Book Title: The Midnight Spell
Author: Rhiannon Frater, Kody Boye
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publication Date: February 28th 2013
by Rhiannon Frater
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
To begin with, I loved the cover. It is beautiful. It has a somehow supernatural touch to it which had drawn me in in the first place (even before I had read the blurb). I'm happy it didn't completely disappoint me.
I loved the friendship between Christy and Adam. Both are different in their own way. Also, both are alienated by others of their age because of their uniqueness. Christy has been called a witch since childhood and Adam is not also very happy with people treating him in the wrong way for his sexuality. For me though, it was one of best parts. A gay guy and a straight witch girl, doesn't it sound intriguing?
When things are no longer tolerable at the school, around the familiar faces, Christy decides to do a spell for Adam at midnight, hoping for an improvement in his love life.Her own life is not too perfect either. She's had crush on Ian for ages and it's been that way ever since. As if dealing with such teen life issues were not enough, she is forced to face a greater evil and must defeat it to save everything they hold dear.
I loved how the story is narrated. Specially Adam and Christy's pov make it all the more easier to relate to the story. The dialogues were really witty, sometimes sarcastic and I have a special preference for that so I can not not-like them!
The supporting characters were well-built too. Characters like Drifter and Olivia were wonderful. I just wish there were a little more focus on them, and also on Ian. The only thing that bugged me at times that it seemed too childish, compared to a YA novel. I'm not asking for hardcore romance or thriller, but a tiny bit more would have been GREAT! (Or it's possible that I'm finally growing up so that could be a reason :p)
The main theme, the supernatural and paranormal tone of the book is carried out really well until the end. Even if you aren't a YA lover, I would suggest trying it for once for the beautiful world building and the theme alone.
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