Lighthouse Nights [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jules and Trevor take advantage of potential suicide victims by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths. When Jules falls in love with their seventh target, she's forced to make a series of life-or-death decisions and a single, impossible change.

"Lighthouse Nights" is a frightening fairytale about haunting regret, maniacal hatred, the longing to create, and ultimate redemption. This fast-paced story...
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Lighthouse Nights

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Overview

Jules and Trevor take advantage of potential suicide victims by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths. When Jules falls in love with their seventh target, she's forced to make a series of life-or-death decisions and a single, impossible change.

"Lighthouse Nights" is a frightening fairytale about haunting regret, maniacal hatred, the longing to create, and ultimate redemption. This fast-paced story is as touching as it is twisted, and highlights a disturbing new trend among teens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781257824830
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 7/14/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,638
  • File size: 123 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Simply amazing

    Dark yet heart warmingly beautiful, LIGHTHOUSE NIGHTS takes readers on a journey that leaves them breathless. Five stars. Absolutely FLAWLESS.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2012

    Demanding a Sequel!!

    This book gets a 5 because yet again, Jake Vander Ark has managed to leave me speechless. When I read the synopsis for this book, I thought to myself,"There is no possible way he can swing this story and not have it turn out badly! The subject is so taboo, that everyone avoids it or slams it. People will never be receptive to this type of thing." I thought that surely I was going to have a hard time swallowing this book, and admittedly, it was a rather hard read for me at first. For as long as I can remember, Suicide has been a dirty word, and I'm sure it always will be. It happens all the time but we try to rationalize it away because it makes us uncomfortable and we want to forget. It has personally touched me in many a different way and I was afraid that my personal views were going to prejudice my opinion of the book. Turns out that it didn't. This book didn't glorify suicide, it just made you look at it in a different light. A realistic light. One that doesn't try to sway you. It just is what it is. I commend JVA for taking on something so touchy. He walked us through quite a few different perspectives in the course of this book and they all were relatively spot on. For instance, I had to choke down the douchebaggery that was Trevor, the psychopath, and remind myself that he was fictitious. He seriously needed to see the inside of a gas chamber. Just sayin'! Jules - that poor girl - was horribly broken and insecure. She was the typical battered woman who hung on to a dream that was never going to come true. Trevor preyed on her just like all the others he victimized. Constantly kept her down and doubting herself and he used her love for him as a bargaining tool. It was disgusting and so realistic. I didn't really like Jules till the middle of the book. She was an enabler and had little to no respect for human life. She was self destructive until she met Gabe. Gabe was her respite. A place for her to be free of all the stress and death in her life - a place to blossom. I'd venture to say he was the only good thing in her life, ever. Gabe saved her and she destroyed him. She did redeem herself later on however and I just fell in love with her. Gabe was probably my favorite character in the book. Even when he face dove into prickville, I still loved him. I don't think that he could have been a greater character, honestly. :) As for the book as a whole, I LOVED every single minute of it! So dark and sinister and just twisted - it was almost like an adult Alice in Wonderland but instead of chasing the white rabbit, they were chasing the lives of others. It makes me shiver just thinking about it! I strongly encourage EVERYONE to pick up this book and be open to not only the story, but to the people within it. You just may know an Emma or John or Blake and this book could be the reason you listen, when you might otherwise have not. Just think about that!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Amazing

    Twisted page turner! I had to read it twice in a row it was so good. Once you get past the lack of capitalization, it is the best book I have ever read. I am 21. Perfect for this age range. I recommend this book to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    I absolutely loved this book! It was my first time ever reading

    I absolutely loved this book! It was my first time ever reading Jake Vander Ark but after reading Lighthouse Nights, I am so thrilled to read more by him! I was entranced by the entire plot as well as the detail that he goes in as he creates the characters. I can honestly say at no point could I predict the outcome of the book. 5 stars! Must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Dark yet capturing

    This was a good short book. It kept my attention and was hard to put down. The story was a dark one, but i would recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    It was okay. I found it lacking a certain amount of depth. Also

    It was okay. I found it lacking a certain amount of depth. Also, one has to suspend reality a bit to really get into the story. I think that the teenage audience would probably be really fond of this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Well written, alive

    I was tempted to delete this book right from the start, seeing as there are no capital letters at beginnings of sentences as well as heading proper nouns, but the first words just draw you in. So well written, it thoroughly compensates for the speck of error.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Dark

    What a wonderful read!

    It is a dark subject but the author makes up for it with memorable characters.

    I do hope to read MORE from him.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Surprisingly enjoyable read, all things considered

    I almost didn't bother to read this book at all as soon as I realized the author wasn't fond of using capital letters at the beginning of sentences. But I'm glad I did. It may not be the most original love story setting (nice boy meets distressed girl with a controlling, cruel boyfriend), but the way the story played out was definitely worth the read. The details make the story. The characters felt real and their motivations were all explained well. It also doesn't romanticize suicide, instead showing it to be the tragedy that it is, and neither does it portray those who commit it as cowards, but as people who are in terrible situations and can't see any other way out. The characters also change, and thanks to the author's jumping back and forth between them, you are able to see the reasons and thoughts that cause this. Read it (slowly) in only about 4 hours.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    A good read

    I really liked the lack of capitalization in this book. I found it to be soothing. The story was captivating and i read this story in one (long) sitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Strange

    Although this book was supremely weird, it wasn't a bad read. It touches on a subject most people think is taboo but should be talking more about. I'm glad someone's addressing it but as a reader be prepared. Worth the read if you can handle the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    I enjoyed it!

    I enjoyed it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Stupid

    Glad it was free.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Omg amazing

    I loved this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Pretentious and self-conscious

    So very self-aware, Look at me so goth, so cool, so --- if the lack of writing mechanics has a purpose, maybe its balancing out the purple prose.
    Painful to read. Simply annoying.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Gooood

    For a freebook I liked it, wish the ending was a littlelonger.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!

    folled ya

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 24, 2014

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