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The Midnight Spell

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  99 Ratings  ·  58 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
Paperback, 234 pages
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.
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
books are love
May 04, 2014 books are love rated it really liked it
This was wonderful. A great YA book that at times will have you laughing, awwing and rooting for Adam, Christy and the group of outcasts to succeed.

Adam and Christy are besties, love each other like family but they are also the social outcasts. Adam is the only gay student in town and Christy is a witch. Well that is what everyone calls her they don't really know she is a real witch only Adam knows this. they meet in kindergarten and never leave each others side. Through all the name calling and
Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
The Midnight Spell is the story of two outcast best friends, Adam and Christy. Christy, a witch from a long line of witches and just coming into her powers, wants to do something nice for her BFF Adam, who, as the only gay kid in their small town, is seriously lacking in romantic prospects. She decides to cast a spell to bring him his one true love and the next day their school just happens to get two new students: a quirky blonde girl with pink highlights and a retro fashion sense and a devasta ...more
Apr 28, 2014 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
I’m slowly making my way through every single book Rhiannon Frater has to offer, but this was my first experience with Kody Boye. The book made a great first impression, and I’ll be sure to check out more of his books. Kody writes as Adam, a strong gay character as a main protagonist, instead of the standard gay sidekick. It was so great, and heartbreaking, to be offered an insider’s view on homophobia and bullying. Rhiannon’s character is also a refreshing change from the everyday. Christy isn’ ...more
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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 develope
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
Mar 01, 2013 Diayll rated it really liked it
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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.

Roxanne Kade
May 03, 2014 Roxanne Kade rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh! This was one exciting, thrill-a-second, adventurous from start to finish read, and I could not put it down!

There was so much to love about this story that I'm not even sure where to begin. I immediately liked Adam and Christy. Their connection was so strong and it really came through in the fantastic writing. My heart broke a little for each of them because even thought they had each other, they both seemed to be missing a little something in their lives. While Christy pined over h
Christina  Torretta
Apr 25, 2014 Christina Torretta rated it it was amazing
You know, I don't normally read the forewords or the other information at the beginning of books but for some reason this one caught my eye. This introduction actually talks about how and the way behind Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye collaborating and it was really cool. I think I enjoyed the book even more because of this small bit of info that was given.

We get to see the viewpoints of this story from two different characters, Adam and Christy. If I had not read the introduction I would not have
Paula  Phillips
Apr 17, 2014 Paula Phillips rated it liked it
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
There are only some books that 'feels' special, right when you close after reading them. This is one of those special book and I would readily recommend to anyone.

What do you ever want from a fantasy novel? Just tell it vampires, warewolves, witches, ghouls, or is it plain fun?

Whatever you want, these two amazing authors are giving it. I love you, guys! I don't want to miss this book for the world.

Adam and Christy are two best friends since forever. Adam is gay and Christy is a witch (lit
Apr 21, 2014 Claire rated it really liked it
i found this a really enjoyable read - flows brilliantly and the characters are great to read.

Adam and Christie have always been the outcast kids. Hes teased for being gay and Christie for being a "witch" - what they dont know is that the names they call them....are true.

The book opens with the two actually making the Midnight Spell. Christie knows shes a witch but shes a little disappointed in her lack of pizazz, her mum can make things sparkle and zing. But shes pretty sure the spell work - it
Feb 27, 2013 Toni rated it it was amazing
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
May 09, 2014 Alice rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2014
I am very happy that I made and be part of the tour The Midnight Spell , is one of the books that undoubtedly is in my favorites for many reasons.

To start , the book was written by two authors and the sound and line of the book is like a person , but also, gives us the assurance that they are two authors , why? because each of our protagonists has some feature of both authors.

The story will have the way to what a YA could be defined, but breaks the scheme in many ways and it is nice to see the r

To begin with, I loved the cover. It is beautiful. It has a somehow supernatural touch to it which had drawn me in in the first place (even before I had read the blurb). I'm happy it didn't completely disappoint me.

