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Sybille Malone lives in an overpopulated Manhattan, Region One, of Global Good 2202. Their society is the fulfillment of utopian ideals developed by the surviving masses of 2100. Seventeen-year-old Sybille is a resident of Dayshift and longs for a Nightshift boy known only as Mark. Distraught by Global Good's restrictive culture, Sybille is desperate until she finds a reli Sybille Malone lives in an overpopulated Manhattan, Region One, of Global Good 2202. Their society is the fulfillment of utopian ideals developed by the surviving masses of 2100. Seventeen-year-old Sybille is a resident of Dayshift and longs for a Nightshift boy known only as Mark. Distraught by Global Good's restrictive culture, Sybille is desperate until she finds a relic of a past civilization. The discovery of Blair's diary sets off a chain of supernatural events that not only affects Sybille's close relationships, but has Global Good scrambling to find the culprit. The St. Blair series is author Emily Skinner's first YA series.


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Sybille Malone lives in an overpopulated Manhattan, Region One, of Global Good 2202. Their society is the fulfillment of utopian ideals developed by the surviving masses of 2100. Seventeen-year-old Sybille is a resident of Dayshift and longs for a Nightshift boy known only as Mark. Distraught by Global Good's restrictive culture, Sybille is desperate until she finds a reli Sybille Malone lives in an overpopulated Manhattan, Region One, of Global Good 2202. Their society is the fulfillment of utopian ideals developed by the surviving masses of 2100. Seventeen-year-old Sybille is a resident of Dayshift and longs for a Nightshift boy known only as Mark. Distraught by Global Good's restrictive culture, Sybille is desperate until she finds a relic of a past civilization. The discovery of Blair's diary sets off a chain of supernatural events that not only affects Sybille's close relationships, but has Global Good scrambling to find the culprit. The St. Blair series is author Emily Skinner's first YA series.

55 review for St. Blair: Children of the Night

  1. 5 out of 5

    ✨Bean's Books✨

    Very interesting read. In the year 2202 Sybille Malone is ready to end her life over a boy she cannot have. The monotony of day-to-day activities is too much for her and she yearns for change. But the discovery of a diary of a person named Blair exhibits that change for her. Strange things begin to happen and people are starting to ask questions as to not only why, but who is the cause of it all. This is a dystopian novel written in the form of a young adult book. Skinner is gifted at describing a Very interesting read. In the year 2202 Sybille Malone is ready to end her life over a boy she cannot have. The monotony of day-to-day activities is too much for her and she yearns for change. But the discovery of a diary of a person named Blair exhibits that change for her. Strange things begin to happen and people are starting to ask questions as to not only why, but who is the cause of it all. This is a dystopian novel written in the form of a young adult book. Skinner is gifted at describing a world that is dark and dismal and tedious. You can really almost feel the distress that's Sybille feels. I guessed at the ending and was correct but I'm sure many would not be able to put together the scrambled pieces. The author is good at leaving bread crumbs for the reader. The ending has a very good twist which I'm sure leads you into the second installment. I enjoyed this book as a nice quick read. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the plot and enjoyed the ending immensely. I am looking forward to reading both the second and the third novel in the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopian, paranormal, science fiction or young adult.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Loraine Oliver

    St Blair: Children of the Night is the first dystopian book I have ever read and it was very interesting, The date of the book is 2202 The story is set in the future, after mankind has destroyed the earth and only a few survive, and to survive things change dramatically - we no longer are free to live as we like. The book is classified as a young adult novel, and it is very interesting this world that Ms Skinner has written and portrayed to us. There is no longer the freedom to choose what we wan St Blair: Children of the Night is the first dystopian book I have ever read and it was very interesting, The date of the book is 2202 The story is set in the future, after mankind has destroyed the earth and only a few survive, and to survive things change dramatically - we no longer are free to live as we like. The book is classified as a young adult novel, and it is very interesting this world that Ms Skinner has written and portrayed to us. There is no longer the freedom to choose what we want to do with our live-it is chosen for us The book is well written, has a great plot, and a great cast of characters, that keeps the book interesting all the way through. This society is run as doing only good things, and I think this book is setting us up for the next books to come, with the plot being of how the Global Good runs things and nothing else is permitted. The book is a touch paranormal as the main character, Sybille found a journal that belongs to a ghost named Blair that appears to her in her sleep. It also starts her on a spiritual journey of self discovery that can be dangerous because of the way one is expected to live in this new world where nothing is allowed to be questioned, and the rules are set in stone. This book did get me thinking on the future and what it holds for all of us and I am amazed at this world that the author has created in this book and look forward to reading more of the same! Even though I usually do not read books like this one, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading more by this author! I gave this book 5***** stars and look forward to the next book!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lori Garside

