Eternal Night

Eternal Night

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by Carina Adly MacKenzie

There are gods among us…

Six young gods are hiding in plain sight among mortals, living secretly in cities across the world. From lavish penthouse soirees to pulsing underground clubs, for them, the party literally never ends. Until now.

On a hot June morning, the body of a beautiful girl is found floating in the rooftop pool of the


There are gods among us…

Six young gods are hiding in plain sight among mortals, living secretly in cities across the world. From lavish penthouse soirees to pulsing underground clubs, for them, the party literally never ends. Until now.

On a hot June morning, the body of a beautiful girl is found floating in the rooftop pool of the Jefferson Hotel, her white-ink tattoos revealing the story of a life much longer than seems possible. Only the immortals know the truth: Nadia was the goddess of hope. Now she’s gone, and the world as they know it is ending. The Hudson River has turned blood red. Storms rage overhead. Mania is rapidly spreading across the globe.

It is up to the remaining gods—Lola, Dean, Weston, Mark, Nike and Peitha—to put aside centuries of betrayal and heartbreak, and stop the mysterious source of darkness that is taking over… before the sun sets forever.

Carina Adly MacKenzie, writer for The CW’s hit series “The Originals,” has penned a steamy, romantic, and ultimately redemptive story of forgotten gods, the persistence of hope, and the power of love to save us.

Praise for Eternal Night:

“Seductive, smart, and beautifully paced. A must read for anyone who loves mythology.” – Josie Angelini, internationally bestselling author of the STARCROSSED trilogy

“All the fun of Gossip Girl, but the fabulous New Yorkers happen to be immortal gods tasked with saving the world. An emotional, sexy adventure.” – Julie Plec, executive producer of The CW’s hit shows “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”

“Compelling…She will no doubt be one of the voices of the next generation of YA storytellers.” – Phoebe Tonkin, star of The CW’s hit series, “The Originals”

“…A real page turner with a chilling opening and epic end…” – Joseph Morgan, star of The CW’s hit series, “The Originals”

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Eternal Night 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JessabellaReviews More than 1 year ago
I went into this book without any expectations. I honestly didn't even remember what the book summary was. Well, let me just say that Eternal Night gave me everything I needed and more! I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!  The plot was fast-paced and exciting with plenty of mystery. There is humor, romance, and UHHMAZING characters! Seriously, the characters were probably my favorite part about this book. I feel like I got to know each one so well. The chapters alternate between the six gods(main characters), and the story is in third person narration. I feel that this point of view worked extremely well for this book. The author really lets you in on each character's personal struggles, history, and inner workings. I just finished the book, and I already miss these guys. I feel like I knew these characters in real life, which is truly the mark of a great author. I was immediately pulled right into the story from the first few pages, and it never let me out until the very end. Wait...scratch that...I'm still not out! I WANT MORE!!  This book had so many great elements to it. Of course there is the awesome plot, but there is also a ton of deeper meaning that you get from this book. There are some really important life lessons in these pages...along with quite a bit of cursing(many f-bombs were dropped throughout), but I do think that it fit the characters and made sense for the story. I guess you will have to read it to see what I mean by that.  Overall, I loved Eternal Night. It was exactly the kind of book I had been dying to read. It's a classic genre that gets a makeover, and looks beautifuly transformed afterwards. Then you are like, "Hey, did you do something different with your hair? I've NEVER seen you look this good!". Trust me, this is one debut that you don't want to miss! I can't wait to read whatever Carina writes next!
Anonymous 12 months ago
It was better than I expected,im glad I stuck with till the end.
Gaby_S More than 1 year ago
Told from six different points of view (six gods, one point of view for each), ETERNAL NIGHT tells the story of what happens when the shadows rise up in an attempt to undo the light's victory. Dean, Weston, Mark, Nike, Lola and Peitha are gods living among men. The lack of faith has taken their power from them but their immortality remains, allowing them to reinvent themselves every few years and live forever. But living together isn't as easy as it seems. Peitha's run off to Vegas and the other five remaining in New York City barely speak. But when one of their own, Nadia, is killed and plagues start cropping up around both NYC and the rest of the world, the six know they have to put their heads together to stop the world from ending. This book is interesting for a lot of reasons, but my favorite reason is the way all of the gods mentioned come from different mythology. Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Roman... all are included. It's a very different take than I've seen in most of YA and I like it from a religious studies stand point. While all of these traditions are distinctive and separate, ETERNAL NIGHT highlights how similar ideals presented themselves in the different major societies. And since people no longer believe in the gods, causing the gods in this book to lose their powers, even more interesting points are being made. I definitely dig the depth here. But ETERNAL NIGHT isn't all about depth. It's also about action. The gods are trying to stop whoever's summoning these plagues and keep them from ending everything and they only have a few days to do it. They're also busy dealing with their internal squabbling while simultaneously trying to keep the world from ending. I mean, this guy's not talking to that guy, she's run away from him, they're pretending everything is okay between them... It's typical drama but with years more background and complexity, given the immortality. And then there's the romance. While there's an obvious way the puzzle pieces can fit together, this book keeps you guessing by throwing mortals into the mix, inserting LGBT relationships and asking more philosophical and psychological questions than one might not think to find in a YA paranormal romance. However, none of these things are what make this story so addicting (although they definitely help). My underlying obsession with ETERNAL NIGHT is because it reads like a CW show. (This makes sense because Carina Adly MacKenzie writes for the CW.) And, let's be real, I either go all in or not at all with my CW shows. I kept picturing ETERNAL NIGHT in a setting similar to Arrow - dark and set in a corrupted town with explosions and disaster at every turn. And some steamy kissing and drama thrown in for added goodness. Basically, if ETERNAL NIGHT got turned into a TV show/mini-series thing, I'd watch it so fast and it's all I'd talk about for days. Bottom line: This paranormal debut is exactly what I wanted. It's fast-paced, dramatic, swoony, gripping, thought-provoking and everything else I didn't even know I could have from a paranormal romance but will expect from now on. Carina Adly MacKenzie has set a bar for me and I can't wait to see what she writes next. (Side Note: I'd watch The Originals, but I haven't watched The Vampire Diaries, but winter is long and it is coming, so who knows?)
Ivygirl702 More than 1 year ago
This was a book that I definitely found intriguing. I loved the premise and I was pretty excited to get to it. Thankfully, it didn't disappoint. There were some great characters. I especially loved Jude and his interactions with Lola. I really enjoyed getting everyone's side of the story. It kept it interesting, plus was a way to show the history of everyone instead of a rambling narrative. The story was a bit of a slow burn, so it did take me a bit to get settled in. However, once that pivotal shift happened, it was a roller coaster. I found myself wanting more from whatever god's chapter I was just finishing with. The only complaint [for lack of a better word] is that I wish we would have gotten an epilogue. The ending is hopeful and seemingly happy, but I would have liked something more concrete. All in all, it was a unique story that kept me entertained. I look forward to reading more of Carina's stories.