Saturday, July 18, 2015

SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega

fpoSURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega is perfect for the YA reader looking for the type of intense horror story likely to induce nightmares.  According to Booklist it is "page-to-page Stephen King style terror."

Casey, addicted to painkillers after a severe knee injury, is just leaving rehab.  Her parents have agreed to allow her to spend the night with some of her high school friends.  But when her old friend Shana shows up with a more tempting offer than a boring sleepover, Casey takes off in search of more excitement.

After visiting a club where her ex's band is playing, Casey and Shana hear about an underground rave that promises to be entertaining.  They head to the dark and seamy side of the NYC subway system.  As they enter the party teeming with creepy characters and an abundance of drugs and alcohol, the bouncer informs them that entering means they must stay until the end.  At first it seems like the perfect way to celebrate her release from rehab, but it soon becomes obvious that this rave is more than they bargained for. 

When Casey and her friends attempt to leave, the real craziness begins.  Finding a way out involves frightening tunnels full of sewage, rats, and unmovable manhole covers.  When one of Casey's friends disappears and then is found disemboweled by some terrifying creature, it is obvious that they might not all survive the night.

Author Danielle Vega captures readers with nonstop action right from the start.  Vivid descriptions and plenty of blood and gore are sure to satisfy those looking for a scary read.

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