Leo Hunt: 13 Days of Midnight



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E as the start to a really enjoyable paranormal trilogy And maybe I ve read paranormal trilogies than her but oof This was justboring to be honest And it shouldn t have been Like it s about a sixteen year old boy who inherits a shit ton of money and eight ghosts from his newly dead estranged father That should be a sure fire hit Instead it took Luke about half the book to actually accept that he was seeing ghosts WHEN HIS FATHER HAD A FREAKING I SEE GHOSTS REALITY SHOW and then he spent the rest of the book basically being the dumbest kid on the face of the earth Honestly The MVP player here for me was Luke s dog Ham This review is also available here I am an alpha male with testosterone leaking out of my sweat glands Ham my loyal and subservient pack member is looking to me for guidance in this situation Reading Thirteen Days of Midnight was a blast pretty good for a debut novel Last time I read about necromancer Well let s just say that the experience wasn t so good that I d rather not reminisce but in this book I m happy to say that I had a great reading experience Luke Manchett is an ordinary 16 yr old highschool guy whose only problem is to survive school without anyone finding out that he is a son of the popular ghost buster weirdo guy in the TV To survive Dunbarrow High you want to be as normal as possible and that means no ill mum no ghost hunter dad just ordinary Luke Manchett who likes football and rugby and doesn t like schoolwork Then everything changes when he received a letter delivering the news of the nexpected death of his father The truth is he feels nothing at all with the los since he s been MIA most of his life Nothing should really change now except he worries about money His mother doesn t really have a stable job that can support both of them so he thinks that his father must still handle the money issue So what happens now that his father is deadTurns out he doesn t need to worry any as he s the only sole beneficiary of his father that will inherit all of his properties All he has to do is to sign some papers and alas He can be a multi millionaire in no time He was a little suspicious at first when he needs to sign a letter written in Latin in a goatskin but happily signed them in the end I mean that is literally the only thing that is hindering him from being a multi millionaire how much harm can it cause Not really smart if you ask meSoon Luke learned that he had not just inherited properties and money that can make him a multimillionaire He also inherited a host of eight vengeful ghosts from his dad You re dead I say You re telling me that you re both dead I m talking to dead people right nowWell alright says The JudgeTouchy subjectthat No need to rub it in Unfortunately a full Host of eight that he inherited can make him a powerful necromancer only if he can stop those ghost from revolting and killing him first and he s got ntil the Halloween to stop the ghosts from breaking free of his control and turn on him The book got awesome and hilarious MC s and side characters that made me laugh out loud in the middle of the night You see I was expecting to get scared to have a goose bumps while reading it that s why I decided to read it on the middle of the night to get on the feels instead I got a laugh and entertainment which wasn t so bad reallyThere s not much of a romance happen but when you ve just survive a scary shit ass hell nightmare with someone there is a 75% chances that you ll appreciate the person and eventually fall as a default or not I don t know at least there wasn t awkward the world around s is in danger now is the perfect time to realize our mutual attraction and make out scenes here I take a moment to appreciate the Elza ness of Elza whole and alive appreciate the sharpness of her gaze the dark curve of her brow This might be a series but really Thirteen Days of Midnight can do well as a standalone novel Overall this was an awesome book 35 stars would be like it but this wasn t what I expectedThe novel begins ite slowly Luke Manchett discovers his father a television star famous for his necromancy skills has died He will inherit his father s fortune if certain conditions are met Unfortunately Luke signs his acceptance of these conditions without reading the finer details and ends p with a lot than he bargained forLuke s gradual realisation that his father has handed over control of eight ghosts determined to get revenge was humorously dealt with As Luke struggles to work out how to master this group of spirits he has to rely on the friendship of Ezra someone he s barely spoken toWhat follows has elements of horror but it never really strays into horrifying nless you think too carefully about some of the things we re told Luke experiences I felt this was because Luke doesn t have a clue what he s doing a lot of the time and when it comes down to it he resists the final temptationPart of me wanted to see him act selfishly I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads FTC guidelines check13 Days of Midnight is an enjoyable thrill ride through the world of Luke Manchett a boy who is about to become a necromancer even though he didn t know that those existed It is classified as a young adult novel and it has enough teen angst and non graphic violence for that to be true but I enjoyed it on its own merits which is something that not all YA books have going for themThe best part about Hunt s book is that the reader gets to. Of The Book of Eight Luke struggles to adapt to his new role as a necromancer Meanwhile the increasingly belligerent Host mutinies possesses Luke’s mother and forces him out of his own houseHalloween the night when ghosts reach the height of their power is fast approaching and Luke knows his Host is plan.

