I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Midnight Spell by Kody Boye, Rhiannon Frater
Published by Permuted Press on February 28th 2013
Adam and Christy have been best friends since kindergarten. Always the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas, they’ve always had to deal with nasty comments from their classmates. Adam is called “gay” while Christy is called “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 new boy enrolls at school and sets hearts a flutter, including Adam’s. Meanwhile, Christy’s mad crush on the handsome Ian seems to be going nowhere fast. Struggling to capture the heart of Ian while trying to come into her full witch powers is tough enough, but when a great evil arrives in town that threatens everything they hold dear, she realizes that finding a boyfriend is the least of her and Adam’s worries.
Soon Adam, Christy, their potential love interests, and their good friends Drifter and Olivia, will have to battle a force of darkness that has killed in their town before and will again.
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You know, I don’t normally read the forewords or the other information at the beginning of books but for some reason this one caught my eye. This introduction actually talks about how and the way behind Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye collaborating and it was really cool. I think I enjoyed the book even more because of this small bit of info that was given.
We get to see the viewpoints of this story from two different characters, Adam and Christy. If I had not read the introduction I would not have had a clue that this entire story was written by more than one person. The characters have a different voice but the writing is very similar, probably why this particular collaboration worked so well! Never did I feel like I was bogged down by one or the other character, and even more surprisingly I was intrigued by both equally!
The story itself is a fun, teenage, angsty plot but with huge twists. The whole I’m a witch and I’m gay thing may have been done before but not like this! The other characters that rounded this out were also incredible and I found myself wanting to get to read more about them as well.
And in the end I was still really curious as to what the hell was going to happen because there are so many twists, and secrets, and hidden agendas that even when I thought I had it all figured it, my idea would blow up and I would have to go back to square one, just like the characters did. It’s a bit of a thriller, a bit of a ghost story, and a bit romance all rolled into one teenage angst, bubbly story!
I want more of these two, for sure! I’ll be waiting for book two!!
Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. In 2014, her newest horror novel, The Mesmerized, will be released by Permuted Press. Dead Spots will be published in 2015 by Tor. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.
You can find her online at:Website: rhiannonfrater.com
Email: rhiannonfrater at gmail.com
Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga. He is represented by Hannah Brown Gordon of the Foundry Literary + Media Agency.
You can visit him online at kodyboye.com