I loved the friendship between Christy and Adam. Bot are different in their own way. Also, both are alienated by others of their age because of their uniqueness. Christy has been called a witch since childhood and Adam is not also very happy with people tre
Joood Hooligan
May 15, 2014 Joood Hooligan rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Being from Texas, this was an especially interesting story. I don't often get to read about places I know. Then, how they used paranormal characters as well was pretty cool.

My favorite characters were Olivia and Drifter. Pretty much every time I burst out laughing was because of Olivia's "Pfft", and Drifter is just a really awesome guy. In the end, though, I kinda ended up feeling sorry for Drifter. He was a pretty
C.T. Phipps
Jan 17, 2016 C.T. Phipps rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I don't normally review Young Adult books. I like quite a few of them but they are a bit far from my horror, urban fantasy, and comic book literature wheelhouse. The Midnight Spell, however, is a work by one of my favorite authors is Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye so I was willing to give it a shot.

The premise is childhood best friends Adam and Christy are a couple of normal teenagers: Adam is gay and Christy is a witch but this doesn't impact their otherwise normal interactions. The pair cast
Michelle  novelsontherun
Sep 20, 2014 Michelle novelsontherun rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 5th May 2014:


The Midnight Spell is my first read from Rhiannon Frater. I know her As The World Dies series is very popular.

I thought this book got off to a very strong start. I really enjoyed both Christy and Adam’s pov’s.

I really liked listening to Adam. He is the only gay student at Trinity Springs High School. He naturally gets bullied.

Both Christy and Adam are outsiders, but still they have a great group of friends. They have been bff’s since kindy. Bo
Novels On The Run
May 28, 2014 Novels On The Run rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 5th May 2014:


The Midnight Spell is my first read from Rhiannon Frater. I know her As The World Dies series is very popular.

I thought this book got off to a very strong start. I really enjoyed both Christy and Adam’s pov’s.

I really liked listening to Adam. He is the only gay student at Trinity Springs High School. He naturally gets bullied.

Both Christy and Adam are outsiders, but still they have a great group of friends. They have been bff’s since kindy. Bo
Jennifer R  Ricketts
I received a copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

Christy and Adam are the perfect pair of best friends in The Midnight Spell. Christy is wildly dramatic, fun loving, and a fiercely loyal friend. I loved her to pieces! I could see myself being friends with her and would want her in my corner any day. Adam is more mellow, contemplative, and the calm to Christy's storm. He's level headed and fiercely loyal to her. While she believes in magic with every reason to do
Mandy Sickle
I received The Midnight Spell in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Christy and Adam have been best friends since they were kids growing up in the small town. They each came out of the closet to each other revealing their own deep dark secrets one being gay the other a witch. Since Adam is the only gay boy in town it’s been hard fitting in and impossible finding a potential boyfriend but with the help of a spell cast at midnight his perfect match may ju ...more
Feb 04, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I'm really shock by how good this book is. Most of the time, I don't really like single books; I prefer series to prolong the fun. However, I think the authors did quite well with this book. They managed to cover all grounds. Though, a bit of unanswered questions here and there but it's great for a single book to cover all grounds.

The really endearing thing about this book is that you are going to follow the friendship of Adam and Christy, not the relationship like in most books. Both of them a
Dec 16, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Midnight Spell was really cute! It’s all about friendship and magic! There’s also some romance and danger! And high school horrors! I quite enjoyed it. Christy is a witch, not that her BFF Adam believes her. He humors her anyway as she casts a spell to help him meet his true love, since it’s hard dating when you’re the only gay male in a tiny town. The very next morning, there’s a new guy at school who is super hot and possibly has his eye on Adam. But Mark isn’t what he seems.

The Midnight S
Jul 17, 2013 Stéphanie rated it really liked it
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
Mar 03, 2013 Krista rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
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
Amy Fournier
Feb 25, 2013 Amy Fournier rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, ebook, blog-tour-2013
*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
Christy LoveOfBooks
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
Jenea Whittington
Feb 12, 2013 Jenea Whittington rated it really liked it
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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
Erin Hayes
Mar 01, 2013 Erin Hayes rated it it was amazing
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.

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Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor) as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog).

She was born and raised in Texas where she currently resides with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).

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