Friday, June 3, 2016

My Review for 'The Midnight Society' by Rhonda Sermon


Book Description from Goodreads

Witness protection has a protocol for dealing with every situation—except magic.
Fifteen-year-old Cate's life has been monitored since her new identity was created five years ago. She's spent countless hours learning how to deal with potential threats and dangerous situations. None of which is any use when everyone around her is suddenly frozen like statues at the bus stop.
As she attempts to make sense of the frightening scene, a mysterious group of teenagers appears out of thin air. They are intrigued she’s not affected, but focus on completing their deadly mission, using baffling powers before they vanish again.
When the group seeks her out the next day, Cate is drawn into a world filled with sorcery and time travel. After she accidentally brings a cheerleader back from the dead, her incredible powers are revealed. Cate is shocked to discover she has a pivotal role to play in a centuries-old battle between two mortal enemies which threatens to destroy her entire world.
With the distinction between good and evil blurred, Cate’s faced with the choice of which side to join to enable her to save her family. Should she rewrite history and risk destroying innocent lives to save the ones she loves?
The Midnight Society is the first book in The Midnight Chronicles series of young adult urban fantasy novels. If you like original butt-kicking heroines, fast-paced fantasy action, and unpredictable time travel twists, then you’ll love Rhonda Sermon’s refreshing, entertaining series starter.
 The Midnight Society was originally released as Timesurfers. This book has a new name, new cover and additional content.

My Review

I was so excited to read this, as I had read the synopsis and it completely peaked my interest!
Before I get into more detail and my positive opinions of this book, have to say it was not an easy read to get into. The beginning was interesting and eventful enough to hold my interest. It was about a quarter of the way through where I was so confused I had to really focus on all the details; the time travel/magical aspect and the numerous new characters that were being introduced and their relationships with one another. But after got through this hurdle and was able to see these things linking together it became much easier to read and get lost in.
I read this book in basically two days. Once the ball got rolling I just couldn't seem to stop. I admit I saw some of the big reveals coming from a mile away, but it didn't diminish it once it had all come to light. And there were somethings I just didn't see coming, which was a great surprise and made me back track to make sure I didn't miss read anything.
I loved the time-surfs and seeing the alterations to the timeline. The characters relationships to one another was interesting, especially while reading you'd second guess their motives - Rhonda sure knows how to keep you on your toes!
This was such an intriguing and fresh story, with such a captivatingly-complex world.
I'm most certainly looking forward to the rest of THE MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES - bring on THE MIDNIGHT ELITE!

The Midnight Chronicles:
- The Midnight Society #1 (released May 31st)
Purchase a copy from:
Rhonda's Official website (Australian orders only)
- The Midnight Elite #2 (NA)

Rhonda Sermon webpage link: http://www.rhondasermon.com/

Publisher: K & R Books
Source: I received an eARC by the author in exchange for an honest review
Book Format: eBook

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