Monday, 28 April 2014

XPRESSO TOURS **GIVEAWAY & REVIEW**: The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye



The Midnight Spell by Kody Boye and Rhiannon Frater
Published by: Permuted Press
Publication date: February 28th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult




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.


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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


You can find her online at:
Website: rhiannonfrater.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astheworlddies
Twitter:  twitter.com/rhiannonfrater
Blog:  rhianonfrater.blogspot.com
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rhiannonfrater/
Email: rhiannonfrater at gmail.com

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.
You can visit him online at kodyboye.com


i found this a really enjoyable read - flows brilliantly and the characters are great to read.

Adam and Christie have always been the outcast kids.  Hes teased for being gay and Christie for being a "witch" - what they dont know is that the names they call them....are true.

The book opens with the two actually making the Midnight Spell.  Christie knows shes a witch but shes a little disappointed in her lack of pizazz, her mum can make things sparkle and zing.  But shes pretty sure the spell work - it was to find Adam's true love.

The next day a new guy called Mark starts and seems to take a shine to Adam and he always catches Mark staring at him.  Shocked the spell worked, he cant believe this gorgeous specimen is actually gay and interested in HIM.

Christie is ecstatic for her friend. Finally he has someone.  There were no other gay males in their town.  Christie then realises the crush shes had on a guy called Ian seems to be coming true - hes showing more interest in her too.

Happy days right?

Of course not.

Things start to not add up.....
Mark seems to swing from different moods...to showing odd behaviour....

This is where im gonna end my review!
Im not giving away the rest of the book - a lot happens in the second half and jaw dropping scenes that unfold.  I really enjoyed this. Didnt take me long to read as it just flowed and i didnt want to put it down!

Yes, i think its a YA book, but as a 34 book lover - i enjoyed it - dont knock the YA's - youll miss some great reads and series!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it, Claire! It sounds like a really entertaining book!

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