so many things to happen. And for me was a creepy book, and even I’m not such a big fan of scary books I enjoyed this one. I mean is not so creepy, but for a person who don’t read so much horror, is a little.

I won’t talk about the story too much ’caus
Stephanie Ward
3.5 Stars

'Comes the Night' is the first book in a interesting New Adult/YA paranormal series that follows three main characters: Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders, and Maryanne Hemlock. They are students at Streep Academy and are also roommates at the creepy old Harvell House. When Alex discovers an old diary by a young girl named Connie Harvell, who was kept locked in the attic of the house and basically tortured, she takes it with her and reads it with her roommates. What they discover is far more
Douglas Meeks
Comes the NightComes the Night by Norah Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Book: Comes The Night
Series: Casters
Author: Norah Wilson/Heather Doherty
Publisher: Something Shiny Press
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Rating: Mix of YA Thriller/Paranormal w/ Adult Themes
Length of book: Novel (330 pgs)


This novel dragged me through several mixed emotions while reading it. It started out with some notes from a diary of a long dead girl and then shifts to a 17ish girl waking from a rape (thankfully no details). Obviou
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Comes The Night is a very unique story. At first I was like what the heck is going on because of the suspense and paranormal thrill the story had but the more I delve into it the more I liked it. It was one roller coaster of a ride. This is a story about three girls who are so different from one another but they have one thing in common. There is the good girl, the rebel, and the trouble maker. They are sent to a boarding school that is more like a last resort before you go to juvie because your ...more
Amy Siggelow
I won this book from LibraryThing's Member Giveaways. It was a bit slow-going at the beginning when the author was bringing the reader up to date with the characters. As soon as the three girls' secrets were revealed and what had brought them to this town and this boarding house, the story started to pick up. Their quest starts when Alexandra is attacked in the attic and then finds a 50 year old diary of a girl who was locked away in that attic and eventually killed. Alex's roomates, MaryAnne an ...more
I received a free copy of Norah Wilson’s novel “Comes the Night” in exchange for an honest review.

It’s Alex Robbins’ senior year and she’s returning to Streep Academy, a boarding school. She’s been placed in Harvell House – a place that’s also known as Reject Row – with two other girls who couldn’t be more unlike her if possible and are fighting their own demons. Yet somehow the girls bond upon finding the diary of a woman named Connie Harvell, a woman who through reading her diary they get to k
Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders, and Maryanne Hemlock have a lot in common. They share a room at the famed Harvell House. They all have troubled pasts that they keep secret. And they all make trips to the attic together to cast out into the night. After Alex finds the long lost diary of a young girl, Connie Harvell, who was raped and tortured in the attic of Harvell House, the trio discover that she had a supernatural ability. Connie could escape the confines of her prison by separating from her b ...more
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)

What is the book about?

Streep Academy is a boarding school for the troubled and out of control teenagers. Alex Robbins, Maryanne Hemlock, and Brooke Saunders find an old diary in the attic of the Harvell House their school dorm, which is known as having the worst of the worst.

It's the diary of Connie, an abused young girl who was locked in the attic by her stepfather and abused constantly. Alex, Maryanne, and Brooke all have their own issues that they are trying to cope with as well. Connie's m
Mandy Sickle
I received Comes the Night in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by AToMR Tours. Alex has arrived at school a few days early reading to start a new year and turn over a new leaf. It’s before the other girls arrive that she’s attacked, raped and left with limited memories in the attic of the house. Alex finds the diary of a girl who was imprisoned in the attic fifty years early. As she reads Connie’s story she learns that had a secret escape after from the house when it was da ...more
Norah Wilson succeeding in writing a wonderful story in "Comes the Night." Alex is known as a "party girl" and a bad-ass. She enjoys drinking, drugs, partying, and hanging out with a bad crowd. However, all that changes after she experiences a horrible tragedy that leaves her shaken and forever changed. She attends a boarding school that is known for housing kids who are either trouble or have been cast aside from their families for various reasons. After the troubling event that shakes Alex to ...more
Jennifer R  Ricketts
This was such a great story! It's really awesome when you find a book with a plot that's new and interesting, and this was that book for me. The beginning hooked me right away, and the characters began to feel like friends. I thought I knew the way the story was going to go, but it went another direction and left me breathless with anticipation of what was going to happen next.

