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
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Nightingale

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    1970-01-01
    I am a tremendous fan of historical horror, and more specifically, historical horror set in asylums, so as soon as I read the synopsis of this one, I was intrigued. I really had no idea what to expect, but I appreciate that Lukavics has a twisted imagination and tends to go to much darker places than most YA horror authors are willing to explore, so my hopes were very high for Nightingale. What if this entire nightmare has been a horror show of...
  • 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...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Read to to the 1/2 way point and then skimmed the rest. It is safe to say that I was the wrong audience for this book. I really enjoyed the authors previous book Daughters Unto Devils so I didn't even hesitate to request a copy of this book. In my defense the blurb is really misleading. Horror this is not. Science Fiction, perhaps more likely, but even at that I don't think it's done particularly well here because it's just so confusing. I am not...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    1970-01-01
    I have a huge love for Lukavics and think her horror books, while YA, have a very mature and adult like read to them that keep me coming back and devouring all of her books. Anything dealing with asylums and I'm SOLD. GIMME!We are set in 1951, the "Past Days", where June is about to graduate from high school and her parents have a very distinctive role for her to play and she just needs to be "better". Sigh. The author does a great job in giving ...
  • Obsidian
    1970-01-01
    Please note that I received this book for free via NetGalley. This did not impact my rating or review.June Hardie is struggling to fit in. Too bad that her family starts to push for her to be more like other women in the time (1951) and the story weaves back and forth to a time before June was sent to an asylum to what takes place when she gets there.I rooted for June, but thought most of the story was kind of a bore. Probably because going back ...
  • Cheyenne
    1970-01-01
    Overall, I give this book 3 stars. If you’re interested in horror, particularly YA horror, I recommend that you give this book a read, and check out Amy Lukavics’ other works, as well. It was a fun spooky Halloween read that didn’t pull any punches and got me in the mood for even more horror!Read my full review at https://cheyennereads.home.blog/2018/...
  • MarytheBookLover
    1970-01-01
    My Opinion:This sorry is about a girl in the 50's that has gotten lost in the woods at a really young age and something changes her. We don't find out the full extent of it until later in the book, but I can say that it was a pretty good book. I totally enjoyed the POV of June and for this time era, she was considered insane because of it. Which made it pretty horrific for me. I have always LOVED books with asylum type themes and this one did not...
  • Cillian
    1970-01-01
    Ready for this, Ruby?Just like the good ol' times...
  • Jenna Bookish
    1970-01-01
    Well, this book was certainly… an adventure. What started out looking like a book about a young woman suffering from Capgras delusion (a belief that someone close to you has been replaced with an identical impostor) slowly delved into weirder and weirder science fiction territory. (Or perhaps not; June is an unreliable narrator and it’s possible that the science fiction elements are all the result of a broken mind. Who can say?) I don’t wan...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    Nightingale was my first Amy Lukavics book, and I am happy to say that I loved it! This book is about June, who graduates from high school & wants to grow up to be something besides her mother. I found June to be a relatable character - she loves things she isn't "supposed to" love (like sci-fi and writing), and she feels alone in her family because she doesn't match their standard of the idea girl. It's a lonely story, and I think many women wil...
  • Stacee
    1970-01-01
    I have enjoyed the other books Amy has put out, so I’m pretty much all in for anything she writes. This was was a little odd and I’m not sure if 3 stars is too high. I liked June. She’s tenacious and smart and I really liked how she rebelled in small ways. Her family is crap and I wanted to punch all of them in the face. There are lots of other characters, but spoilers. Plot wise it was okay? My favorite part was the unreliable narrator as...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    I really like this author so I was excited that she had a new book coming out. I got to buddy read this with a friend on here and introduce her to Amy's writing :)SO many things I like are in this book. I can't tell you all of them because that would be a bit spoiler-ish. One thing is that I love the strong female main character (June) and the historical fiction aspect. I love seeing women rebel and try to work together. The body horror aspect to...
  • Latasha
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book I've read by Amy Lukavics. a friend ask if anyone wanted to buddy read it, so I checked to see if it was on my to read list and it was. I didn't refresh my memory as to what it was about. Meet June, 18yrs. in 1951. Through her we see what was expected of girls in this era and how they were to behave, act, think, etc. thank god I missed this time. She is committed to an insane asylum. The book switches to time the before the...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    1970-01-01
    Nightingale was my first read from this author, and it’s sort of a coming of age period sci-fi read. When I requested this galley it was based on the gorgeous cover. I assumed it would be dark, and some of the themes were, but this was more a young woman struggling with getting away from people who want her to do as they expect opposed to doing what she knows she’s meant for.This is a good read, but I will say that it is confusing. It bounces...
  • 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 ...
  • Sarah Marie
    1970-01-01
    Nightingale by Amy Lukavics3.5 starsJune Hardie is your typical seventeen-year-old girl living in 1951. She has a boyfriend, comes from a good wholesome family, goes to school, and is learning how to cook. Except nothing is as it seems and the truth is her boyfriend is just another ploy for her father to have a booming business, her family is stilted and she hates her mother as much as her mother seems to hate her, all she wants is to go to colle...
  • Pamela ✨I Blame Wizards✨
    1970-01-01
    As Always, Lukavics did not fail to disappoint. I really need to stop doing this to myself. Her books always have a fantastic premise which she just completely fails to deliver on. June could have been a strong character, but instead, she ended up being a rebel against everything (like personal hygiene??), instead of just the constraints of her society. That made her a poor protagonist, and one I found it impossible to connect with. Lukavics also...
  • Crowinator
    1970-01-01
    What. The. F***.LOVE.(view spoiler)[When Ultraviolet gets super dark, this is what happens. (hide spoiler)]
  • Faith Simon
    1970-01-01
    W H A TRTC
  • Kitkat
    1970-01-01
    I love her writing. It’s creepy but beautiful. I wish I could write as well as her. I love the characters and the way they got punished. I loved Elle and June. I loved the husband’s punishment because it’s ironic. I can’t wait to see another one of her book.
  • 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...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    1970-01-01
    I went into NIGHTINGALE expecting a historical fiction story. Instead the book is a cross between ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST and THE STEPFORD WIVES. I interned at an over one-hundred-year-old state hospital with a history of doing lobotomies, which doctors believed could have been treatment for the mentally ill. Rosemary Kennedy’s biography talks about the devastating effects she experiences following hers.During the 1950s, “difficult” ...
  • 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...
  • Bekka
    1970-01-01
    3.5That was good! Not at all what I was expecting. I wish I had a deeper connection to Eleanor, the romance, the side characters. But I really liked June, the story, the atmosphere. The scares were great. Gruesome and gross and a striking, precise commentary on American culture.
  • Bunni
    1970-01-01
    I’m not even sure what I just read and I didn’t buy into the time period at all. Daughters Unto Devils was like her only decent book.