Beware the Night by Jessica Fleck
Release Date: March 12th 2019
Format: eArc 320 pages
Genre(s): young adult, fantasy
the Night’s light footsteps hide ‘neath the breeze
Beware the Night tells the tale of when the Night and Sun were at war. When the fate of the world rests in between the hands of a girl with a jagged star shaped bite on her chest. A girl raised in the slums but with a greater destiny. Feeling a sense of deja vu? Beware the Night follows the same trope so many young adult fantasy follows with the whole, poor-girl-turns-out-to-be-really-important. I do not mind the repeated use of concept in the story, I just wished there was more to it. Something that added spice. But, alas no this was just a bland mixture of love triangles and an overused trope.
Though the story should have been more, I was instantaneously intrigued by the concept of the oldage concept of the light versus dark in the story. And the fact that the light is the ENEMY. A simple yet in depth theme that Fleck twisted into her own imaginative tale.
Fair warning for those who do not like love triangles, there is a love triangle between the female mc and two other boys and it is a doozy.
Gratitude is the root of all evil, Poppy taught me. Take nothing for granted. Without appreciation, he says, all humanity is lost.