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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Review: One Hundred Candles

Title: One Hundred Candles
Series: Past Midnight# 2
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural
Author: Mara Purnhagen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"It’s taken a long time for Charlotte Silver to feel like a normal teenager. But now that she’s settled in a new school, where she’s made friends who know about her parent’s infamous paranormal investigations, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with the popular Harris Abbott? After all, it’s not as if Noah is anything more than a friend.

But Charlotte’s new life takes a disturbing detour when Harris takes her to a party where they play a game called One Hundred Candles. It all seems like harmless, ghostly fun. Until the spirits supposedly unleashed by the game start showing up at school. Now, Charlotte, her friends and her family are in very real danger, and the door that she’s opened into another realm may yield deadly consequences."

Things are never normal in Charlotte Silver's life. Since the last book she has grown immensely and is still having problems with ghost. After attending a party playing a ghost game, all of sudden all the stories are coming true. Some students are scared, while others are excited. But Charlotte looks deeper realizing it is not as all as it seems. Its something much more.

I will go straight into it and say this book lost it pizazz from the first book. I still enjoyed reading it. I just felt like something was missing. Charlotte's character felt different. She has matured in a lot of ways. This time in the book the ghost are not the only  problem as much as the drama.  The drama in this book was intense. As things always go in Charlotte's life she is faced with fighting parents. I admit that this hurt me. Only because I have been there done that with the fighting parents and its not cool. It put an extreme amount of stress on Charlotte. I do like that it gave a fresh prospective on real life. Cause lets face it. Life is not perfect, not even our parents.

The boy drama had me fuming. I thought the guy was selfish and a jerk. I like the way Charlotte handled it. I would have done the same thing. For one thing, her best friend is awesome and a life saver. I loved how she was always there for her and always had her door open. Charlotte need help and she got it.

This book does contain major life drama like a roller coaster. I was mad, angry, upset, and I even cried because I felt so bad. I just really wanted to hug Charlotte and make all the bad things go away. I am happy that things did turned out okay in the end.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Can't say I've read the first book yet. Alas, so many books, such a slow reader.

  2. I have not read the first one yet, but I have been meaning to. I will have to keep an eye out for a copy of it :)

  3. I have to get the first book soon. It sounds good & creepy :)

  4. Hm. I feel like the boy drama will probably have me fuming as well and I'm not sure I want to get into all that. Too bad this one doesn't quite live up to the first book, but I enjoy ghost stories so I might still pick the first one up and then think about giving this one a try. Thanks Savy!

  5. I don't know if I want to read this one or not. I'm not into the drama and I might end up flinging this book up on a wall (hee hee... so much for drama, eh? lol). Actually, this sounds interesting and I think I'll at least pick up the first! Thanks for the review!

  6. Great review. I haven't had a chance to read these books yet, but I just got news that I won this one, along with the first one! So I was really excited to read your review. I'm looking forward to reading these!


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