Friday, January 11, 2013

Blog Tour: What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Allie Kim suffers from Xeroderma Pigmentosum: a fatal allergy to sunlight that confines her and her two best friends, Rob and Juliet, to the night. When freewheeling Juliet takes up Parkour—the stunt-sport of scaling and leaping off tall buildings—Allie and Rob have no choice but to join her, if only to protect her. Though potentially deadly, Parkour after dark makes Allie feel truly alive, and for the first time equal to the “daytimers.”
On a random summer night, the trio catches a glimpse of what appears to be murder. Allie alone takes it upon herself to investigate, and the truth comes at an unthinkable price. Navigating the shadowy world of specialized XP care, extreme sports, and forbidden love, Allie ultimately uncovers a secret that upends everything she believes about the people she trusts the most.

My Thoughts:
I really liked What We Saw at Night. I thought it was interesting learning about Parkour. When I was read the book, I thought it was something the author had made up to make the story more interesting. After finishing the book, I did some research on Parkour. It turns out, Parkour is real. I'm still not sure if XP is real though. I have yet to do research on it. Although, I did find the idea of XP fascinating. Parkour and XP combined with a mystery made for a great plot. The book had me turning pages until the end, wondering what was going to happen next. I didn't really care for Juliet. I thought she was rude and had a crappy personality. I enjoyed What We Saw at Night. I am eagerly anticipating the sequel, What We Lost in the Dark, which I think releases later this year.

I give What We Saw at Night: 4/5.

Want to know more about the author?
I am giving away one copy of What We Saw at Night to one lucky follower. Want to know how to win?
  1. Follow the blog either GFC or Networked Blogs.
  2. Leave a comment with the name you use to follow me and your email address.
  3. Winner will be picked on 2/12/2013 at 12:01 a.m.
  4. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email.
  5. U.S. Residents only
Good luck and have fun!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no compensated for this review.


  1. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mrs.capt.kirk51 at gmail dot com

  2. oh wow! sounds like a great book! would love to read and review it.

  3. Followed and I always like books that have a touch of reality to go with it.

  4. This sounds like a really interesting book, especially given the subject matter. You mentioned that you weren't sure if XP is a real thing, it is a real genetic disorder.

  5. GFC and Kriss Morton. I really like the look of this book, adding it to GR!

  6. I follow under the name Carrie
    My email is

  7. Followed. Good review; I think that I will like te book more because juliet has a rough edge. Parkour is a rough, high-stakes sport - people at the height of their athletich prowess risking their lies for a sense of accomplishment appreciable by a handful - and its stars must be survivors.

  8. Sounds like a really good book. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the review and giveaway. I followed via GFC as lionelsnod. Email is lionelsnod (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I'm a US resident. Thanks!

    Paul R. Hewlett

  9. Hi Jacquelyn,
    I am a teacher and I would enjoy reading What We Saw at Night. I followed Networked Blogs. My e-mail is

    Sara Stinson
    Finger Bones

  10. This looks like a really great book and I can't wait to read it.

  11. I would love to read this
    I follow on GFC as Tia (new follower)

  12. yay!

    gfc: katharyn

    email: katvela12345 AT hotmail DOT com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Emily L. Moir-Genther