These three girls, Alex, Maryanne, and Brooke, all have the kind of lives they're desperate to run away from, and when
Kirsty Vizard
Comes the Night has a beautiful cover which immediately drew me to the book, but unfortunately I found the story did not offer the content I was hoping for and to be honest in the beginning I skimmed through some chapters in a rush to reach the end :-(.
I found Brooke, Maryanne and Alex odd story mates and never really felt that they connected. Although all the girls have their issues, Alex is obviously dealing with more since her early arrival at Harvell House. However I found that rather than f
Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
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I enjoyed this story, really enjoyed it. I’m just struggling to find the words to explain why I enjoyed it. Especially spoiler free words.

The book opens with an excerpt from Connie’s diary, and follows on with Alex waking in attic in the morning and realising that she has been raped but unable to remember any of the details of her night before. Given her history and the fact that she cant remember anything, Alex chooses not to tell anyone f
Mar 02, 2013 Robin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who knows there's more to life than having a cute boyfriend.
Recommended to Robin by: Received in a giveaway
Shelves: reviewed
Comes the Night. Really? Wow. Don't let the title fool you. This is not some insipid romance novel about an untouchable princess in an ivory tower awaiting the night when her lover comes to her window to steal a kiss. Far from it, thank all that's sacred - but I'll get to the story in a moment. Comes the Night is the first book in the Casters series, centering on supernatural events that take place at night, and some reference to night in the title is pretty much inevitable. Get over it, and rea ...more
Compelling Story!

My thanks to the authors for this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book really won me over, despite some misgivings I had in the beginning. This novel is at times dark, with elements that can seem implausible. There are several graphic scenes, made more so for being unexpected.

"Comes the Night" was a well-written joint effort that explores issues of trauma, self-esteem, depression, underage drinking and drug use, child neglect and friendship while managing to portray
Jan 31, 2013 Stacy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: r2rs
I received 'Comes the Night' by Norah Wilson for free from the author in exchange for an honest, unbaised review, as a member of my Goodreads book club. All thoughts and opinions are mine, all mine.
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, battered and abused....and with no memory of how she got to be there, what happened, or who did these things to her. Alex is a hard-partying tough girl, staying at a boarding house called Harvell House while she finishes high school; but with this horrifying
Carrie Ardoin
3.75 STARS

Alex returns for another year at Streep Academy, where she will be joined by roommates Maryanne and Brooke in the sinister Harvell House. But before the school year officially starts, Alex wakes up in the attic of the house after being attacked but remembering nothing. She also finds an old diary that belonged to a girl their age who used to live in the house. Alex shares the secrets of the diary and the attic with her roommates, and they all learn of an exhilarating way to escape thei
Harlee Keinzley
I had trouble classifying Comes the Night as simply a Paranormal novel. Yes with the shadow casting and the unexplained manner in which the girls find they can do this it can definitely be called paranormal. However what spoke to me the most about this novel was the reasons why.
When the girls find Connie's diary in the attic it is after a rape, the act itself is not described but I really felt the author's description or the aftermath to be incredible. The shame, self loathing, how she changes i
Cindy Holdmann
Three young girls in a boarding school, each harboring something dark in their pasts. One finds a hidden diary of a girl their age who was murdered decades before. They discover a way out of their physical bodies to become "casters" and fly through the night. Each has a reason for wanting to do this but it also comes back to the dead girl who wrote the diary. How will it turn out? I still don't know because there is a sequel. Let me tell you, I can't wait to read it. This book was extremely well ...more
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