Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance/ Hawaiian Mythology)
Date Published: November 14, 2011
The Blurb: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.
Night Marchers is the first book in the Night Marchers series by Courtney Nuckels & Rebecca Gober. I know absolutely nothing about Hawaiian Mythology, so the idea of the Night Marchers and also the Menehues was fun and interesting to read about. Emma is a typical teenager who finds herself attracted to two love interests. Both guys are lovable for different reasons. Emma starts to fall super quickly for one of the guys, then she meets the other and starts to fall super fast for him too. I really, really wish it wasn't a love triangle. I would have loved it that much more if the romance was focused between Emma and Kai alone. Tristan needs love too though, and I have a love interest in mind for him already. We'll see what happens I suppose. Back to the Hawaiian Mythology. The Night Marchers were eerie. I'm interested in learning more about them. What really makes them tick? Are any of them good? And do they even know what's going on around them? Hmmm... They really have me curious. The whole premise behind this book is mysterious and highly original. There is a lot of potential here, and I'm excited to see where the series goes.
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Rebecca and Courtney are downhome country girls powered by chocolate and other random late night cravings. Coined in southern twang they bring new meaning to the word y'all. BFI's since the 6th grade, with a knack for getting into sticky situations, has resulted in countless ideas to write about for years to come.
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