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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Book Review: Nightmare in Niceville

Nightmare in Niceville by Amberle Ciane

Source: Netgalley

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Summary: Lily Strykes is a typical teenage girl, who, along with her mother and younger sister, settles into a comfortably predictable lifestyle in the quiet little town of Niceville, Florida. But hidden in their past is something dark. A fun night out with friends takes an unexpected and terrifying turn as her previous life quickly catches up to her. Lily's routine but peaceful existence, as well as those of her family and friends, is turned upside down in a matter of hours when a figure from her violent past suddenly returns.


At the start of this story you are introduced to Lily Strykes. She seems like a typical teenager with her best friend Emily. Also being crushed on by two people she'd rather be friends with and isn't sure that her actual crush feels the same about her. But her family has a past that comes back to haunt them in a terrifying way and not everyone makes it to the end.

This book was well done and the writer's style is easy to read. While I could have done with more descriptions she did a really good job describing both the beauty and horror that happened in Niceville. Also she gave different characters turns at being charge of the story. We got to see the good, the bad and the ugly. Which would not be the same if it was told from only Lily's POV. Readers get to see how people react in bad situations and how the consequences stick with you. Highly recommend and must add that Sarah, a secondary character is my hero.

Rating: 4.5 Stars


  1. Good review, Sheena-kay.
    I love it when the past catches up with the heroine. Dark secrets make exciting stories. I hope the book does well.

  2. You have the best reviews. Easy to read and fair. You're really good at pointing out the positives and negatives of a book.

  3. Sounds like a fun book. One to add to my TBR list. Have a lovely week.

  4. Sounds like Sarah deserves a story of her own.

  5. I like the title and "admit None." Thanks for the review, Sheena-kay.


  6. That is one wicked knife! I recently just signed up on NetGalley and requested my first book on there. We'll see how it goes!

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  8. Thanks for the book review. It sounds interesting, especially reading it in different POV's. Plus, I love alliteration!


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