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Night Marchers

(Night Marchers #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  2,111 ratings  ·  156 reviews
This special edition of Night Marchers was recently professionally edited. It includes newly edited scenes, a special Kai P.O.V., the first chapter of the sequel: Redemption, the first chapter of the first book in our new apocalyptic series: Project ELE and more!

This new Young Adult paranormal series will have you averting your eyes for years to come!

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Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published October 14th 2011 (first published October 13th 2011)
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Wow.. I hated everything about this book.

Night Marchers was a very boring book. Yes, some things did happen and the whole night marchers sounded interesting.. and yet, I was bored out of my mind. It didn't help that Emma, the MC, annoyed the crap out of me either. She just kept rubbing me the wrong way.. and I just kind of blacked out whenever she was involved (so basically the whole book).

Besides Emma, there was Tristan and Kai - they were kind of interesting but it didn't help with the book. I
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
I don´t understand why this e-book has high ratings. I was deceived by these ratings and I lost my time (I cant stop reading a book in the middle even when I do not like it, I always hope it gets better)

Night Marchers has a poor writing, with a constant switch between past and present tense, extensive descriptions that don´t contribute in anything and characters quite unreal. The worst is that nothing happens until the middle of the book. I even wonder if it has any plot beyond Emma and his fath
Rhiannon Frater
Jun 25, 2012 rated it liked it
I wavered between 2 stars and 3, but finally decided it's probably a 2.5.

I can't review this book without breaking down the elements that I liked and didn't like.

Here we go...


The Supernatural Element
It was refreshing to read about something other than vampires, werewolves, fae, etc. I loved the usage of Hawaiian mythology in the book. The Night Marchers were very well described and quite chilling. I also liked the Menehune and how they were woven into the storyline.

The Setting
A.R. McKenna
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Sadly, I was not able to finish this novel. I realize that this e-book has high ratings. I do not mean any offense to the writer(s) and don't want to stir any drama, but this is my honest opinion of the book.

I really liked the story. Actually, I loved the story. I liked that it was different than anything else out there in the extremely popular YA genre. The problem had actually nothing to do with the story, though. I had a huge problem continuing the novel because of the many grammar and spelli
Dec 23, 2011 rated it liked it
It's a really, really good book don't get me wrong. But how can i say this, I'm not crazy about it, normally i'm in a book, like in in it but with this i wasn't. I could put it down half way and i wouldn't be rushing or feeling the need or desperation to get back into it and finish it off. I read it twice as at first i lost the plot of it all. It was an easy and simple read, a tad boring at times but it was good. The ending was the best part as it wasn't a predictable one, it shocked me a little ...more
Aug 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
I can't believe I read as much of this book as I did. The storyline moves at the pace of a snail, the writing goes back and forth between past-tense and present-tense so often that it's difficult to keep up, and the dialog is cheesy. By almost halfway in, I still had no idea what the main plot of the story was. All I read about was how pretty Emma's room was, and how cute Tristan was. Honestly, I kept waiting to find out that Tristan was gay. I don't mean to be insulting to the author; however, ...more
Aug 29, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: august-reads
Emma is forced to move to Hawaii when her dad gets a job to do a documentary about the paranormal activity on Kauai. She meets Tristan and forms a relationship with him, all while being stalked by another mysterious guy. Emma is warned not to stay out after dark but does so anyway and soon finds herself staring at a Night Marcher forming a curse. Mystery guy, Kai, saves her temporarily and introduces her to a special race of beings called the Menhunes. Everyone helps formulate a plan to break th ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Emma Townsend is your average teenager that has recently received the shock of her young life. Her father, a paranormal investigator, has taken a job in Hawaii and their moving within a month. Emma is not sure how she feels about leaving at near the end of her senior year. Emma and her best friend infinitely or BFI Kaylee are trying to cope with all of these sudden changes yet neither one wants to say good bye to each other. Her father's employers The Kealohas have spared no expense in bringing ...more
Mar 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
This book is HORRIBLE. There's so many grammar errors that I can't properly enjoy the story. I should not be yelling "COMMA" multiple times on each page when there should have been a comma, yet I found myself doing that. The dialogue was awkward and didn't flow. It would randomly be set up wrong. The narrative switched between present and past tenses. The descriptions were too lengthy. I do not understand how this book has so many 5 star ratings. Night Marchers had so much potential and fell fla ...more
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I feel really bad about writing this review because the idea had SO much potential. But there were just so, so, so many problems.

