Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Midnight Engagement by Eliott McKay

Title:  Midnight Engagement
Author:  Eliott McKay
Published:   February 1st 2013 by Crimson Romance 
(first published January 28th 2013)
Page Count:  236
Genre:  Paranormal
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Some people inherit family businesses, while others receive hand-me-downs, Michaela gets an atrocious pair of spectacles that hide her true identity — the one she doesn't know about!

Michaela is part-vampire and very unaware of it until she is abducted to a banished city by a werewolf who secretly loves her. It is her inherited duty to keep the peace between the Silva, her bloodthirsty kin, and the city, by attending a midnight summit held each year.

Michaela is thrust in to a chaotic mix of emerging vampire traits, a fight to maintain her humanity, and a die-hard curiosity for the aloof, mysterious wolf-man. The fate of the city rests in her hands and she must choose between peace for its inhabitants and the man she loves.

My Review:

McKay jumps straight into the action of this story in a very natural way. You don’t feel like you’ve been plunked down in the middle of the story yet the action is already there. McKay’s very straightforward writing style presents the story to the reader and allows them to draw their own conclusion. She paints a brilliant picture of the world that the characters live in and gives the audience everything necessary to bring this wonderful world to life.

The main character in this novel is very approachable, even if her life and circumstances are drastically different from any of ours. You get to know the rest of the cast of characters as the main character does. She is on a journey of self-discovery while getting to know this new world she finds herself in. The author used this as a very enlightening and entertaining way to develop her phenomenal cast of characters. You get to know them so well that you feel like you are living with them, rather than simply reading about them. My heart breaks for the main characters and their plight. I felt the need to help them, even if there was nothing I could do, and I’ve got to give it to them for perseverance.

Overall, this story was fast paced and captivating. I couldn’t put it down, even for a moment. I feel like I’ve journeyed with the characters. The author developed the perfect ending for this novel but I was still very sad when I reached the last page and had to leave them behind.

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