Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
Burning Midnight is an original, exciting story. That is until it wasn’t… The suspense built up, keeping me enthralled until near the end when the storyline began to peter out losing its fizz leaving behind a disappointing anticlimax.
The intriguing spheres and the related treasure hunt were brilliantly portrayed. The two main characters were very different, but both multilayered and interesting. The way Sully kept bringing his other two friends in on every find was frustrating as if he needed to others to validate his success. The characterisation of these friends is weak, They did little to add to the story and their greed was very off-putting.
Recommended age: 12+
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Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much – Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers – but it helps him and his mum make the rent. No one knows where the brilliant-coloured spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at maths, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the greater the improvement – and the more expensive the sphere.
When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. What they find will change more than just their lives… Because the entire world fights over spheres, but no one knows why they’re here or what their powers are… until now. — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the publisher does not influence my policy to write an honest review.