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Nighfall Review

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

“Death awaits if you're caught outside during Nightfall...” Nightfall truly falls in line with all my YA favorites that it’s compared too, The Maze Runner, Divergent, and The Hunger Games.


Rating: 4.5/5

“Death awaits if you're caught outside during Nightfall. Humanity hides from the horrors of Night within the dome of Mecca, paralyzed by fear. Few dare to cross into the world beyond. This story catapults you into a world of dark mystery and chaos.”

This book was nothing that I was expecting. Though it was a bit more on the sci-fi side than I tend to like, I truly enjoyed reading this. It was this sci-fi edge that confused me in parts and made certain parts hard to follow. I found myself needing to read a few passages over once or twice to make sure I understood what exactly was going on. That being said I didn’t understand everything, but that made me want to keep reading even more. I wanted to find out what was happening, why it was happening.


Nightfall truly falls in line with all my YA favorites that it’s compared too, The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games. Though I didn’t immediately fall in love with Nightfall, I can’t wait to read the next book. I have so many questions that need to be answered before I can say I love this series. However, I am very much invested in this story and the characters.


Though I didn’t immediately fall in love with Nightfall, I can’t wait to read the next book.

The world of Nightfall that’s introduced is truly unique. Though I’ll never be keen on actually visiting, I’m not a fan of mushrooms. I found myself captivated by the description of the land and forests and the city of Mecca. Even the beasts that roam outside the dome intrigued me. All these small details definitely made this an enjoyable read for me. I could completely imagine these harsh environments that the characters lived in and traveled through.


I found myself captivated by the description of the land and forests and the city of Mecca. Even the beasts that roam outside the dome intrigued me.

I expected this story to follow a single point of view based on the brief description. Following one of the main characters, Jericho. However, instead, I got to read various points of view from all sorts of characters even minor ones. This all made the story stronger helping me understand why the things were happening or what set them off. This was one thing I felt lacking in books like The Hunger Games, where you only get the main character’s point of view.


Overall, I really enjoyed reading Nightfall. I don’t want to even try giving away any spoilers for this one. It would be too difficult for me to try and explain certain parts without just giving away the entire book. So I encourage anyone who not only enjoyed reading The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner but Divergent too. Try Nightfall, you won’t be disappointed.