God, I don't even know how to say all the things that annoy me with this book. Let's try to get my thoughts organised, shall we?

First of all, EMMA. For a high school senior, her thoughts strangely remind me of my younger sister's, who isn't even 13 yet. She puts up SO much fuss about moving, and as soon as she reaches there, everything just HAPPENS to be perfect. Hug
Annie Brewer
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-books
I loved this book. It was well written by new and coming authors. They are amazing. This book is set in Hawaii. I love the history and cultural facts that are in it. I've never wanted to go to Hawaii but after reading this it makes me want to and vacation by the beach. I feel that these authors did their research well. It is different than what I am used to reading about.

The characters are amazing!! Emma reminds me of one of my best friends. She is a very sweet girl but she can also be tough. Sh
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! I could not put it down. In a way I understand were Emma was coming from when she was being moved away from her BFI! I have moved from mine so many times that I am so grateful that we stayed in touch. Funny thing is I live in Texas like Emma did lol so I could relate on some level, not that I have moved out of state just towns over. When Emma moved to Hawaii, I was just like wow, how nice would that be. The way the authors described it in a way I felt as though I was there ...more
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
You know what the YA market needs more of right now? Rich white girls going on spectacular adventures in cultures that aren't even their own! Seriously, why couldn't this chick (sorry, I can't even remember her name) have been a native Hawaiian? Would it have been so difficult to change it up for once? I'm glad that the author actually used a real Hawaiian legend (kind of), but this just makes me angry.
Now, as for the actual book, there's not much to talk about. It's just your typical YA parano
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found this book on facebook and the cover was the first thing that caught my eye, after reading the blurb it just drew me in even more. I was lucky enough to recieve a review copy which I'm sorry took me awhile to get to, with my personal life and a pile of other reviews to get through in the way.

When I first started reading I was drawn in straight away, it's very well written and easy to follow the storyline. I loved that the story was based in Hawaii I've always wanted to go there. Everythi
Darlene Ruiz
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! It was really different from anything I have read and it was about something I have never heard of...The Night Marchers!

Night Marchers are ghostly apparitions of a band of beings who move with purpose to the beat of primitive pounding drums. Some say they are armed spirit warriors en route to or from battle, toting archaic weaponry and clothed in decorated helmets and cloaks. Other accounts tell of high-ranking alii (ruler) spirits being guided to places of high importance or
May 18, 2012 rated it liked it
This was one of those different takes on anything paranormal. I like have new perspectives on what is considered paranormal. The main character Emma is forced by her dad to move to Hawaii (not something I would complain about) and she is unhappy about it since she is still in highschool. Of course she is lucky to meet two gorgeous Hawaiian boys one more real than the other. She has adventures that stretched my imagination. Plus the end killed me. I must read book two.
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a great book, once I got going I could not put it down. Packed with adventure, excitement and love and so much more!! I can't wait for book 2 to see what happens on Emma's journey! The story of the Night Marchrd was so awesome as well!!
Feb 27, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
OMG! A book set in Hawai'i about the Night Marchers? I have to read this! Self-published or not!
This could have been good. It had potential. An interesting premise played on Hawaiian legend. And that has some truth to it based on what little I looked up. I liked the history of cultures and characters.

What killed this for me was the lack of editing and revising. Several basic and glaring errors, way too much filler and an insane amount of redundancy. Especially in the first half of the book. Sentences repeated themselves within the same paragraph. At first I thought it was me, but nope. 1
Interesting idea for a story and I enjoyed reading it. I do think it is geared for a younger YA audience, or at least they would enjoyed it more, and it could use a proof reader (I noticed several errors and I'm not a pro at grammar by any stretch).

I liked that the love aspect was kept clean and that the MC had a commitment to staying pure, that's not something you see a lot of in YA fiction.