    This is an incredibly well written and thought provoking story. Both its dystopic setting and biblical prophesy made this story impossible to put down! God is no longer an equation in the world. Everyone is considered equal, their jobs - for which there is no retirement, except for death - are determined by their inherent talents. Babies are created by 'eggplantation', people who are considered rebellious are housed below ground for re-education (sounds familiar, doesn't it?), and life is manage This is an incredibly well written and thought provoking story. Both its dystopic setting and biblical prophesy made this story impossible to put down! God is no longer an equation in the world. Everyone is considered equal, their jobs - for which there is no retirement, except for death - are determined by their inherent talents. Babies are created by 'eggplantation', people who are considered rebellious are housed below ground for re-education (sounds familiar, doesn't it?), and life is managed, supposedly, for the good of all. But this is about to change. One young girl is at the brink of suicide and, while out on the ledge preparing to jump, discovers a long lost diary that is going to change EVERYTHING. It opens her eyes to the world as it was, God, the saints, angels, and the glaring inequality that is couched in the 'goodness' that surrounds her. What follows is her journey to faith (which is a concept long abandoned) and the reclamation of the world by God and his holy warriors. This book does not proselytize, but DOES explain the concept of faith. While reading it, I was reminded of one of my favorite Christian book series - Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. They are not the same, by any stretch of the imagination; but ARE in the same vein - those who have been left to fight for humanity! I must admit, I want this story to continue, so I will be looking for any additional books!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Cheslog

    This was recommended to me by a very good friend and I was pleasantly surprised. This book is the first I have read by this author and is her second released book at this time. This is book one of a trilogy. The story is set in a futuristic world 2200 where there is no religion only Good Government. The world as we know it has been restructured and all remnants of our current world are boxed up and in storage. The events of the book are set into play when Sybille finds a diary in a mysterious lo This was recommended to me by a very good friend and I was pleasantly surprised. This book is the first I have read by this author and is her second released book at this time. This is book one of a trilogy. The story is set in a futuristic world 2200 where there is no religion only Good Government. The world as we know it has been restructured and all remnants of our current world are boxed up and in storage. The events of the book are set into play when Sybille finds a diary in a mysterious location. The plot moves at a good pace never really dragging. The story moves freely from Blair's dairy entries, to Sybille's point of view to Eston's point of view without distracting the reader. I have to say it is not my usual sort of book. I generally avoid futuristic plots as it is hard for me to be interested but this book was so well done and the interplay of the Angels and Future was quite interesting. This book is unique and interesting.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ann Ellis

