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Friday, June 24, 2016

The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi

First the birds disappeared.
Then the insects took over.
Then the madness began . . .

They call it Wanderer's Folly--a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race.

After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he's bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he's on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daughter, who may be the key to a cure.

Ellie is a special girl. Deep. Insightful. And she knows David is lying to her. Lying about her mother. Lying about what they're running from. And lying about what he sees when he takes his eyes off the road . . . @goodreads 



I'm not even sure what to say about this book. I was thinking it was going to be about insects killing everyone! LOL! Yes, the insects are crazy everywhere after the birds disappear and some creepy stuff happen here and there but it's not an insect killing people book. :-)

David Arlen runs away in the night with his daughter Ellie because some peeps at the CDC want to experiment on her to see if she can cure THE DISEASE. That didn't work out so well for David's wife so they are on the run. But there IS something different about Ellie. <---let me backtrack and say, there is a part with an ice cream truck coming into the neighborhood at midnight that totally has me creeped out still. Nothing bad happens, it's just the thought and I can't get it out of my head!


So, moving on... Ellie has some things she can do. Uggg, how do I not give out spoilers! Anyway, she does these things and it kinda freaks her dad out but he still loves her and they are on the run to his brother Tim's place. He's a good guy too. David keeps getting calls on his phone from the doctors to bring her in and stuff. I wanted to smack him because.. uh.. trace the phone... hello! Throw it away.

And through-out the book Ellie is carrying around a box of birds eggs. They tell about it at the end of the book but I think the significance was lost on me. My little brain doesn't work that well. At any rate it's a sweet thing with the eggs.


Anyway, so like if you get this disease you just start wandering around and seeing things and other stuff before you keel over. I kept thinking this was the end of days with plagues and miracles and weird stuff, but then it could all just be the hallucinations. See, there is the twist. I'm sure someone with more smarts will figure it all out.

I did love Ellie's character. She's was a really good little girl and I think she's going to do great things. And I like the fact that good people still know what to do to the evil people. That's all I'm saying.

*I would like to thank Netgalley and Kensington Books for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.* 






  1. -- Nice Review Melissa of The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi, I enjoy Mr. Malfi, and it's good to see others think well of his writing. --

  2. Ha, it's hard not to give out spoilers, huh? You did well and I'm intrigued!
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