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On Marin's island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours - it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold. The shadows are growing long. The dark is rising. And soon it will be Night. The eerie Evening sunset is causing the tide to begin its slow roll out hundreds of miles, and so Marin, along with her twin brother Kana and the rest of the islanders, must frantically begin preparations to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night. But first the house must be made ready for their departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged just so. Tables must be set as if for dinner. The rituals are bizzare - unnerving, even - but none of the adults will discuss why things must be this way. And then just as the ships are about to sail, the twins' friend Line goes missing. Marin and Kana know where he has gone, and that the only and that the only way to rescue him is to do it themselves. And surely the ships will wait? Because Night is falling. Their island is changing. And something is stirring in the dark.
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After fourteen years of Day, comes fourteen years of Night. Don't get left in the dark

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Jake Halpern is an acclaimed journalist, author, and radio producer who has written for several publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. As a contributor at NPR, Jake produced one of the most listened-to episodes of This American Life. He co-wrote the DORMIA series with Peter Kujawinski and is the author of BAD PAPER, a non-fiction book for adults. Follow Jake at For eighteen years, Peter Kujawinski was an American diplomat, on assignment in places like Israel, Haiti and France and at the United Nations in New York. Most recently, he was the U.S. Consul General in western Canada. While working as a diplomat, he started to write for adults and children. He has contributed to the international edition of the New York Times, and with co-author Jake Halpern, Peter wrote the DORMIA trilogy (DORMIA, WORLD'S END and SHADOW TREE). He lives in Chicago with his family. Follow Peter at or on Twitter: @kujawinski


Darkness falls (and can't get up) in this terrifying YA thriller MTV News (USA) Fall's biggest thriller novel Mashable In this exciting horror thriller ... [the] fast-paced story relies more on psychological suspense than graphic horror as it effectively alternates between Marin's, Kana's, and Line's perspectives and emphasizes self-reliance and the unbreakable bonds between family and friends. Booklist The teens' desperate journey to find their way off the island will keep readers turning pages Kirkus Fans of The Maze Runner series will feel right at home with Nightfall. Paste Magazine [T]he authors masterfully build the suspense Buffalo News

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