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Dead of Night

(Aftershock #1)

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In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.


World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have fa
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Published September 22nd 2015 by Fire Quill Publishers (first published October 1st 2014)
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Fire Quill Publishing and NetGalley.)

“The dead of night is where we belong.”


This was an okay story, but it wasn’t for me.
I don’t know why but I didn’t really enjoy this book, we got a bit of action and a bit of drama, but I just found that this book didn’t hold my attention, and I didn’t feel anything for any of the characters. I think this was probably just a case of wrong person, wrong boo
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Abbie
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.)

I just couldn't get interested in this one unfortunately, so I spent the majority of the book bored. It dragged quite badly for me because of it, and I was quite glad when it was over.

Overall, Not an enjoyable read for me.
Rissa
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5⭐️
Thank you so much to Fire Quill Publishing via netgalley for sending me a copy of Dead of Night by Caryle Labuschagne .

I really enjoyed the main character Opel, i think her quiet vulnerability made her more realistic. I also thought ot was interesting to have her not have any memories. That was unique, but it made her confused but also made me confused at times.

It is a dystopian and i thought the world was well done, the characters were developed, but the story itself didnt keept my atten
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Amy
Mar 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya, netgalley-review, 2016
Despite Dead of Night’s fast pace and intriguing premise, I struggled to lose myself in its story. Several factors just didn’t work for me, mainly the lack of character depth and the seemingly sporadic plot. I felt overwhelmed by confusion for most of the time, but in those few moments of clarity my frustration at the characters, none of whom I could remotely relate to, was stifling.

Overall, I think the presiding reason I couldn’t enjoy Dead of Night was because the storyline was flat, but fast
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I was really excited when I first heard about this book! It sounded like an awesome dystopian book! The cover was then revealed, which totally made me want the book even more! I mean, the cover is just amazing! I've also met the author at a Book Convention, but had yet to read any of her books, so when I was offered an ARC of this one, I jumped at it! While I enjoyed this book, I had a few problems with it too! Well, one minor problem with the plot! The plot of this book developed at such a rapi ...more
Marni
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that my favorite genre is dystopia. I couldn’t be bothered with a romance novel. To my dismay, I found myself loving every moment of this unusual take on love in a world where love itself is a crime. From the very beginning, I found myself captivated with the story of Opel and Aecker.

Having been a big reader of dystopia, I know how this genre has swelled over the past few years and has found itself being written into near exhaustion. This author has brea
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Emma Michaels
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing!

This book will keep you up at night. It is definitely a one sitting read and worth every sleepless moment! Phenomenal characters, wonderful writing, and a hook that keeps you captive until the very end!
Aly
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I am a little on the fence with this book. I wanted to love it but I felt I missing something in this book sometimes. I think I needed a little more backstory with some parts of the book. I wanted this book to grab me and hold me and tell me the story but I felt let down. I didn't connect with this book as I had hoped I would. *This book was given to me for free at my request by NetGalley and I provided this voluntary review.*
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Book Review
Title: Dead of Night (Aftershock #1)
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Romance
Rating: DNF
Review: So, all I know about this book is the synopsis: “In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death. World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After the Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and
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Sue Wallace
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dead of night by Carlyle Labuschagne is a sci-fi and fantasy and teens ya read.
World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People's beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous.And Illness is seen as a defect - all flaws that are inexcusable.But to love is the greatest
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Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Aug 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
Book Review
Title: Dead of Night (Aftershock #1)
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Romance
Rating: DNF
Review: So, all I know about this book is the synopsis: “In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death. World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After the Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and
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Felicitia
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, arc
I receive an arc of this book in exchange of an honest review.
I have to say I am quite disappointed at this one. I feel that Dead of Night had a potential of being great if only the story itself wasn't cut so short. When it end all I could think was "That's it?" And I don't know how to put it all in words without spoiling anything. So bear with me.

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Miranda
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy via netgalley.

Dystopian books are a huge favorite of mine. Simply put because it's interesting all the different takes for a society. This one love is a crime. I mean that alone should make the would be reader squirming in their seat excited, and intrigued. Opel and Aecker are the main characters and I loved them dearly. You take this journey with them that's so helpless you can't help but cheer along with them in hopes things work out.i very much will pick up the next installm
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Kami
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, dystopia
Opel wakes up without any memory of how she got there in a post-apocalyptic, post nuclear fall out world. This is a well-written and fast paced book. There is a lot happening in this book and it jumps around through different characters' points of views and plot points. I had a hard time at first keeping up because the story was moving so fast but towards the middle things started getting really exciting and I was enjoying it more. 4 stars.
Stacy Moll
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whether you love SciFi or not, you will like this book. In a world where love is not allowed, two people find love and try to bridge the gap between worlds. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
Risha Crider
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible story depicting what earth might be like after a nuclear war. If you learn anything by reading this book it is that love conquers all.
Nikki Archer
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous a must read more review to come
Seraphia
When I first read the blurb and saw the cover for Dead of Night I was excited to read this book. It sounded engaging and interesting. As I read this book, I found myself really disappointed. This wasn't what I was expecting. This is a sci-fi dystopian romance novel and the first in a series, but honestly, it doesn't feel that way. For me, it feels like the author starts the story somewhere else, and then gives us the rest. What happened to the world? The author doesn't say. What's going on with ...more
Rigel
Mar 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I think this is the worst book I've ever read. The characters were flat, the plot nonexistent, the narration gave me whiplash and the prose was just plain confusing. Then it ends out of nowhere. I don't know what else to say... it was just... bad.
Kristina Snyder
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dead of Night was a story so unlike others that I have read before. When I heard about this book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Even the cover of the book pulled me in. Major cover love. So when I had the chance to read and review it, I was excited beyond belief. I loved that this story had dual POVs. I loved being inside both Opel's and Aecker's heads. I was able to understand them a little more and that helped. I loved the uniqueness of the story. What Opel really was and how she came ...more
Olivia
I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis from NetGalley.com

