10 October 2011

Review- One Hundred Candles

Title: One Hundred Candles
Author: Mara Purnhagen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Past Midnight #2
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: Gift from author

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.

My thoughts: 

The Past Midnight series is one of my favorite series right now because it's so fun to read and it includes all my favorite elements in a story.  They're about a girl whose family is in the business of debunking ghost stories and haunted houses.  One hundred candles are lit in the second book in the series to symbolize one hundred ghost stories and then they're supposed to become real.  Even though there's these really creepy things happening, the story is not all that scary because the main character doesn't take them seriously.  She's only concerned with proving that they're a hoax.  

This series is really about a girl who is just trying to live a normal life and fit in high school the best way she can.  Just when she thinks she has been making friends, someone at her school plays an elaborate trick on her.  It really made me feel bad for because I know that high school can be rough.  

Charlotte just has a rough life with that demon that is coming after her and trying to make friends in high school in spite of her parents job.  Now there's a huge cliffhanger at the end and I can't wait to start reading the next one! I hope Charlotte's life gets a little better.


Danna (Bananas For Books) said...

I'm reading the first book now and I like it. Thanks for the review!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I haven't heard too much about this series, but I'm totally intrigued! Fabulous review :)

Natalie said...

I've never heard of this series but it sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing your review :)

Demijel said...

Sounds so interesting! i might actually start the series now. Thank you!

Demi @ Only Somewhat Queer

Bookish Brunette said...

I haven't heard of this series!

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