Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving

by Edward Hogan


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Can you save someone from something that’s already happened?

Daniel’s expectations for his forced vacation with his father at the Leisure World Holiday Complex are low. He hates sports, and his father is mostly lost in drink and depression. But then he sees a strange girl swimming in the fake lake, and everything changes. Lexi has a smart mouth and a killer swim stroke, but dark secrets swirl around her. She’s got bruises and cuts that seem to be getting worse instead of better. She’s always alone. And her watch is ticking backwards. When a dark figure begins to stalk Lexi and Daniel, the truth must come out. This gripping ghost story will raise goose bumps and questions: does a traumatic past mean the future is a foregone conclusion?

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ISBN-13: 9781406337174
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Edward Hogan’s first adult novel, Blackmoor, was short-listed for the London Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas prize. This is his first young adult novel. He lives in the U.K.

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Daylight Saving 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Brittan Hardy More than 1 year ago
Daylight Saving is a paranormal book, with a unique and interesting concept that is mind blowing. This is a fast paced book, that will hook you from the beginning. The storyline is interesting and hypnotic, but there is a couple downs to the writing. This book is in a boy's point of view, named Daniel. Daniel's dad drags him to Leisure World for a holiday. He sees this girl, he soon discovers that no one else can see her. Her name is Lexi, she has a weird watch that goes backwards, and wounds that get worse. What is Lexi's secret? This book traps you in it. The storyline is hooking and addicting. What happens in this book is so unique compared to anything else I have read. The ending was not what I personally want to happen, but it was a perfect closing for the book. This not a very romantic book, there is some romance but not much. But at the end of the book I found that those two things fitted perfectly in the overall story. I felt disconnect from the characters. I felt no emotions from this book. I felt a bit let down about the writing because of personal taste, but the storyline was enough to still make this book very enjoyable for me. I really liked this book. The storyline was incredible. I loved the way it sucked me in. I really liked the concept of this book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes YA paranormal with a mysterious twist. This review was originally posted on my book blog Written By Brittan
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Daniel's dad is taking Daniel to Leisure World Holiday Complex for some time away together. Daniel hates exercise and is overweight, so he isn't happy with this choice. His father wants them to get healthy, which means he tries to force Daniel to spend time doing what he hates the most, sport. Daniel is struggling in many different ways. His father is depressed and he's drinking too much, so it's Daniel's task to look after him. The holiday is a complete disaster and Daniel has an entire week to get through. The holiday complex doesn't have a nice atmosphere and most people aren't friendly. When Daniel meets Lexi he's relieved he's found someone interesting to talk to. Lexi is a good swimmer. She's also really smart and they have a lot in common. However, Lexi is hurt. She's covered in bruises and every time Daniel sees her she's looking worse. What's going on with her, is she hiding a dark secret and is there anything Daniel can do to help her? Daylight Saving is a beautiful gripping story. I was immediately intrigued by Lexi. It's clear there's something going on with her and I was curious to find out what it was. She's on her own in a creepy holiday complex, which is a great basis for a scary book. Daniel is smart and kindhearted. He does everything he can to help the people he loves, which regularly gets him in trouble. He's been through a lot and this nasty holiday with his father is something he absolutely doesn't need. He's sensitive and knows something isn't right. He's open-minded as well as clever and therefore it was fabulous to see the world through his eyes. Edward Hogan has written a fantastic ghost story. I love a good spooky read and this book definitely falls into that category. I liked the original setting. The holiday park has a negative vibe, it's eery, there's no kindness and it's a terrible place to be. It's perfect for a good thrilling book. Lexi's mysterious circumstances are adding to the unnerving atmosphere, which is something I found completely spellbinding. I read Daylight Saving in one sitting, it's a wonderfully strange and captivating story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daylight Saving is one of my favorite books. Edward Hogan put the perfect amount of each genre for anyone to enjoy. Especially the paranormally romance. At first I thought it should've had more, but after I thought about it I didn't feel it was needed. The conclusion was the best part of the story. Daniel Lever goes to Leisure World Holiday Complex when his dad drags them there for a "get away" vacation. Daniel eventually spots a mysterious girl there with wounds that gradually get worse and a watch that runs backward. The whole time the story wraps around the same question: Can you save someone from something thats already happened? Daylight Saving is a thrilling paranormal novel that will make you wonder if this could be real.