Nightingale by Amy Lukavics

Nightingale

At seventeen, June Hardie is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn't be--independent, rebellious, a dreamer. June longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her parents only care about making June a better young woman. Her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner's domineering son. When June resists, her ...


Details Nightingale

TitleNightingale
ISBN9781335012340
Author
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Nightingale

  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    So.. I had to sit over this book for a day... because I was THAT confused. I'm not exactly sure what I just read?I've heard fantastic things about Amy Lukavics and her horror novels. BUT, wow... this was NOT horror at all. I don't even know what I would categorize this as?..... Sci-fi ish/Science fictionish? This book had SUCH potential to be an epic read... but damn was I completely lost on all accounts. June Hardie is struggling to make somethi...
  • Cillian
    1970-01-01
    Ready for this, Ruby?Just like the good ol' times...
  • Faith Simon
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced reader's edition of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Okay, so uh. Wow. There's a lot to unpack in this dear book. This book is really mysterious and eerie to begin with, but as the story progresses and more information is revealed as to how June ended up in the institution, it gets even more confusing from there. I actually liked this, normally I wouldn't be so happy about being confused for most ...
  • Faith Simon
    1970-01-01
    W H A TRTC
  • Crowinator
    1970-01-01
    What. The. F***.LOVE.(view spoiler)[When Ultraviolet gets super dark, this is what happens. (hide spoiler)]
  • Danielle
    1970-01-01
    I've read two other books by Amy Lukavics and have really liked both of them. I think that Amy does really good horror stories in the YA genre.Overall though, I was a bit disappointed in Nightingale. I just don't think that this was her strongest work. I think I didn't enjoy it as much because I just couldn't understand it most of the time. June is a very unreliable narrator, which wasn't a problem for me, but I just could not understand what was...
  • Jackie
    1970-01-01
    Ah the 1950s where everything was bright and pastel to hide the horrors of the world if you were even a little bit different. “Nightingale” tells the story of June, a young woman who dreams of doing something more with her life than what rigid standards her parents and society have planned for her but she doesn’t get far when her family finds out her plans to explore writing after high school and lands herself in an asylum following a myste...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    June seems to be the perfect 1950's young lady as she's intelligent, ambitious, and well rounded. Yet her parents are not impressed and push her to be more and be better.Conflicting parents groom her to be a housemaker in the mom's eyes while being marriage material in the father's eyes.The father has the perfect guy in mind his business partner's domineering son but June refuses.June's parents commit her to an asylum where she becomes more abuse...
  • MarytheBookLover
    1970-01-01
    I read this in one sitting really. I am unsure how to describe my feelings on this one. I liked it but...I didn't like the ending and still feel like I have missed something. I will review.
  • Domini Phillips ~My Bookish Friends~
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.June Hardie is struggling to become a young woman in a typical suburban town in 1951. However, June is not a typical young woman destined to marry, have children, keep house and worship at her husbands feet. No, she is bound for greatness and she knows it. Driven to obsession she works night and day on her story. A story to set her free...
  • Eddie Generous
    1970-01-01
    Unnerving Magazine ReviewListen to my interview with the author here: https://www.unnervingmagazine.com/sin...Last year, Amy Lukavics was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award with The Ravenous. It was pretty good, fun, a little wild, certainly entertaining. If Amy Lukavics is not on the final YA Stoker ballot this year, it will be a crime.Nightingale is equal parts painfully engaging and off-the-wall nuts. The characters portrayed are realistically...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Spoilers and swearing below.So, I've just finished this book and I'm kind of sitting here, speechless. Not in awe because it was so fantastic, but it sheer confusion because I'm not sure what the fuck I just read. I've read a previous work of Amy Lukavics and found it to be interesting and terrifying. This one... I don't even know. It's not really scary, so let's just toss that ...
  • thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich)
    1970-01-01
    Set in 1951, seventeen years old June Hardie dreams to be a writer, a career path that is against her parents' wishes. Her mother is more concern in grooming her to be a good housekeeper and wife while her father pressures her to marry his business partner's domineering son. So when June is accepted for a writing program in New York under a full scholarship, she sees it as an opportunity to escape from her suffocating life. However, a cruel twist...
  • Natasha
    1970-01-01
    So this is the first book of Amy's that I have read. But this cover drew me in.June Hardie is a seventeen years old in the 1950s. She's everything that she shouldn't be- independent, rebelious, and a dreamer - instead of being a "better young lady" or a perfect wife and daughter that is expected of her. She wants to travel, go away to college, she wants to write her story after graduating high school but her parents want her to marry the boss's s...
  • Lynne Lambdin
    1970-01-01
