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The Midnight Spell

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Adam and Christy have been best friends since kindergarten. Always the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas, they’ve always had to deal with nasty comments from their classmates. Adam is called “gay” while Christy is called “witch.”

On both counts the bullies are right.

Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy deci...more
Published February 28th 2013 by Rhiannon Frater (first published January 7th 2013)
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I am an avid reader of all things YA. From Contemp Romance, to Paranormal. Don't get me wrong I read adult things too.
What is the saying? Something like there are actually only 3 or 7 original stories and the rest are just expansions and riffs off of those.
Sometimes after reading YA after YA after YA I feel like I am reading the same story over and over again. Change names, dates, boob size plug into love triangle/semi abusive relationship (sometimes with a shifter, vamp or even zombie) and go....more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
As a book blogger, especially one who reads Giselle's reviews, it's hard to miss Rhiannon Frater. She apparently writes super awesome vampire and zombie books, but I haven't gotten around to those yet. When the tour came up for Frater's paranormal co-written with another author, I couldn't resist. Joining The Midnight Spell tour was a good choice. Frater and Boye's novel is light, humorous, and fun all the way through.

Like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Christy is approaching the age of her powers...more
I thought this was a lot of fun. It's definitely for the young, the main characters are all in high school. I don't recall much profanity. There are a couple boy / boy kisses, but they go no further.

Lots of angst, some bullying, a little witchcraft, and some darker supernatural stuff made for a fun read.

Actually, I'm interested to see if there is any kind of sequel.
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“Midnight Spell” is a book that will cast it’s spell on you with it’s uniqueness and delightful mix of characters"

I adored the opening scene of “Midnight Spell”. This is when I got my first glimpse into the seriously fun and snarky tone this book was going to have. The characters were fabulous. From our 2 main’s characters (Christy and Adam), to all of the supporting characters: Olivia, the parents, Mark, Drifter, Ian, etc. Part of what made this book so special was how beautifully developed...more
The Midnight Spell was SO MUCH FUN! I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked it up, but let me tell you, it totally rocked my face off! I've heard some really great things about Rhiannon Frater's writing style, but even though her books sounded right up my alley, I approached The Midnight Spell with skepticism. Why, you ask? Because it's a collaboration between two authors and while it's always an intriguing and exciting concept, from my experience it rarely results in quality. Fear not, dear...more
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Blog Tour
Reviewer: Heather

The Midnight Spell isn’t my usual read. I wasn’t even sure how much I would relate to it. However, I decided to read it anyway. What is so different? Well I can’t lie, it’s right there in the blurb. It’s not that I have anything against it. I’m just not the audience the author is trying to reach. After all I’m a *coughs* 30 something *coughs* woman reading YA, which is rare for me.

Paula  Phillips
Growing up in a small country town can be difficult as everyone knows everyone and everyone has their cliques, even worse though is when you are different and viewed as an outcast. The outcasts then drift together and become friends, that is what happened with Christy and Adam. Christy is a witch who is still coming into her full-blown powers and is also in the closet to how powerful her witch skills actually are and Adam is gay. All Christy wants is for her and Adam to find their true loves, so...more
At heart, this is really a YA book but with some supernatural elements added to the mix. Rhiannon Frater fans like me will probably enjoy the book, but will probably agree with me when I say this isn't Frater at her best. While I did enjoy the story, I wasn't crazy about the immaturity of some of the characters. In my opinion, just because the book is about young adults, it doesn't mean the characters have to be immature and that naïve (at times). But kudos to Rhiannon for trying YA. Since this...more
Some of the best books have a cat with a 'tude, don't you agree? Cases in point - Alice in Wonderland, The Iron Fey series, and... The Midnight Spell. I knew almost right away that I was going to love this book.

