Book Review: Nightingale by: David Farland

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: East India Press

Publish Date: October 31, 2011

Origins: From Publicist for Review

Format: Enhanced E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Bron Jones was abandoned as a newborn. Thrown into foster care, he is rejected by one family after another, until he meets Olivia, a gifted and devoted high-school teacher who recognizes him for what he really is -- what her people call a "nightingale."

But Bron isn't ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know.

Bron's secrets may be the most dangerous of all.

Review: Nightingale is an enhanced e-book which can be read on the Web or tablet device (such as an iPad). It combines print, music, and video clips into a visually and auditorily stunning work. Once you start Nightingale, you will not be able to put it down! We’re first introduced to Sommer and the mystery surrounding her missing memories and child. Both are very important….but why??

Years later we are introduced to Bron, a foster child whose life couldn’t possibly get worse at the hands of his foster mother Melvina. She treats him, not as a child, but as a slave who earns her a paycheck. He's better off not being seen or heard around her house. When things fall apart and he’s kicked out of Melvina’s house, he’s taken to Olivia by his caseworker – the polar opposite of Melvina and almost too good to be true. Bron’s not used to kindness, but he’s willing to give it a try…but before too late, trouble finds Bron. But why?? Fall into the pages of Nightingale and find out!!

A fascinating book made so much more by the enhancements of sound and video! The story flows seamlessly and you are fully engaged in Bron’s story and the mysterious secrets surrounding his life. Ending with a cliffhanger like the old movie shorts, you will be waiting breathlessly for the next book in the series. A wonderfully creative story and a unique experience for all readers! I can see enhanced e-books becoming the newest trend in entertainment.

Series: Nightingale (1), Dream Assassin (2)


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