Approaching Night

Approaching Night Almost everyone is convinced I m mad But I m not sure I believe them Seventeen year old Seluna doesn t know why she was admitted to an all female insane asylum called Silver Hill She doesn t know exac

  • Title: Approaching Night
  • Author: Ilana Waters
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Almost everyone is convinced I m mad But I m not sure I believe them Seventeen year old Seluna doesn t know why she was admitted to an all female insane asylum called Silver Hill She doesn t know exactly how she makes inanimate objects come to life And she can t figure out the reason for the sadistic and brutal experiments on girls here many of whom are never heard fr Almost everyone is convinced I m mad But I m not sure I believe them Seventeen year old Seluna doesn t know why she was admitted to an all female insane asylum called Silver Hill She doesn t know exactly how she makes inanimate objects come to life And she can t figure out the reason for the sadistic and brutal experiments on girls here many of whom are never heard from again When Seluna sneaks out to the moonlit, forbidden garden behind Silver Hill, she meets a mysterious boy swimming in a pond She senses there s a connection between him and what s happening at the asylum, but he s not telling what Then there are the screams from down long halls and the constant absence of light No doubt they re all part of the scheme concocted by the merciless head of the facility, Dr Catron He s growing and frantic and violent in an attempt to find the person or thing he s looking for.Yes, there s a lot Seluna doesn t know about Silver Hill About why moonlight, madness, and murder are following her But she needs to find out fast before she becomes the next victim Set in the nineteenth century of an alternate world called Hartlandia, APPROACHING NIGHT is a gothic paranormal romance.

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    1. This is a darker story set in a place screaming with creepy possibilities--an asylum, and one with tons of secrets and eerie characters.The main character is a seventeen year old girl named Seluna, who isn't quite sure why she got stuck in the dismal institute. She's an easy character to sympathize with, not only because of her situation, but despite everything, she's pretty level-headed. She has 'talents' but isn't stupid enough to let the world know about it, and she's not the type to believe [...]

    2. The vines are remembered as being there perhaps as long as Silver Hall, choking off walls, trees and other aspects of life, snatching at the feet of travellers, to name but a few of the inconveniences lived with. As hard and unforgiving as the doctors, the vines unnaturally surrounded everything around the insane asylum. There black corrosive energy put off by the place experimenting wrongly on people no longer considered human, is a rather fitting analogy of what goes on within the walls and gr [...]

    3. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.This was a great YA fantasy. The story pulled me in right away with it's page turning mystery, spine tingling suspense, and edge of your seat action. I didn't want to put this down. Definitely a must read.

    4. Wonderful ReadWhat would you do if you learned you are a goddess reincarnated. But your family locked you up in a insane asylum to help you get control of your powers. Seluna must defeat the head doctor and save herself from his evil plans to end her

    5. Best story everI really loved this story the characters were amazing . I could hardly stop reading until the end and can't wait to read more of islands stories

    6. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Which was a bit of a surprise as I don’t tend to read ‘fantasy other worlds’ ones. But it wasn’t so much as another world, just Victorian times in our own world re-invented as a classic gothic horror story. So basically – how to describe it? Take the school days section of Jane Eyre, The Little Princess by Frances Hodgeson Burnett, The Yellow Wallpaper (and if you’ve never read that short story by Charlotte Perkins Hillman your education is sadly lacki [...]

    7. Beautifully atmospheric with creepy hallways of a gothic asylum with a garden with blackened vines trailing everywhere, not to mention remotely stuck in the middle of the moors at wintertime. But rather than committing to Victorian England, the author gave her country the preposterous name of Hartlandia. (Honestly, I found myself smothering a laugh each time the name popped up.) But even though it’s supposed to be set in a fantasy world, it is still home to Earth’s Roman and Greek myths. The [...]

    8. Poor Seluna has no idea why she has been taken to this horrific asylum named Silver Hill. She becomes friends with two girls Rose and Launa who are no more insane than she is. The doctor is scary to me, he is insane himself and his main nurse Nurse Cutter is scary in her sheer size and brutality. In one way Seluna doesn't mind being isolated in her room at the top of the house as she prefers to be alone. None of this makes sense to her and girls keep disappearing. Oh please read this as I can't [...]

    9. 1⭐️ The ideas good, but I'm afraid she lost me when she stated it's a similar but different world called 'Hartlandia' with equally inventive 'Northernlands' and 'Easternlands'. Plus, the only real reasons that for 'this alternate reality' style seems to be to explain why it would be ok for 'troubled', aka independent, girls to be shipped of to and abusive madhouse and forgotten by the world, to explain why the moon was full all the time, and to have a reason for modern thoughts and speech co [...]

    10. I discovered Approaching Night by Ilana Waters when I read the Myths and Magic boxset, and it was my favourite story - it had horror, mystery, a touch of romance (but clean!), a strong female lead and a great ending: all the elements needed for an awesome story, and the author combined them perfectly. I'm definitely going to keep reading the series to find out what happens to Seluna next!

    11. This was a really dark story but still engaging. I appreciated the perspective the author took with the main character. One could identify with the wayward thinking of people who were ignorant to the supernatural.

    12. FascinatingThis is a fascinating fantasy with some wonderful characters and some very evil characters. I can't wait to read book 2 to find out what happens next.

    13. Labeled as a love story, this is not. Not badly written almost afraid of the unhappiness book 2 might bring.

    14. Good Read!Nice twist on Greek mythology. Loved the creativity and tragic depths the author went to; to express the depravity the other characters were capable of. 4 stars because the time period and place were so murky.

    15. Something differentA completely unique plot, interesting characters, a little predictable but I'm still looking foreword to the next one to see where it ends up.

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