*** Spoiler Free***
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Series: 2nd in a series
(highlight to read if you've read book 1)
It's taken a long time for me to feel like a normal teenager. But now that I'm settled in a new school, where people know me as more than Charlotte Silver of the infamous Silver family paranormal investigators, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with a popular football star like Harris Abbott? After all, it's not as if Noah is anything more than a friend….
But my new life takes a disturbing turn when Harris brings me to a party and we play a game called One Hundred Candles. It seems like harmless, ghostly fun. Until spirits unleashed by the game start showing up at school. Now my friends and family are in very real danger, and the door that I've opened into another realm may yield deadly consequences. (from Goodreads)
Oh man! I know I shouldn't start talking about a book by talking about the ending but seriously! Really not what I was expecting at all! So much darker and bleak then the rest of the book. It worked with the story and it was a little hard to take in but I liked it. As for what came before this heart retching ending -- I liked really liked those parts too.
Even when I thought I knew what was coming, I enjoyed the journey to get there AND I was surprised a few times. I love Mara Purnhagen's writing . It's very easy to get immersed in her style and I loved feeling like I was experiencing the story instead of just reading about it.
Not a whole lot I can say without giving too much away. BUT if you like ghosts stories like I do, you should really pick up this series.
5 / 5 Stars
Books in the Past Midnight Series:
Past Midnight (#1) -- My Review
Raising The Dead (#1.5) -- My Review
One Hundred Candles (#2)
Beyond The Grave (#3) -- September 2011