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Mania

(The Night Walkers #3)

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Jack and his half-brother Parker have no time to mourn the loss of their father, Daniel Chipp. With an attack by the body-stealing Takers imminent, the pair must put aside their grief and track down the ingredients of Daniel’s formula—one that will rein in the power-hungry Takers—to keep their family and friends out of danger.

Their only hope lies in a puzzle th
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Published July 8th 2015 by Flux (first published July 1st 2015)
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Lisa Mandina
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another great story. I like both viewpoints, really helped to see just what was going on, as well as getting a look inside some of the characters you might not otherwise have had time to learn about. And it was so great getting back to Finn. I love Finn. His funny t-shirts, all of it. So it was really fun to have him back. There is lots of danger in this. Times we don't know for sure if someone has betrayed the group. Or if someone else might be able to help even though they are on the wrong sid ...more
Alyssa
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Mania by J.R. Johansson
Book Three of the Night Walkers trilogy
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: July 8, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

Jack and his half-brother Parker have no time to mourn the loss of their father, Daniel Chipp. With an attack by the body-s
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Colleen Houck
So glad to finally finish this series. It's been on my to do list for a while. The strange this is, I often felt like I had a sleeping problem while reading. =) I really like how it all came together. My favorite scenes were the mental battles while sleeping. Such a cool idea to be able to enter the dream state of another person.
Dianne
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Flux and NetGalley for the review copy! Receiving one did not affect my views of the novel. Don't proceed if you haven't read the first two books!

And everything ends. But don't fear, fellow fans, J.R. Johansson's The Night Walkers series goes out with a bang! The series started out as a duology, but Jenn found that there was so much story to tell. That's because she made such an astounding storyworld where there are night walk
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Dark Faerie Tales
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Wonderful ending to a very unique and entertaining series. I would highly recommend this to all YA Thriller fans!

Opening Sentence: Staring into the pit that had ripped away every answer I needed, I could still feel the Earth shake and the burning heat from the fire against my face.

The Review:

Jack and Parker are both Nightwalkers. They have the ability to enter into the dreams of the last person
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julieta
Nov 02, 2014 marked it as not-finishing-series
I totally thought this was a duology)?
Suey
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Intense wrap up of this series. I enjoyed getting to know Jack better.
Maud
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finale
I'm so not ready to say goodbye to these characters but the ending was great!
Katherine Paschal
Jack has been trying to figure out the missing ingredients for his father’s drug to fix the Takers, but so far he has been unsuccessful. Meanwhile, Parker feels frustrated because he wants to know more about Jack and his father, but Jack refuses to talk with him or let him help with the formula. When Jack and Parker receive a message from their dad, they team up to try and save their people from the war that will destroy everyone.

I know I am a fan of this series but I forgot just how
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Wolf (Alpha)
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I like how Jack is fierce and how he doesn't give up. I like how Parker loves him and how they fight to stay together and stay alive. I like how when Parker gets captured, Jack flips and goes after him. I like how Parker is smart and how he manages to survive. I like how in the end, Parker is saved, and they find a cure.
Melisa
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
When I received this ARC from Jenn I was ecstatic! Thanx soo much!

I started reading it with a lot of enthusiasm, because let's face it, I needed the next book after reading book 2. I was traveling from Paris to Amsterdam and had a lot of time on my hands. Before I knew it I was half way through the book. Then it hit me. This was going to be the last book before I had to let go of Parker, Jack, Finn, Addie and Mia, and I wasn't ready. But before long my curiousity won it from my small deppressio
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Kirsty Bicknell
In Mania, more than any of the previous two books, J R Johansson takes her characters on a journey. This is not only a physical one, as they follow the clues and find the ingredients to Daniel’s formula, but also an emotional one. This is particularly true for Jack whose detached mask slips away and he allows himself to finally grieve for the people he has lost, as well as realising that he is capable of love – both familial and romantic. this change in Jack means that he becomes a far more inte ...more
Audrey
Wow! This was one of (if not THE) most suspenseful, thriller-full books I've read. I love this whole series. I was so tempted to stay in bed all day reading this instead of getting up and going to work and taking kids to school. It kept me up at night, wondering and worrying about what was going to happen next, which is fitting for a book based around insomnia.

This is book 3 of the Night Walker series, so you definitely need to read the other two first. I don't want to give anything
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Malia
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A jumble of thoughts and emotions are racing through my head as I sit, staring at the cursor, trying to find just the right words for this review.

The final book in the Night Walkers trilogy is gripping, exciting, and a fitting conclusion to an amazing series. We see Parker, Jack, Finn, and Addie grow and develop even more, building on their relationships with each other as they try to find a way to end a devastating war.