THIS WAS NOT SCARY AT ALL What the hell How do you have a story about suddenly having eight pissed off ghosts tethered to your existence and have it be completely not at all scary And one of them is a flaming skeleton Who burns for all eternity and endlessly recites the Lord s Prayer in Latin How There was just no scary in this book whatsoeverI don t get itI m not sure why I still felt compelled to know what happensI mean other than the complete and total absence of scariness it was a reasonably good story and well written But it s just kinda like why I came here for the ghosts to scare the shit out of me What is this Luke is 16 years old and has to care for his mom who is very ill with his dog Ham When his father passes away and he inherits money as well as a Host of malevolent ghouls Luke doesn t know what to do Can he learn to control his father s ghoulish Host before the leader of the ghouls known as the Shepard helps them to break free of their service from him and cause chaos on Halloween night Read on and find out for yourself This was a pretty good read for Leo Hunt s first I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review35 stars Entertaining and somewhat funny at times while still conveying a sense of danger alright maybe not terribly frightening per se for me as I don t frighten easily when reading books but I think it has the right potential nonetheless Half the Host at least was creepy in ways than one from the Shepherd with his glasses to the Prisoner with his shears and even the Innocent for the The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics uestions he raised who would leash a baby as their pet ghost really The Host wasn t a bunch of good guys apart from a couple and even those remained on the fence and never said the whole truth only intervening at a right moment that could ve been just a tad bit sooner for good measureAs I m a sucker for necromancy in general of course I couldn t help but look for theestions it raised And there were several The baby I mentioned for starters Why Luke s father turned to such a type of magic and why he bound such a large Host when nothing at first indicated he even needed one this is explained later in the book Whether Luke would accept this part of his inheritance and be lured towards a desire for power or try to remain who he was and have a normal life Choices to make and forgiveness This wasn t just about getting rid of a bunch of ghosts but also choosing to protect or to condemn other peopleI liked the dynamics between Luke and Elza there s a smidge of a budding romance in there one that doesn t detract from the plot and develops slowly good Luke realised he couldn t clutch forever to his little life as one of the popular crowd in the face of something much biger and dangerous Elza was resourceful and overall a nice person trying to help people who had been treating her like an outcast just because she didn t want to fit their mould Holiday too was a bit of an ambiguous person picking her friends among the popular ones and discarding the others but not to the extent of becoming a mean girl She was barely than a crush yet at least she was a believable one As for the lawyer well Even though you don t get to see him much he was perfectly cast in his roleOh and Ham Ham the deerhound A very short part of the novel is actually from his point of view and that was Programming in Objective C uite funny It would ve been annoying if it had been longer kept to a few paragraphs it wasn t and definitely made me smileOther characters were less definednfortunately Mark Kirk even Luke s mother who remains illasleep for most of the novel That last one was a bit of a letdown as in turn it was difficult to properly get to know her and to share Luke s worries for her for any other reason than she s his momSometimes Luke s reactions made me cringe as he seemed to switch from one to the other real Beyond Band of Brothers uick It didn t happen that often and it could be explained by panic and worry only it made me wonder why he d get such reactions For instance when it s been made clear that you re haunted by ghosts and that those have put a certain person in a coma dragging that person to a hospital won t be veryseful especially not considering all the people who die in a hospital A couple of times too I picked some absolutely obvious clues that totally eluded the characters re the familiar on the other hand all things considered maybe that s a case of being too genre savvy on my part so I can t very well hold it against characters who were either totally new to the supernatural or barely fledglings Elza admitted herself she was self taughtThere was a slight lull in the middle while the characters were powerless and trying to figure out what to do not that Luke s father had been very helpful to begin with They came The Water Of Life up with an interesting idea in the end so I forgave themThe writing was OK nothing exceptional nothing blatantly annoying either It should flow nicely enough for the intended audience Also my Kindle copy was a bit oddly formatted however this is an ARC so likely to changeConclusion 35 stars rounded to 4 because in spite of the points I mentioned I pretty much enjoyed it The story is also self contained yet open ended enough to leave room for a seuel someone s bound to come back and collect their dues here not to mention what may or may not happen between Luke and Elza and how their fellow pupils would react to it Trigger warnings death of a parent parent with an illness animal crueltyA colleague recommended this to When Luke Manchett’s estranged father diesnexpectedly he leaves his son a dark inheritance a Host of eight The Year of Living Biblically uniue powerful and restless spirits Unfortunately Luke has no clue how to manage them which the ghosts figure out prettyickly Armed with only his father’s indecipherable notes and a locked copy.

