The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles #1) by Rhonda Sermon Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Release Date: May 31st 2016 Summary from Goodreads: Witness protection has a protocol for dealing with every situation—except magic. Fifteen-year-old Cate's life has been monitored since her new identity was created five years ago. She's spent countless hours learning how to deal with potential threats and dangerous situations. None of which is any use when everyone around her is suddenly frozen like statues at the bus stop. As Cate attempts to make sense of the frightening scene, a mysterious group of teenagers appear out of thin air. They are intrigued she’s not affected, but focus on completing their deadly mission, using baffling powers before they vanish again. When the group seeks her out the next day, Cate is drawn into a world filled with sorcery and time travel. After she accidentally brings a cheerleader back from the dead, her incredible powers are revealed. Cate is shocked to discover she has a pivotal role to play in a centuries-old battle between two mortal enemies which threatens to destroy her entire world. With the distinction between good and evil blurred, she’s faced with the excruciating choice of which side to join. Cate can save her family or protect thousands of people from death. She can't do both. Will she risk destroying innocent lives to save the ones she loves? The Midnight Society is the first book in The Midnight Chronicles series of young adult urban fantasy novels. If you like original butt-kicking heroines, fast-paced urban fantasy action, and unpredictable time travel twists, then you’ll love Rhonda Sermon’s refreshing, entertaining series starter. The Midnight Society was originally released as Timesurfers. This book has a new name, new cover and additional content.
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A prickle of apprehension scuttled up Cate’s neck. She stepped closer to Eve. When their noses were nearly touching, she stuck her tongue out. Nothing, nada, zip! Her friend seemed frozen, like a statue.
Turning in a circle, Cate’s uneasiness ratcheted up to fear. A woman was perched awkwardly with one leg on the ground, the other halfway out of the cab she was exiting. People were poised mid-step on the crosswalk, and a street performer, his mouth open, stood silently, frozen mid-song. The entire street resembled a photograph. All the people were still, petrified statues. An icy chill rippled across her skin. What was going on?
“H...H...Hello...” Her voice was barely audible. “Hello,” she shouted toward the black clouds overhead. Silence and stillness were the only things that answered. She placed a trembling hand on Eve’s red coat. The rise and fall of her friend’s chest confirmed she was alive. Out of the corner of her eye, Cate sensed movement.
About the Author
Rhonda Sermon lives in the mostly sunny Perth, Western Australia with her husband and two children. Her debut young adult urban fantasy novel Timesurfers was a finalist in the Young Adult category and overall runner up in the The Strongest Start 2012 Contest hosted by TheNextBigWriter.com. On the good days, she adores writing, on the challenging days, it's still awesome. Her two ragdoll cats can often be found helpfully walking over her keyboard, chasing her mouse or generally complaining loudly about the lack of priority their needs are being given. She's a big Harry Potter fan, loves everything the talented Cassie Clare writes and her fav Aussie author is Jessica Shirvington. Her 11 and 13 year old children read ALL the time so she is always on the lookout for new and exciting books.