Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review Thursday- One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen & a Giveaway!

 One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen

Published February 15th 2011 by Harlequin
It's taken a long time for me to feel like a normal teenager. But now that I'm settled in a new school, where people know me as more than Charlotte Silver of the infamous Silver family paranormal investigators, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with a popular football star like Harris Abbott? After all, it's not as if Noah is anything more than a friend….

This is the second book in the Past Midnight series by Mara Purnhagen.  At first I was not sure how I would like this series. I don’t like those ghost hunter shows on TV, but I was absolutely blown away by this series! I loved it!
One hundred Candles takes place a few months after the events that happened in the first book, where Charlotte got a glimpse into the other world. While trying to act like a normal teenage girl, Charlotte agrees to go to a party with her friends, Noah and Avery. She runs into Harris, who invites her to another party across the street. Once there she finds a group of people sitting on the floor surrounded by candles. The object of the game is to tell a real ghost story or occurrence that has happened to you or someone you know, and then light a candle. When all one hundred candles have been lit, they wait for something spooky to happen…
With nothing happening at the party everyone was convinced it didn’t work. Until a few days later when weird things start happening at school. With the strange things at school and the investigations Charlotte helps her parents with; she has a full plate of weird.  Somewhere along the way, the weird and strange things start to affect her life and she is faced with a “thing” called the Watcher. If all that wasn’t bad enough, she is having relationship issues with not only her boyfriend, but with her friend Noah.  
I love how easily I was drawn into the life of Charlotte Silver.  There was never a dull moment. This book was a complete page turner and had me on the edge of my seat till the end. With the end leaving you hanging, I had to start book three, Beyond the Grave, right away!
My Rating: 5/5 stars

I was lucky enough to get a second copy of this book! So, I am going to share. On September 30th one lucky person will be the new owner of a brand new paperback copy of One Hundred Candles.
Giveaway is open to U.S. only. Just leave a comment and be a follower. That's all you have to do!



  1. What a lovely blog you have, I'm definitely a new follower. Count me in! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  2. Ooh, this sounds so goood. I really enjoyed Past Midnight even though I'm a scaredy-cat. :) Can't wait to read this one. I've already been entered by the way, I'm the one whose comment disappeared haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Thanks for coming back to comment again Manda!

  4. I can't believe I haven't heard of this series before. I'm going to have to go and check it out. Thank you for the review

  5. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did!!