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Survive the Night

3.21  ·  Rating details ·  4,607 ratings  ·  1,000 reviews
We're all gonna die down here. . . .
Julie lies dead and disemboweled in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Her friends think she’s just off with some guy—no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music.
In a tunnel nearby, Casey regrets coming to Survive the Night, the all-night underground rave in the New York
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Razorbill
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Kristina Horner
Jul 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
I truly hated this book.

1. The plot made so little sense that when my friends and I were done reading it, we just sat around staring blankly at each other for awhile saying things like "but wait..." "so, but..." "wait, what?"

2. I'm pretty sure the ending is supposed to be one of those "BUT DID IT REALLY HAPPEN" type things but there was absolutely nothing about the way the book was written that made you feel like that's actually possible.

3. The main character was ridiculous and often when her VE
in a desperate attempt to squeeze some spooky-reads into october; a month where i'd foolishly made promises to read so many books that were so unspooky, i decided to plow through some YA horror because the pacing of teen fiction is perfect for little book snacks between responsibilities.

but i should have left this one alone.

true, i read it in a couple of hours and it is technically a horror novel so i guess it fit my needs, but i never felt scared or spooked or even entertained.

the cover is th
Emma Giordano
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I REAALLY enjoyed this book! I randomly picked it up in Barnes&Noble and I couldn't be happier that I did. As someone who frequently goes to raves, I knew this book would be a perfect fit for me. While the writing isn't the absolute best, the plot kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I also like how it approaches teenage hood from a different perspective than what we see in YA. In Survive the Night, Casey starts out the story after going to rehab for abusing prescription dr ...more
Kelli Spear
Jul 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
Gods. I had hopes for this one. The premise had me intrigued... and that cover!! This is definitely a case of "never judge a book by its cover."

I have many issues with this book, but I'll try to keep this concise.

1) The pacing. Oh. Em. Gee. Things start off sllllooooowwwwwwww. Look, I know we have to meet the characters and get an idea of their personalities and backgrounds, but a story of this magnitude needs something to kick things off. And a barely delved into addiction being overshadowed
Jul 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
See this review at YA Midnight Reads

Horror is a genre within YA that I personally believe brims with unexplored possibility. As a bit of a horror buff myself, I do love the genre itself but even more so the impact it can have on the reader. From personal experience I’ve felt the aftereffects of well done horror far past the credits of a movie or the closing words of a novel. I suppose my personal definition of a successful horror then would be if it elicited undeniable long-lasting fear. I now a
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another absolutely stellar book from Danielle Vega. If you loved Merciless, Survive the Night will not disappoint. That’s not to say that StN tells the same story. Not at all. We meet Casey as she’s recounting her time in rehab after her issues with Oxytocin. When she is going to Madison’s house for a sleepover, I thought that maybe it would be too close to Merciless, but it veers off from there when she ditches to go with Shana, Aya, and Julie to a club in New York. Which turns into Survive the ...more
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Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
3.5 Stars
While not as strong as the Merciless series, I still enjoyed this YA horror book as an escapist read. The teenagers are rather unlikeable and annoying in their high, drunk state, which was likely done on purpose. I can other readers not liking the type of horror in this one, but I actually quite enjoyed it. Vega is known for writing some grisly gruesome scenes and she did not disappoint in this one. I would recommend this one to people who enjoy YA horror with some guts.
Melissa Chung
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-horror, owned
This book is just so hard to describe and to rate. I'm going to just say it's a 3.5 stars.

Survive the Night is about a girl named Casey who used to be a goody two-shoes, what her new best friend Shana, calls a soccer Barbie. Casey hurt her knee pretty bad during a game and had to get surgery. The hospital is where she met Shana. Shana is a typical bad girl, who is way into drugs, drinking and finding adventure in everything. Casey finds it thrilling to hang out with someone like Shana and ditche
Ashley Daviau
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At this point I think it’s safe to say that I’m a big Danielle Vega fan. I LOVED her Merciless series and I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well. I really liked the whole idea of the book, being stuck underground at an all night rave in the sewers and the chaos that ensues. It gave me serious Lovecraftian vibes which I did not expect and I enjoyed the hell out of that! You never really see what’s coming for these teens and it was perfect that way. My only minor complaint is that I really dislike ...more
Mallory Shoemaker
Aug 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
The only reason I rated this book a one star is because I couldn't rate it zero stars... I cannot believe what I just read. There is no way for my brain to comprehend tonight. More when I'm a little more awake/well spoken. For now just know I hated it. ...more
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
First 2/3 gets 5 stars
Last 1/3 gets 2
After reading the Merciless series I had higher expectations
Jessica {Litnoob}
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This took me back to summer 98' where movies like scream and I know what you did last summer were all the rage. It checked all the boxes for fun summer scare, where it doesn't have to be October 31st to pack some chill. I breezed through this book half because it has quick chapters and pacing that keeps it moving but also because you just can't help but wanna know what's gonna happen next. This book has started a serious love affair with Danielle Vega and her work. ...more
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
After much deliberation and careful consideration, I have decided that this. Book. Sucks. There are so many things wrong with this book. Starting with the fact that I was completely disappointed in who the killer turned out to be. It wasn't the jealous best friend. It wasn't the boyfriend. It wasn't even a human! It turned out to be a monster with tentacles and claws. It was so random and just, why? I was hoping for a major plot twist and an unexpected, yet explainable, murderer. But no. It had ...more
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I received a copy via the publisher in exchange for an honest review

2.5 Stars

Survive the Night is Danielle Vega's second novel and after the success of The Merciless, I'm sure a lot of readers are anxiously waiting to get their hands on a copy of this book. Having enjoyed the [very possibly] controversial storyline of her first novel, I was looking forward to reading another jarring read. If you follow my blog, then you've probably seen my po
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
That was pretty intense... Great book if you like YA monster horror.
Spoilers ahead!