There were aspects of this book that I really liked and others that I feel could have used some more attention. The descriptive writing of the book was done very well and made for an enjoyable read. However, I strongly feel that the romance of the book was too rushed.

To further elaborate, I was sucked into the book by the first paragraph because of how vivid the descriptive writing was on what the charact
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Adrienne Woods
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Everyone that knows me, know that I'm not a huge fan of Dystophian novels.
But the cover of Carlyle's Labuschagne's new novel Dead of Night, really spoke to me, and I just have to read it.

It follows both Aecker and Opel's point of views and I have to say, I wasn't once lost in whose point of view I am. Carlyle really execute that beautifully.
The story is taking place after world war three. It's a world where power rules and the more you have it, the more you want. Inborns, are known as humans a
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Erin
"The MOMENT YOUR UNIVERSE SPINS OUT of control and collides with something so much greater than yourself, your initial reaction is shock and fright-a deep-seeded fear that runs through every inch of your body and brain. As you are jounced from your course, silence surrounds you, haunting you as the world around you tilts off its axis. All you can do is wait for the fall."

In this book we follow both Opel and Aecker. Opel can't remember anything that happened before Aecker found her and took her i
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Denise
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dead of Night takes place in a future world following World War III. Much of the earth has been decimated; society is broken and now governed with little to no freedoms. Emotions are no longer tolerated, love and faith are illegal, and any illness is considered a flaw with all flaws inexcusable. The tale begins with Opel waking up from unconsciousness; she has no memory, is in an unfamiliar place with a strange bracelet on her arm, and Aecker is keeping watch. Her mind is completely blank and sh ...more
Erika Messer
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book by Carlyle that I have read, and I must say I was floored :) It was amazing! She is well known for writing dystopian novels for young adults, and she has a distinct style of writing. This book starts at the end of World War III in the future. And any imperfection is now seen as unacceptable - including illness and emotions (the largest one being LOVE). Aecker is an "Inborn" and rescues Opel (who has no memory) from a facility. Opel and Aecker couldn't be more different, b ...more
Jodie Wilkins
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dead of Night it's the beginning of a complicated Love story set after WWIII. The two main characters have this incredible chemistry that you can see from the first chapter. The story is told in the pov of the two main characters that has you sitting on the edge of your seat throughout The whole book and it is one that I can't wait to be continued. With every calm section there comes a twist or a turn that had me wanting to not put this book down.  There are parts of the story that connect the c ...more
Marni
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that my favorite genre is dystopia.  I couldn’t be bothered with a romance novel.  To my dismay, I found myself loving every moment of this unusual take on love in a world where love itself is a crime.  From the very beginning, I found myself captivated with the story of Opel and Aecker.
 
Having been a big reader of dystopia, I know how this genre has swelled over the past few years and has found itself being written into near exhaustion.  This author ha
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Doris
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for a love story, and Dead of Night is really not the typical "love story" but it's all about finding that impossible love and refusing to let go no matter what!
In life Opal and Aecker are total opposites, he lives a so called free life outside of The Gate and she is a genetically modified tracker designed to be the end of him. Somehow, the two meet and he is able to break through to that little piece of humanity inside of her and they fall in love against the odds.
Nothing is impo
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Ellie Williams
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
A MUST READ and 5 Stars from me.

"Together we belong in the dead of night."

Aecker and Opel - love as deep as the night sky.

War between Cupola and The Gate, held by a great man of his time, now handed down to his sons, Aecker and Dyllian after his death. The treaty had held strong despite The Gate's constant battering. Aecker, Dyllian and the Old city of Cupola, the breed of Inborns, the peace now hangs in the balance as Aecker is unwilling let Opel go and leave her in the suspicious hands of the
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Emerald Barnes
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads
Dead of Night focuses on the one thing that everyone needs - love. In a world without love, what would happen? Would there be wars? How would people show affection?

Carlyle Labuschagne has done an amazing job of capturing a world ravaged by war and technology that took away love and everything that makes us human. What happens when someone who is supposed to be "perfect" falls for an inborn, someone who wasn't made into the perfect being? What happens when you aren't supposed to feel an emotion
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