Pitch Dark

Pitch Dark

Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced YA adventure from the author of the acclaimed horror novel, Shutter.Tuck has been in stasis on the USS John Muir, a ship that houses Earth’s most valued artifacts—its natural resources. Parks and mountains are preserved in space. Laura belongs to a sh...

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Title:Pitch Dark
Author:Courtney Alameda
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Edition Language:English

Pitch Dark Reviews

  • Dee

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Wow. I loved this book. I’ve never been the type to pick up a thriller/horror book, but I couldn’t put this book down. Alameda weaves an interesting tale of both Laura and Tuck, two teens in space. Without getting too much into detail, I loved these characters.

    Laura’s a tough as nails Latina. She’s quick and smart and doesn’t stay down. She’s from a family of educated and hardworking people and proud of her Hispanic heritage. Tha

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Wow. I loved this book. I’ve never been the type to pick up a thriller/horror book, but I couldn’t put this book down. Alameda weaves an interesting tale of both Laura and Tuck, two teens in space. Without getting too much into detail, I loved these characters.

    Laura’s a tough as nails Latina. She’s quick and smart and doesn’t stay down. She’s from a family of educated and hardworking people and proud of her Hispanic heritage. Thank you Ms. Alameda for writing a strong, independent Latina main character. Lord knows we need more Laura’s in the world.

    Tuck is sharp and witty. I laughed out loud of Tuck’s movie and pop-culture references. He’s imperfect and struggling, and I love that he’s neither the YA savior trope nor the wounded puppy dog either. He’s smart, he’s human, and he’s still learning.

    I loved the story line and the flow of the narrative. My only complaint is that it ended so soon.

    I hope to find another book about Tuck and Laura somewhere down the line :)

  • Meg (PopReadsBox)

    Pitch Dark was awesome! I loved the kick-ass Latina protagonist, as well as the cheeky monster crushing male lead. The diversity was refreshing in this book and I found I could identify with Laura's devotion to her family and friends. Tuck amused me with his pop-culture references and I found myself picturing Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy at times.

    At one point in the book, Tuck decides he needs to protect/save Laura and I appreciated how the author quickly taught him that she could abs

    Pitch Dark was awesome! I loved the kick-ass Latina protagonist, as well as the cheeky monster crushing male lead. The diversity was refreshing in this book and I found I could identify with Laura's devotion to her family and friends. Tuck amused me with his pop-culture references and I found myself picturing Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy at times.

    At one point in the book, Tuck decides he needs to protect/save Laura and I appreciated how the author quickly taught him that she could absolutely save herself. She did not need him but they could work together for the good of the people left aboard the ship.

    The monsters were terrifying and disgusting. The fact that they could obliterate people with sound made them that much more formidable and I found that concept to be intriguing. Overall, I sped through this book, as it was just so interesting and I was invested in the characters. At one point, I did not know how they were going to make it but in the end, I wanted more for Tuck and Laura.

    I hope we see their story continue as I feel like it is just beginning.

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC From Edelweiss Plus

    More of a YA book. A bit of the gruesome side, but also very fast paced. I've read a couple of others recently about space crews in and out of stasis, so may pass on purchasing for now. Definitely investigate for high school collections.

  • Jenny Ashby

    I read an ARC of this book from NetGalley and I'm not sure why I requested it. (Although it does have an amazing cover!) I was not a big fan of Shutter by Alameda so that should've been a clue right there. But the description sounded great and I love sci fi so I overrode my instinct and requested it anyway which was a mistake. I can't say for sure what it is about her writing that doesn't do it for me but there's something. But I know that it's a personal issue specific to Alameda's writing so I

    I read an ARC of this book from NetGalley and I'm not sure why I requested it. (Although it does have an amazing cover!) I was not a big fan of Shutter by Alameda so that should've been a clue right there. But the description sounded great and I love sci fi so I overrode my instinct and requested it anyway which was a mistake. I can't say for sure what it is about her writing that doesn't do it for me but there's something. But I know that it's a personal issue specific to Alameda's writing so I can't be super-critical of the book overall even though I was dreading reading it. In fact, as I was describing sections of the book to my husband, I could tell that the plot lines were interesting and that there were some unique parts. (He's going to read it and will probably be a fan.) I was intrigued by the idea of the subjegator but wish that we'd learned more about the Smithsons who put it in her and more details on why they decided to use it on her. Those bad guys should've really been built up but they were almost incidental. Was Sebastian using her the entire time or did he actually like her at some point? As for the other bad guy, I saw that coming but I think my teens will be surprised and outraged with that twist. Just a "meh" for me. However....

    My feelings toward the book became warmer and fuzzier when I read the author's note. I love Alameda's introspective description of how political became personal during the writing and all the symbolic touches she included in the story. So, while I might not mesh with her writing style, I now love Courtney Alameda as a person.

  • Kaitlynne

    ... That sounds... Pretty epic, actually. Why does it have to be so far away though?

    Update on 12-27-16

    2018. What do you MEAN 2018?!?!?! I can't wait that long! *Sad Face*

  • Ellen Gail

    I didn't know I could want something so much.

    ? Or I guess February 2018 now? I will wait for you book. We will be together.

  • Venkittarayan Chandrasekharan

    Doesn't this sound similar to vin diesel's movie 'pitch black', even its going to be I'm gonna read it cos I love the movie.

  • Crazy4Books

    Who do I contact for an ARC of this. I swear Id sell my soul for a review copy. Plzz ;)

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    Wait...I thought this was coming out this month...what do you mean this isn't coming out until February 2018? NO!!!!!!

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    Alright, I was reluctant before, but now with the full synopsis coupled with this absolutely eerie, yet lovely cover, I am on board!

  • Stella (Paper Wings)

    Oh what the heck. To the TBR it goes. That cliche "in space no one can hear you scream" and the story's reseblance to the movie Alien (?) has kept me from wanting to read this but IT KEEPS SHOWING UP!! Oh well, I guess I may as well add it to my neverending TBR. Who knows, maybe I'll actually read it someday.😂

    edit- Haha, I guess it's actually based off Alien. Well that's cool, then.

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