In Comes the Night, Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock, three troubled seniors at Streep Academy, learned to escape their pain - escape their very bodies - by casting a dark piece of themselves out through the stained glass window high in the attic of their Harvell House dorm. Casting has been the salvation of each of the girls, but particularly for Maryanne. The wholesome good girl of the trio, Maryanne nevertheless harbors a secret - and a darkness - unrivaled by tattooed scenester Alex or beautiful badass Brooke. Casting provides Maryanne a desperately needed reprieve from her guilt and pain, but it's become like a drug. And as with any drug, it only masks the real problems ... and brings dangers of its own. When Maryanne starts dating Bryce Walker, son of the notorious "Heller" hunter Ira Walker, is it first love, or is there a darker, more self-destructive impulse at play? As the superstitious citizens of Mansbridge begin to mutter and scan the night skies for Hellers, can the hunted lie down with the hunter and emerge unscathed?
Shona's review 5 of 5 stars
You know a book is good when it follows you into the real world. I put this book down so that I could sleep and instead of sleeping I tossed and turned all through the night trying to figure out how the girls were going to get out of the predicament they had found themselves in.
In this book we focus more on Maryanne and her grief and guilt over the loss of her baby brother. It also focuses on her blooming relationship with Bryce Walker, who unfortunately for Maryanne and her caster sisters is also the 'Heller hunter who will stop at nothing until he can stop the Hellers he believes is tormenting his family and town.
This tale is dark and gripping, its full of teenage angst with a touch of paranormal and thriller thrown in. The ending of this book knocked me off my seat. I did not see that coming. And I cant wait to sink my teeth into the 3rd book in this series.