Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Source: Publisher – Thank you!
Rating: I liked it!
THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN follows Gray and Sophie, two delightful characters whose lives have suddenly become saturated with intrigue and secrecy. The story contains several unexpected developments, a band of interesting characters, and enough sweet moments to make readers smile.
Although I enjoyed the story, the reason why I liked THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN is that it is so well-written. The vocabulary is at times challenging, while the phrases are unique and not the run-of-the-mill stock descriptions used so often in young adult literature. Hunter did a wonderful job elevating her story and challenging her readers to absorb the pacing and wait patiently for each tantalizing scene.
I certainly enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second, but that is not to say that the second half lacked the quality of its predecessor. The first half of the book dealt more with the mystery of the story and slowly unravels a web of suspense. There was also something sweetly innocent about the first half that I admired.
If you want to read a story that balances mystery and action, you need to add THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN to your reading list this fall!