Title: Nightfall (Fatal Reaction #4)
Author: M.A. Hollstein
Narrator: Tim Jackson
The Scourge ship mysteriously disappeared with the rise of the sun. Are the aliens gone for good? Or will they return? Join the survivors as they prepare for the battle of a lifetime. Will they be ready for Nightfall? The fate of the human race depends on it.
When the Scourge come to Earth, they bring with them a sickness that infects the population. Those who survive it are changed, linked to the evil aliens. That link however, might turn out to be the Scourge’s downfall.
Lots of good things to say. The worldbuilding was immersive. It’s hard to find alien books that aren’t cliché, but this one took me down paths I didn’t expect. The aliens themselves are hardcore, only dying by specific methods. At one point, one was run over with a car and it still didn’t die. It made me think of an ‘80’s slasher movie where you think the villain is dead but they’re not.
The suspense was real, and with the cast of characters, each of which had their own very real personality, made this an easy to devour book. My only qualm with this was that sometimes in the narration, the character would have repeat thoughts with the words changed. Not sure if this was an editing issue or intentional, but these were the only times I was pulled out of the story.
All in all, this is a gripping sci-fi read.
I started the series at this book, but everything was explained in a way that made it easy to catch up so this can be read as a standalone though it’s most likely better to read the rest of the series first.
Narration was well done.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.