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Night Runner Err, I thought I was on a diet If you read my reviews you will know what I mean In Night Runner we are introduced to Daniel Zachariah Thomson Both parents dead, no relations and has lived the past 8 years in a mental ward because of his strange allergies The only people that seemed to care for him was Nurse Ophelia and his childhood best friend Charlie who visited once a week Doesn t it just break your heart Then one fateful night, his whole world comes crashing down From that night on he Err, I thought I was on a diet If you read my reviews you will know what I mean In Night Runner we are introduced to Daniel Zachariah Thomson Both parents dead, no relations and has lived the past 8 years in a mental ward because of his strange allergies The only people that seemed to care for him was Nurse Ophelia and his childhood best friend Charlie who visited once a week Doesn t it just break your heart Then one fateful night, his whole world comes crashing down From that night on he is on a whirlwind of self discovery and survival Several firsts happen to Zack in the few short days after his escape from Nicholls Ward He experiences driving, swimming, being chased by the police and other things, betrayal and something that is on the verge of being in love This book was pretty good, though I thought it strange that Daniel seemed content living his semi solitary life at the ward He had no friends besides Charlie , never been to school, was allergic to the sun therefore had to sleep during the day and was allergic to almost all foods and was given twice a day brain cocktails What kind of life is that Then when he did escape he was on the run constantly, not sure where he was going next and no one to look after him Honestly, my heart bled for Zack most of the book In the end, the book is about choices, forgiveness and redemption random thought Turner does a fantastic job naming his characters in relation to their character traits Look up their meanings and you will know what I mean, of course after you read the book.Yes, there will be a sequel and will be available September 2010 Three words adventure, betrayal surprisingNight Runner is a full on high speed action, adventure, thriller Excellent story and an evenso enjoyable male MC The whole initial set up is very unique Living in a mental institution because of his special needs Very different The plot is really action packed and fast paced There are a few slower moments too, but that s expected when an author is setting up a story From what I can understand this is the first of a series, and it reads t Three words adventure, betrayal surprisingNight Runner is a full on high speed action, adventure, thriller Excellent story and an evenso enjoyable male MC The whole initial set up is very unique Living in a mental institution because of his special needs Very different The plot is really action packed and fast paced There are a few slower moments too, but that s expected when an author is setting up a story From what I can understand this is the first of a series, and it reads that way Not that, that is necessarily a bad thing, but there is a lot of back story that you need to know about And I m sure it is needed for future installments.The characters seemed a little two dimensional to me, but I think that may have had to again, with having this novel be so plot driven instead of character driven.Overall, this was a really fun read Definitely recommended it to all those male readers out there For Zack Thomson, Life In The Nicholls Ward Wasn T So Bad After His Parents Died, He Developed Strange Allergies, And The Mental Institution Was The Only Place Where He Could Be Properly Looked After As Strange As It Was, It Was Home But That All Changes The Night A Stranger On A Harley Crashes Through The Front Doors And Tells Him To Run Along With His Best Friend Charlie And A Girl He May Or May Not Be Falling In Love With, Zack Does Just That Run Under The Cover Of Night, Hiding Amongst The Shadows, He Races For The Truth This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here For the most part this book was just a bit disappointing It is about a boy names Max who has been raised in a mental ward since the death of his parents living a nocturnal life on strawberry milkshakes Then one day a crazy man on a motorcycle crashes into his ward Suddenly he finds out he is a vampire, is being hunted, and then is on the run.From the beginning this book failed to grab me Written in first person I kept wondering why Max didn t takeof an interest in his own life well b For the most part this book was just a bit disappointing It is about a boy names Max who has been raised in a mental ward since the death of his parents living a nocturnal life on strawberry milkshakes Then one day a crazy man on a motorcycle crashes into his ward Suddenly he finds out he is a vampire, is being hunted, and then is on the run.From the beginning this book failed to grab me Written in first person I kept wondering why Max didn t takeof an interest in his own life well being He had no idea that he had been taken off of all of his medications just never thought to ask his nurses , never expressed any desire for an education besides reading fiction novels, etc All I can assume is that this is a reaction from having had multiple doctors tests and never any answers to explain his several allergies, so he doesn t care act on it anyFurther, Max s overall naivete drives me crazy I get he has had little to no social interaction since being in the ward, but growing up with his dad until he was 8 should have given him some clues, not to mention the insane amount of television and movies he watches It just came across like he was playing dumb half the time, and was somewhat irritating.His relationship with Luna is also pretty odd Human nature in general would have warned her against befriending him or becoming attracted to him And both of those would have been needed to meet him in the middle of the night after knowing the police were looking for him for assault Then just the fact that he chooses her life over Charlies is pretty insane some girl he has known for 2 days over his best friend he has known since childhood The action in the novel is sporadic at best with several chapters between that are mostly filler and set up When the action is being played out it is well written, but could benefit from further elaboration as these are generally the best parts of the book You can easily tell throughout the course of the novel