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Preview — Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
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From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it...
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witc...more
I haven't forgiven Ms Harris for the last few books in the Sookie Stackhouse series yet......
Update- I reckon if I get 100 likes on this I'll buy the stupid book and review it.
Update- As stated once I hit 100 likes I agreed to read and review this book. So the book is on its way, Stay Tuned for Review...
In the mean time, check out the Interview with Charlaine Harris where she talks about her books ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
I love Charlaine Harris. Really, I do.
When I started reading her SOOKIE STACKHOUSE books, I was so desperate for more Harris reading material (in the between books time) that I did something I’d never done before—I read mysteries.
Why did I read mysteries?
B/c that’s what Harris writes. She wrote mysteries for years, only having middling success. I don’t know if Harris had a dream filled with vampires and werewolve ...more
What I got, however, was a dull and meandering story of a one-horse town that is, in a word: lame.
While I wasn’t one of the angered fans of how Harris ended her Southern Vampire Mysteries/ Sookie Stackhouse books, I am disappointed in this one. This new series exists in the same universe and yet is so lacking in each and every way. Gone is the smoky- ...more
Bring it on
This book has a slow pacing, so be aware. It is set in a small town in West Texas, and since I live in Houston, I have been through many of these types of places. The lifestyle is slower. The iced tea is so sweet you will get insta-cavities, which is fine because there always seems to be a lack of teeth going on anyw ...more
I so looked forward to this. I absolutely have loved every one of Charlaine Harris's books--I'm pretty sure I've read all her published novels, even the very early ones. And the Harper Connelly series (GRAVE SIGHT, etc.) is my absolute favorite. I like ...more
I have been tempted to read novels written by Charlaine Harris, but had never satisfied my curiosity. I figured the first book in a new trilogy would be a good place to start. This story is set in a tiny hamlet that is nothing more than a stoplight at a crossroads. The book reads as if every inhabitant of the town is included in the character list. The beginning of the no ...more
I became a Charlaine Harris fan when introduced to her Sookie Stackhouse wonders (except the last few books, let’s just forget those shall we?) I followed up with other series, but none captured me like her paranormally twisted Louisiana town that boasted a rare psychic, werewolves, and a bizarre blend of vampire personalities. I was hopeful this new paranormal series was her returning to the roots that ...more
Stay away from th ...more
I used to really look forward to each Sookie Stackhouse book that came out, even if the storyline sort of fizzled out by the end of the series. So I was really excited to discover that she had a new series coming out and that it featured a small town in Texas that was surrounded by mysterious circumstances.
Suffice to say I was sad to find out tha ...more
Manfred Bernardo – 22-year-old phone and online psychic – has just packed up and moved his entire life to Midnight, Texas. One stoplight town with a pawnshop, resident witch and more secrets t ...more
Welcome to Crazytown, Texas. Everyone here is hiding something; be it one's past or nature, they all have that in common. There are more POVs but they are all about the same things: the main mystery and what they think of each other. Midnight Crossroad is more of an introduction to the series and setting the stage for future mysteries and problems these characters might be facing than anything else. Also, I love the book summary.
I can't be sure if I would feel the same about Manfred if I didn't ...more
Why do Charlaine Harris characters end up with such cracked names? Maybe it's just me, but most people I meet have names like, Matt, Brad, etc, but w ...more
Anyway...a physic moves into Midnight, TX shortly after a woman disappears. As the story progresses we have that mystery to solve along with getting to know the characters in this cool town.
After the prologue has quirkily – if a little clumsily – set the scene, fantasy elements are introduced quickly, with hints of mor ...more
This is my first Charlaine Harris book, so I went in not knowing what to expect.
A book about a town consisting of a vampire, a witch and a psychic and a host of other strange creatures and people. Should have been an interesting read.
I was bored. Bored bored BORED. That is when I wasn't scratching my head saying WTF?
The book and the people are just so illogical. Maybe I am expecting too much. It is a book with snake-people, witches and vampires, so I suppose expect ...more
I read Ms. Harris's "True Blood" series and though I enjoyed it,the series fizzled out at the end.
I was hesitant to start another series,but I liked this book. I was not crazy about the storyline. I thought the "whodunit" storyline line was a little lame. It seemed a little forced.
I loved the characters in this book and want to know about them,so Ms Harris effectively hooked me.
I just hope that the storyline strengthens,good characters can only take you so far and then interest starts ...more
I’m glad that I picked this novel up in a used book store—I’ll be returning it for credit and enjoying another volume of something else! ...more
Welcome to Midnight, Texas...a small town where everything seems pretty much normal if you just drive through and don't look any anything too closely. (It sort of reminded me of the Haven TV series in that regard.)
Harris has written a great cast of characters (despite their odd names, which did kind of grow on me), including Manfred, the Internet psychic, who had arrived in Midnight for reasons unknown and has a drive to work until he just about drops; Fiji, (and ...more
The story takes place in a very very small town in Texas that pretty much only stays alive because it has a ...more
A word of warning, it might seem to those who have a passing fancy with the Sookie Stackhouse series that this book may be set in Sookies world –it is NOT - although there are vague elements that could possibly suggest (in the smallest of ways) that it is. This is a very different world and one that I am happy to have been ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Small town where many have mystical powers; talking cat. [s]||6||31||Sep 14, 2018 03:36PM|
|Nothing But Readi...: Midnight Crossroad, by Charlaine Harris - Start Date June 22nd (June 2014 Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy) Informal Buddy Read Revisit June 1, 2018 **REVISIT** 1 June 2018||184||381||Jul 20, 2018 07:19PM|
|The Challenge Fac...: Eunice & Daph - Midnight Crossroad||11||10||Jan 05, 2018 07:33AM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Midnight, Texas Series by Charlaine Harris - Reading from 'Midnight Crossroad' from September 8th 2017||58||162||Sep 27, 2017 05:06PM|
|The Sword and Laser: Midnight, Texas (NBC) expect spoilers||4||49||Jul 26, 2017 08:08PM|
|The Reading For P...: May 2017 Buddy read - Midnight Texas Trilogy by Charlaine Harris with Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition and Enchantress ☮Debbicat ஐ||56||31||Jul 12, 2017 08:54PM|
|Contemporary YA: Midnight Texas Books into TV||9||28||Apr 10, 2017 06:48PM|
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an ...more