One of my favorite aspects of this book is the switc
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Kathy
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mania is the third and final book in The Night Walker series, and it does NOT disappoint. All the characters I love are there, and somehow Jenn writes in more characters that I grew to love. That’s hard to do with such a large cast. This book is more intense than even the first two with so much at stake for not only Parker and Jack, but for the Night Walkers as a whole. I have a newborn and a toddler, but I found myself reading every minute I could find. The twists propelled me to the next pages ...more
Maren
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Insert tears of joy here! I absolutely loved this book! It was so hard to think that the Insomnia series was over after Paranoia, so this final book from Jack's perspective was perfect. When Jack entered the series it so exciting, and he brought all new questions, so it is was such an adventure getting into his character. With some books where they cover the same events from multiple perspectives it can become boring and redundant, have no fear! Johansson is a brilliant author and this exciting ...more
Christine
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actually wasn't sure if I liked this book at first as almost stopped reading it between pages 50-100 because it wasn't grabbing me like the first two did and I was disappointed. But I kept reading and I'm glad I did because as the book continues it becomes every bit as exciting and has you on the edge of your seat like the others in the series. The interesting thing about "mania" is that it is from the perspective of both Parker and his brother Jack,and at first that throws the reader off a bit ...more
Jenni Elyse
I really liked where the story went and how it ended. Fantastic ending to the series.
Wade, Rosario, and Marco
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wade said this final book was great and the series was awesome. He recommends it.
Shari
Jul 09, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm so excited I won this book on Goodreads!
Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Amazing. 4.5 stars. Review to come.
Tobyann Aparisi
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Tobyann by: 25
This last installment of the series did not disappoint!! This is a fast-paced read with a lot of on the edge of your seat action and activity. The characters are very strong and the story is just excellent! I have never heard or even thought of a plot like this but I have to say it was very intriguing and just powerfully done. I could envision the characters and the action the whole time I was reading. It was just so well done I can't give it enough praise. This author is definitely one to watch ...more
Lucy King
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-english, sci-fi
This was great! Really interesting, the end was cool, I love this serie, the whole idea of night walkers and their messed up brains, worth reading... (view spoiler) ...more
Katie Kight
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as awesome as the first 2 books

I loved this series all the way through. Never a dull moment and I'm used to the more graphic books so it's hard to keep my attention, but I loved every minute of reading them. I plan to check out the other books from J.R. Johansson as well.
Glenn Hammer
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: creepy, mystery
I liked the first book better. This had a puzzle that lead the characters from one person to another to collect the needed information. I dislike this type of puzzle because it seems to unrealistic. Anyone in the chain could be killed etc and there would be no way to solve the problem.
Emily
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Was a bit of a disappointment compared to the first two, but it was still a good read.
Liliana
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Mania was so awesome! It was and action-packed thriller with a whole lot of insane experiments and crazy powers and the imminent war between the Night Walkers... so exciting! I loved the concept of this series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about where these powers came from. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the origins of their powers reminds me of a Creepypasta called The Russian Sleep Experiment , which is one of my favorite short horror stories! I highly recommend thatBook
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Briar's Reviews
Mania is a great fantasy, young adult novel for any reader.

To start out with, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the previous books before starting this one. I did not, since I got this as a review novel, and boy was I confused for 75% of this book. That's not to say this book isn't highly addicting and incredibly interesting as a "standalone", but having the background information from the other novels would have made this book so much better!

As a standalone, (or as I call it, Br
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Jae Park
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways, thanks!

"Mania" is the story of two brothers, Jack and Parker. They live in a world of nightmares and enemies, while they do their best to carry on their father's work to solve the issues in their world.

When Parker is kidnapped by Takers, Jack is forced to hurry up and solve the clues their father left behind to make a new cure for the Taker people. This solution would save the Takers from dying very young. Even th
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Anne Martin
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: goodreads-arc
This book scares me. I read reviews about the first two ones until I understood more or less what happened in the first two books. Then, I began reading, and I do realize it is a fantasy-fiction / young adult series. But somehow in my mind this invented world of dreamers, takers, watchers was replaced by parts of the real world. Instead of the book categories, I was thinking about political prisoners, torture, lack of sleep... I could see images that have been on tv many times, from POW in Vietn ...more
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J.R. JOHANSSON is the author of the Night Walkers Series (INSOMNIA, PARANOIA and MANIA) as well as standalone novels, CUT ME FREE and THE ROW. Her books have been published in over a dozen languages and more than twenty countries worldwide. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. She l ...more

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The Night Walkers (3 books)
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