Burning Midnight

Will McIntosh
4
Aug 3, 2016

One day, brilliant colored spheres showed up, hidden all over the world. No one knows where they came from, but they make you have special abilities. Burn a pair and they make you a little bit better, whether making you an inch taller or better looking. The rarer a sphere, the more expensive it is, and the better improvement. When Sully teams up with Hunter, a girl skilled at finding spheres, they never expected they would find a gold, a color no one has ever seen. But when a tycoon in the business of selling them finds out, he will stop at nothing to take it away from them, using all of his wealth and power to go to any lengths necessary.

This one was a page turner. A really terrific high-concept scifi novel-except it kinda lost me once, well, midnight is burned. Great premise, engrossing plot, decent characterization, engaging narrative voice, and then the direction the story went felt rather silly. I liked it tremendously up until that point, even though the resolution and ending felt underdeveloped and a bit rushed. I hope the author writes more YA in the future, though. I'd definitely check that out. If you like never ending action, this one is for you.

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Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC

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