that this must be the beginning of a series There arequestions that answers, and random characters who are mentioned introduced then never seen again Now this would have been fine if the first book was enough to grab me and keep me interested for the second book, but sadly it didn t As it was I had to force myself to finish it anyways The ending was your typical open ended series ending, with the unbelievable coincidental everyone survives and is happy ending BLAH.All in all this book feltlike the first few chapters of a book It seemed as if this was all just set up, with no real conflict resolution of it s own It had a lot of potential, but I think Turner relied to much upon it being the first in a series that he forgot it was also its own stand alone novel Unfortunately though I have no desire to read the remainder of the series This is definitely going to the used book store Maybe someone else will enjoy itthan I did Well Max Turner you have done well thus far And the front of the book quote by Alyson Noel is not wrongFull of surprising twists and clever turns that ll have you on the edge of your seatI agree that it has many surprising twists and turns but the edge of my seat, not so much I did have a few times where I stopped, looked at my boyfriend who was reading some boring political conspiracy lawbook and said OH MY GOD this isn t going to be good and dived back into the book But I have been M Well Max Turner you have done well thus far And the front of the book quote by Alyson Noel is not wrongFull of surprising twists and clever turns that ll have you on the edge of your seatI agree that it has many surprising twists and turns but the edge of my seat, not so much I did have a few times where I stopped, looked at my boyfriend who was reading some boring political conspiracy lawbook and said OH MY GOD this isn t going to be good and dived back into the book But I have been MUCHmoved by other books Where I was literally wide eyed hand on my mouth going OH NO OH NO what s gonna happen WHAT S GONNA HAPPEN I did finish it in 24 hours per usual which usually means it s a good fast paced book, it would have been done sooner if I hadn t started so late last night I would recommend it for anyone who like a corky main character.What I liked The book begins well A good opening lineMy name is Daniel Zachariah Thomson Everyone calls me Zack I live in the Nicholls Ward of the Peterborough Civic Hospital, and this is the story of how I died, twiceThe fact the main character is in a Psychiatric ward I ve always found books surrounding teens in the loony bin as interesting Hello the main characters name is Daniel woot, woot Woot, woot The strawberry shake allergy to everything How clueless the main character was of his condition The hobo, I loved the hobo The end where Daniel s best friend view spoiler killed Luna and goes I woke up hungry a terrible excuse to kill someone but I laughed I may be a sick bastard but hey it was funny hide spoiler What I didn t like Yes it was fast paced, but I felt like it took away from the overall story Everything was here and then there and I was on a crazy roller coaster with no left over feeling of wow Just the feeling of getting of the ride and going hm well that ended okay That everybody just accepted the fact view spoiler Daniel was a vampire, who s REALLY going to just roll over and be well okay if you say so especially someone who was raised in a mental institute hide spoiler The fact his best friend, view spoiler well the fact HE KILLED HIS BEST FRIEND for starters I mean seriously Understandable he had an unquenchable thirst and a horrible aching need BUT really And then his best friend wakes up undead and goes, yeah buddy I don t mind I understand you had to do what you had to do , yeah how about NO hide spoiler The little love thing he had going it was so just pointless and thrown in The hobo view spoiler died hide spoiler.So I suppose overall it was a cute read and I m glad that I read it but I could have been reading something better Yet I have read much, much worse So if you want something a bit fun, face passed and a break from the normal vampire story drivel sink your teeth into this one Or if you find it cheap like I did Can t say no to books for 1 2 The book begins with the MC, Zack Thomson, living in a mental hospital Sounds intriguing.Unfortunately, it devolved from there It ended up being another vampire book that brings in Vlad Dracula as a character under a psuedonym of course, until near the end I think that the back cover praise was written by people who hadn t read the book Both mention twists that kept them guessing.I found it predictable, and overwritten Honestly, I put my new speed reading skills to use in order to The book begins with the MC, Zack Thomson, living in a mental hospital Sounds intriguing.Unfortunately, it devolved from there It ended up being another vampire book that brings in Vlad Dracula as a character under a psuedonym of course, until near the end I think that the back cover praise was written by people who hadn t read the book Both mention twists that kept them guessing.I found it predictable, and overwritten Honestly, I put my new speed reading skills to use in order to get through this as quickly as possible I have to make my 50 book goal in 6 weeks, so I can t afford to give up on any books right now 3.5 starsRead this book years agoso I would not feel at ease with myself offering a full review. After months, I finally finished this book Yeah, months I feel so guilty about that I started this book a long time back, but sorry to say, each time, I gave it up as a bad job I finally put this book on my TBR challenge for 2010 and finished it last night I m sure this book was not meant for me I did get into the story after about a 100 pages But it still failed me, especially the ending, which I just found too ridiculous and awful.My thoughtsFirstly, I didn t find this book gripping o After months, I finally finished this book Yeah, months I feel so guilty about that I started this book a long time back, but sorry to say, each time, I gave it up as a bad job I finally put this book on my TBR challenge for 2010 and finished it last night I m sure this book was not meant for me I did get into the story after about a 100 pages But it still failed me, especially the ending, which I just found too ridiculous and awful.My thoughtsFirstly, I didn t find this book gripping or suspenseful I read about a hundred pages, before I felt drawn into the story It was hardly gripping though,like slippery ice You managed to