Dark Parties is a suspenseful dystopian story from debut author Sara Grant. The strong main character Neva is a sixteen-year-old girl who has lived in Homeland, inside a protective shield called a Protectosphere. She, her parents and the other inhabitants of Homeland are completely cut off from the rest of the world. She has grown up being told that life beyond the shield is an unliveable wasteland. However she and her best friend Sanna have discovered that the government has fed them nothing but lies so they start to keep a list with the names of 'The Missing.' The list consists of friends, family and acquaintances who have suddenly disappeared without a trace. My only comment would be that the title 'Dark Parties' didn't seem appropriate as the dark party was such a small part of the book. I have noticed that this book has also been released under a different title - "Neva" which I'm not sure is that much better?? Perhaps - 'The Missing' would have been more appropriate. Either way this book is filled with romance, politics and action and will keep you turning the pages.