Saturday, June 2, 2012

{Special Post} NIGHT CREATURES by Marianne de Pierres

This special post is to raise awareness of a young adult series by Marianne de Pierres. The Night Creatures Series is published by Random House Australia so it's not available to readers in the US. So that it may one day become published here I've been sharing posts on Twitter, Facebook, and my Google Plus page about it.

I want to read Night Creatures because as far as I've seen, it has all the right aspects to draw me in. The beautiful covers initially caught my attention as they aren't like our US covers. Kudos to Jaroslaw Kubicki for the delicious cover images! They seem to be darker while still keeping in mind the YA audience. Now comes the book itself. Just from reading the blurb for the first book, Burn Bright, I see that the series is dystopian with fantasy elements. It fills me with a sense of adventure that I can't wait to dive into!

Read on to find out more about the series...

Burn Bright - Night Creatures #1 (March 2011)

Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.

In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.
(I love this part of the blurb!! It sets flutters off in my stomach!)

~Burn Bright Book Trailer~

Angel Arias - Night Creatures #2 (October 2011)

Retra - now called Naif - has escaped from Ixion, the island of ever-night. She doesn't know if her friends on the island survived the battle between the Ripers and the rebels. But she does know that she must return home, behind the sealed walls of Grave, to find out why the Ripers have been seen there talking to the councillors. What links the two worlds?

First she must convince Ruzalia to help her. The fierce pirate captain saves those who face terrible fates on Ixion, but that doesn't guarantee their gratitude. Instead, she faces a revolt - and Naif is caught in the middle.

Naif will need all her courage to survive. For Lenoir, who wants to keep her safe, for her friends Suki and Rollo, if they live, for Markes, who has secrets of his own, and for the new friends she will make on this journey.

The fate of worlds depends on it.

Shine Light - Night Creatures #3 (Expected: Fall 2012)

In European countries?

Here's how you can help bring the Night Creatures Series to the US!

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Visit the Burn Bright Website: Join the Burn Bright Book Club

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you feel inclined to add all three NIGHT CREATURES books to Goodreads, and join in the endeavor to publish the series in the US!!



  1. I'm probably the only person in the UK (outside of the publishing industry) who's read the first two books, and it makes me sad that more international publishers haven't snapped up the series. From what I can see, it deals with far more relevant issues than most of the YA out there - drugs, sex, authority, the forbidden, family, friends and crushes - in a way more original way than the usual 'girl meets supernatural boy while still attending high school' format.

    Thanks for putting the word out - hopefully this is one step closer to raising epic awareness of the trilogy. :)

    1. Thanks for commenting! I hope it's one step closer too. =) I'm glad you were able to read the first two books and enjoyed them.

    2. Excellent post!
      I think there is more than enough room on the shelves in the UK and the US for all Three Night Creatures books.
      If everyone can get on board, public demand may make the publishers sit up and take notice. For once we'd tell them what we want to read and not them telling us what we should read.

    3. Right on Belinda! :) I'd never thought of it that way: us having that much influence to tell the publishers what we want to see published. Thanks for your support!!

  2. I am very happy to see this post! I am a huge fan and supporter of Marianne's work and am determined to help get her published worldwide. I fell in love with this series before I even read the books, just the summary and the covers had me hooked!
    Thank you for this post, you have a new follower :)

    1. Hi Krista; I'm so glad to see another fan and supporter! Looks like the summary and covers are the first steps to falling in love with the series for the both of us. :P


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