Beware the Night Blog Tour
Hi everyone! As you can see, I am participating in the blog tour for Beware the Night by Jessika Flek. This tour is organised by Xpresso Tours.
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Author: Jessika Fleck
Series: Beware the Night #1
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: 12 March 2019
Source: Xpresso Tours
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 11 March 2019
On the island of Bellona, they worship the sun. Seventeen-year-old Veda understands that keeping the sun content ensures plentiful crops, peace and harmony, and a thriving economy. But as a member of the Basso class, she never reaps those benefits.
Life as a Basso is one fraught with back-breaking work and imposing rules. Her close friendship with Nico is Veda’s one saving grace in a cruel world where the division between her people and the ruling Dogio is as wide and winding as the canals that snake through their island.
But when Veda’s grandfather is chosen as the next sacrificial offering to keep the sun’s favor, Veda is forced to see the injustice of her world. Turning away from the sun means she must join the night—and an underground revolution she’s been taught to fear all her life.
n I first read the synopsis I thought that the story sounded very interesting, I am very happy to say that reading now just makes me more interested. I am so excited to see how everything unfolds in this book!
Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.
The writing is rich with imagery which is aided by descriptions. This does make the writing slightly heavier. Despite this, I absolutely loved the writing. It painted the world in vibrant colours and helped to make the story more believable.
The plot is slow burning but at its core, it has an important message. In a world based on oppression, Veda has to either rise above or accept things the way they are. I really enjoyed how the author provided histories for the believes evident in this book. Not only is it interesting but it also adds depth to the plot. I liked how the author didn't dwell too long on the love interests, instead, she remained focused on the main plot point of the Night rebellion.
Veda added a lot to the story and overall feel of the book. Veda's down-to-earth-upbringing shapes her as a person and adds a level of authenticity to the book. Whilst we have this rounded character, the characters who tend to be on the background lacked dimensionality. This took away from the believability of the story.
Overall, I liked this book. The beautiful and vivid writing pulled me in and kept me intrigued but it did make for heavier reading. The plot was interesting and had a lot of depth to it. The plot helped to pull me further into the book. However, whilst Veda contributed to the authenticity of the book, the other characters seemed to fade into the background in this book. I am excited to see what happens next! Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for a copy of this book!
Jessika Fleck is an author, unapologetic coffee drinker, and knitter — she sincerely hopes to one day discover a way to do all three at once. Until then, she continues collecting vintage typewriters and hourglasses, dreaming of an Ireland getaway, and convincing her husband they NEED more kittens. Her YA debut, THE CASTAWAYS (Entangled TEEN), is now available. Her next YA novel, BEWARE THE NIGHT (Swoon Reads/Macmillan) releases March 12, 2019. More at www.jessikafleck.com