Title: Night Marchers
Author: Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles
Date Published: 10/14/11
An all new Young Adult paranormal series that will have you averting your eyes for years to come!
“NEVER, EVER lock eyes with a Night Marcher!” Everyone in Hawaii has heard this warning, except for seventeen-year-old Emma Townsend that is. For most Hawaiians know that looking into the eyes of Night Marcher can strike a curse that will end in death or eternal servitude.
Even though her father, who is a paranormal investigator, solely raised Emma, she has little experience in the realm of the supernatural. When she is forced to move with her father to Hawaii, only months before her graduation, Emma finds that her world as she knows it, is shaken when she starts seeing the unexplainable: fire balls in the distance, beating drums in the middle of nowhere and strangers who vanish into thin air. Then one day when she has a run in with a procession of Night Marchers, ancient Hawaiian spirits wandering from their burial grounds to their locations of battles past, Emma has no choice but to believe that the unbelievable does exist.
Now Emma must go on the run with the help of a mysterious stranger, as they seek out how to free Emma from the curse of a Night Marcher, who will stop at nothing to get her soul.
My Rating: 3.5 *'s
I really did end up liking this book a lot, so just bear with me here. ; )
I'm not sure what it was, because there was quite a bit going on, but the story seemed to start off a little slow for me, or maybe it just took me a little while to get into it? I can't really say which as I dont really know myself.
Emma's character meets the boy next door or the boy in the guest house I guess you could say and everything seems rosy for her. I really liked Tristan as a person but somehow his relationship with Emma just didn't do it for me. He had major baggage and ends up taking off, I wont spoil the what or why here, but his feelings for Emma come on way too strong way too fast.
Then the story takes a turn when Emma is swept into the world of the Night Marchers and a mysterious boy, Kai, becomes her protector. She finds a connection with Kai that is so strong and unbelievable, but she is confused about her own feelings. Add to this Kai's evil twin brother wanting her soul, and you have a recipe for disaster. I'm definitely team Kai in this one.
The last 1/3rd of this story really did it for me. Huge cliffhanger, lots of action, romance (hesitant on Emma's part, but its there and more believable to me) and I can't wait to see what happens. I already have book #2 and am ready to get into it!