Book Reviews

{Book Review} NIGHTBIRD by David Busboom

This is my first time delving into a story by David Bosboom. I didn’t know what to expect from the cover, but the blurb intrigued me. I started reading this book and the next thing you know I was turning the last page. 

Isaac is a 16-year-old who meets the girl of his dreams at the local cinema. Lilith is different. She doesn’t have the usual things a modern person. She doesn’t have a phone, vehicle, a job, or a computer. Lilith makes up for it with intelligence and beauty. Isaac can’t seem to get enough. Things are odd around Lilith’s isolated farmhouse, but Isaac could care less as long as he gets to “Netflix and chill” with her. Isaac can’t seem to get enough. 

Isaac moves on with his life and attends college. He falls in love with another girl, but he still thinks about Lilith. I’m going to stop there because I don’t want to give anything away. 

NIGHTBIRD is a tale of love, lust, and infatuation. It keeps you turning the page. It’s a quick read, too. If you want an escape for an hour or so, then you should read this book. The one thing I didn’t like about the story is the fact that the chapter transitions felt too choppy if that makes sense. The writing is solid. The author gives the characters enough depth to make them believable. I didn’t relate to the characters, though. The ending is a bit predictable as well. Overall, NIGHTBIRD is a solid read. 


4/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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