ARC REVIEW + Tour // Beware the Night by Jessika Flek

If you’re looking for a interesting story about how legends might unfold on an island with a divided and secretive people, then you should try Beware the Night! 

This review is spoiler-free! 

I was provided with an eARC by Xpresso Tours in exchange for an honest review.


More information about the blog tour can be found here.

Synopsis and Book Details:

When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice…even if it costs her the boy she loves.

On the island of Bellona, life is peaceful–as long as the citizens dutifully worship the Sun, which protects them from all harm. Seventeen-year-old Veda knows that keeping the Sun happy will protect her and her grandfather from the Night, the dangerous people who snatch innocent citizens from their beds under the cover of darkness, never to be seen again. As long as Veda follows the rules, she will be safe.

But when Veda’s grandfather is offered up as the next sacrificial offering to keep the Sun’s favor, she starts to see that the safety she’s been promised comes at a dangerous price. Maybe there is more to fear above than there is below.

With a mysterious young man, Dorian, at her side, Veda has to figure out if the scary bedtime stories she grew up hearing are real–or dangerous lies.

Published by: Swoon Reads

Publication date: March 12th 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


My Thoughts:

Island legends, secrets, and deception…

The story starts right away, and early on the plot picks up and shows you everything you would like to know about the world without giving you too much. The opening scenes made me want to know more about the world, and I had a few questions about Bellona which were solved later on in a satisfying way. 

I felt like the beginning of Beware the Night did everything right – it pulled me in, and made me want to know and care about the main characters. It reminded me a little of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone. So if you like the Grisha series, you should give Beware the Night a try! 

I like the main character, Veda, because she’s relatable to me. When she finds out secrets about her people which could change her world forever, she doesn’t just accept it right away. She goes through several emotions about her new decisions, and that’s so like me. She has trouble making up her mind sometimes, but don’t we all?

There were also a few actions scenes relating to the plot of the story, but there was a good balance between action and plot development (meaning there was more plot development than action, because that’s how I like it! 😉 )

One of my favorite characters was Dorian! He was a great additional character, and I can’t say much because it could be a spoiler… but he’s just so great, so sweet, definitely my fave! 

Other things you might like:

  • Revolution! 
  • Legends! 
  • Imperfect characters!
  • A little bit of romance in the air! 
  • Fishing! 

My Rating:


3.5 out of 5 Stars, because I liked it and I’m excited to read the next one! 

There were a few parts in the middle which were a bit slow, but other than that, I liked the overall story, and I will be reading the next installment when it releases 🙂 


Jessika Fleck is an author, unapologetic coffee drinker, and knitter — she sincerely hopes to one day discover a way to do all three at once. Until then, she continues collecting vintage typewriters and hourglasses, dreaming of an Ireland getaway, and convincing her husband they NEED more kittens. Her YA debut, THE CASTAWAYS (Entangled TEEN), is now available. Her next YA novel, BEWARE THE NIGHT (Swoon Reads/Macmillan) releases March 12, 2019. More at

Purchase Beware the Night: Amazon |B&N | iBooks |Kobo


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13 thoughts on “ARC REVIEW + Tour // Beware the Night by Jessika Flek

  1. I have this on my TBR, but I keep forgetting it existssssss. However, your post just renewed some excitement for sure. I do love some legends and I’m a bit intrigued about fishing. XD I loved the first part of Shadow and Bone, so I thought that was interesting to see. Wonderful review, Xandra!! 🙂

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