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Nil on Fire

(Nil #3)

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Despite Rives and Skye’s attempt to destroy Nil, the island remains. And back in this world, Nil won’t let Skye go. Haunted by a darkness she can’t ignore, Skye wrestles with Nil nightmares that worsen by the day and threaten to tear her apart. As Skye fights to keep her mind intact, she realizes that to finally break free of Nil, she must end Nil’s vicious cycle once and ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Lynne Matson
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, so I love this book.:) I also wrote it, so I'm totally biased and can't be trusted. lol ;) BUT SERIOUSLY--I CAN'T WAIT FOR Y'ALL TO READ IT!!! Prepare for all the feels!:) #noregrets
Alyssa
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Nil on Fire by Lynne Matson
Book Three of the Nil series
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Despite Rives and Skye's attempt to destroy Nil, the island remains. And back in this world, Nil won't
...more
Stacee
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This whole series has been an amped up roller coaster and this book doesn't relent. It's filled with new characters, old favorites, action, heartbreak, and one hell of an ending.

**Huge thanks and squishy hugs to Lynne for sending me a copy of the book**
Paula Stokes
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
GIVE ME ALL THE LYNNE MATSON BOOKS :D

Real review to come.
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
Initial Impressions 4/18/16: 3.75 - 4 stars
I've been a fan of the NIL books for a long time and I loved the feel of them from the start. I think my biggest issue with the book is that I felt like there were a couple of places (including the beginning) that there was a whole lot of nothing going on. Because I read each of these books as a review copy (aka, before they were out), there was a lot of space between them and I had a hard time connecting some of the characters or events. The lulls really
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 LEAH⇢
OVERALL RATING: 4/5 STARS
GRADE=B+

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

SAVED (Charlie's Song) from LOST w Lyrics The Bangkok Five --Yeah, that Charlie from the TV show Lost…because I loved that show and this book brings back my memories of loving that show. Honestly, the mystery, the existential feelings it evokes, remind me so much of that show.♫


OVERALL RATING: 4/5 STARS
GRADE=B+

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

SAVED (Charlie's Song) from LOST w Lyrics The Bangkok Five --Yeah, that Charlie from the TV show Lost…because I loved that show and this book brings back my memories of loving that show. Honestly, the mystery, the existential feelings it evokes, remind me so much of that show.♫




⇝My Thoughts⇜

This book took almost two weeks for me to finish, which wasn't entirely the books fault, it was mostly RL. That being said, while I was reading this, I was constantly distracted, and it was mostly thoughts of life and existence and the ending of it. Freaky thoughts that kind of spooked me, and it's essentially what made reading this such an arduous undertaking for me.

Overall, this is a fitting end to this series, despite my not liking the main character, Skye, as much as I did in the second book…she's was just...annoying, smackably so. It's told from three POV's, which includes Skye, Rives and Nil…yeah the island has a voice. At first I was annoyed by that, but eventually it makes sense why the Author did it this way. There's a lot of new characters introduced in this book, and it's kind of hard to keep them all straight at first. Although, I did especially like Molly and Davey...oh yeah, and Hafthor too.

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

Plot: 4.2/5
Main Characters: 4/5
Secondary Characters: 4.3/5
The Feels: 4.5/5
Addictiveness: 4/5
Theme or Tone: 4/5
Flow (Writing Style): 3.5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4.2/5
Originality: 4/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 5/5 Cliffhanger: Nope!

Will I continue this series? It turns out there is a another book, which is actually Skye's Uncle Scott's Journal. It's also free on Amazon!
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Lea (drumsofautumn)
Sigh, I don't know where to beeegin. This review is so hard for me to write.
I really, really enjoyed the first and second book and I've been on this Nil journey since pretty much the beginning, so it definitely does not feel great so give this book a low rating and tell you how much this disappointed me. But that's why I wanna go into full detail. This is gonna hurt. Sorry #NILTribe!

My biggest problem was probably the main character Skye. I'm not gonna spoil the actual outcome of
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Collin Thompson
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying this is one of the best endings to a trilogy that I have ever read in a long time. The last book in the Nil Trilogy follows the 4 main characters that we know well and love, Charley, Thad, Skye, and Rives.



SPOILERS AHEAD***
As the book started off, I had low expectations due to most trilogy's ending horribly wrong. But I am pleased to say that this book was totally different. As the book started off with showing Skye and Rives life after the island and what Nil ha
...more
Shelley
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

