Friday, May 9, 2014
The Midnight Spell by Kody Boye and Rhiannon Frater (Review, Tour Stop)
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.
The Midnight Spell is a great fantasy read that incorporates just about everything one can ask for in a novel. The entire reading experience is a ton of fun, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Both Christy and Adam are good characters with unique personalities. They both have relatable qualities and real voices that make them extremely likeable and fun to read about.
The plot is the same way. I mean, it isn't everyday that two teenagers experiment with spells and magic.
Not to mention, the pacing was spot on, keeping the pages turning with fun and elements of suspense that kept me wanting to read more.
The relationships of The Midnight Spell were beautifully crafted. The friendship of Adam and Christy was as powerful as it was realistic. Even the relationships with their parents were great, and resulted in some funny exchanges.
One thing I really loved was how real parts of The Midnight Spell felt. Most fantasies seem completely far fetched, but this one was more believable, despite it being fic to on.
All in all, The Midnight Spell is a highly entertaining read I can recommend to fans of fantasy and other genres alike.