    3 Fangs I received this book from the author and from 'Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock'. This is my honest review. "St. Blair: Children of the Night" is an okay read. Not everyone that likes to read dystopian books will be taken with the very religious view of the writer; however, people who enjoy reading religious fiction might like this book. The plot is simple straight forward prose. There is a lot of time spent explaining religious doctrine to a person that grew-up in a society that h 3 Fangs I received this book from the author and from 'Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock'. This is my honest review. "St. Blair: Children of the Night" is an okay read. Not everyone that likes to read dystopian books will be taken with the very religious view of the writer; however, people who enjoy reading religious fiction might like this book. The plot is simple straight forward prose. There is a lot of time spent explaining religious doctrine to a person that grew-up in a society that has no religion other following the 'Good.' The main character is an seventeen year old girl name Sybil. She lives in a society that oversees her life and everyone else's as well. Everyone is taught not to question the government or their rolls that are selected for them. Everyone works in one form or another for the government. Each job skill is overseen by a different branch of the 'Good.' Everyone in this society are treated equally even down to being assigned the same furniture (with no variance) and share their living space with others when they are on shift. If it sounds like the concept of communism then this society has an extreme case of it. The 'Good' has even managed to wipe out any form of religion. The story starts with Sybil flirting and pining for a man who rides the train with everyday. He works a different shift than her. The government dictates that no one can form bonds with anyone from another shift. This puts her in the position of trying to commit suicide, because she sees no way to be with this man. At the last minute she realizes her error and while trying to save herself, and this opens the door to being introduced to Blair (a ghost for the lack of a better way of explaining what she is) and finding Blair's diary that is addressed to Sybil. The revelations that Blair reveals to Sybil sends her on a spiritual journey of discovery about herself, friends and family, and the danger that is brewing because of the actions of others had done in the past. As I said before, the plot is simple. The writer does give you the story from different points of view, but some of the secondary characters needed to be fleshed out more or explained better. It is a light read for a book that tries to explain what the loss of the worship of God could mean to a faithless society. I see the potential in Ms. Skinner's writing and hope to see her mature as a writer.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Breanna Eichhorn

    This book takes place in the future 2202. Sybille felt the burning ache of the concrete plank under her bare heels. It now was the one year anniversary of flirting across the subway car. She could only focus on what couldn't be.She wanted to talk to her reflection and ask if the other girl felt trapped. Her mother taught her from a small child to be good as the government was. Beatrice was concerned that Frank would be shocked by Sybille's appearance and call security. Sybille found a book in th This book takes place in the future 2202. Sybille felt the burning ache of the concrete plank under her bare heels. It now was the one year anniversary of flirting across the subway car. She could only focus on what couldn't be.She wanted to talk to her reflection and ask if the other girl felt trapped. Her mother taught her from a small child to be good as the government was. Beatrice was concerned that Frank would be shocked by Sybille's appearance and call security. Sybille found a book in the wall it was written by Blair. She has no idea if Blair is a boy or a girl. She had a dream and he appeared to her as a large winged creature with the body of a man, she could feel the heat of his body over her as he spoke softly to her. He was at least 10 feet tall, and with his wings open, his shadow cast darkness over the expanse of the bedroom.The wings seemed like massive exterior muscles coated in silken ivory feathers. Most humans struggle with the concept of god, miracles and people we call saints or martyrs. These special individuals live their earthly lives in self sacrifice for god. Religious wars once persisted in the economy, the workplace, marriages, families, and designated battle fields.Marturing brains found evil meanings in good deception in postives, hidden meanings, something lurking between the lines. While good exists. What is sin? Sybille is seventeen years old, she longed for her childhood years, helped the fabric council develop the new jumper suits material from retired garments. Blair wrote a book to Sybille, hostel counselor. Beatrice Sybille's neighbor, lost husband eleven years ago, enforcement officials. Frank lives with Beatrice, was Beatrice's husband's brother, enforcement official. Eston Cole is Thirty years old, physically fit, Region 78 royalty. Crystal is Sybille's Cohab, worked with Sybille, and she met Jewel. Jewel needs Crystal. Zahndra Sybille's new cohab, she also took Crystal's job. This book is different from what I'm used to reading. I have to say though that I loved it! This is my first book by E.W. Skinner. This will definitely will not be my last. I loved E.W. Skinner style of writing. I loved that all the characters were very well developed. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Suleika Santana -All About Books

