Sara's Review: Midnight Burning By Karissa Laurel
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Released: July 7th 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 280 pages
Format: ebook , paperback
Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in her small North Carolina hometown. But one night, she suffers a vivid nightmare in which a wolfish beast is devouring her twin brother, who lives in Alaska. The next morning, police notify her that Mani is dead. Driven to learn the truth, Solina heads for the Land of the Midnight Sun. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani’s friends know more about his death than they’ve let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her. As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding Mani’s death, Solina is stunned to learn that her own life is tied to Mani’s friends, his death, and the fate of the entire world. If she can’t learn to control her newfound gifts and keep her friends safe, a long-lost dominion over mortals will rise again, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.
Three Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Midnight Burning in exchange for an honest review.
Midnight Burning had a great start and I was really digging the direction the story was heading. Solina has come to Alaska to settle her brother’s affairs but also to try and figure out what happened since the police are at a dead end.
Her brother’s troubles soon start to target her and it’s obvious that the people who were her brother’s friends know more about what is going on than they are saying.
There was some really good sexual tension between Solina and two characters that I was really enjoying and the story was extremely interesting. However it came to a point that it got too convoluted and I’m still a bit confused on some key points. There is a lot going on and a lot unfolding with Norse mythology that I’m not familiar with so I felt lost at times.
We are left with a total cliffhanger and I will say that I absolutely want to read what comes next. I think this is a good start to a new series, and I am anxious to see what happens next.