March 21, 2018

#BookReview: The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana

About the Book:

Susannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, but she dreams of following her father, a former rock star, onto the stage. As senior year begins, she’s more interested in composing impressive chord progressions than college essays, certain that if she writes the perfect song, her father might finally look up from the past long enough to see her. But when he dies unexpectedly her dreams—and her reality—shatter.

While Susannah struggles with grief, her mother uproots them to a new city. There, Susannah realizes she can reinvent herself however she wants: a confident singer-songwriter, member of a hip band, embraced by an effortlessly cool best friend. But Susannah is not the only one keeping secrets, and soon, harsh revelations threaten to unravel her life once again.

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: HarperTeen
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Contemporary 
How I Acquired this book: Book Sparks
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author:
Sarah Nicole Smetana received her BFA from Chapman University and her MFA in Fiction from The New School. Originally from Orange, California, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their three-legged cat. Visit her online at:

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Meh

Check out author's other books? Maybe
Recommend this book? Maybe

Notes and Opinions: This one just didn't work for me at all.  I didn't connect with the story or the characters and it felt very slow and boring to me. I really wanted to love this one but it just didn't work out.  The start of this one felt very rushed to me and very all over the place. I think that this one won't be for everyone but for some it will be an out of this world read.  But for me it just didn't work out.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Slow

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