One Hundred Candles (Past Midnight II)

Posted 20 March, 2011 by Danny in / 6 Comments

One Hundred Candles
by Mara Purnhagen (website)
Release Date February 22nd by Harlequin
copy provided from publisher via NetGalley
(Paperback, Kindle)
synopsis from goodreads 

It’s taken a long time for me to feel like a normal teenager. But now that I’m settled in a new school, where people know me as more than Charlotte Silver of the infamous Silver family paranormal investigators, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with a popular football star like Harris Abbott? After all, it’s not as if Noah is anything more than a friend….
But my new life takes a disturbing turn when Harris brings me to a party and we play a game called One Hundred Candles. It seems like harmless, ghostly fun. Until spirits unleashed by the game start showing up at school. Now my friends and family are in very real danger, and the door that I’ve opened into another realm may yield deadly consequences.

Wohho I can tell you right from the start that this book was really scary and the whole story and characters grew so much from the last book! Charlotte finally begins to live her life as a Teenager, all together with going to parties and finally also looking out for a boy. This was one of the things I’ve missed in the first book – the whole romance part!

But after attending such a party and playing some ghost games things are getting weird around Charlotte and it seems like the whole school’s gone crazy… Honestly, the happenings are really scary sometimes and I had to hold my breath quite often! It was shocking and was described way too real! *shivers*

Apart from this, Charlottes parents have to deal with the aftermath of her recent ghost encounter, something that can change the whole family and everything what they believed in so far. It was heartbreakingly real what happened to her family and all the conflicts that had to deal with.

This book never got boring and moved forward very fast. You see every character grow and deeper than they’d have appeared in the first book. Finally, we get some romance and I can tell that one of the boys surprised me a lot!! I won’t tell who of course, this you have to find out yourself!

Bottom Line: 
This is one of those series that is getting better and better. This second book was awesome and had all I missed in the first book. A bit romance for Charlotte and the plot was really creepy this time, which I loved. More drama, more conflict and  deeper character development. 

For those who liked the first one, go ahead and read “One Hundered Candles” you won’t be disappointed.

Now, I’m definitely looking forward to book 3! 
Check out my Review about the first book: 
This series is growing.!!
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6 Responses to “One Hundred Candles (Past Midnight II)”

  1. The Slowest Bookworm

    This series sounds so good! I'm waiting for Past Midnight to come out on Kindle in the UK at the moment 😀

  2. I'm always a sucker for a little romance, so I'm liking the sound of that! I haven't read to much about this series, but you've got me interested so I'll have to go back and read book 1:) Thanks for this review!
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  3. The first one didn't captivated me too much, but enough to read the second book. Whichdoes says something:) So I'm absolutely happy to see that this series is getting better and betterand finally we got a little romance which was lacking in the first!

  4. Sorilla

    Danny, you are lucky You never had to give a book ONE star! I guess they never cross the border to get to your mailbox?!

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