Review: The Midnight Society by Rhonda Sermon


About the book:

Cate was always different. Five years of witness protection has made her an outcast. When the world and everyone except her seem to freeze at the bus stop one day, she feels more alone than ever.

As she tries to understand what’s happening, a group of teens appear out of thin air, lift the bus over their heads, and disarm a bomb placed underneath it. They seem surprised she can see them as they disappear once again.

After the mystery teens show up at her school the next day, Cate is drawn into a world of time travel and magic she never thought possible. It turns out she has powers of her own, but only she can decide whether she uses them for the forces of good or world-altering evil…

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, she’s faced with the excruciating choice of which side to join. Cate can save her family or protect thousands of people from death. She can’t do both. Will she risk destroying innocent lives to save the ones she loves?

Cover of Rhonda Sermon's The Midnight Society

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Review by Katy Haye:

The Midnight Society has been on my radar for ages, at least a year. In all that time, why did no one grab me by the scruff of my neck and tell me to read it? It’s gorgeous: fun and sassy and twisty and a real sparkling gem. The world’s fabulous, the characters are delectable and the writing (especially the dialogue) is a complete joy to read. I flew through the pages and didn’t want it to end.

And also, for an ebook it’s really beautiful. I always think of ebooks as functional while you need an ink and paper book if you want pretty/tactile/fragrant. But this is beautifully formatted, with gorgeous little extras that made it a step above others I’ve seen.

I loved it. Let me save you some time: go read it. Right now.

Katy Haye is reading (and reviewing) her way through the alphabet. Check the Paisley Piranha blog next week to see what she made of her “N” book. When not reading, Katy writes speculative fiction for young adult readers. Her latest novel, Discord, is currently available.


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