Friday, October 2, 2015

Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel

Title:  Midnight Burning
Author:  Karissa Laurel
Publication Date:  July 7/15 by Red Adept Publishing LLC
Length:  280pgs
Genre:  paranormal suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in her small North Carolina hometown. But one night, she suffers a vivid nightmare in which a wolfish beast is devouring her twin brother, who lives in Alaska. The next morning, police notify her that Mani is dead. Driven to learn the truth, Solina heads for the Land of the Midnight Sun. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani’s friends know more about his death than they’ve let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her.

As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding Mani’s death, Solina is stunned to learn that her own life is tied to Mani’s friends, his death, and the fate of the entire world. If she can’t learn to control her newfound gifts and keep her friends safe, a long-lost dominion over mortals will rise again, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.

My Review:

Plot twists and turns abound in this multifaceted tale. Suspense abounds as the main character journeys the distance, becoming entangled in events out of her control. Laurel develops her world in a well-rounded manner that allowed me to picture it without impeding my imagination, allowing me to put myself in the story.

The characters were quite intriguing. Her gradual character development allowed me to get to know them as details became relevant. The dialogue was fantastic. It was so real. The genuine conversations added so much to the story and to the characters’ development. The main character was a blast. Her smart, sassy persona made her someone that I wanted to see succeed. The love triangle amidst the mystery, that was part of the mystery, added an extra layer to the tale.

For me, this was a great introduction to Laurel’s writing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to others.

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