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Growing up I was an avid reader. I have thankfully rediscovered my love of books again, which means finding a balance between study and leisurely reading is a bit of a challenge, but is well worth the effort! 

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The Night Parade - Ronald Malfi

This book first caught my interest primarily because of the ominous cover. I saw that it was a horror story and just had to try it out. This book was super creepy, addictive, and certainly had me gripped. Throughout the story you are given clues as to what is going on but the author has you constantly asking questions as you try to work out the madness of what is happening.


Without spoiling anything, I will just say that this story is about David Arlen who is Ellie’s father and together they are trying to escape the madness that involves a fatal, incurable disease that affects the brain and is quite terrifying to say the least. There is something biologically special about Ellie that you will find out as you read.


The Night Parade isn’t just a “scary” story. It explores the bond between parent and child in such trying situations and illustrates the lengths that a parent will go to in order to keep their child safe. I’d highly recommend The Night Parade to anyone who is looking for an adventurous and emotional read.


Since this is the first book of Ronald Malfi’s that I have read, you can imagine I was very excited to see that he has written many other novels that I am looking forward to getting stuck into. If The Night Parade is anything to go by, I have no doubts that I will be in for another sleepless night staying up following the journey of the characters that are so well developed.


*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with the ARC of The Night Parade in exchange for an honest review*


- Maddie