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The Midnight Spell

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  57 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
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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May 04, 2014 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
Jan 06, 2013 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
☆∞Literary Follies∞☆
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
“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
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer
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.
Feb 18, 2013 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
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Michelle  novelsontherun
Nov 28, 2012 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. B
Novels On The Run
Apr 06, 2014 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. B
I love Rhiannon and now Koty too!

So ::squee:: I’ve loved Rhiannon since reading ATWD Trilogy.. and have followed her ever since.. (hmm almost 8 yrs about) such a Zombie/horror fan. Anyways I Loved this story from 2 POV switched off between best friends! Now the foreword makes more sense lol. Great story, loved all the awesome characters, the mystery, the feelings.. oh love and heartbreak.. and yeah more just Fangurl ::squee:: woo Hoo ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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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
Chapter by Chapter
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 12, 2012 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
Roxanne Kade
May 03, 2014 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
C.T. Phipps
Mar 16, 2015 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
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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 writin
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
Amy Fournier
Sep 24, 2012 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
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
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
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
Erin Hayes
Apr 12, 2012 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.

Without giving t
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
Book Twirps
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 21, 2014 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
Apr 26, 2014 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
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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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