My rating: ★★
Genre: YA, paranormal, ghosts
Release date: July 2nd 2015
Length: 384 pages
When Luke Manchett’s estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father’s ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they’re more than happy to take his son. It isn’t fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead.
Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn’t bear thinking about.
I give up… I read 60% of this book and I just can’t.
I picked up this book right after I finished “Demon Road” by Derek Landy.
On the back of Thirteen Days of Midnight, it says that it’s recommended for readers who enjoy the style of Derek Landy. I thought: “Yes! PERFECT”. The blurb of this book is very promising, exciting and gives you the slight creeps.
Deeeeeaaaaaarrrrrr God……. what a disappointment! The first part of the book was kind of okay. Everything was becoming a little creepy and mysterious, but I couldn’t care less about the main character Luke and all the other characters. Except maybe the dog, Ham… In any way:
And the worst thing was: every time it started to be creepy, that you could feel like ‘yes, now it’s coming! We’re going to find out something!!”, the chapter ended and/or Luke woke up not remembering anything. Just UGH.
It went on a while like this and then it started to be soooo long! There’s a weird romance-thingy going on that ruins the “creepy-factor” completely.
Some parts were okay though. The idea behind the book for example, but I read 60% and barely something happened yet. It feels like the author didn’t think everything through. I’m 100% that this book has a super rushed ending and I don’t want to know anything about it.
Anyway, I’m not going to continue listing all the things I hated about this book… It’s just not my thing and I wouldn’t recommend this book. Or well, maybe it’s more suitable for younger readers? I don’t know…