    5 stars. Sometimes I get surprised by a good read, this one was one of those. It gets an automatic 5 stars from me for surprising me at the end. It has a twist that I did not see coming at all, not even a little bit. The story is set in the future, and even though it is the same world we live in, it is quite different. Rules have changed, the way people live has changed. I really loved the take on the author when it came to creating this "new world". It was very different but yet very believable 5 stars. Sometimes I get surprised by a good read, this one was one of those. It gets an automatic 5 stars from me for surprising me at the end. It has a twist that I did not see coming at all, not even a little bit. The story is set in the future, and even though it is the same world we live in, it is quite different. Rules have changed, the way people live has changed. I really loved the take on the author when it came to creating this "new world". It was very different but yet very believable. I was thinking all the time, yes, that could happen in the future. It is such a beautiful story. Let me tell you a little about the story without giving too much away. Sybille is the main character. The story starts with Sybille wanting to end her boring life and all because of a boy. Something happens and she does not end her life. But she is scared because the world she lives in will question her, will question why there is blood in her clothes. I'm trying not to give too many spoilers here. So I will say that many things happen in the story, many that will keep you guessing and you just never know what might happen. There is someone very important in the story, her name is Blair. I won't tell you who she is but it took me by surprise. This story has some paranormal aspects to it. There are angels and demons in the story. I absolutely loved the ending and I am looking forward to reading more. The author's writing style is incredibly good! And if you are like me that finds every single error when reading a book then have no fear, this book is flawless. Such a delight to read. I should also say this is a very clean young adult read, if you have teens they might want to pick this one up and read it. Recommended if you want a clean, beautiful story with paranormal elements.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    The story is set in the future, after mankind has decimated the earth and only a few survive, and to survive things change dramatically - no longer are our lives basically free to do what we wish, whether that be a doctor or a shop assistant, no its very different. The world Ms. Skinner has created will make you reflect on how our world in the present day really is, I know there are some very good things but inherently we are a selfish world. Ms Skinners future is frighteningly quite possible. Th The story is set in the future, after mankind has decimated the earth and only a few survive, and to survive things change dramatically - no longer are our lives basically free to do what we wish, whether that be a doctor or a shop assistant, no its very different. The world Ms. Skinner has created will make you reflect on how our world in the present day really is, I know there are some very good things but inherently we are a selfish world. Ms Skinners future is frighteningly quite possible. This is a YA Novel and its great read for adult or young readers, I have certainly enjoyed reading it. I don't do spoiler reviews so I will not really say much about the story but the beginning - WOW I was just pulled straight in and was really not wanting to put it down even though my eyes were seeing double! The writing style is easy to read, the world building gives your imagination lots to build on, in fact at one point there was so much explaining about how the Global Good ran things that I did feel as if I was at school in my history class, not thats a bad thing mind you as I think what the writer is doing is laying down the foundations for the next book If you want a book that has a mix of the Paranormal but gives food for thought on where we will be in the future I recommend you buy this book and read it. I look forward to reading book 2 *I received this book as part of a Book Tour and this is my honest review, I will be checking out Ms Skinners first book Marquel and looking forward to more of Her writing.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Aislin Keeley

    Sybille lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which everyone strives to follow the doctrine of Good. Everyone has assigned jobs based on their interests, live with a cohab (like a roommate), clothing is procured for them along with their meals. Life is peaceful and everyone is happy. Until Sybille tries to kill herself in which she discovers Blair’s diary. Sybille and her friends are then faced with spiritual truths which are new to them. Blair is a colorful character and you want her to eventuall Sybille lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which everyone strives to follow the doctrine of Good. Everyone has assigned jobs based on their interests, live with a cohab (like a roommate), clothing is procured for them along with their meals. Life is peaceful and everyone is happy. Until Sybille tries to kill herself in which she discovers Blair’s diary. Sybille and her friends are then faced with spiritual truths which are new to them. Blair is a colorful character and you want her to eventually reach sainthood when you as the reader have the opportunity to read the diary. I liked this book. It kept me riveted until the end, but I think the book is too short for all the events that need to play out. The climax of the story kept me reading, but at the same time, it felt “rushed” and when it was over, I was sitting there feeling confused and thinking, “What just happened?” Also, it was a little tough at times to keep up with all of the characters and who was speaking next. Even with these obstacles in the book, I look forward to the release of the next chapter of this society and what adventures await Sybille, Blair, and crew in the second book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    This is not what I was expecting when I read the blurb on this book. I love dystopian books of all types and I especially love it when the main character is a female, but this book is unlike anything I have read. I really enjoyed the world that Ms. Skinner created it was reminiscent of Divergent in that the population is segregated, and there are very strict dictates on where and when interaction occurs, especially among those members that do not meet societal expectations. However, I did not car This is not what I was expecting when I read the blurb on this book. I love dystopian books of all types and I especially love it when the main character is a female, but this book is unlike anything I have read. I really enjoyed the world that Ms. Skinner created it was reminiscent of Divergent in that the population is segregated, and there are very strict dictates on where and when interaction occurs, especially among those members that do not meet societal expectations. However, I did not care for the disjointed feel to this book. The author kept switching points of view between several characters and then also incorporated dreams and journal entries. I felt like every time I would settle into a scene it would change. Then when you add in the religious aspects I was just too overwhelmed to really appreciate the story. The storyline is very interesting and the world is fascinating but I just don’t think I can stand to read another book with the same disjointed writing style.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Autumn

