Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Review: Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan
Published by Walker



This is a brilliant thriller ghost story by a new name in teenage fiction. When Daniel Lever is dragged to Leisure World Holiday Complex for some "time away" with his depressed dad, his expectations are low. Daniel is overweight, he hates sport, and his father has brought along his beloved tomato plant. But soon Daniel spots a girl swimming in the fake lake. Lexi is elegant and smart, but very mysterious. Why are her bruises getting worse each time she and Daniel meet? And is her watch really ticking backwards? A dark figure stalks the pair, and as British summer time approaches, Daniel has to act quickly. Their souls depend on it.
 
I enjoyed Daylight Saving and found it to be a satifying little read.

Daylight saving is a thriller which follows the story of main character Daniel. Daniel is a likable protagonist. He has been dragged to Leisure World, a centre parcsesque holiday park where families are suppose to have a brilliantly exciting week indulging in a variety of sporting activites together and bonding over pizza in lakeside themed restaurants. Unfotunately for Daneil the idea sounds like the week from hell. He hates sports and his family has just recently been ripped apart and he is almost having to play the adult to his father who isn't coping at all with the split.

Whilst at the camp Daniel meets this girl. She is mysterious and it seems like only he can see her. As events unfold he finds himself in the middle of a thriller ghost story where it is down to him to help her survive and put her story to rest.

I enjoyed the pace of this book and loved getting to know more about the story and characters and enjoyed seeing the whole thing unfold as Daniel got deeper into the story.

Looking forward to Edward Hogan next offering for Young Adults very much indeed.

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4 comments:

Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

This sounds like an excellent read! Of course the cover looks like something out of Jaws, but that's a good thing. :)

Jess Hearts Books! said...

Really want to read this book, I love the cover! Thanks for the review :)

Jesse Owen said...

This book has been on my wish list since I first heard about it a few weeks ago, it sounds fab! Great review :)

Raimy-rawr said...

love the sound of this one, must get round to it soon! great review :)