Nightingale by David Farland

So, I was excited to read David Farland's new book, Nightingale, and I started off being really intrigued, then I got to a part where it started feeling like a horror novel and I don't do well with horror, so I turned it over to my awesome friend, Jennifer Moore, who loves Stephen King novels and figured she'd do the review justice. I'm hiding in the closet writing this.... so if you love psychological thrillers, this is the one for you.
 Here's her review:

Some people sing at night to drive back the darkness.  Others sing to summon it. . . .

Bron Jones was abandoned at birth. Thrown into foster care, he was rejected by one family after another, until he met Olivia, a gifted and devoted high-school teacher who recognized him for what he really was--what her people call a "nightingale."

But Bron isn't ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know.  Bron's secret may be the most dangerous of all.

In his remarkable young adult fantasy debut, David Farland shows why critics have called his work "compelling," "engrossing," "powerful," "profound," and "ultimately life-changing."

Bron is a teenage boy that has been shuffled through various foster homes, and has every right to be bitter. However, I didn’t end up pitying him as much as admire him. He has an uncanny way of reading people and situations, brought about by the survival skills he’s had to develop over the years of foster care. And he’s bright and observant, and vulnerable—really great main character.
As the book begins, Bron is taken out of a horrible situation, and given to the care of Olivia Hernandez who is a High School teacher. She is a musician and a little eccentric, but I immediately connected to her because of how much she wanted to have children, and Bron seems like such a perfect fit. But it’s not just the fact that he is a kid who plays the guitar and needs a home, Bron and Olivia have more in common than he knows. She understands things about him and where he comes from that he can’t even begin to imagine. And she is the perfect person to help him develop and understand his powers.
From the first page, there was suspense and tension—on the surface with a kid who is going to a new school, and finding his place in a new family—but beneath all of that, there is a group of super-humans searching for him, and there were times when I didn’t know how David Farland was going to get Bron out of some of the scrapes he was in.
The way he describes settings is wonderful, it emotes feelings and is so visual and tangible. The dialog and the relationships seemed to be genuine to me, too. I loved the world he built—it was fascinating

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