A new review from Reading To Distraction. See the original post on Reading To Distraction's website by clicking here: http://www.readingtodistraction.com/book-reviews/2015/7/21/midnight-burning
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. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Sage’s Blog Tours.
This book was awesome! It’s definitely on my list of ones I’m recommending to folks right now. I was nervous the book would be more along the lines of horror when I read the cover, but instead it’s a delicious mystery with a great fantasy twist that you won’t realize until a little ways in. Set in Alaska, it had me itching to finally make my way up there because the imagery is gorgeous.
Solina is just trying to come to terms with her brother’s death, but through it she is also forced to grow out of her own shell. I love books that, if not quite coming of age, are coming into your true self. She finds herself stuck with Mani’s best friend and boss who both are hiding something despite finding herself drawn to both of them. There were the beginnings of a love triangle, but wasn’t explored too much in this first book. Instead, Solina finds some kickass female friends and sticks up for herself.
As a warning, the book ends quite abruptly and with you begging for more. I will definitely be looking forward to the next in the series!!
Warning: Contains violence
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Fantasy and mythology fans with some outdoor adventures thrown in there.
Want to read the whole series? TBD!