Seize the Night (Moonlight Bay #2)
Also, the characters didn't seem real to me. I like the idea of having characters who do selfless acts for others, etc. But t...more
I loved everything about this book. The characters, the setting, the backstory, the dialogue...there was not one thing I would change. I remember sitting there re-reading the scene in the egg room over and over-it was unlike anything I had ever im...more
There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows. But to save the day, you must...Seize the Night.
At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing their families can do about it. Because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence victims. No matter what...more
Moonlight Bay, California: a safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. But now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing.
When he sets out to find the missing five-year-old son of a former sweetheart, Christopher Snow believes that the lost children are still...more
In Fear Nothing, Koontz introduced us to Christopher Snow, a 28 year old man who had been born with the bizarre and rare genetic disorder xeroderma pigmentosum (XP). Victims of XP are extremely sensitive to cancers of the skin and eyes, and even momentary exposure to light is cumulative, so eventually could prove fatal. Because of this Chris continually avoids the light of day, and leads the vampire’s life...more
Aside from that, the book is a solid mystery about the disappearance of sever...more
Moonlight Bay, California. A safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. Now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. The police cannot be trusted to solve the mystery because in Moonlight Bay the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence the complainants rather than catch the perpetrators. They were long ago corrupted by a greater authority, hidden behind...more
The first half of this novel, being full on tense spooky action, was better than the last half, which was full of sci-fi contradictory nonsense.
I like the writing, which is full of verbal sparring and jokes, although the jokes got a bit repetative towards the end. Koontz also has a tendency to explain something more than once, which is annoying, such as when Lily, Chris, Bobby and the girl (name forgotten) talk about Lily's mother-in-law as her mother-in-law repeatedely, when i...more
I loved this book! I read Fear Nothing and did not expects the weirdness that was to come when I turned the first pages. However with each strange occurrence that occurred in the oddity of Moonlight Bay, I became more obsessed with the story and the characters and before I new it, it was over. Upon learning there was a sequel, I became ecstatic and just as the first novel had, Seize the Night had me spending every waking moment in the paranoid and overly imaginative mind of Chistopher
Sieze the night is the sequal to fear nothing, (which i have reviewed somewhere earlier on my blog) This book was even better than fear nothing, because the storyline was fabulous. There is not really a need to read fear nothing first unless you want to as Dean Koontz explains everything that happened in the first book when the reader needs to know p...more
A small child is kidnapped in the middle of the night and the main character, havin...more
The most fun in reviewing “Seize the Night” is actually anticipating what might happen next in that elusive third volume of this as yet unfinished trilogy. To me this proves that it is indeed a captivating story with very real characters. But since such a review would be riddled with spoilers, I won’t do that.
One month after the events in “Fear Not...more
Maybe I wasn't in the proper frame of mind when I read this, but there were several aspects to this book that annoyed me. Koontz seemed to have fallen into the Stephen King "let's describe every last detail down to the size of every blade of grass." trap. Plus, the surfer li...more
But Snow has a genetic disorder that keeps him in the shadows, out of sunlight, and leads him to becoming an expert on everything going on at night. That helps him sol...more
personal note: i fell in love with this book back in high school, and i think, subconciously, i've always compared other d...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more