Friday, December 16, 2016

Review: Mania (The Night Walkers #3) by J.R. Johansson

Mania (The Night Walkers, #3)
Title: Mania

Series: The Night Walkers #3

Previous book in this series: Insomnia (#1) | Paranoia (#2)

Author: J.R. Johansson

Publication date: July 2015

Published by: Flux

Source: For review from publishers via Netgalley

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Jack and his half-brother Parker have no time to mourn the loss of their father, Daniel Chipp. With an attack by the body-stealing Takers imminent, the pair must put aside their grief and track down the ingredients of Daniel’s formula—one that will rein in the power-hungry Takers—to keep their family and friends out of danger.

Their only hope lies in a puzzle their father left behind, a riddle where each brother unknowingly possesses a piece of the solution. The puzzle sets them on a deadly path, spiraling between reality and the world of dreams where nothing and no one can be trusted entirely. And when Parker finds himself deep in the fray between the Takers and the other Night Walkers, it’s up to Jack to complete the formula and save his brother’s life.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Mania was so awesome! It was and action-packed thriller with a whole lot of insane experiments and crazy powers and the imminent war between the Night Walkers... so exciting! I loved the concept of this series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about where these powers came from. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the origins of their powers reminds me of a Creepypasta called The Russian Sleep Experiment, which is one of my favorite short horror stories! I highly recommend that one!

I was initially very excited for Jack’s POV in this dual POV book, and while I did enjoy it, I found myself wanting more Parker, soooo... yeah. Speaking of Parker, I hated seeing him go through all that torture. It was the WORST! I probably cried at one point or another. And Jack has a lot on his plate. I mean, saving Parker, for one, and finding the ingredients to the elusive formula their father was working on. A formula that could save all of the Night Walkers. No pressure, right? It’s gonna be fine...

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I adored this series! I loved the characters and seeing the Jack/Parker relationship grow and watching them interact and figure out how to be brothers.

Parker said, "It's nice to finally meet someone who can keep Jack in line."
Libby's expression turned very serious and she answered, "It isn't easy, but I teach a class on Wednesdays and Thursdays at midnight. There might be some ritual sacrificing involved, but I promise results."

Mania was a great conclusion to The Night Walkers series and wrapped up everything nicely. I definitely recommend you read this one! And because he is one of my favorite characters in the series, I'll leave you with a little bit of Finn!

I got one quick glance at Finn's shirt that read, "If history really repeats itself, I'm SO getting a dinosaur," before it was out of sight. I didn't know him that well yet, but even I had to admit the guy was pretty entertaining.
His shirt today was probably one of my favorites. It said, "Dear Math, I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems."
Classic Finn.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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