The Night Marcher aspect was intriguing - I don't know if this was completely made up or if it's a real H
Eva Luna
Rating: 2
I am not sure if I have ever given a 2 star rating (maybe once?) but here we go! This book had so much potential but the way it was executed just wasn't it for me. So many things were silly & didn't make sense and don't even get me started about the forced love triangle.....
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 1.5

I am kind of disappointed in the way the book turned. I had such expectations for the book because the description sounded interesting. However, it was not for me. The characters were lacking for me. The writing style was lacking as well. Also, it was confusing and boring. It is the kind of story that does not retain someone's attention. I did like that it was set in Hawaii. I will most likely pick up book 2 to see what happens, but I hope it is much better than this book. Over
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review may contain spoilers

This was given to me in ebook form from Confessions of a Bookaholic for review

Summary: NEVER, EVER lock eyes with a Night Marcher! Everyone in Hawaii has heard this warning, except for seventeen-year-old Emma Townsend that is. For most Hawaiians know that looking into the eyes of Night Marcher can strike a curse that will end in death or eternal servitude.

Even though her father, who is a paranormal investigator, solely raised Emma, she has little experience in
Mikila Marshall
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Night Marchers is about a 17 year old girl named Emma who is forced to move away from her home in Texas to an all new experience in Hawaii where her father has been hired for a very important job. "Never Lock Eyes With A Night Marcher" is the saying for all Hawaiian's but being new Emma hadn't heard it, and she does just that. A curse is placed upon her. She goes on the run with a mysterious guy who will go out of his way to protect her. Will she fight to end the curse or will the Night Marchers ...more
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-ebook
I got this for free on amazon, so I didn't expect it to be good. I was surprised to find it was a fairly good book. There are a few things that I didn't like, however.

First, there were a few grammatical errors. It wasn't a big deal, but I'm somewhat OCD about grammar, so that was just a minor irritation.

The problem was the love triangle. It was...I don't know. It just didn't sit well with me. The two guys are Tristan, a local Hawaiian, and Kai, an immortal-by-accident who knows quite a lot about
Aug 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I was excited to start reading this book because it was set in the exotic locale of Hawaii and sounded like it would be an interesting paranormal story involving a Hawaiian legend. Sadly, I was quite disappointed by it.

The writing, although quite descriptive with some nice imagery of the beautiful scenery of Hawaii, isn’t compelling enough to make you want to continue reading it, and I felt it was a real push for me to finish the book. The writing felt flat, monotone, and I just felt that some r
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Night Marchers is a YA book that takes the beautiful island of Hawaii and explores some of the darker paranormal history about it. The story is told through the eyes of the teenage Emma who is ripped from her life in Texas when her father gets a job offer too good to resist.

Whilst initially reluctant to leave her home Emma quickly becomes accostomed to the new way of life and as is typical for teenage girls is helped in her transition by a rather good looking teenage boy.

I am always interested
Kristin Scearce
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I was given an e-book copy by the authors in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's an awesome story, the legends involved are wonderful, and the descriptions of the Hawaiian scenery made me feel like I was actually there. I wish I could have finished it faster than I did, but real life had to go and get in the way. However, I couldn't wait to get back to reading it to see what new things were going to happen with Emma. Plus, there were quite a few quotabl
Kate Norton
Jun 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I got this as a free kindle book, and am rating it based on its peers (being, free/cheap kindle self-pubs). Otherwise, I'd have to give it a lower rating. Here's the deal: Cool story, neat idea, compelling characters... BAD/no editing. It could be so much better if there weren't so many misspellings, and more annoyingly, mixed metaphors and malapropisms. Every time I'd hit one, I'd wince and totally be distracted from the story line by my overwhelming desire to correct the problem. I actually fa ...more
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Rebecca Gober was born in Houston, Texas in 1982 and spent most of her life growing up in Dallas, Texas. In between working full time, being a wife and mother of two, Rebecca has never let her passion for reading and fiction fall through the cracks. Rebecca Gober's first series, The Night Marchers Series, which she co-authored with her best friend and partner in crime, Courtney Nuckels, was releas ...more

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