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Eternal Night

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  390 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
There are gods among us...

Six young gods are hiding in plain sight among mortals, living secretly in cities across the world. From lavish penthouse soirees to pulsing underground clubs, for them, the party literally never ends. Until now.

On a hot June morning, the body of a beautiful girl is found floating in the rooftop pool of the Jefferson Hotel, her white-ink tattoos r
Paperback, 319 pages
Published by The Studio, a Paper Lantern Lit imprint (first published August 26th 2014)
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Aug 26, 2014 Ann marked it as to-read
Shelves: recommended
Of course must read. Awesome cover btw.
Jessica  (Jessabella Reads)
Aug 25, 2014 Jessica (Jessabella Reads) rated it it was amazing
I went into this book without any expectations. I honestly didn't even remember what the book summary was. Well, let me just say that Eternal Night gave me everything I needed and more! I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!
The plot was fast-paced and exciting with plenty of mystery. There is humor, romance, and UHHMAZING characters! Seriously, the characters were probably my favorite part about this book. I feel like I got to know each one so well. The chapters alternate between the six gods(main charact
Oct 06, 2014 Katy rated it it was amazing
--I received a free ARC of this novel through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway program--

I love books about gods: American Gods, Small Gods, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, and so on.
I have to say, I've never seen The Vampire Diaries or The Originals (based on reviews and synopses of them, they don't sound like my cup of tea), so I didn't know quite what to expect from this novel, and my expectations were a little low. I knew immed
Oct 01, 2015 Tzeni rated it it was ok
Yup, another 2 star book... I am either being a negative bitch or I'm just picking all the wrong books to read lately...

So, this book could have had it all. The premise was promising, the going back and forth between so many characters actually worked -and that is a biggie, given that sometimes even two POVs can be too much-, the characters were likeable enough and well, who doesn't love an end-of-the-world battle between good and evil?

All this potential was thrown away because this book is, si
I’m a huge mythology fan and love discovering books that spin and twist these stories and elements in new, I was really looking forward to reading Carina Adley MacKenzie’s Eternal Night. Unfortunately, I walked away from this YA book rather disappointed.

There are gods among us: they’re not very powerful anymore and hide in plain sight. When Nadia, the last goddess of hope, is found dead, her six godly friends (Lola, Dean, Nike, Mark, Weston, Peitha) must uncover the truth behind her de
Nikki  Peterson
Aug 17, 2014 Nikki Peterson rated it it was amazing
*Review from my blog Skeleton Key Reviews*

Over the years the gods’ powers have waned from the lack of belief in them. The book starts off about six gods in particular. Nike, what the Greeks knew her as, and she is the goddess of victory. Which just happens to be a particular favorite of mine since my name is derived from her name. The name Nicole is the French feminine version of the boy’s name Nicholas. Nicholas, in turn, is the anglicized spelling of the Gr
Tara Sonin
Jun 26, 2014 Tara Sonin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really looking forward to reading Eternal Night, the debut novel from Carina MacKenzie (she's a writer on the CW hit TV show "The Originals.") The basic premise involves six young Gods living in modern New York City who must come together despite centuries of tension, conflict, and love between them after the suicide of their friend Nadia, the Goddess of Hope. They work to solve the mystery of her death while confronting the demons of their past– but they are racing against a ticking ...more
This was a book that I definitely found intriguing. I loved the premise and I was pretty excited to get to it. Thankfully, it didn't disappoint.

There were some great characters. I especially loved Jude and his interactions with Lola. I really enjoyed getting everyone's side of the story. It kept it interesting, plus was a way to show the history of everyone instead of a rambling narrative.

The story was a bit of a slow burn, so it did take me a bit to get settled in. However, once that pivotal s
Varun Prabhu
May 23, 2016 Varun Prabhu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good book with the right amount of backstory and contemporary, with a thriller element that keeps hooking the reader throughout, and having a fresh narrative style that reads as if it was originally written for a screenplay. The author carries out the experiment well and it shows her finesse in the craft of writing. The story is through the eyes of most POV characters and deals with characters dealing with the repercussions of the loss of hope and an apocalyptic situation in the hand. ...more
Oct 14, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won an ARC from a goodreads give away.

