Title: Midnight Cravings
Review: To start I want everyone to know that I don’t have many good things to say about this book…I hate when that happens, but it has with this book...so if you like this author or this book then quit reading now. Also I may give away something’s, I will try not to.
This book read like a novelization of a B-movie. Little lead in to who the characters were or what they were doing in the book. Lots of sudden realizations and action, that seemed so out of place when combined with the inner dialogue the characters are musing most of the time. A movie yes, the pace is fast and moves from one scene to the next rapidly, but a book is a bit slower and more interesting with greater character development and story line. This book was fast paced, yet confusing with how fast it moved from one thing to the next. The transitions were unclear and I had to stop and go back several times to see what I had missed…most of the time nothing.
I’ve read paranormal teen romance and enjoyed it…several books for that matter…but this book was bad. Bad writing, bad transition, bad story line, bad….just about everything, one good thing was getting to the end. The ending was so abrupt that with all the build up to the really bad guys and boom…..BOOM it was over and so fast that I was lost and reread that section to be sure I really understood what had just happened. I think the author took too little time on this book and that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the series, in my opinion that is.
If you like paranormal teen romances then try Amanda Hocking, Victoria Roth or Cassandra Clare. This series needs work and hope the editor does a better job of keeping the pace even and level in the next book.
Publisher: Expected publication: October 9th 2012 by Strebor Books
Quick Review: 1 stars out of 5
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent to me by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: The first book in a new trilogy is a supernatural fest with teenage witches, vampires, and zombies in an urban setting.
With her acne under control, the braces off, and a new haircut, Holland Manning has discarded the nerdy girl image for a bold and edgy look. This is the year that she’s finally going to snag her long-time crush, football star Jarrett Sloan. But being realistic, how can a bookworm like Holland compete for Jarrett’s attention when Chaela Vasquez, his uber-gorgeous ex-girlfriend, is going full throttle to get him back?
Holland’s mom claims to be a witch, but her spells go awry and sometimes even backfire. Holland warily asks her mother to cast a love spell on Jarrett, and not surprisingly, the spell doesn’t work. But something strange is happening at home. Night after night, Holland awakens to flitting shadows outside of her bedroom window and eerie whispers, causing her to suspect that her mother may have mistakenly opened a pathway that unleashed something unspeakably sinister.
Discovering her own powers of sorcery that have been lying dormant, Holland sets off on a dangerous mission to vanquish the nest of teenage vampires that are picking off the students at her school, one by one.
Author Biography: Joelle Sterling is the author of Midnight Cravings, the first in a trilogy. Her next novel in the series is Forbidden Feast. She lives in Philadelphia. Pen name for Allison Hobbs.