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Review: “Haunting the Night” by Mara Purnhagen

Haunting the NightHaunting the Night by Mara Purnhagen

ebook, 80 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Harlequin
Download: Amazon($2.99)-B&N (Free)
You can download the PDF for free from Harlequin Teen’s facebook page! Information can be found here!
Description from Goodreads:
Charlotte Silver has been through hell.Her mom’ s in a coma. She may have caused the death of a young man. And now her friend Avery wants her to tackle going to Prom? Not going to happen, even if she is dying to spend some alone time with her boyfriend, Noah. Instead, Charlotte needs to find some answers to a few nagging questions—why was her family attacked? Will her mother survive? And is there a creature from the Other Side coming for her? Soon enough, Charlotte’s search for the truth becomes a race against time. But she may just find the sign she’s been looking for all along….An ebook exclusive Past Midnight series novella.
My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When “Haunting the Night” was announced, and offered as a free e-book, I was excited. I’ve honestly fallen in love with the “Past Midnight” series and Mara Purnhagen’s writing. I’m going to be a bit sad going into “Beyond the Grave” knowing that it’s the final “Past Midnight” book.

“Haunting the Night” takes places a few weeks after the events from “One Hundred Candles”. After Marcus’ death and her mother falling into a coma, Charlotte is struggling with her guilt. She believes its all her fault, that she could’ve done something to prevent it all. She’s trying to go on with her life, but it’s impossible to go on until she’s ready to let go of her guilt.

While “Haunting the Night” doesn’t give readers answers to what’s next, it does give them plenty of questions…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. With Noah’s bruise, the shadow creature, Charlotte’s mother still being in a coma, and Zelden’s quest to avoid her…you get a feel of what to expect in “Beyond the Grave” (which I’ll be reading this weekend).

If you’re a fan of the series, the novellas are a must.

I love where the story is headed, but I’m going to be sad to see it end.

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FREE Novella! “Haunting the Night” by Mara Purnhagen

Are you a fan of the Past Midnight series? If so, you need to check out “Haunting the Night”. You can currently get a free PDF of the novella by liking Harlequin Teen on Facebook (here) or by heading over to Barnes & Noble. As of right now, Amazon is still showing it for $2.99, but it should be listed as free soon enough.

This novella takes place after ONE HUNDRED CANDLES (which I’m currently reading). It should help fill in the story between ONE HUNDRED CANDLES and BEYOND THE GRAVE (which releases later this month)!