Friday, May 3, 2013

Review of The Midnight Spell

The Midnight Spell

It has been a while since I've had the time to sit down and read a book in minimal settings. The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye broke my non-reading cycle. 

I really enjoyed this book. The POV switches every chapter between Christy and Adam. Christy is your typical high school outcast; she doesn't quite fit in, thinks she needs to lose weight, and doesn't dress like the (slutty) popular girls...and is also a witch. Christy's parents are actually very old (and very powerful) witches who have a magic broom, and enchanted house, and a pesky familiar named Callie. Christy complains about how embarrassing her parents are, but I would have LOVED to grown up with them! 

Adam is Christy's best friend and equally outcasted, though it is because he is one of the few gay individuals in the small town of Trinity Springs. Adam is a nice, quiet boy with a very supportive family (and an awesome Mom!) that just wants to be left alone by the popular kids who call him a 'fag' and pick on him. 

I loved the strong bond of friendship between Christy and Adam. Christy wants nothing more than to see her BFF happy and conjures up a love spell for Adam. From there, life gets interesting when it seems the spell as worked. But of course, things aren't what they seem and Adam and Christy's friendship is tested when they have to face something neither are prepared for.

I think my favorite thing about this book was the strong friendship between Christy and Adam. So many books are focused on love, that the strength of a friendship is pushed aside. It was refreshing to have the two main characters NOT fall in love in the end. While this book is fantasy, it still brought up a lot of current issues, like young girls struggling with their weight and image, being a gay adolescent, and bullying.

I definitely recommend this book!!

1 comment:

  1. *ahem* just bc you mentioned Adam's awesome mom... Did she happen to remind you of ANYONE in particular??? ;) like a wicked awesome Brunette named Ashley???