Pitch Dark

Pitch Dark

Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced YA adventure from the author of the acclaimed horror novel, Shutter. Tuck has been in stasis on the USS John Muir, a ship that houses Earth?s most valued artifacts?its natural resources. Parks and mountains are preserved in space. Laura belongs to a sh Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frighteni...

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Title:Pitch Dark
Author:Courtney Alameda
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250085896
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:378 pages pages

Pitch Dark Reviews

  • Breanne
    Feb 21, 2018
    Tuck has been in stasis for 400 years after his ship, the John Muir, was jettisoned into deep space and stranded, unlikely to ever be found again. When he awakes, he finds his ship has been overrun by the mutated remains of other crew members whose screams alone can tear you apart. Lau...
  • Jennifer
    May 02, 2018
    I started reading, expecting a cheesy horror book. I ended up was an amazing sci-fi horror book with so many subtle and brilliant connections to our current national problems woven in. Fantastic book. ...
  • Kim M
    Apr 03, 2018
    When a terrorist organization crashes Laura Cruz?s ship into the John Muir?a 400-year-old vessel designed to preserve natural resources from Earth during the crisis that drove humans from the planet?she finds herself having to face former-human monsters who kill by screaming, hav...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 04, 2018
    E ARC From Edelweiss Plus More of a YA book. A bit of the gruesome side, but also very fast paced. I've read a couple of others recently about space crews in and out of stasis, so may pass on purchasing for now. Definitely investigate for high school collections. ...
  • Kaitlynne
    Mar 09, 2015
    Marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound.... That sounds... Pretty epic, actually. Why does it have to be so far away though? Update on 12-27-16 2018. What do you MEAN 2018?!?!?! I can't wait that long! *Sad Face* ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Nov 08, 2016
    Wait...I thought this was coming out this month...what do you mean this isn't coming out until February 2018? NO!!!!!! --- Alright, I was reluctant before, but now with the full synopsis coupled with this absolutely eerie, yet lovely cover, I am on board! ...
  • Karen
    Mar 22, 2018
    4.5 stars Originally posted at For What It's Worth on 3/26/18: http://www.fwiwreviews.net/2018/03/mo... Source: arc provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Pitch Dark dives right in and doesn?t let go. That?s both a pro and a con. For almost 1/3 of the b...
  • P.M.
    Jul 09, 2018
    I intended to give this three stars until I read the author's explanation as to what inspired her to write the book. Without getting into politics in this review, I salute her for standing up for what's right. We need more people like her and maybe we can save the Declaration of Indepe...
  • Fiona
    Feb 22, 2018
    It was a long wait for this book, and I'm happy to say it did not disappoint. Though I've found myself reading less and less YA since first I added this book to my shelves, I flew through this book (despite the fact that I was really enjoying it so I tried to make it last - I have terr...
  • Heidi
    Mar 11, 2018
    Four stars: A thrilling and scary book, but there were a few too many plot holes. Tuck wakes with a start. His muscles feel like jelly, and everything is wrong. Tuck finds himself surrounded by bodies and gore. Something must have gone wrong if the crew of the Muir is being awoken f...
  • K.
    Apr 13, 2018
    Trigger warnings: violence, gore, blood, death, death of a friend, death of a parent (in the past). So here's the thing: I read the blurb of this and was like "Space ships + monsters + pending doom? THIS IS GOING TO BE LIKE ILLUMINAE!!!". Also, I lost my mind over this cover - the ...
  • ☣Lynn☣
    Mar 12, 2018
    This was one of my top anticipated books of 2018 and I'm sad to say it didn't really impress me. My two biggest issues was that the first half was boring as hell and it was too technical for my liking. Plus there wasn't enough creature scenes. For a scifi horror it was too much scifi. ...
  • Stacee
    Feb 18, 2018
    I enjoyed Courtney?s other book and I was all over that synopsis, so I was pretty excited to get to it. I liked Laura and Tuck well enough. They?re both sassy and sarcastic and smart. They had some great banter and I wish they would have been together more in the story. There w...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    Feb 21, 2018
    Pitch Dark Courtney Alameda Rating: 3/5 Note: Special thanks to Raincoast Books for providing a copy for review. What a wild ride. If I wanted to describe this book in one sentence, it would be that Pitch Dark is essentially the Dead Space franchise on crack. Packed full o...
