Waiting for Dusk

Waiting for Dusk

by Nancy Pennick

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Waiting for Dusk by Nancy Pennick

Read a book.

Fall asleep.

Meet a boy.

Is it real or just a dream?

Katie's everyday life suddenly turns exciting when she travels back in time and meets the boy of her dreams. Thinking of nothing else, willing to leave the real world behind, she's determined to find out if it's all a dream or not. Returning again and again, Katie almost has her answers until one day her precious book goes missing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612355238
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 05/06/2016
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 1,229,514
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Waiting for Dusk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tina Stanciu for Readers' Favorite Waiting for Dusk by author Nancy Pennick is about Katie, a normal teenager, and her adventures into the spectacular world of time traveling and surreal dreams. The story opens with us meeting Katie and her mom during the summer, when the teenager is really bored and misses her school friends. But when her mom decides to give her an old historical book to read, things quickly take a turn for the surreal. Katie find herself in a world of Harvey Girls, vintage cars and boarding schools from the past. What at first seemed like a really vivid dream turns out to be more. Katie is now more interested in her dream life than her reality, especially when Drew comes along, a perfect boy she immediately falls for in the past. Can Katie handle both worlds?   Nancy Pennick wrote a beautiful young adult novel with characters that seem real and with dreams that almost all teenagers have at some point. The fact that Katie’s personality in the real world is a bit difficult for readers to handle makes it easier for us to dream and wait for the other world alongside Katie. The dream sequences are definitely the best parts of the novel. Waiting for Dusk is a lovely story of friendship, young love and dreams that take you by surprise, all wrapped up in sincerity and a familiar writing style. I think this is the perfect novel to be read at teenagers’ book clubs, or simply passed along from one friend to another. If you are looking for a simple yet wonderful story, sincere characters, the innocence of young love stories and dreams of lovelier times, Waiting for Dusk is the right book for you.
TaraFoxHall More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Good Book Alert Reviewed for Good Book Alert I liked Katie right off, maybe because I also felt a little bored doing website maintenance on my own sites and also had turned to a book to escape my doldrums. I’m happy to report Waiting For Dusk didn’t disappoint, though all the talk of western skies and riding did make me long for a horseback ride. What I liked: Katie/Kathryn/Kate was very realistic and no-nonsense, but also came off exactly as a young adult with all good points and flaws, not as a false young adult that is too perfectly mature or too wildly immature to be realistic. I was already hoping for her to have a happy ending with her dream boy Drew by the 3rd chapter. Other characters like Kate’s mother and her friends Lindsey, Ty from her real life, and fellow serving girls Lucinda, Anna and Ruthie from her dream world were well drawn and believable. Drew was perfectly romantic and I savored all the scenes with him in them. This book was easy to read, something you want to see in a YA book. Scenes and characters were described well and concisely. Chapters were a little shorter than average, but not too short. While the book is not like the suspense I usually read, I was eager to see where the story was going enough that the few chapters I meant to read to begin the book turned into the first 12 chapters before I tore myself away. By page 92, I was hoping Katie would burn the book in her dream, as that seems to be how she’d be allowed to stay in her dreamworld. And then I finished the book the same day I began it because I couldn’t stand now knowing what was going to happen. Not to my liking:  It is emphasized in this book that the girls chosen to work in the resort in 1920s had to be “of good moral character.” Yet the couple overseeing them think that it’s fine for Kate to go off unchaperoned with Drew for several hours only a few days after she met him. That seemed a little unlikely for 1920-something. There is a certified stalker in the book in the form of a love interest for Katie. At first her actions—or non-action—regarding him is understandable, as she’s busy with her dream life and not thinking clearly about her actions in the real world. But even after multiple serious events with this person, Katie keeps putting herself right back in new dangerous situations with him. While it’s certainly possible a teen of today would do this for the various reasons Katie does, it bothers me for personal reasons that she is so oblivious that she’s in real jeopardy. Katie’s parents seem to be clueless about what their role is regarding protecting their daughter, as they seem much more worried about her desire for her dreams than about her stalker in real life, though its true Katie keeps covering the truth of how this boy is obsessed with her, another point I didn’t quite understand The ending was wonderful, but I wanted to wallow in the sheer joy of the moment, and it was over too quickly for me. ARGH! Overall opinion:  An excellent start to a series I will be sticking with to its conclusion…and I need an ARC of book #2 NOW, please.
Jenny_Twist More than 1 year ago
When Katie begins to read the historical novel her mother has lent her she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. For that night she has a dream. A dream so realistic that she can hardly believe it wasn’t real. She returns to the same dream the next night, and the night after… Soon Katie is living half her life in the present and the other half in the past. There’s no harm in that, is there? Well, not until she falls in love with a boy in the wrong time frame. This is a delightful story, beautifully-written, with an unusual and intriguing plot. Ms Pennick handles the two time frames with aplomb. It is intended for young adults, but I think readers of all ages will enjoy it. An impressive first novel and, I hope, only the first of many.
cborgne More than 1 year ago
Good Book Alert Review: I liked Katie right off, maybe because I also felt a little bored doing website maintenance on my own sites and also had turned to a book to escape my doldrums. I’m happy to report Waiting For Dusk didn’t disappoint, though all the talk of western skies and riding did make me long for a horseback ride. What I liked: Katie/Kathryn/Kate was very realistic and no-nonsense, but also came off exactly as a young adult with all good points and flaws, not as a false young adult that is too perfectly mature or too wildly immature to be realistic. I was already hoping for her to have a happy ending with her dream boy Drew by the 3rd chapter. Other characters like Kate’s mother and her friends Lindsey, Ty from her real life, and fellow serving girls Lucinda, Anna and Ruthie from her dream world were well drawn and believable. Drew was perfectly romantic and I savored all the scenes with him in them. This book was easy to read, something you want to see in a YA book. Scenes and characters were described well and concisely. Chapters were a little shorter than average, but not too short. While the book is not like the suspense I usually read, I was eager to see where the story was going enough that the few chapters I meant to read to begin the book turned into the first 12 chapters before I tore myself away. By page 92, I was hoping Katie would burn the book in her dream, as that seems to be how she’d be allowed to stay in her dreamworld. And then I finished the book the same day I began it because I couldn’t stand now knowing what was going to happen. Not to my liking: It is emphasized in this book that the girls chosen to work in the resort in 1920s had to be “of good moral character.” Yet the couple overseeing them think that it’s fine for Kate to go off unchaperoned with Drew for several hours only a few days after she met him. That seemed a little unlikely for 1920-something. There is a certified stalker in the book in the form of a love interest for Katie. At first her actions—or non-action—regarding him is understandable, as she’s busy with her dream life and not thinking clearly about her actions in the real world. But even after multiple serious events with this person, Katie keeps putting herself right back in new dangerous situations with him. While it’s certainly possible a teen of today would do this for the various reasons Katie does, it bothers me for personal reasons that she is so oblivious that she’s in real jeopardy. Katie’s parents seem to be clueless about what their role is regarding protecting their daughter, as they seem much more worried about her desire for her dreams than about her stalker in real life, though its true Katie keeps covering the truth of how this boy is obsessed with her, another point I didn’t quite understand The ending was wonderful, but I wanted to wallow in the sheer joy of the moment, and it was over too quickly for me. ARGH! Overall opinion: An excellent start to a series I will be sticking with to its conclusion…and I need an ARC of book #2 NOW, please.