    You do know me, You just don't like meA NetGalley read!Nightingale wasn't quite the story I expected based on the synopsis. The idea was rather interesting and intriguing. The story was atmospheric. And I think Lukavics did a good job incorporating elements that were popular back in the 1950's like mental institutes and (view spoiler)[aliens (hide spoiler)]. But this was kind of a miss for me.June was a girl growing up in the 50's man's world. Sh...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Nightingale is supposed to be a horror novel about a young woman, June, who lives in suburbia with her family in what appears to be the United States in the late 1950s/early 1960s, and who, when the book opens, is apparently in a mental hospital. I think that Ms. Luckavics means for Nightingale to be a novel about how societal expectations then could drive any woman mad, with maybe parallels to today (though I'm giving Ms Luckavics the benefit of...
  • Authentikate
    1970-01-01
    🤯 I finished this novel weeks ago and am just now getting to a review not because of lack of interest with the book, but because my town was hit with an historic weather event that has occupied ALL of my free time in recent weeks. Okay, book review time. Maybe it was a good thing I finished the book a while ago and had time to sit on it, digesting the story before I attempt a review. The book was in a word: disjointed. Put another way: confusi...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and the publisher for an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own.So, full disclosure, I struggled with what to rate this book. I went back and forth from a 3 to a 4 to even considering a 5 star rating at times. Pros: -I binged this in basically one sitting. I flew through it, trying to figure out what was going on.-I liked the dual timelines (days past/institution)-I enjoyed the unreliability of the na...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    A huge thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book!I need to start off by saying that I love all of Amy's other books. Her writing is so good, and they always have a twist that throws me. This book is just different. I honestly don't know how I would even booktalk it. While reading it, I thought it would make a good, fun sci-fi movie. As a book, I really struggled with it, and in the end I was just left confused. As an ad...
  • Meghan
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to some of our young adult readers curiosity of this book. I am usually not a fan of the twisted, dark, goth types of book but this had a plot twist that I have never expected and made me want to continue to read on and see and I must say...I was NOT disappointed. I can totally see this book at some point turn into a Tim Burton Movie with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. I think young adult re...
  • Stacy Fetters
    1970-01-01
    " She closed her diary and put it back, refusing to add what she suspected to be the truth, that even though monsters weren't real, deep down in the depths of her most powerful instincts, she felt like the entire point of the dream was to let her know that yes, in fact, they were."I kind of knew what I was getting myself into with this. Amy always goes for the strange and creepy and she never lets me down. But this one was weird, like really weir...
  • Daisey
    1970-01-01
    This is a tough one for me to review because although I found it compelling to read and finished it within a day, there were some things about it that I did not enjoy but will probably suit other readers perfectly. It starts out as a confusing and creepy horror story set in a 1950s mental institution with flashbacks to June's life just as she was graduating from high school before being admitted to the institution. In those flashbacks, she felt f...
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    Young adult horror set in the 1951's there was a dead girl in the bed next to June's, the corpse was giggling uncontrollably into her pillow muffling the sound. June knew she wasn't dead she just believe she was. This is about a young girl who has dreams about going to college, travel and even writing but her parents want something else for their daughter like getting married and having a family. But when June resist her parents have her committe...
  • Chrissy
    1970-01-01
    I have no problem with gore in a horror story, as long as it makes sense to the narrative. But it felt a little too forced in this book. The story went a COMPLETELY different direction than I was expecting, and it seems like the author just thought "Let's throw in some blood and guts here at the end and call this thing done!" The ending left a lot to be desired as well. It felt rushed, as if the author had no idea how to finish the book. This isn...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I could not put this book down! Suspenseful, terrifying, and with a mind-bending ending, this book kept me up way past my bedtime. It's 1951 and June Hardie finds herself in a mental institution surrounded by troubled young women. How did she get here? Why hasn't her family come to visit? Why don't the other women remember their lives before the institution? Why does she receive treatments without ever seeing the doctor? Will she ever leave?June ...
  • Alexandra Bessai
    1970-01-01
    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*Oh my god, I really love this book! At first I didn't really know what to expect of this book and I was so surprised. I haven't read any of Amy Lukavics's books before, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. I need to read all of her previous books soon, if they are as good as Nightingale.So the story revolves around June Hardie, a...
  • Audrey
    1970-01-01
    I think I would give this a 2.5/5 rating if it was possible. Honestly this book was just bizarre and moved so fast, I could barely keep up. In the end I wasn't sure how I felt towards it.Our story starts in 1951 with our main character June Hardie, a fresh-out-of-high-school girl that is ahead of time and is constantly bucking against her families expectations of her. Her parents are also basically forcing her to date her father's business partne...
  • Jackie
    1970-01-01
    Ah the 1950s where everything was bright and pastel to hide the horrors of the world if you were even a little bit different. “Nightingale” tells the story of June, a young woman who dreams of doing something more with her life than what rigid standards her parents and society have planned for her but she doesn’t get far when her family finds out her plans to explore writing after high school and lands herself in an asylum following a myste...