|How awesome is this cover? Seriously.|
What a book, you guys. Equal parts tense, thrilling, and romantic. I'm going to break down NIL's awesomeness acrostic style:
N - need answers? You'll get 'em. My biggest pet peeve with sci-fi stories, be them books or movies or TV shows, is when things aren't explained. We just have to accept some plot points as is. LOST was a prime culprit, bringing up questions it didn't answer. Teens wake up on the mysterious island of Nil with no understanding how they got there, nor do they understand how to leave. You need to catch a gate of light, but they don't know what it is or why it works. I was all set to just accept these "facts." Oh, there's no way Lynne can explain anything on Nil logically. Oh yes she did. If you want answers to this creepy island, you will get them. You'll get why Nil ticks, and you will appreciate having a clever author at the helm of this story.
I - island conflicts. You can't just stick a bunch of teens on an island and have everything be hunky dory. That would be like putting 7
L - Love romance? Well, wait until you meet Charley and Thad, the main characters and
So there you go. NIL has intrigue, terror, and flirting. It plays with logic and faith the same way that LOST did before it got terrible. And for those of us suffering through this unending winter, it has PALM TREES and WARM WEATHER.
Best of all, if you read NIL, know that you're supporting a fantastic writer and person. But it's not like you need another reason to read this book.
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