Eternal Night was a nice chance of pace from the books I've currently been reading. There are six different POV from the six Gods that are now living among mortals without their powers. As they learn lessons in their own lives, they manage to save the world from Eternal Darkness aka the apocalypse.
Oct 18, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
Nice long story--lots of good character development, lots of relationship/interaction, lots of story with a great ending. A complete story. Not predictable. Very clever. Well done.
Stephanie Ward
4.5 Stars

'Eternal Night' is a perfect blend of mythological gods and goddesses within a contemporary setting. The book focuses on the remaining six gods and goddesses who have basically lost their powers and now live on Earth among the mortals as regular people. Things seem to be going like the usually do, until the morning the paper reports an "angel" being found dead in a swimming pool at the top of the Jefferson Hotel. Right after that happens, the East River and the Hudson River turn blood r
Oct 22, 2014 Arianne rated it really liked it
There is only one way I can describe Eternal Night, and that is as Gossip Girl meets Revenge meets Percy Jackson. (I know, I wouldn't have been able to picture it before I read this book, either.) It’s a tense, glamourous and cinematic take on the classic apocalyptic scenario: the countdown to the end of the word has begun and there are only six people who stand a chance of saving it.

Mark, Nike, Lola, Dean, Weston and Peitha are relics of a different era: immortals no longer at the core of huma
Sep 05, 2014 Gaby rated it really liked it
Review (+ bonus material not found here) originally posted on Queen Ella Bee Reads

Told from six different points of view (six gods, one point of view for each), ETERNAL NIGHT tells the story of what happens when the shadows rise up in an attempt to undo the light's victory.

Dean, Weston, Mark, Nike, Lola and Peitha are gods living among men. The lack of faith has taken their power from them but their immortality remains, allowing them to reinvent themselves every few years and live forever. But l
Rating: 4/5

It took me a little while to get into this book. I started when I first got it (which was the first day the novel was released as an e-book) and eventually I got a bit bored with it and put it down to read something else. When I picked it back up though I didn't find it as difficult to follow as I had before, and about a third of the way through it started to really pick up and get interesting.

What I liked:

The thing that drew me in to begin with, other than my love for The Originals a
Dec 30, 2014 Ajhee rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this story from the cover art, to the summary, to the characters. You name it.

It takes place in present day NYC and then later, Las Vegas, where we have our seven gods and goddesses. Lola, a shop owner, as a Goddess of love. Nike, a NYU student, a Goddess of victory. Nadia, a counselor, a Goddess of hope. Mark, a gym junkie, a God of war. Dean, a club promoter, a God of wine. Weston, a famous musician, a God of communication. And lastly, Peitha, a con artist, a Goddess o
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

Hope is dead

So the gods and goddesses that we know from the mythology still live with us now. They are immortal but they can be killed and die. They live among human and slowly lose their power as human don't believe in them anymore. There are 7 (minor) gods/goddesses in this story, some of them are clear who they are but some other doesn’t have many descriptions. So I have to guess who they really are. Here who
Aug 13, 2014 Bibliojunkies rated it really liked it
You see, it was the cover that grabbed me first then the fascinating blurb. Eternal Night features several gods, each in their own isolated purgatory but brought together by an unfortunate tragedy. Mind you, I'm not normally keen on stories with multiple points of view because I find them messy and I’m rather impatient about waiting for things to tie in. I didn’t face that here because Eternal Night begins with a central event – the mysterious death of one of the gods. The story then follows ...more
Feb 04, 2015 Alexandra rated it it was ok
For the full version of this review as well as others, go to SleepsOnTables.

