Monday, May 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - The Midnight Spell

Title - The Midnight Spell
Author - Kody Boye & Rhiannon Frater 
Genre - Paranormal Young Adult
Publication - February 28th 2013
Publisher - Permuted Press
Format - PDF Review Copy


Best friends since kindergarten, Adam and Christy have always been the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas. The other kids call Adam gay and Christy a witch.

On both counts the bullies are right.

Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam at the midnight hour. The next day an alluring and mysterious boy enrolls at school and sets hearts aflutter, including Adam’s. Meanwhile, Christy’s mad crush on the handsome football player Ian seems to be going nowhere fast and her witch puberty is making her life miserable.

When a great evil arrives in town that threatens everything they hold dear, the best friends realize that finding a boyfriend is the least of their worries. Soon Adam and Christy will have to battle a force of darkness that has killed in their town before, and will again.

I received The Midnight Spell in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Christy and Adam have been best friends since they were kids growing up in the small town. They each came out of the closet to each other revealing their own deep dark secrets one being gay the other a witch. Since Adam is the only gay boy in town it’s been hard fitting in and impossible finding a potential boyfriend but with the help of a spell cast at midnight his perfect match may just make an appearance.

They each secretly think the spell won’t work, but the next day a handsome guy registers for school, he’s everything Adam dreamed about and wants to be with Adam. Christy is thrilled that Adam is happy but there is something about Mark she just can’t put her finger on it and the more she gets to know Mark the more worried she is about Adam. As if that’s not enough Christy is gaining her powers, and controlling them isn’t as easy as it used to be and now the one guy she has a crush on knows her deep dark secret. What will happen when Christy learns Marks secret?

With The Midnight Spell we are given two points of view both Christy and Adam. I loved Christy right from the start casting a spell that would make her best friend happy. She’s the kind of friend I would want as a best friend. I thought Adam was a perfect character to pair with Christy, and they are paired well together willing to stand up for each other against the Barbie’s. I like the supporting characters as well Drifter & Olivia they added and enhanced the story.

The Midnight Spell is a captivating story that mixes magic with romance throwing in a twist of suspense and flashes of darkness. The authors have taken the witch concept giving it a face lift with a new exciting history. I honestly really enjoyed the whole idea of Christy creating a spell for the right reason but we all know even good intentions don’t always turn out right. The characters are fantastic I connected with them all, laughing, crying, and just rooting for the underdogs. As if it’s not enough being an outcast in high school, dealing with teen relationships when you throw in magic, bad guys, and a cat always in heat you can’t help loving the story. I really enjoyed all aspects of the story it’s fast paced full of action it even has the creepy factor that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end.  The authors wrote a clever story that is well written flowing along perfectly, that’s teens as well as adults will fall in love with. This is my first book by these authors but I know now I need to check out their other books.
5 out of 5 stars 

Author Bios

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. In 2014, her newest horror novel, The Mesmerized, will be released by Permuted Press. Dead Spots will be published in 2015 by Tor. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).  She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.  
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Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga. He is represented by Hannah Brown Gordon of the Foundry Literary + Media Agency.

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Mandy! This sounds like s fun an unique read and I love the mix of magic and romance. It also sounds like it's all done very realistically. So happy you liked it! :)