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Night Sky

(Night Sky #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  812 ratings  ·  144 reviews


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann have written a pulse-pounding novel of paranormal suspense set in a near future both fantastic and frightening.

Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. Scared that the weird dreams she’s b

Hardcover, 484 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published January 1st 2014)
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Duchess Nicole
To be honest, I was really unsure how I'd like this book at first. I tend to like YA a whole lot more than most NA, as it deals less with drama and more with action. Kind of ironic, but that's been my experience so far.

During the initial setup, this was a three star read. It was good but not great. I liked the best friend, Calvin. I liked how his being wheelchair bound wasn't hushed up too much or forced into a little PC corner. He was also black, and that wasn't made an issue either. He was th

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First of all, it needs to be said that I am a HUGE fan of Suzanne Brockmann. Huge. To be honest, I didn't even realize that she was one of the authors of this book until after I had already started reading it. The premise was so catching that I didn't even take a moment to look the book up before I practically begged NetGalley to let me have a shot at it. Anyhow ... there's that. I had a bit of a rating issue with this one as well. It see-sawed
Angie Elle
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
9/21/15: This book is $1.99 (Amazon Kindle US) for today only! Get it while it's hot! ;)

Thank you to SOURCEBOOKS FIRE and Netgalley for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

Night Sky was a fun read about a teenage girl who, after the life changing event of moving, is about to experience another shock when she learns what her destiny is. Unfortunately for Skylar, she’s coming into it the hard way.

This story was character driven from the get-go, and I thin
Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A great idea that just didn’t come together for me. I tried really hard to like this book, but I felt so indifferent to it that I only got about half way through before quitting.

Opening Sentence: I had not been under the impression that trophy wives owned guns.

The Review:

Skylar Reid is just your average teenage girl. She currently moved to Florida from Connecticut and it has been a difficult change for her. The only good thing about moving i
The Literacy Advocate
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya

NIGHT SKY is the YA (young adult lit) debut by the incomparable Suzanne Brockmann, whose adult titles (the Troubleshooters series, and other series and standalones) are, quite simply, spectacular. NIGHT SKY is co-authored by Melanie Brockmann, Suzanne’s daughter. The pair also penned a free prequel e-novella, DANGEROUS DESTINY, in which we meet the principle characters in the world of NIGHT SKY (the prequel also includes an interesting author Q&a
Kathy Martin
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This science fiction story takes place in a near future United States. The economy has tanked creating a sharp divide between the haves and have-nots. Skylar Reid is a have. She and her best friend Calvin have what they need and attend a private academy. Things aren't perfect for them. Skylar's mother is overprotective and Calvin is in a wheelchair as a result of a car accident when he was younger.

When the young girl Skylar babysits for is kidnapped, Skylar is determined to find her. She is hav
Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it
For what it's worth, I didn't mind this book - more so the second half than the first half of it which I found was a bit hard to get into at first. Now as for the rest of the book, while some aspects of the book weren't particularly original and while some characters were not favourites of mine (even though all of the characters had great chemistry with each other), however the book - at least on a whole - was an interesting read and an entertaining one at that. It will definitely please fans of ...more
After really enjoying the prequel novella, Dangerous Destiny, I was really excited to get started on Night Sky and learn more about the Greater-Thans and their psychic abilities. Unfortunately for some reason I really struggled with this one and it seemed to take a long time for the story to really get going. This is a long book (almost 500 pages!) and it really didn't have enough substance to justify the length. I think if it had been really trimmed back to make a faster and more streamlined re ...more
Paranormal Kiss
3.5 Stars

Night Sky by Suzanne & Melanie Brockmann is the first book in the Night Sky series. This is set in the same world as the Fight Destiny series and is a young adult spinoff of it. You do not need to read the Fight Destiny series to follow this one.

