Night Runner Paperback – Sep 8 2008
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“NIGHT RUNNER is a fast paced, page turner, full of surprising twists and clever turns that'll have you on the edge of your seat wondering what could possibly happen next! Max Turner had me from the very first paragraph and is definitely one to watch!” ―Alyson Noel, #1 NYT Bestselling author of EVERMORE
“Night Runner is a fast-paced struggle against fate that had me cheering for Zack at every turn of the page. As an ordinary boy in extraordinary circumstances, Zack Thomson must decide whether or not to succumb to the temptations of a powerful thirst for blood that lives inside him, or fight his destiny to choose good over evil. Along the way, he is helped by friends, betrayed by family, and driven by a force beyond his control. Max Turner has created an exciting addition to the vampire genre that left me guessing and hoping every step of the way.” ―Brian James, author of ZOMBIE BLONDES
“Night Runner is a fast-paced adventure with a funny, winning hero who is both your average teenage guy and something far more extraordinary. Max Turner has written a gothic fantasy full of surprises and bite!
” ―Katherine Marsh, Edgar-award winning author of The Night Tourist
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"I need blood," I said.... Charlie was sitting in a kitchen chair. He stood up so that he was looking down at me. "Oh, blood. Right. Of course, blood. What was I thinking? Well, we just happen to have a huge barrel of it in the back. Do you want some fries with that?" --From Night RunnerSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
It is a clever, sweet and funny story of a 15 year old boy, orphaned, stuck in a mental ward because there's no where else to put him, who gets surprise after surprise thrown at him as he finds out he is being hunted by vampires, of the hilarious and wicked variety. It's a page turner right to the end. I loved his best, and only friend Charlie, the kind of debonair teenager that everyone wants to hang out with in high school. If you know of anyone who doesn't like to read,this is the book that will convert them.
There is first love, and a great hunt scene at Stony lake, but the best are the episodes in cars. Have fun.
Fifteen year old Zach has lived at Peterborough Civic Hospital, in the "nut ward" since he was eight. His father was killed in a freak accident while on an archeological dig. Zach was bitten by something and lapsed into a coma. When he awoke he was changed, he couldn't go outside during the day and he had trouble eating almost any food. As he had no living family, it seemed the best choice was to care for him in the hospital until a cure for his unknown illness could be found. All is well until one night when a man driving a motorcycle crashes into the hospital and tells Zach to flee.
The story just kept getting better from that point. I found myself calling out to my hubby, who was raised in Peterborough, the changes in location as the story progressed. Rather fun plotting Zach's progress threw out town and the surrounding area.
This is not quite your typical vampire novel with blood and gore and frequent feedings on unsuspecting civilians. I can't tell you anything further without spoiling the story. I will recommend this to anyone who enjoys a vampire story.
Zack thinks nothing of his lifestyle until an old man crashed a motorcycle into the mental ward. Suddenly, Zack is thrown into an extraordinary adventure.
Along for the ride is Zack's best childhood friend, Charlie, and a new, intriguing, beautiful girl named Luna. Not only will Zack figure out about his odd living arrangements and his family, but Zack will find out what he is. And it isn't human.
Max Turner writes a thrilling novel that draws the reader in right from the beginning. Broken up into relatively short chapters, this novel is full of twists and turns that will never leave the reader bored.
Reviewed by: Steph
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I bought this book to help me kill time in the airport. I had meant to save part of it for my return trip but I ended up reading it right through my flight and finished it in my... Read morePublished on July 13 2009 by V
Read the first paragraph! It's pretty hard to put down. I read it an about three hours and loved every second of it.Published on May 24 2009 by Jane Maddin