stay on, but you could just as easily fall down.Occasionally, there were some interesting twists Some of these had the potential to be turned into great angles That was when I kept turning the pages But some of the twists just didn t make sense to me All through the book, the existence of vampires was played off as a disease That concept raisedquestions than it offered answers.I definitely found the ending awful I hate to say this But it just didn t make any sense to me There were two plot twists in the end that were just too err lame The book might have fared better without the epilogue Somehow the epilogue just set back the rating I would have given to this book.One thing I enjoyed about Night Runner is its humor There were quite a few light moments, and they were funny Not rolling on the bed funny, but funny, nevertheless.There was not much character description, except for some focus on the main character, Zack Most characters just came and went through the story They hardly had much presence in the book.Overall, I didn t enjoy the book at all I wish I could say better, but it just didn t sit well with me There was a lot of promise, from the blurb on the back cover of the book That interest just didn t translate into the story It was okay, but not what I expect And the ending makes me scream LOL Cliffhanger baby Night Runner by Max Turner held a lot of punch The entire story is one crazy ride in the newly exciting life of Zack Thomson For the past eight years he had been living basically in isolation inside a mental ward He has a plethora of allergies including an extreme reaction to the sun Therefore, he sleeps all day and lives at night He also cannot stomach food, he has to drink special concoctions, which he dubs brain cocktails The only two friends he has are Charlie and Nurse Ophelia Ch Night Runner by Max Turner held a lot of punch The entire story is one crazy ride in the newly exciting life of Zack Thomson For the past eight years he had been living basically in isolation inside a mental ward He has a plethora of allergies including an extreme reaction to the sun Therefore, he sleeps all day and lives at night He also cannot stomach food, he has to drink special concoctions, which he dubs brain cocktails The only two friends he has are Charlie and Nurse Ophelia Charlie has been around his whole life, the boys were friends before Zack was orphaned and his condition started Charlie is his only regular visitor and his best friend He is a mischievous, daring character who often pushes the limits However, he is liked by most people and he is Zack s right had man, and is there when he needs him the most Nurse Ophelia, Zack s only other friend is the night nurse at the ward She seems to really take to Zack and often defends him when he gets one of his mood swings from not eating She occasionally takes him out to movies and things basically she is the closes thing to a mother he has This book is incredibly plot driven Right in the first few pages Zack s safe world is shattered literally when a crazed old man, who turns out to be a vampire, crashes through the mental ward and tells Zack he is in danger This starts a long chain of events that keeps Zack on his toes and on the run While the plot was definitely exciting, I just wish there was a littlecharacter development I think that Turner did a magnificent job with Zack he is one of the funniest narrators I have seen in a long time He makes tons of pop culture references that I always found hilarious For example, he drops this little jem on page seven, He s coming, he continued He could be here any second The man put a hand on my shoulder and pushed me gently toward the motorcycle again He looked back over his shoulder at the parking lot I got the feeling Darth Vader was about to waltz in and lightsabre us both in half He is also a big fan of the Tolkien masterpiece, The Hobbit and often makes snide comments referencing it Zack is also struggling with the new revelation that he is a vampire He is delighted to finally have some answers, but he isn t crazy about the diet or the whole evil thing He makes a promise to himself that he will remain good and not go on a crazy killing spree I love this quote from him about his decision pg 49 Well, I had no doubt in my mind what I would choose I would be good I certainly wasn t a threat to anybody I didn t even believe in mousetraps But, the fact that Zack is such a great character only made me want to get to know the other characters better The rest of the cast is highly underdeveloped Like I said before, the book is highly plot driven and unfortunately the rest of the characters suffer I loved what I saw from them, but I was left wantingespecially with Luna Luna is Zack s love interest in the book although she doesn t appear until almost halfway through it He meets her through Charlie Luna is Charlie s girlfriend s Suki sister We get a few details about Luna, but not a great sense of the character I hope that in the upcoming books we will seefrom her.However, I loved both the plot and the idea behind the story This isn t just another run of the mill vampire story What makes this so incredibly unique, is that, one Zack has been living the past eight years as a vampire, and had no idea The second aspect of this story that makes it a standout is that this isof an action story There are no melodramatic vampires moping around looking for human companionship This is a on the edge of your seat action ride that never really lets up It s a refreshing change of pace.While I enjoyed the majority of the plot, I did have a problem with the ending, at least the last 20 pages or so I don t want to give it away for those of you who haven t read it, but the events that occur seem to have been taken rather lightly I know that for the story to progress, the plot had to go into that direction, but everyone seemed to go with the flow a little to easily for me For those of you who have read it, I ll give you a clue as to what I am talking about Charlie and Luna.But, honestly, besides that last 20 pages, the plot was amazing it was action packed, exhilarating and hilarious Night Runner was definitely a page turner I just hope that in the next book, End of Days, the secondary characters, like Luna and Charlie are developed a bit


About the Author: Max Turner

There isthan one author with this nameMAX TURNER has been a high school science teacher for seven years Night Runner is his debut novel He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.


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