The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles #1)
by Rhonda Sermon
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 15th 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
Witness protection has a protocol for dealing with every situation—except magic.
Fifteen-year-old Cate's life has been monitored since her new identity was created five years ago. She's spent countless hours learning how to deal with potential threats and dangerous situations. None of which is any use when everyone around her is suddenly frozen like statues at the bus stop.
As Cate attempts to make sense of the frightening scene, a mysterious group of teenagers appear out of thin air. They are intrigued she’s not affected, but focus on completing their deadly mission, using baffling powers before they vanish again.
When the group seeks her out the next day, Cate is drawn into a world filled with sorcery and time travel. After she accidentally brings a cheerleader back from the dead, her incredible powers are revealed. Cate is shocked to discover she has a pivotal role to play in a centuries-old battle between two mortal enemies which threatens to destroy her entire world.
With the distinction between good and evil blurred, she’s faced with the excruciating choice of which side to join. Cate can save her family or protect thousands of people from death. She can't do both. Will she risk destroying innocent lives to save the ones she loves?
The Midnight Society is the first book in The Midnight Chronicles series of young adult urban fantasy novels. If you like original butt-kicking heroines, fast-paced urban fantasy action, and unpredictable time travel twists, then you’ll love Rhonda Sermon’s refreshing, entertaining series starter.
The Midnight Society was originally released as Timesurfers. This book has a new name, new cover and additional content.
Eve nodded and rolled her eyes. “I never really got you and Zach. I mean he’s so popular and you’re…well…not. Which isn’t a bad thing. I love that we can be unpopular together, and firmly believe popularity is overrated.”
That made no sense. Cate’s handler had chosen Zach to groom as her boyfriend when she was relocated to Tempus Falls because he had no other friends. He was a sure thing because he wasn’t popular. After a carefully manufactured “good friend” relationship, Cate and Zach had moved to “officially dating” last year. Apparently, fifteen was the “right” age for her to acquire a boyfriend. “How exactly did Zach happen on this overnight popularity?” Cate asked her friend.
“And...delete contact!” Eve landed a vicious stab at her phone. “Zach is officially dead to me. You’re delusional, Sweetie. Zach’s been popular for as long as I can remember.”
“No! You’re joking, right?” Eve’s blank look confirmed the deviations were happening again.
They weren’t big things. Just little differences from day to day that only Cate could see. Zach had definitely not been popular yesterday, but today Eve believed he was popular and always had been. The small changes each day which everyone else, except Cate, remained oblivious to were starting to weird her out and that was saying something. Five years in witness protection had made her the Queen of Weird.
Her debut young adult urban fantasy novel Timesurfers was a finalist in the Young Adult category and overall runner up in the The Strongest Start 2012 Contest hosted by TheNextBigWriter.com.
On the good days, she adores writing, on the challenging days, it's still awesome.
Her two ragdoll cats can often be found helpfully walking over her keyboard, chasing her mouse or generally complaining loudly about the lack of priority their needs are being given.
She's a big Harry Potter fan, loves everything the talented Cassie Clare writes and her fav Aussie author is Jessica Shirvington. Her 11 and 13 year old children read ALL the time so she is always on the lookout for new and exciting books.
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