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Discover the world and its magical rules along with Luke You don t know what the spirits are capable of or what the necromancer s book is going to reveal it s exciting I kept coming back to the story because I just had to know what was going to happen nextThe only issue that I had with 13 Days of Midnight was the premise that Luke s father didn t teach his son the magical methods to protect Luke from what went down after his father s death The story cleared p that estion for me towards the very end but I spent most of the book not buying into it There s something primal in the parentchild bond that would never allow such a thing to happen At least there is for meIf you enjoyed this book I d recommend Shutter by Courtney Alameda YA horror or The Engelsfors Trilogy by Mats Strandberg group of teens discover that they have magical powers and have to save the world Luke Manchett s father left him and his mother Luke hasn t even spoken to him in years However he has just received news of his father s death and a rather large inheritance Tempted by the money Luke doesn t pay too much attention to the papers he s signing But then the ghosts start showing pI thoroughly enjoyed 13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT There s a nice balance of horror and humor I found Luke sometimes frustrating since he takes a ridiculous amount of time to clue into the danger he s in He might not have intended to inherit a host of ghosts and dark necromantic powers but he had plenty of opportunity to notice everyone warning him that things could go horribly awry Luckily he finds help with Elza the school weirdo who just happens to have second sight and be a low level witch With her Luke isn t completely hopelessI did like that the reader figures out what is going on and how the necromancy works along with Luke and Elza All is revealed at the end but it takes time since the reader is thrown into the deep end with Luke I love books that let you put together the pieces on your own I also liked that the adventure in 13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT wrapped p neatly while still leaving a wicked hook for seuels I hope there are books coming because it looks like Luke has terrifying things lurking in his futureWhile 13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT is a horror story it s not a scary story It s a ghost story and a creepy one with some macabre imagery and heroes forced to For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde use awful measures to prevent worse things from happening It s a kind of horror that I enjoy very much13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT is a book that will remind you to always read the fine print before making a deal with a lawyer This review and others can be found on my blog Book Blog BirdThe title of this book should really be Why You Should Never Sign Things Without Reading The Fine PrintLuke Manchett lives just outside a small town in the north of England He plays on the school rugby team has a mum who believes in healing crystals and he harbours a huge crush on one of the girls at his school When he receives a letter one day to tell him that his absentee father has sadly passed away he is sad but not devastatedWhen he s called to the offices of his dad s solicitor and discovers he s inherited millions of pounds all he can think of is the flashy sports car he s going to buy to impress the girl he fancies He happily signs the documents the solicitor flashes in front of him even though one of them is made from goat skin vellum which frankly should have sounded some alarm bells Soon Luke discovers he s inherited than money from his dad he s also inherited a Host of eight vengeful ghosts Now he has just thirteen days to solve the riddle of his dad s necromancy notes to keep the spirits from revoltingI thought this book was awesome and has the triumvirate of a five star book great characters great plot great writingLuke and Elza were superb MCs and sparked off each other nicely Mr Berkley is sly and slippery and exactly how you d expect him to be Horatio is weaselly and snivelling and the Host are great well rounded spooky but you can still see their human aspects coming through The only character I didn t connect with hugely was Holiday She was okay but really she was just the object of Luke s crush one of the markers of his previous life as a normal kid Having said that it would have been really easy to cast her as the Pretty Mean Girl as a foil for Elza and the author avoided this so I was glad about that The writing is hugely enjoyable and the author strikes a good balance between dry wit and spookiness There are some genuinely tense prickles on the back of the neck moments and the lastarter of the book where the action really ramps Scary Stories 3 up had my heart thudding I did that thing where you try to read slowly to spin the book out but you can t help reading reallyickly because you ve just got to see what happens nextThe plot rockets along at a fair old pace and left me The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species uite breathless at times It slowed down a bit in the middle where Luke and Elza basically spend a lot of time clutching each other going What are we going to DO but even this part was still a lot interesting than a whole bunch of other books I ve read this yearThirteen Days of Midnight would work just fine as a standalone but it s also been left wide open for a series I ll definitely be keeping an eye outI received a copy of Thirteen Days of Midnight in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to Hachette and Netgalley 455GUYS 2ND BOOK is tentatively called EIGHT RIVERS OF SHADOWAWESOME STORY I M OUT OF WORDS RIGHT NOWFULL REVIEW COMING SOO. Ning something far trick than treat With the help of school outcast Elza Moss who knows a bit about ghosts herself Luke has just thirteen days toncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic and send his nuiet spirits to their eternal restAnd if you thought it was going to be easy you’d be dead wro.

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