The Mirk and Midnight Hour
If you liked the written style of Beautiful Creatures then you will love The Mirk and Midnight Hour. Seventeen-year-old Violet is living through the hardships of the Civil War. Her father’s off fighting, her twin brother was killed in battle, her mom is a drug addict, her step-sister Sunny is in her own little world, vibrantly in love with Violet’s cousin Dorian, who despite his reciprocation to Sunny, heatedly desires Violet, and working at the hospital has left her drained, only wishing she had someone she could turn to. When she and little cousin Seeley come to the aid of an opposing Yankee soldier while out on an adventure to a cabin Violet would visit as a child, what she finds will forever change her life, and that could be bad.
The plot is spun around three stories that thickens with every page leaving you pressed to know the truth. Having never heard of the fairy tale of Tam Lin, I went into this book with a fresh slate and probably for the best, so no comparison could be made. I would absolutely recommend this book to all ages. You won’t be able to put it down!
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