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For Past Midnight:

Review from Verb Vixen: http://verbvixen.tumblr.com/post/2390288028/past-midnight

Our MC, Charlotte, has some hidden depths I think, and I hope that comes out more in the sequel (which I am reading this evening).  Additionally, her burgeoning relationship with Noah should be more prominent though I respect that this first book was really about Charlotte, and her relation to her family and friends rather than her relationship with a boy. Overall: A-


Review from The Teen Bibliophile: http://teenbibliophile.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-past-midnight-by-mara-purnhagen.html


My only suggestion would be to rush out to your local bookstore and see if they have a copy of Past Midnight available and buy it! I can hardly wait for Feb. 15, 2011 to get here so I can go out and buy the second book in the series One Hundred Candles. 5 Stars!



Past Midnight was chosen by the YA Book Queen as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2010”



 Review from Books With Bite: http://www.bookswithbite.net/2011/01/review-past-midnight.html

If you are looking for a great ghost story, with researching, creepy raise the hair on your arm moment but also great life drama read this book. It will not only make you look over your shoulder but it will entice you till the very end. I give it 5 BITES!



Review from Beyond Twilight: http://beyondtwilightfictionreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/past-midnight-by-mara-purnhagen.html

It is a quick read, but brilliantly written with just the right balance of action and description that keeps you gripped to the end. Definitely a book for one sitting.


Review from Books of Amber: http://booksofamber.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-past-midnight-by-mara.html


Overall, Past Midnight is a very fun read, and a surprisingly great book! I definitely recommend it if you enjoy reading books about ghosts - it’s so much fun! The second book in the series, One Hundred Candles, was released on February 15 of this year. Go grab a copy of this, now!

For One Hundred Candles:


Review from Feeling a Little Bookish: http://bookworm-meags222.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-one-hundred-candles-by-mara.html

There was an added twist at the end and I hadn't figured that out.. I would definitely recommend any book written by Mara Purnhagen. Her writing flows really well and her characters are endearing.


Review from Poetry Works: http://robinellen.livejournal.com/331495.html

This is a strong sequel to Past Midnight. The story was very compelling, even though there was some boy-girl stuff that annoyed me. But I found the ghost story aspects very intriguing, and they kept me engaged throughout.

Review from The Chicago Examiner:

The writing is solid, the dialogue realistic, and the plot complex enough to keep it from being a simple ghost story. There are layers to the plot that will continue to be uncovered in future titles in the series. And that's what will keep the readers coming back.



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Mar. 25th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
First off...Awesome reviews! Very cool. ☺ Second, sending a congrats for your winning bid on The Reinvention of Edison Thomas!
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