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What We Lost in the Dark (What We Saw at Night #2)

3.26 of 5 stars 3.26  ·  rating details  ·  178 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Allie Kim’s fatal allergy to sunlight, XP, still confines her to the night. Now that she’s lost her best friend Juliet to an apparent suicide, the night has never felt darker—even with Rob at her side.

Allie knows why Juliet killed herself: to escape the clutches of Garrett Tabor, whom the trio saw committing an unspeakable crime. Garrett is untouchable; The Tabors founde
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Soho Teen
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Paul Lunger
Jacquelyn Mitchard's sequel to "What We Saw at Night", "What We Lost in the Dark" continues the story of Allie Kim who has a fatal allergy to sunlight known as XP. In this story we find out why Juliet killed herself & the intrigue of Garrett Tabor continues. As someone who did not read the prequel, I actually found the story honestly rather well written albeit I know there are plot points that definitely would've helped. The plot moves along at a brisk enough pace to keep the story interesti ...more
I thought that the characters in this acted stupidly and that it felt a little thrown together at the end. I was however, massively curious about the end so I flew through it.
Having read What We Saw at Night, I definitely wanted to read Mitchard's next book.
This book did not read, for me, like the first. It was a roller coaster ride; moments that took to long to get in or out of (picture the long climb to the top of the coaster) and then some really quick falls, plowing through what could have been a suspenseful moment at the speed of sound.
Would I recommend What We Lost in the Dark? Yes, but with a cautionary, "It will move you through the rest of the story, but i
This was even more poorly written, edited, and proofread than the first one. There were whole passages that I had to read two or three times just to figure out what was happening and who was involved. The final showdown felt somehow both rushed and way too dragged out all at the same time, and the twists almost seemed like they were there more for the shock factor than because they made sense. I guess I'm glad I read it to find out what happened and get some closure, but I just didn't feel as cl ...more
31/2 stars for this book which is the second in a series which focuses on three adolescents who suffer from xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease that causes their supersensitive skin to cook when exposed to sunlight. Knowing their lives are short, the three are obsessed with risk-taking. When Juliet is determined to have taken her own life, her best friend Allie is sure she was murdered and she is determined to prove it. Allie's boyfriend is fighting his own battles. Plot is a little contriv ...more
Not bad as a sequel to What We Saw in the Dark and - even better(for me) - not set in a dystopia!

Juliet's death hasn't unhinged Allie, but it has driven a wedge between her and Rob because she's obsessed with trapping Garrett Tabor into either confessing or giving himself away. The emphasis on the XP and how Allie, Juliet and Rob couldn't go out during the day is lessened here (thankfully) as is their parkouring adventures. Instead we get deep diving, which of course leads to major clues and di
I love Jacquelyn Mitchard's work. All the way back to Deep End of the Ocean. This book is a sequel to What We Saw in the Dark, both are targeted at the YA audience but are certainly not exclusive to them. So well written, great characters, plot line and story. I literally sobbed at the end of this book, I was almost brokenhearted. What we Lost in the Dark is similar to The Fault in our Stars (my favourite book of 2013!) so if you enjoyed it, you will love this one.
As I am writing this, I see that it appears there was a prior novel. I felt like I jumped into the middle of a story--a mystery--and couldn't get past 25 pages without getting lost on the characters. Something about a girl getting murdered and a bunch of kids with XP (sunlight allergy).

This novel might stand on its own if I could have kept reading, but the plot points were twisting and I couldn't keep track of a thing.

A sequel to "What We Saw At Night;" about Allie's obsession with tracking down her best friend's killer. I don't know, while I loved the first one, perhaps it was a lot of the info abt the disease, and Parkour, and this wasn't as substantial as her others.
Pamela Beason
If you are looking for an addictively creepy YA story, you've found it. This is a tale of teens who have to living in the dark, and their more frightening associates who choose to.
I didn't really enjoy the first book in this series, but felt compelled to read the second in the hopes that there would be a satisfying ending that made it all worth it. There wasn't.
Murray Johnson
This book continues right where "What We Saw at Night" ended. Allie wants avenge her friend's death and catch her killer, who continues to keep an eye on Allie and Rob. Allie is doing community service hours in the morgue, where she befriends the medical examiner and learns to few things to help her in her investigation. Rob has Allie learn deep water diving, which helps her discover a startling secret that just may cost her her life. There are a couple of twists toward the end, one I liked and ...more
I had to read this because the first in the series had a huge cliffhanger. This story's totally unrealistic so be prepared to suspend disbelief (more so than in most novels). Mitchard ending is too similar to John Green's ending to The Fault in Our Stars, but this book didn't do it as well as Green's. I still think the drama, teen angst, love story, and action make for an appealing (and fast) read. Based on the ending of this book, I don't expect Mitchard will write more in the series, and if sh ...more
Jul 05, 2015 Devon rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
While not bad, this book was unexceptional. The bittersweet ending was the best part, balancing out the monotonous middle and slow beginning.
This sequel was not a disappointment. Plenty of twists and turns, as the mystery unfolds and Allie continues to try to prove that Garrett Tabor is not innocent. Fans of the first book will love this one too.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I liked it but I did not read the first book in the series. Every thing was explained well enough that I still understood what was going on. I was not crazy about the main character for the first half of the book but things picked up and became interesting and exciting. So much so that I finished the book uncharacteristically fast for myself. This book was not exactly my style I was hoping for more romance and less mystery solving but I would definitely r ...more
Not impressed. Disappointed, in fact.
Michael Ruth
Very good read. Real. Tragic. definitely recommend this.
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so glad I read the 1st book in this duel series or I would have been completely lost. reading this book makes me want to go back and read the author's other books. loved the characters and the dialogue. this duo series should be read in order. the 1st book gives out a lot of info you need to understand this book.
Jul 29, 2014 Julie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: teen
(view spoiler) Once I sort of got past that, this wasn’t bad, but still felt disjointed. And I didn’t buy that Allie wouldn’t take more risks. The scene with Rob and Brownie is well-done.
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This book was just okay. I guess it was a sequel to a book but I don't think I missed much not reading the first one. It wasn't very suspenseful just ok
The Advocate
"Because 'What We Lost In The Dark' assumes knowledge of the first book, Mitchard doesn’t review the details that she set forth in that book, thus you will want to have read that book first. However, after reading the first book, 'What We Saw At Night,' will keep you turning pages building to a satisfying conclusion."
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Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Mandy C.
Cover Story: Vague Suspense
BFF Charm: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Did I Miss Something?
Bonus Factor: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: You Lost Me

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Maybe it had been too long since I read the first book to this took me awhile to get into the story again. Follows friends who have XP - an allergy to sunlight.
Not nearly as good as the first book. But a nice enough ending considering all of the characters are sick.
Melissa T.
I liked the first book, but the sequel was fantastic! Quick read, filled with suspense right up to the end!
Sam Poole
Silly but readable and quick.
Very end made little sense. At times seems like author learned about genetic disorders then promptly wrote a book about them
Didn't finish - barely started. Part of the issue is that I have an uncorrected review copy. I just couldn't get past the errors.
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Jacquelyn Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years – second only to the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (but second by a long shot, it must be said.)

The Deep End of the Ocean was chosen as the first novel in the book club made famous by the TV host Oprah Winfrey, and transformed into a feature film p
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