2.5 stars just like her other book I read. This book sounded so freaking amazing when I first heard about it. Friends go to a underground rave and someone starts killing them off. Sounds perfect right? It was just for awhile. Until the "creature" appeared. What creature has fucking tentacels and claws big as kitchen knifes?? I seriously thought the creepy homeless guy was killing everyone. THAT would have been a better than a creature that Casey probably thought she saw because sh
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
... WHAT

4/5 Almost entirely awarded for fun factor. This book was a quick, one-sitting read that I consumed like popcorn. Is it terrifying? No, but fans of the Merciless Series will be satisfied by the expected level of Danielle Vega gore. Did it have a deep underlying message about prescription drug addiction, peer pressure, and one's struggle to find autonomy? Perhaps if you were looking at it from exactly the right angle. More importantly, was it a good time? Undoubtedly so.

Lovers of B-mov
Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Danielle Vega has done it. She not only managed to scare the crap out of me, she also managed to tell a captivating story that kept me hooked from start to finish. Survive The Night seriously impressed me.

The whole book takes place over one night and I can’t tell you how much I love stories like that. Casey and her friends set out for a night of adventure and instead they get a night of terror. The Survive the Night rave takes place once a year in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York Ci
Feb 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Honestly what the fuck was the point of any of that??
I'm so confused by what I just read... First of all, it took 140 pages for it to completely get passed the blurb so nothing was really surprising cause I knew it was going to happen. Next when things started happening after that it seemed so abrupt and random. I kept expecting some twist at the end to kind of explain what was happening, but there was nothing. Like the whole monster thing seemed so lame and not scary at all to me. The horror i
All but one of my GR friends has rated this book 3+ stars so I'm not sure why the average rating is so low. Don't let that number scare you away—this was actually a pretty damn good read. Okay, it might not win any awards or anything, but if you're in the mood for a creepy horror novel to finish in one sitting then this is a great one to pick. The characters actually had a decent background stories and lots of conflict amongst one another, and the setting was very spooky. It gave me flashbacks o ...more
Liz Laurin
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
so I'm just gonna never sleep again. cool? cool. ...more
lauren ♡
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I received the eARC from Penguin FirstToRead in exchange for an honest review

I love YA horror. I love underground raves and club scenes. So a YA horror story with a club atmosphere is a no brainer for me. Vega's first book, The Merciless, was one of my most anticipated books of 2014, so naturally, this was one of my most anticipated of 2015.

Survive the Night revolves around Casey Myrtle, a teenager recently released from rehab after overdosing on oxy. She's surrounded by her friends Julie, Aya,
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm surprised I survived the night I read this book.

Let me just start by saying that eyeballs don't just fall out of your head. Of all the idiotic things that happen in this book, that is by far the dumbest. Dumber even than the terrifying tentacle monster. Let me just hide under the covers a moment, the horror has me so rattled.

So my personal relationship with Danielle Vega books is a tad strained, I love-hated The Merciless, it was perfect in an absurd resurrection of Mean Girls that made me r
Sara Strand
Jun 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
It is going to be hard to write this review without spoilers because honestly. HONESTLY, this book was absolutely terrible. Usually I'm all for a good YA book because usually they end up being pretty decent, if not a bit hokey. I feel like if you start a YA book you have to assume it's going to be a little hokey and that's OK. What isn't OK is when the story builds and it feels like the author has decided to say "oh to hell with it" and give up. And not just regular give up, like leave a bunch o ...more
fleur ☆
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I f*cked up bad with this book. Everyone knows that you don't read horror in the evening. You especially don't read horror at 1am in the morning, with your fidgety dog sleeping outside your door and the flashing light from your old phone blinking green. However, I f*cked it up and did just that.

The things that happened in this book were both ridiculous AND ridiculously terrifying. Everything was confusing. Some descriptions weren't elaborated on, and some descriptions were described in way too m
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
another good horror book by Danielle!

again this book is pretty gruesome/gory so if thats not your thing Id avoid this book.

I really enjoyed this one, maybe a little more then The Merciless. It had a great build up leading up to the reveal of whats going bump in the dark of the sub way tunnels....

a lot of intense hold your breath scenes, gasps, and some interesting twists and turns along the way.

another perfect read for this time for year!
Josue Llamas
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 • this was all kinds of twisted. there's one thing I wonder though, why couldn't they use their phones this whole time? nobody mentioned anything about not having any service, so why?

but what the hell ... this was fun!
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