Friday, May 20

One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen

One Hundred Candles (Past Midnight #2) by Mara Purnhagen
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 240

Summary: It’s taken a long time for Charlotte Silver to feel like a normal teenager. But now that she’s settled in a new school, where she’s made friends who know about her parent’s infamous paranormal investigations, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with the popular Harris Abbott? After all, it’s not as if Noah is anything more than a friend.

But Charlotte’s new life takes a disturbing detour when Harris takes her to a party where they play a game called One Hundred Candles. It all seems like harmless, ghostly fun. Until the spirits supposedly unleashed by the game start showing up at school. Now, Charlotte, her friends and her family are in very real danger, and the door that she’s opened into another realm may yield deadly consequences.

 My Thoughts: We are back with Charlotte, her crazy parents, and her gang of friends! In this installment, Charlotte finally has a date with the cutie Harris, her friendship with Noah is blooming and her life is finally coming together. She's being "normal."

Charlotte ends up going to a party where Harris is present, and he kisses her, really kisses her! At this party, she also participates in a game where everyone goes around and tells a ghost story that has really happened to them or someone they know. With 100 stories, the circle is complete. Within the next few weeks, the stories start coming true, or so everyone thinks. Of course there is more going on than one realizes.

I really loved One Hundred Candles. I liked it a lot more than Past Midnight. I didn't like Harris from the get go. Something about him just rubbed me the wrong way. I am still team Noah all the way. All the other characters are back from Past Midnight and I enjoyed seeing them develop. There were a few predictable parts, but most of it I didn't see coming. 

Overall: Honestly,One Hundred Candles was a good followup to Past Midnight. I can't wait to read more about Charlotte and see what happens to her next. 

Cover: Isn't that cover awesome? I love it!   

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Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Great review! I enjoyed this one too!

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Wow, awesome review. I've been wanting to read this book, but your review makes me wanna get my hands on it NOW!!!! Love it. thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! :D

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Ynysawdre Elderly Residents Association said...

Fab reaview - I hadnt heard of this one but it is going on the ever expanding wishlist lol


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