Eternal Night is a story about six immortal gods who have been stripped of their powers as a result of humans no longer believing in them. They’ve spent years living undercover as average teenagers and twenty-somethings. When an old friend of theirs is found dead, an apparent suicide, they are shaken. At this same time ten plagues begin to torment New York City and the gods begin to realize that an ancient prophecy may b
Sep 20, 2016 Esti rated it really liked it
3.5 stars! Overall enjoyed the story, lots of fun, different characters and loved that it's based on mythology. Characters seemed too much like partying college students and not knowledgeable, worldly gods. Few typos and grammar mistakes. Overall would recommend!
Kathy Russo
Dec 08, 2014 Kathy Russo rated it it was amazing
Debut author Carina Cadly Mackenzie has created an enchanting read. I’ve been a huge fan of Carina and all the work she has done throughout the years as a writer on various television shows, blog sites and news publications, and when I heard from her that she was working on a novel a while back, I jumped at the opportunity to be able to review it once it was finished. Eternal Night did not disappoint my expectations! It was such an exciting read.

The plot follows an abundance of characters, to t
Danielle (is trying to escape reality)
An enjoyable enough read seated in mythology, New York City, darkness, and hope.

Eternal Night gives us a different take on mythology, presenting some lesser gods who we never really find out the real identity of in young adult form, living on immortally without their powers because people don't believe anymore. The whole book has a Gossip Girl feel, making the fact that these people are gods a little bit laughable. They seem just like regular people, flawed and broken; but perhaps that's what t
Pyper at Reading Lark
I was intrigued by the premise of this novel. I’ve read a few other novels based on Greek mythology and was excited to see what Eternal Night had to offer.

Eternal Night starts out with the apparent suicide of Nadia, the Goddess of Hope. After her death, other supernatural phenomenon begin to occur. The other gods realize that something big is coming and they must not only discover what it is, but stop it before it destroys human civilization.

The book is told in third person and each god has n
Aug 12, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of Carina's debut novel, Eternal Night, from the author herself. I may be a little bias because I've been waiting and waiting for Carina to write a book for a while now. I fell in love with her social media voice and her reviews on television shows we had in common while she was a journalist. She recently co-wrote an episode of one of my favorite television shows, The Originals, and it was excellent.

Eternal Night is no exception. Eternal Night
Ariel McCollums
Jun 14, 2015 Ariel McCollums rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I happened upon this book due to already following the author on Twitter, as she also happens to be a writer on one of my favorite TV shows, The Originals. I figured the odds were in my favor to enjoy her YA debut, and I wasn't disappointed!
Eternal night is the story of seven ancient and immortal gods and goddesses living in present-day New York City (and Las Vegas). While they don't age, they have lost the majority of the powers they enjoyed when mortals still worshipped them. Throughout time t
Oct 25, 2015 Jessica rated it it was ok
This was a fun and interesting read.

Several gods, descendants of the Ancients such as Odin and Dionysus, are left living in NYC in the bodies of young men and women, trying to blend in with the mortals. Much of their power dissipated when people stopped believing in them. Chapters switch POVs, and we get to go along on a wild ride with the gods of victory, love, war, and hope, to name a few, when the world is threatened by an ancient evil. Each of these characters is a lot of fun in their own wa
Mar 18, 2016 Siobhan rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
I am a sucker for all things mythology so when I read the synopsis for Eternal Night I knew I wanted to read it. And I got even more excited when I saw who the author was and the projects she was involved in since I was a huge fan of them. But sadly the more I read the more I began to dislike this book.

I loved the concept of the book, having Greek Gods living in the real world without their powers seemed like a great idea. But for me there were just way too many characters for me to read. i felt
Jul 04, 2014 Tori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't wait to start reading Eternal Night by Carina MacKenzie and once I did I was not disappointed thats for sure. The book revolves around six main characters which includes Lola, Dean, Mark, Weston, Nike and Peitha who are all Gods. Most of them live in New York City among the mortals. When a girl is found dead in a roof top pool at a hotel all chaos breaks out.

The Gods and the City are faced with plagues that are taking over that they believe to be the chain reaction of the girl's death
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Andrea Murray
Jul 30, 2014 Andrea Murray rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

When I saw that the author of this novel was a writer for one of my favorite shows, I jumped at the chance to read it, and overall, I wasn’t disappointed. The novel reminded me of the show a lot. The characters are ancient gods and goddesses drawn from Norse and Greek mythology. These six characters are tied together by more than their faded powers. Their connection spans hundreds of years and hook-ups and includes the whole “I lov
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