Night Sky took me awhile to get into. The beginning just didn’t capture my attention. It wasn’t until around the 20% mark that the story finally came together and got interesting. Happily, once I got past the beginning I enjoyed it and becam
Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You can view the original review on Genuine Jenn

I was hooked into this story from the beginning. I have never read any of Suzanne Brockmann novels before and now I am not sure why I haven't. This is a great novel, especially a debut for Melanie! I love all the characters in some way shape or form, even Garrett, McDouche. Sky and Calvin have become great friends since Sky moved to Coconut Key. Calvin and Sky get a long so great, the
Megan  (YABookers)
I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

DNF at around 40%

Skylar Reid is shaken when the girl she babysit's is kidnapped. She is starting to notice weird things. There is a horrid smell, things are being moved around her room and she isn't sure how, and she is having vivid dreams. When a girl on a motorbike comes into town things get even weirder. Skylar is told she is a Greater-Than. A human with abilities. The blood on Greater-Than's are being used to make a drug called Destiny. A
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, voya
Wow. I'm really glad I said yes to getting more books from VOYA because this book was amazing. I could barely put it down. One moment it was 9 o'clock, I look up and it's 12:30 pm. What?? The book was so engrossing that I didn't notice the time passing by. I probably would've read the book all at once if I didn't have to sleep and get up early. Though super humans with powers are not an unusual topic to write a book about, Night Sky managed to be different. Not only do the girls have super power ...more
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction, ya
This is a YA set in the same economically disastrous future as Brockmann's adult Born to Darkness. It deals with similar subjects but has a simpler and more linear plot. At the length I found it a bit scant (I could certainly have done with fewer scenes featuring Sky's stupid mother) but also more balanced. Whereas in the other book it felt like Brockmann was forcing her usual romance story into a plot that would have been better as straight science fiction, here the romance elements fit in didn ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from Net Galley and that in no way influences my review.

I liked this book but it was a tough start for me. I felt like I started three chapters in or that maybe it was a second book in a series because it jumped right into the book without any really introduction to the characters and the plot. I now know that Suzanne Brockmann released a book Born to Darkness last year that had the same setting and is the first book in a series. If I had read that book it might have made t
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I gave it 2/5 stars

I enjoyed the story that NIGHT SKY told, but here were also a LOT of slow points, lot of drawn out build-up and for the length of the book, I wish I would have remembered more of what happened.

There seemed to be a LOT of world building missing from NIGHT SKY, I would say that's because that information is in the prequel DANGEROUS DESTINY, but it wasn't there either. It would have saved me from being completely confused in the beginning of the book. I probably won't continue wi
Jackie Lane
Jan 30, 2016 added it
Shelves: series
So I'm a big Suzanne Brockmann fan and found that this book, co-authored with her daughter turned out to be a nice change up for me.

I did find the beginning a bit weird and a tad bit slow, but the momentum built up and I found myself interested in learning about the G-T's. When all was said and done and the reasons revealed for why people where the way they were, I enjoyed the backstory of each of the characters.

A solid book, which has another book in the series that I'd definitely read.

4 stars
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow the clarity in which this book was written is astounding the authors did a great job depicting their characters building up the plot even though the end was predictable I am interested to read the next book.
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I like Suzanne Brockmann but this one is too juvenile to me.
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Night Sky series by Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann. I believe that this is a good start to what is going to be a very good series. I look forward to the next book and to see where Suzanne and Melanie take it.

This story takes place in a future United States. The economy has taken a turn for the worst and everyone is divided into the have and the have-not's. Skyler is a have along with her friend Calvin. They both have what they need and attend a private academy. Calv
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Hunted. Kidnapped. Bled. Destiny can be dangerous...
Skylar Reid’s world has been turned upside down. Sasha, the little girl Skylar baby-sits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered. Then Dana, a girl with extreme abilities, roars into town on a motorcycle, claiming Sasha has been taken by the Organization because a hormone in her blood gives her special abilities. To top it all off, Dana says Skylar has the
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I began reading this book I was confused because it had so many elements of another book I read but the story line was completely different. I then realized the book I was remembering was "Fighting Destiny" also by Suzanne Brockmann. They are not in the same series but are related in theme. This book is in a series she is writing with her daughter, Melanie, and I believe it is considered YA. It would not surprise me if the two series intersect. I really enjoyed all the characters and their ...more
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! I would highly recommend it to those who like a dystopian type book this is for them. This book does contain foul language though. (Just in case that is a set back for you, I wanted to let you know.)
Lisa Butterworth
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
pretty much what you'd expect from a well-crafted superhero type young adult book
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Was it very good? Not really. The girl was an irritating Mary Sue. Nonetheless, the story was catching and I will probably read the next one in the series.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting will continue to see how it evolves.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fourth-quarter
Meh. Jk! This book was both exciting and suspenseful (Aka a typical Cassie book).
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not bad. But I never really loved any of the characters, and it was about 200 pages too long. Supposedly a "thriller" that had the pace of a snail.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Loved this book.

Calvin cracked me up :)
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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award- ...more

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