Standalone. Thomas Nelson Publishers (Nov. 2013) YA Bound Tours
Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.
Tom wakes up having the weirdest sensation. Faces and people everywhere all milling around in this weird dream almost like it is not a dream at all. Then he wakes up to a staticky phone call - a woman's voice he can't fully place insistently telling him that she needs to see him. Her voice sounds so familiar... Other strange things start happening to Tom begging certain questions like where is his mother and what is that fog coming closer and closer to him seemingly alive? The reporter in Tom needs to investigate and as he further gets into his own mystery he discovers a web of lies all leading to the truth he so needs to know.
Right off the bat you can tell that there is going to be a lot of imagery in the Nightmare City. Everything is described in a way to make you more curious about what in the world is happening to Tom. Is it supernatural? Is it all in his mind? It can be a detriment when reading the book or you could really enjoy the fast paced style of the story. I was in between most of the time. That's really the only technical thing I could say that I didn't like about Nightmare City. I enjoyed how it played out and Tom as the main character. I really liked that he realized a lot of things about his life - the lies and the truth. It is all wrapped in a nice neat message about always telling the truth and sticking up for what you believe in. There's a bigger picture at work in life and you have to make sure you don't miss it.
There's a fog coming after Tom and in it are people who aren't quite human. The mission? To figure out what is going on with clues that people leave for him. It takes some mistakes and about half way through the book for Tom to figure out the reality of his situation which I have to say I had a feeling about. But, the different directions and new information coming in throughout the story had me guessing to what was really going on even until the end. The Nightmare City has great mystery, fast paced action, and a solid message about discerning the truth from lies and standing up for that truth.
About the Author:
Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember. He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa.
Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for hosting this blog tour and letting me receive Nightmare City in exchange for an honest review!