I digress. The Midnight Spell is told from dual POVs - Adam's and Christy's. I have come to love these types of books. The two voices break things up and give the reader two perspectives of the same story. It's actually pretty fascinating, and for me anyway, it really helps keep me inter...more
Amy Fournier
*4.5 starts rounded up to 5

I love books about witches, and I love myself a good scary book. Combine them and I'm all in!! I know that Rhiannon Frater knows how to write scary well, so I had no doubt this book would totally creep me out at some point. Now not only is it about witches, but there are other paranormal elements to it too. By far my favorite part was the characters and their relationships. This book is based very strong on friendship and family and I think that there really should be...more
Christy  (Love of Books)
Warning: I wrote the following while very sick & under the influence of cold medicine.

Okay, so it’s no secret that I love Rhiannon’s books. So I was all over it when she announced she was co-writing a YA novel with Kody Boyd. I knew this wasn’t going to be like her previous grittier books, but I was still looking forward to it. I will say that Rhiannon and Kody did an excellent job with The Midnight Spell.

The story is told with alternating point of views of Christy and Adam, with Rhiannon wr...more
Jenea Whittington
3.5 hearts

I was part of the cover reveal for this a while back, and thought it sounded pretty good. What evil had come to town, and was it after Christy or Adam? Or something more? I just had to know.

Our main character, Christy was great. Just a sweet, pretty and sweet girl in high school with a good home life. She just happens to be a witch coming into her own. Christy is best friend that we all would love have growing up. There isn’t really much she wouldn’t do for her best friend Adam. Christ...more
Erin Hayes
I dabble in reading YA every once in a while – too many times though, I stumble across a Twilight clone or something underwhelmingly unoriginal. But when I heard Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye were writing a YA novel, I knew it wasn't going to be your usual YA fare. The Midnight Spell takes what I want from my favorite horror genres and puts a new spin on it. And the result is a heartwarming, creepy, funny, and overall enjoyable tale. I visually devoured every digital page I read.

Without giving t...more
Chapter by Chapter
The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye is a perfect example of best friends. Regardless of what life throws your way, your friends and more specifically, your best friend will not judge you, will not turn away from you, and will believe you, no matter how ridiculous the allegation.

The Midnight Spell follows the story of best friends, Adam and Christy. Both have been already classified as losers and unpopular since elementary school days, this dynamic duo still carry on through their...more
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I adored this book. The minute that I met Christy and Adam, I wanted to be the third wheel. I adored their personalities, and more importantly, their mutual love and support. I think it’s rare to find people who are so dedicated to another person in the way that these two friends were dedicated to each other. So epic, this friendship. The excerpt below shows a preliminary glimpse into their everlasting bond. All of the characters leapt off the pages and into my life...more
Unabridged Bookshelf
The Midnight Spell in unique, hilarious, while still managing to set a dark and creepy tone when needed. I absolutely loved The Midnight Spell, because while dealing with some dark issues, the writers still manage to make you laugh. The group of characters all have distinct personalities, and they form a very tight group of friends. The two main characters, Christy and Adam, have alternate viewpoints during the story, and it gives great insight into both characters.

Christy is an average teen, wh...more
Four stars! A delightful indie YA book you need to read!
Christy and Adam have been best friends since Kindergarten. Thrown together as allies, weathering the taunts of the school yard children who called them "witch" and "fag". Yet, they never let those names hurt them because they were in fact true. Christy is indeed a witch born to two powerful witches, while Adam is the only gay boy in the small town. They have been through thick and thin together, and no matter what they have each other's b...more
Book Twirps
Adam and Christy have been best friends since they started kindergarten. Neither of them really fit in, and are frequently called names, but it doesn’t really bother them, because the kids are right. Adam is gay and Christy is a witch. One night Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam. She knows it’s against the rules to cast one for herself to make Ian, the hot jock at school finally notice her, but surely it would be okay to cast a spell for Adam to find love. Christy’s never done a spel...more
Christy and Adam have been bestfriends since kindergarten and have always been outsiders, Christy because kids have always called her a witch, Adam because he has always been accused of being gay. As it happens, the bullies have been right on both counts.

