Prize Pack Includes: Signed copy of One Hundred Candles, a One Hundred Candles Bookmark and pen, and The Write Stuff Bookmark.
While One Hundred Candles is book 2 in a Past Midnight Young-Adult Book Series, it is a book that stands alone.
The novel starts off with Charlotte Silver. For a teenager whose parents are part of a ghost-debunking paranormal investigating team, she’s finally achieved a “normal” life. Or as close as she can get to it. Her parents finally settled into a house and she’s a senior in High School. She’s also managed to make a few close friends. Of course that tends to happen when you help a 100 year old ghost move on and solve a local school mystery like she did last year when she moved into town.
Charlotte is happy…until her parents drag her to an insane asylum over Christmas for work. That’s when Charlotte, who tends to be sensitive to ghosts, runs straight into an unseen evil force that physically inflicts harm on her. It tells her she’s gone to far. She’s seen too much and now she must pay.
The attack leaves Charlotte rattled and her parents, whom never fight, feuding day and night about what really caused it. Charlotte tries to shake off the bone-chilling warning she received and be a normal teen. She goes to a party run by a football star and reported admirer of hers. That’s when she runs into a a little game called, “One Hundred Candles,” made to unleash One Hundred Spirits. As if Charlotte didn’t have enough to be concerned over?
This book was intense. It had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning. While Past Midnight was light on the spook factor and the heavy issues, this book was not. Charlotte goes from being sweet kid to a mature young women looking for someone she can connect with. She’s being harassed by something worse than a demon and her parents are starting to avoid one another for the first time in their lives.
Mara Purnhagen did not just write a follow-up sequel. She brought on her full writing skills and turned the volume up to high. I loved this book and it pains me to wait on the incredibly tense cliff hanger left at the end of this book. Thankfully, the next book, Beyond the Grave, is out in one month!
Whether or not you’re already into the series, I guarantee you’ll love this book.
I also have some fabulous news for those of you who are already sucked into the series like me: Just like Stephanie Meyer, Mara published an electronic novella, Raising The Dead, that starts off right after Past Midnight and leads into One Hundred Candles! It’s perfect for those of us who hate the wait time in between books and desperately want to read more about the story. She also has another, Haunting the Night, that comes out in a few weeks and starts off right where One Hundred Candles ends.
Excuse me while I go download it…
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For Example: Hands-down Paranormal Activity. I had no idea what the movie was about when my sister asked me if I had seen it. The second I shook my head, we went straight off to the movies. She wouldn’t tell me what it was about. It didn’t help that it also happened to be midnight on Halloween. Let’s just say I lost a few nights of sleep over it!