  • Faye, la Patata
    Jan 25, 2018
    I want this pretty badly. I'm a fan of the author's previous mystery/horror works, and I can't wait to get scared by her stories again! ...
  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    Mar 20, 2018
    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net _____________ Back in the springtime of my youth, when I still had time for hobbies outside of reading like video games, I was a rather big gamer. I played them all, and still have a pretty sizable collection of games that my ...
  • Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
    Mar 04, 2018
    Courtney Alameda?s Pitch Dark takes the intricacies of science-fiction and combines it with all the thrills of a horror story in a novel that grabs readers from page one and doesn?t let go. Alameda?s two leads, Laura Cruz and Tuck Morgan, are both capable characters on their own,...
  • Katherine Paschal
    Feb 25, 2018
    Reviewed on https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ Tuck woke up from stasis incredibly disoriented- and 400 years in the future. But something isn't right about his ship, something else has woken up too. Laura wants nothing more but to be free of the tech that was implanted against h...
  • Dottie
    Jun 15, 2018
    This is the first book I read from this author. This book was featured and displayed at the YA section at my local library. There was definitely not one dull moment. If you like sci-fi and lots of action this book is for you. Also the author?s note is worth reading. This is the f...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jan 27, 2018
    Even the gods have abandoned us out here. If you follow my reviews, you know I?m a big horror fan, but what you might not already know is what a sucker I am for horror/sci-fi genre-blending and spooky stories set in outer space. Courtney Alameda is known for her horror writing, bu...
  • Justine
    Mar 01, 2018
    3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this. The best thing for me was definitely the awesome Latina main character, Laura Cruz, who just brings it in so many ways. I also quite liked the male character, Tuck, particularly the way he obviously appreciated Laura's strength and never felt threa...
  • Jack +Books & Bourbon+
    Feb 22, 2018
    Leave it up to a movie junkie to keep wanting to call this book Pitch Black. And though they are both creature features set in space, they are decidedly NOT the same thing. I don?t know how this one wasn?t on my radar, as I really enjoyed Courtney Alameda?s urban fantasy/horror m...
  • Mandy
    Jan 19, 2018
    *I won this in a Goodreads giveaway! Thanks so much for the publisher for sending me over a copy! I super appreciate it, but it did not change my thoughts on the book!* This book started out super promising, and then it kind of fell apart for me. I was totally drawn into this st...
  • Ellen Gail
    Apr 06, 2015
    "A future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound." I didn't know I could want something so much. Fall 2016? Or I guess February 2018 now? I will wait for you book. We will be together. ...
  • The Blonde Bookworm
    Feb 19, 2018
    I was instantly drawn to Pitch Dark after reading the first few lines of the synopsis. Space, hardcore female lead, and zombie like creatures?... I'm IN! The action was non-stop from the first page to the last and I was hooked. Not only was the novel action packed, but it was paced eve...
  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Apr 16, 2018
    Frequent readers of Sci-Fi & Scary have heard mention of Pitch Dark again and again...and again. I loved the author's first book, Shutter, and when I found out that this one was coming out, I couldn't wait!...and then it got delayed a year. I had a serious case of the frustrated bo...
  • Diabolica
    Mar 29, 2018
    The beautiful tale of a prince saving his distressed maiden. Only this time the distressed maiden saves herself. Not once. Twice. Not just herself. Basically everyone too. Though I have retained little recollection of Shutter, this book was definitely a step up. No jokes this b...
  • Tim Mercer
    Apr 28, 2018
    This book definitely lives up to it's science-fiction/horror description with full doses of both. Echo's of Alien but taken to the next level. The setting on a derelict ship is fascinating and I found the lead characters are really engaging. Nice to read a good book that is not par...
  • Venkittarayan Chandrasekharan
    Jul 09, 2016
    Doesn't this sound similar to vin diesel's movie 'pitch black', even its going to be I'm gonna read it cos I love the movie. ...
  • Crazy4Books
    Feb 22, 2018
    In this book we followLaura and Tuck who meet when Lauras family finds a 400 years old ship lost in space. When Tucks ship was sabotaged and stranded in space the crew went into stasis hoping someone would eventually find them only to wake up 400 years later to a ship overrun with gr...