Thursday, December 24, 2015

Review: Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel

Midnight Burning 
By Karissa Laurel
Published July 7th, 2015 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
280 pages

4.5 stars - Incredible! 

*I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!* 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in her small North Carolina hometown. But one night, she suffers a vivid nightmare in which a wolfish beast is devouring her twin brother, who lives in Alaska. The next morning, police notify her that Mani is dead. Driven to learn the truth, Solina heads for the Land of the Midnight Sun. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani’s friends know more about his death than they’ve let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her.

As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding Mani’s death, Solina is stunned to learn that her own life is tied to Mani’s friends, his death, and the fate of the entire world. If she can’t learn to control her newfound gifts and keep her friends safe, a long-lost dominion over mortals will rise again, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.


Midnight Burning was definitely a pleasant surprise. I was actually given this book a few weeks ago and have now just gotten some time to read it. I started this book without re-reading the synopsis so I had no idea what this book would be about. I have to say that the first few chapters were a little slower. Once I got past those few chapters I could not stop reading. 

I just had to find out what was going on this book. I had to figure out what had happened to Solina's brother and what was happening to her. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this book had mythology in it.  I hope that this isn't a spoiler but I just wanted to share my excitement about this fact. I really enjoy reading about different kinds of mythologies and this wasn't any different. 

I did enjoy reading about Solina and I absolutely loved her friend, Skyla. Both of them were pretty great characters and I loved their friendship. Then there were the male characters. Val and Thorin had some pretty interesting stories as well. They knew Solina's brother and formed relationships with her because of this. There were some times where they could get pretty annoying with Solina but I enjoyed some of the ways that she handled those times. There were other times where they could be pretty caring and awesome as well though. :) 

Midnight Burning was definitely an interesting and suspenseful read. I enjoyed the characters and their relationships as well as the whole mythology part. I was intrigued and the ending had me wanting to know what was going to happen next! I would definitely give this book a try because the writing flowed well and the story was just plain intriguing. 


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