Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
I haven’t read any of Charlaine Harris’ other series (although this has reminded me that I probably should…) so a lot of the cameo appearances from characters from those series passed me by a little bit. Much though I’m kind of sad that I didn’t get to play the character spotting game and might have spoiled a couple of other books for myself but mostly I’m pleased that I got to read about these characters in Midnight. The town has a nice, kind of warm feel to it, even while everybody is making such a big deal about keeping themselves to themselves. They’re what keep the story going and really what made it one that I wanted to keep coming back to. When I think about it, it was the characters that kept me reading the Southern Vampire series long after I was really interested in what was happening to them so maybe that’s where the magic happens in Harris’ series. Go into this if you want something with a whiff of magic and paranormal, sarcastic talking animals, political gangs and fledgling witches but not so much if you want an innovative plot or mind-bending mystery.
Date finished: 08 May 2014
Source: Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – thanks, Gollancz!
Genre: Mystery; Paranormal
Pictured edition published: by Gollancz London in May 2014