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Forty Nights (Neima's Ark #2)

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Neima, her family, and her grandfather Noah have found themselves trapped aboard an ark as a great flood destroys all life in the world. As their time aboard the ark lengthens, food begins to run out, wild animals grow restless, and family tensions become as much of a threat as the flood outside. In the second and final installment of Neima’s Ark, the stakes are higher, th ...more
Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published October 9th 2013
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Kimberly Russell
I'm glad the second installment is out. I still think this is one of the most original ideas out there right now. The story picked right up where the last one left off and I wasn't disappointment. This is a fantastic, quick, original read and I highly recommend it.
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Jan 22, 2014 Allura Teacups&Bookends Blog rated it it was amazing
*I received an eCopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I took a chance on Forty Days because to be quite frank, I thought it was outside my normal comfort zone. All I have to say is that I am SO glad I took that chance. I loved, LOVED Forty Days. You can check out my review here. I was so excited for Forty Nights and I am kicking myself for not getting to read it sooner!

I thought Forty Days was fabulous but Forty Nights was even better. After a heart-stopping cliff-hanger at the end
Zachary Flye
Oct 26, 2013 Zachary Flye rated it it was amazing

Protagonist: In the last book Neima didn't have much character development, and while there isn't too much in this book either, there's more than the previous installment. In this book Neima begins to stick up for herself and what she believes in, although there was one moment that I wished she would have gathered enough courage to tell off a certain individual close to the end of the book. Like the last installment, the writing was just so good that, when she didn't stand her ground in t
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
The Neima’s Ark series has been a complete surprise for me. I don’t like religious books and Noah’s Ark is one of the most well known religious stories, surely that qualities as one of my “no-no books”. However Stephanie Parent takes a story I would have immediately shrugged off and turned it into a story with a surprising amount of reality and despite being religious based is not at all religious. Stephanie somehow created a paradox.

This is the second book, so if you haven’t read the first book
Dec 16, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it
After the heart stopping ending of Forty Days, I was beyond eager to get my hands on Forty Nights! When we last left Neima, she and her family had been highly sick on the ark for a couple of weeks. Things weren't looking good for them or the animals aboard, but things were looking even worse for Jorin, the stowaway. Luckily, there's a voice of reason on board (and the state of Noah's mind and faith come into question) and everyone returns to their routine and chores. I could breath easy again, a ...more
Dec 30, 2013 Zino rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This is such an interesting biblical retell. True I haven't read any others buuut it has set the standard pretty high.
I love Neima, I think she found a lot of strength at the end of the story, especially with her final decision. I'm also glad her father was on her side for so many important decisions, she really needed someone on her side.
Arisi's surprise was the best of them all (view spoiler)
Brandee Price
Nov 19, 2013 Brandee Price rated it it was amazing
Stephanie Parent wrote the perfect conclusion to Neima's vivid detail.

I think one of my favorite things about Neima's story is the way in which Ms. Parent's prose creates such real images. I'm living on the ark, right along with Neima and her family. I can hear all the noises from the animals and the ark, smell the unpleasant smells, and feel the hunger and the fear of both the people and the animals on board.

Forty Nights begins where Forty Days left us - with the discovery of Jorin,
Feb 10, 2014 Andrea rated it really liked it
Religion is a subject that both fascinates and terrifies me, like a lot of people. I can only think of one book that I can compare to the Neima's Ark series, a series that reimagines biblical times through a woman's point-of-view, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (I'm sure there are many more.) And while the series is set during one of the most iconic events of the Bible, the Great Flood, it is not really a religious story at all. From the standpoint of someone of who does have a religious backgrou ...more
Nov 18, 2013 Lectus rated it it was amazing
I loved the second book as much as the fist one.
A blogger friend and I did a dual review for this book that you can check out HERE.
Oct 16, 2013 Hannah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this two part biblical based reimagining of Noahs Ark. Well based and written. full review to come.
Nov 19, 2013 Veronica rated it it was amazing
When I survived my mini-heart attack from the ending of FORTY DAYS I popped open FORTY NIGHTS.

The story picks up at the exact right moment, a moment where Neima raises her voice to be heard. When the horrors of the past are opened to the light of day. The stowaway has been found and his life is forfeit. Noah is certain only family is to survive–and Neima’s uncle vows to toss himself over, too–sure that his lineage is tainted.

It is Nezmar, Noah’s wife, who acts as the voice of reason. And still,
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Original review at my link text Review copy received from author in exchange for an honest review.

Neima's Ark is an imaginative retelling of Noah's Ark from the POV of Noah's granddaughter, Neima. She struggles to understand her grandfather, who seems insane. She also fights against her betrothal to her cousin Kenaan because she's in love with another boy. It's a good book if you don't mind if it's Biblically accurate. Both books are short quick reads. I liked the ending, though I am curious to
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Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.
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