    I really enjoyed this book. The way it was composed was unlike any other I've ever read. The plot was different from any other I've seen, too. I liked this book mostly -being a Christian- because it was about this world with no religious belief other than their government called Good. In the novel, the main character (Sybille) finds an old diary that was written by a girl (from our modern times, named Blair) that has been given gifts from God. In the diary and through various encounters in the b I really enjoyed this book. The way it was composed was unlike any other I've ever read. The plot was different from any other I've seen, too. I liked this book mostly -being a Christian- because it was about this world with no religious belief other than their government called Good. In the novel, the main character (Sybille) finds an old diary that was written by a girl (from our modern times, named Blair) that has been given gifts from God. In the diary and through various encounters in the book, Sybille learns about God and how she may be an important role in bringing back His religion. Make sure that when you read this book, you are prepared to stay focused and keep up with what's happening because there is rarely ever nothing happening and all the events that happen are very important to the end result. I have been given nothing to complain about with this novel. I'm very much looking forward to the next book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tammie

    Sybille lives in a world governed by Global Good who dictates everything. Desperate to connect to a boy who is off limits due to rules, she has decided to end her life. At the last moment, she changes her mind and discovers a diary. A diary from a past civilization that makes her question everything and sets into motion series of events that change her and her friends lives and mindsets. This is a YA novel that is great for both adults and teenagers. If you like Dystopian novels with a bit of sup Sybille lives in a world governed by Global Good who dictates everything. Desperate to connect to a boy who is off limits due to rules, she has decided to end her life. At the last moment, she changes her mind and discovers a diary. A diary from a past civilization that makes her question everything and sets into motion series of events that change her and her friends lives and mindsets. This is a YA novel that is great for both adults and teenagers. If you like Dystopian novels with a bit of supernatural elements then pick this up. I liked this book and thought that it was a good beginning to the series. I look forward to reading the next book and what awaits Sybille and Blair and the rest of the crew!

  13. 4 out of 5

    CJ

    The set up of chapters (by various characters, some journaling, some dreaming and the usual as well) just threw me off the story. I don't feel that there was any character development at all. When the main character was decimated enough to attempt suicide, I just couldn't feel her pain. It just wasn't there. The story as a whole was total chaos the way things were set up. I couldn't make connections until the very end when the story took a totally different turn that made me feel I was reading a The set up of chapters (by various characters, some journaling, some dreaming and the usual as well) just threw me off the story. I don't feel that there was any character development at all. When the main character was decimated enough to attempt suicide, I just couldn't feel her pain. It just wasn't there. The story as a whole was total chaos the way things were set up. I couldn't make connections until the very end when the story took a totally different turn that made me feel I was reading a different book entirely. At least the story finally came together but I still wasn't sure which side half the characters were actually on. I am unlikely to read any additional books in this series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Helen Simpson

    WOW CAN THIS AUTHOR WRITE A BOOK. THE DESCRIPTIONS ARE ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER READ AND THE CHARACHTERS HAVE GREAT DEPTH AND STORY TO THEM. I LOVED THE CONCEPT OF THE BOOK AND CANT WAIT TO READ MORE. AWESOME JOB.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Robin Lemmen

    still confused... but I did really like this book it had a few to many religious references for me but it was fast pace and definitely a good read!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    REVIEW COMING SOON

  17. 4 out of 5

    Meagan Cahuasqui

    pacing was way too fast and the entire book felt like it was all setup. too much explaining and not enough development. felt nothing for the characters

  18. 5 out of 5

    Maya

    4.5 stars

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    Sarah Holland

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  30. 4 out of 5

    Suleika Santana -All About Books

  31. 4 out of 5

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