Saturday, March 19, 2011

So Many Ghost Stories

One Hundred Candles

Written by: Mara Purnhagen

Released: February 9, 2011 by Harlequin Teen

Summary: 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.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to finish reading this for two reasons. First and foremost; either my netGalley time expired or I accidentally deleted it before the full time was up. Either way, that’s one reason. The second is because I think that by not reading the first novel in the series – Past Midnight – I was missing out on some critical details... which resulted in me not being all too into this novel.

I really think that I would have enjoyed this (I did go and read the last chapter) had I of read the first novel beforehand. I think that that novel would have built up the characters a lot better and I wouldn’t have felt so lost in them.

I would recommend this novel to those who read the first (or are thinking of reading the first) because of what I did read it was interesting and different. But read Past Midnight first. I think that I may just have to go out and do just that so that I can find a hard copy of this novel and give it another go.

Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to read this advanced copy through netGalley.

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