The book starts with Christy doing a love spell known as The Midnight Spell, to bring love for her bestfriend. Adam is about to turn 17 and has never known romance. Christy is not really experienced either, but has been attracted to Ian, one of...more
I so thoroughly enjoyed and loved this book!

This is not your usual YA book, there are bits of horror and the romance is not really what you'd be mostly used to see, but whatever makes it different, also makes it great!

The characters feel as real teenagers, despite the paranormal bits, from the "outcast" witch that it's still growing into her powers (can you imagine dealing with all the crap that being a teenager is AND worrying about whether if you'll finally come into your witchy powers or rema...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Feb 25, 2013 Barb ~rede-2-read~ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Barb ~rede-2-read~ by: Kody Boye
Christy and Adam are best friends and have been since the first day of kindergarten. They are juniors in high school and they are misfits. Called witch by her peers, Christy hates the nickname since the name represents a green faced hag flying on a broom. Granted, she really is a witch, but she's not green, just a teenage witch battling 15 extra pounds, the puberty changes associated with being a witch, and the fact that she has a major unrequited crush on Ian, a gorgeous football player. Adam i...more
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
The Midnight Spell is a cute coming of age story about two outcasts learning to deal with their differences. I love that Adam and Christy have each other. They are protective and defensive of one another and it is believable. They live in a small town where the townsfolk don't like 'different'. With Adam being the only gay boy in town, and Christy being a witch, they are about as different from the townsfolk as you can get.

Christy and Adam always want the other one to be happy, so Christy casts...more
Being from a small town in Texas Christy and Adam have always been considered outsiders. Since kindergarten they have been best friends and took up for each other. Now in their Junior year of high school the taunts and being picked on continue. It's hard for Christy because everyone calls her a witch and call Adam gay. Everyone is right to call them that because they are. One night Christy decides to do a love spell for Adam for him to find a love. Even tho Adam doesn't believe it will work beca...more
Jen - At Random
Sometimes people will ask you what book you would jump into if you could, well I’d love to jump into The Midnight Spell. The relationships between the characters is one of the things that stuck with me after reading this book. I don’t mean just the friendship between the two main characters but also the interactions with their parents and some of the other secondary characters. I loved how the banter, caring, and even protectiveness made those relationships feel so real. I think it would be grea...more
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
It took awhile for me to get sucked into this book, but once I did it was very hard to put down. I loved the characters and would love to see them again in the future. I was on the edge of my seat pondering what would happen next and kept guessing throughout the book. In short, I was kept utterly spellbound by the magic in these pages.
Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye are a powerful combination. I very highly recommend reading this book you will not be disappointed!
Kim Moffeit grant
I loved the characters and hope there is a sequel! Christy and Adam find their own personal strengths and each come through stronger than before both personally and in their relationships with each other, their families, and other friends. Though teenagers I was able to relate to the characters and miss them now that I'm done reading. As usual Rhiannon Frater and now Kody Boye have left me wanting to read more, hoping and waiting eagerly for the next book!
Toni (My Book Addiction)
This book was so much fun to read! Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye did such a great job co-writing this. I love getting the story from the POV of both main characters. It makes you feel like you're getting the WHOLE story. The character building was so good I feel like I know Christy, Adam and their friends.

Full review to be posted soon at

Toni @ My Book Addiction
Darlene Ruiz
I'm always a bit iffy on YA novels but I really loved this one! It had a little bit of everything in it. The characters were real and the relationships were real! I don't think there's anything that I cannot read from these two authors. I really enjoyed this book and still thinking about it and I finished it a couple weeks back!
Chelsina Kong
The beginning part was kind of slow to me because I didn't know where the story was heading. But as soon as the story is starting to appear to me, I couldn't stop reading. Glad the book didn't disappoint me as I'm beginning to be a big fan of Rhiannon :-)
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Rhiannon Frater was born and raised a Texan. Though she has lived in various towns all over the state, she finally settled in Austin, Texas where she met her husband and worked as a governmental consultant.
During her travels for her job, she was inspired to write the story of two women fleeing into the Texas Hill Country in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. Originally published as a se...more
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