Jan 17, 2012

Book Review: One Hundred Candles


It’s taken a long time for me to feel like a normal teenager. But now that I’m settled in a new school, where people know me as more than Charlotte Silver of the infamous Silver family paranormal investigators, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with a popular football star like Harris Abbott? After all, it’s not as if Noah is anything more than a friend...
But my new life takes a disturbing turn when Harris brings me to a party and we play a game called One Hundred Candles. It seems like harmless, ghostly fun. Until spirits unleashed by the game start showing up at school. Now my friends and family are in very real danger, and the door that I’ve opened into another realm may yield deadly consequences.

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It is really starting to look as though 2012 is going to be a good year for books.   And I am very glad that I got the opportunity to read and review ONE HUNDRED CANDLES.
This is actually the second book in the Past Midnight series the first book actually called PAST MIDNIGHT.  There were enough mentions of what occurred in the first book to make me curious but I didn't feel shorted in the least by not reading it first. I want to give Ms. Purnhagen real kudos for striking that delicate balance as I do tend to be anal about wanting to read books in order.  
In some ways this is a typical young adult novel with the heroine facing the dilemmas of what to wear with what, who she was going to the prom with and dealing with the seeming disintegration of her parent's marriage.  But then we toss in the Watcher who attacked Charlotte and all the strange happenings in her high school.  When you blend it all together the result is a book that I had a hard time putting down.

The characterizations were first rate and the pacing perfect.  All in all I was very impressed and do recommend this book to readers of Young Adult and Paranormal.  I rate this book a 4.2.

I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.


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