{Review+G!veaway} The Weight of Night by C.L. Stegall

August 17, 2012 Reviews 11

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The Weight of Night- Special Edition by C.L. Stegall
Pages: 300
Publication Date: June 6th 2012 by Dark Red Press
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: The Progeny #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

When her mother is taken from her in a terrible accident, Alexis finds herself facing some previously unknown truths. Her best friend, Keats, is her only confidante when she is faced with an apparent stalker who claims that Alexis’ entire life is built around a lie. Alexis is suddenly thrown into a whirlwind world of danger and secret agendas, of demigods and deities.
When a brutal, self-righteous god decides that Alexis is his best hope for retrieving an ancient artifact, she finds herself on the self-discovery journey of a lifetime – tracking a killer and a kidnapper – and facing conniving and dangerous foes along the way.
She will have to come to grips with who she truly is and just what she might be capable of if she is to survive long enough to save the one person in the world for whom she cares most.
Ancient Greek mythology comes to life in this unique coming-of-age tale that spans the globe and the heart of a girl who only wants to be normal. But, just what is normal in a world like this?

The Weight of Night exceeded all of my expectations! I loved it so much. I went into the book expecting to enjoy it but I quickly realized that I was loving the journey that Alexis was forced to go on. This book is about Mythology, which you probably know by now is one of my favorite things to read about.

The book begins with a bang! Something huge and tragic happens in Alexis’ life and she is left not only to deal with this big event but also with the knowledge that she is something different. Within no time she is off on an epic adventure to get some answers, seek some revenge, and find someone important to her. Her quest reminded me of the Odyssey and like a slightly more mature version of Percy Jackson. (And that is high praise from me, because I LOVED Percy Jackson). I liked that Alexis was a kick butt first, ask questions later kind of gal. It suited her. I also thought it was super adorable that her conscience took the form of her best friend, Keats.

Keats is loyal and cute and would follow Alexis to the ends of the earth. I just swoon over this type of loyalty. He isn’t some whipped puppy though- no he has no problem telling Alexis when she is being impulsive and stupid. They have a great friendship and I liked that for once, both of them knew what they had. No one took the other one for granted.

There is not much romance at all in The Weight of Night, but don’t let that deter you. The best part of The weight of night are the quest style adventures. They go all over the country and the world and they meet all kinds of unique characters, and plenty of mythological figures, and progeny with awesome powers. If you like greek mythology this is a MUST READ! I loved how everything fit together, like an epic puzzle! I need to get my hands on the next book ASAP so I can see what will happen next. 

4.5/5 Gavels

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11 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} The Weight of Night by C.L. Stegall”

  1. drkngl

    My favorite book is Dead to the world by Charlaine Harris. But my favorite series is the Hollows by Kim Harrison. Just love Rachel Morgan!

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