Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel

Midnight BurningSynopsis: 

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.

My thoughts:

I remember doing a cover reveal a while back for this book and thought it sounded really interesting. So I followed the book for a while and saw some really great reviews so went ahead and requested a copy of Netgalley. I’m glad that I did, this book is suck a great read and I loved it. It is well written and easy to follow. The characters are very likable and real.

The story keeps you guessing and keeps on the edge of your seat. I loved every minute of this book and wish I could read the next one right now.

I liked that it eases you into the fantasy part, not just throws you in. You slowly discover more and more just as Solina does.  I loved Solina, she was such a lovable and relatable character, and she was strong but still had her flaws. What I really liked that she wanted to be independent and not have to depend on someone to safe her. She wanted to learn how to protect herself even with all those strong males around and not just let them handle it. She seemed to be a quick learner even when she didn’t think so at times.

I also enjoyed that we get more than one strong female character in this story without taking away from Solina.

There are some hints at romance and maybe even a triangle. BUT I don’t mind it at all. I loved it. Most know, that I’m not a fan of love triangles but here, it didn’t bother me. Maybe that was because it was subtle and I, myself could not pick a guy. I kept going back and forward between the two.

I did enjoy both Val and Thorin, both had their good and bad sides and I think they balance each other out. Like I said I still have not picked my favorite yet.

We also get some humor and that was also a plus.

The end OH. MY. GOD. All I wanted is the next book, I need to know what will happens next.

Overall, this was a great first book of a new series and I can’t wait to see it continue, I have high hope for the next book or books.

I rate it at 4 ½★

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2 thoughts on “Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel

  1. Great review !!! I picked one “Thorin” = mine got it. LOL I haven’t finished yet nd I already want book 2

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