Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sam the Night Person

Sam the Night Person
Lisa Rusczyk

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Release Date: November 2009

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

Pages: 178

Author Site:

My Rating: 4.25/5

Source: Received for review from author


Sam stays up all night, drinks coffee without pause, chain smokes cigarettes and secretly talks to the moon.

Azzy knows it, but doesn-t know why or how. Azzy has been having a series of obsessive daydreams about a young man named Sam. He seems to be a magician of sorts. All she knows is that she can-t eat, sleep, drive or work. All she can do is think of Sam. She is in love, and she must find him.

She follows a daydream to a Colorado lodge where she has seen Sam in her mind. To her astonishment, he appears there the very next day. He doesn-t believe her, but who would? Is she crazy?

Sam and Azzy have a connection. Where did it come from? And who is behind it all? Of course, there-s always a reason for everything. Azzy's daydreams were no accident.

Will they be able to withstand the man behind the torment? After years being apart, they find themselves facing the most destructive man of water magic they have ever known. He threatens their love. Together in heart and apart by necessity, they must find a way to stop him.


Lisa Ruscyk is not only a really sweet person but she’s also a very creative writer. I read and reviewed THE BLUE PEN back in October and just loved it. Check out my review and the actual synopsis of the book by clicking here! So when Lisa contacted me to review another book of hers I immediately said yes. The blurb sounded pretty good but I really had no idea what I was going into because I never quite know what to expect with Lisa and her writing. I was right to think that way because SAM THE NIGHT PERSON was nothing like I thought it would be. It was another unique story that totally kept me engrossed until the very end!

Azzy seems like a love-struck weirdo at the beginning to be quite honest. She’s never met Sam and yet she is on a mission to find him. And when Sam comes into the story he seems pretty stuck-up and rude at the beginning. So the two main characters are not very likable at first but as the story really gets going the reader may just be thrown for a loop. Puzzle pieces start to click together in one’s mind as the plot twists and turns and reveals the truth. Both characters develop and grow quite a lot. I can’t express how fun the journey was to watch them discover things about each other and themselves as the story progressed. And the paranormal aspects of the novel were really unique and honestly a breath of fresh air. Sam is a night person; someone who has powers that are fueled by the moonlight. And Azzy has some secret powers of her own. The whole premise was fun and has tremendous room to grow into more fabulous books.

The ending left me unsatisfied to be honest. I wanted more! And I’m super excited to report that there is a follow up book of sorts titled FULL MOON IN DECEMBER that I'm planning on getting my hands on. Lisa’s books are usually e-book formatted. However I was lucky enough to receive paperback copies of both. The good news is the books are available for sale as paperbacks as well, so there’s no excuse not to get your butt in gear and pick up SAM THE NIGHT PERSON. I promise you won’t be disappointed.


Heather H. said...

Nice review! I've never read anything by this author before, but the premise of this book *does* sound interesting. Plus, I love it when authors are able to trick readers into liking unlikable characters, which sounds like the case here. :P

mis(h)takes said...

Heather - That wasn't really the case I just wanted to point out that it was so nice to see characters I didn't really like in the beginning to a complete 180 and get me to really care about them. It makes reading the story even better =) I hope you get a chance to read some of Lisa's writing!

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book, Mishel! I'm so glad you liked it.

mis(h)takes said...

Lisa - thanks for the opportunity!!

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