Monday, 31 January 2011

Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen

4/5 Stars

I enjoyed this more than I was expecting.

This was different to a lot of the Young Adult books with paranormal aspects that I have read lately, and there were genuinely creepy points during the book that had me a little bit scared!

It is a quick read, but brilliantly written with just the right balance of action and description that keeps you gripped to the end. Definitely a book for one sitting.

Charlotte makes a believable and likeable young heroine - and other than some scary ghost parts there is nothing in this book that would prevent a young teenager or even an advanced 10/11 year old from reading and enjoying this book. As a very nearly 29 year old I can honestly say I am looking forward to Charlotte's story continuing in One Hundred Candles.

Source- I purchased this from an online bookstore.