NIL ON FIRE is the third and final installment in author Lynne Matson's NIL trilogy. Just when Skye Bracken and Rives thought they had finally left the island of NIL behind them for good, NIL reaches out and makes their lives rather unpleasant. Skye believes that something came back with her from NIL, and that darkness is taking up every moment she should be resting. She's even seei
...more
Tyler Wilson
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-favorites
And alas, the trilogy comes to an end. I'm sad. I very much enjoyed this series. The first book, Nil, was one of those books where I enjoyed it when I read it, but didn't think it was amazing. And then for several weeks, I could not stop thinking about it, and realized that it indeed was another kind of amazing, an even better amazing. My favorite part of these books has always always always been the characters. They're all so different and unique and real. And the books just got more complex an ...more
Sydney Opera Howse
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nil is my favorite book of all time and when I learned there were more I freaked out! Nil on fire was a little slow at the beginning with a lot of mysterious events. I enjoyed getting to know each and every character including the island through Nil's point of view. Thad and Charley in Nil was and is the most epic passionate love story I've ever read. Skye and Rives story was amazing it just shows how strong you can be and how you don't always need approval as long as you have yours. The ending ...more
Alyssa Cassar
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Currently, there are tears streaming down my face. This is the best trilogy I have ever laid my eyes on. I can't even drop a hint in this review because it will give too much away. If you haven't read this beautiful gift of a book yet (or the trilogy), what the hell are you waiting for!!!!!!
Lily Dammann
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
well that was amazing it was just great and I have no words and I need more books
Jill
Oct 24, 2015 marked it as to-read
May 31st 2016
Myreadbooks
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Since I wanted to know the end of this series that I loved, that's done.

Rives and Skye thought they had destroyed Nile, but she resisted. Back on this island they will not be quiet until it is completely destroyed. She will have to face her own nightmares to do so, but with help. New arrivals are coming, who will survive? The stakes have never been higher in this third part of the saga.

A third and last book read almost all at once, so much I was eager to know the end, so
...more
Haley
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nil on Fire in the final book in the Nil trilogy. If you have not read the Nil series, it’s worth reading. It has a tropical island setting and has romance, action and survival. The island of Nil is only traveled to and from by gates. There are lot of deadly animals there, and some people. You only get one year to try and catch a gate, or you die. I would recommend this series to fans of shows like Lost, Naked and Afraid, Man vs Wild and other shows with survival and islands. Also fans of books ...more
Kimberly Vanderbloom
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe that this series is over. I've spent so much time thinking about Nil and being on Nil that I'm going to feel a lonely without it. What I just loved most about this book was all the point of views. We have been used to two point of views but this book we had just about all the major players. The best point of view ever was Nil. Oh yes you heard me Nil has a point of view in this book. I nearly passed out of joy to hear this mysterious point. I always thought Nil was a major player ...more
Collin Thompson
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying this is one of the best endings to a trilogy that I have ever read in a long time. The last book in the Nil Trilogy follows the 4 main characters that we know well and love, Charley, Thad, Skye, and Rives.



SPOILERS AHEAD***
As the book started off, I had low expectations due to most trilogy's ending horribly wrong. But I am pleased to say that this book was totally different. As the book started off with showing Skye and Rives life after the island and what Nil h
...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
After very much enjoying the first two books in the Nil trilogy by the wonderful Lynne Matson, I knew I needed to pick up this book. The last book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger in that we know that Nil is not finished, and that not that everyone escaped.

I was a bit worried because it seemed like the story was done with the last book and just kept it open for another book, so I was interested what Lynne would do with this installment.

Charley and Thad join Rives and Skye to try to e
...more
Krissy
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nil On Fire is a beautiful ending to a book series that I enjoyed greatly. What I loved most about the Nil series is that it isn't predictable in the least. With most books I try to solve the riddles and problems that the characters face. Most of the time, to my dismay, I succeed. The solutions that the characters find are so off the wall that I can't help but admire the level of thought that went into this book. Seriously, you'd have to be trying to dislike anything about these books. The chara ...more
Christina Farley
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an epic conclusion to this trilogy!
Melissa
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Looooved this book and this series as a whole!! Great ending!
Kayla
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
A let down for the last book!
Jeffrey Grant
Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is, in my opinion, the weakest of the three in the series.

It returns to focus on Skye and Rives, but also gives voice to a number of other characters, because some of the action occurs on Nil, including input from Nil itself.

Details are in the spoiler section, but a lot of this book felt like a repeat of the earlier novels, and the middle of the book stalled hard, in my opinion. The introduction of the much more significant ethereal/supernatural elements also, I think, added more con
...more
Sthefany Monestime
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jessica
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 ⭐ This trilogy was great! I thought the story concept was super unique and refreshing. Such a good story about dark vs. light, good vs. evil, love vs. hate, and what side you choose, and the path you choose to take. In the beginning the story seems somewhat simplistic. Teenagers lost on an unknown island. Trying to find their way home before 365 days run out. Young love and life struggles. But the story deepens. The third book has a strong message and wraps the trilogy up with a very satisfyin ...more
Tracie
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Griselda  Alvarez
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
This book brought in all the characters from the first two books. I liked the diversity aspect of this book. It was a meh read and thought the story could have been shortened some. It did pick up in pace 40 pages to the ending.
Shawn
Sep 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The island gets a POV? Seriously!?! Skye has to be one of the most annoying and unlikable heroine ever to be found in a novel. The focus should have been Charlie not Skye. This series should have stopped at one.
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