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Semblance

(The Midnight Society #1)

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Whoever said money couldn't buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives.

My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the University, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered stripping at the Skin Bar just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad's spirit--God rest his soul--scowling at me while I shoved my
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Published December 23rd 2013 by Strange Crow Books (first published December 17th 2013)
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Gabi Daniels
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Best romantic thriller I've read in a long time!!!


What if there was a secret society whose members were the world’s top business men? What if that society had been around for centuries? You married from the society, children raised with the Fight Club mentality; First rule of The Midnight Society, don’t talk about The Midnight Society. Except your punishment isn’t an ass kicking, it’s death.

And what if you met a man who was the king of this society, and basically ruled the world? If you’re Aria
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Pam Godwin
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A slick, coiling thriller about power, greed, and a decidedly deviant subject: sociopathy. There's a romantic sub-plot, though, I wouldn't consider this romantic or erotic. The plot focuses on the mysteries and characters that govern the Midnight Society. You might see the twist coming and figure out exactly how it will play out, but what you won't guess is depths at which it will cut and burn. The execution is brilliant and doesn't hold back.

Suspenseful and unique, this unsettling, complicated
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Danielle Young
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest, I don't even know where to start with this book. It was so....so....Haunting, beautiful, elegant, twisted, eloquent, mesmerizing, hypnotizing, intoxicating, in other words it was absolutely freaking FANTABULOUS! Sorry didn't mean to yell, but seriously people this book blew me away. I stayed up into the wee hours to finish this addicting story and when I finished the only thing I could say was damn, Damn, DAMN! I just sat there completely in awe of the tale that Logan Patricks ...more
Monica
"It's your past that shapes you."


That line sums it all up for me.

Semblance kept me enthralled and captivated right from the beginning. There is so much mystery and suspense packed into this little gem. I love stories surrounding secret societies, its a theme that always intrigues me.

"..being a member of the Midnight Society entailed: Shiny things, hot sex, and dead bodies."


That it does! This story takes us on a whirlwind journey through the eyes of Aria, a character I grew quite fond of
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Mia
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Don't know what to say! No words can describe this book! Five Stars is not enough!!

The author seriously where have you been you really need to write more books like now and he wrote this from a female point of view wow!

Not your average sweet romance its thrilling, full of Suspension, mystery, page turning, alluring intriguing, mind blowing, dark but beautiful, oh did I mention there is a secret society!!! (oh hell yes! The Midnight Society!!)

"The punishment for violating the sanctity of our
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Cristina
Dec 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Semblance is a good story and one that is filled with mystery, some steaminess and angst. It does leave you on a bit of a cliff-hanger which can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Personally, I love a good cliff hanger because it gives me something to look forward to but the wait usually feels like torture. I really struggled when I was writing the review because there were a lot of moments that were 3 stars, some moments that were 4 stars and an instance where it was 5 ...more
Eliza Leone
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off:
4 star romance, 5 star thriller

Here's why:
-The romance occurred a bit quick and frankly, I wanted to see more of it and more development around it, (Crossing my fingers for book 2)
-I am TYPICALLY not a fan of thrillers...WOW WAS I WRONG! I just hadn't found one I liked yet!
What an amazing read. I'm not sure I can express well enough how this book unfolded. The plot twist had me screaming and taking Logan's name in vain as I reached the end of the book and found the cliff hanger.
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Raquel

After I read the blurb and some of the reviews for this one I was really excited about starting it because it sounded like something I would love but sadly I didn't like it that much.

For what I liked: The prologue was intriguing . And I think the plot idea was great of a secret society, filled with suspense and intrigue.

For what I didn't like: After a few chapters in, I knew this was not what I was expecting. Yes, there were some intriguing parts and some suspense, but overall the whole thing
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Cecily Bonney
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!!!!
This book is beyond words! This man is a damn creative genuis!!!!! I mean to come up with this story is craziness. BUT I am so glad he did!!!!!

Aria, Shadow, Calisto and Lincoln.....ooooh my!!!!!

I was on the edge of my sit the whole damn book! I wanted to go slow and absorb all of it but I couldn't it was so damn good.

This story is addicting. I am obsessed with shadow and now being finished with this book, god help me I am even more obsessed!

if I could give more stars damn it I would
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Crystal
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book a couple of days ago and I’m still not sure if I can do the book justice with my review, but I will go ahead and try. Please, just hang with me.

I will go ahead and tell you that I LOVED this book. It was everything that I love in a romance novel: Mystery, murder, mayhem, a conspiracy, hot sex, a strong heroine, a semi-likable hero (I sort of want to smack him in the face, but he’s likable enough), and a strong (very strong and complex) plot. I know that’s a large laundry list
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Kristin's Kindle
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was simply amazing and I absolutely loved it. It had everything I want in a book: strong, well written characters, a mystery that kept me guessing and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. “One more page” turned into “one more chapter”. I couldn’t put this book down because I had to know what was going to happen next. The sexual tension between Shadow and Aria was off the charts hot as their relationship evolved. There was just enough humor to balance out the intensity of the ...more
Regan
Breathtaking. This is THE best book I’ve read so far in 2014. A review is simply not enough to rave about this book! I stayed up late in the night to read it and haven’t been this intrigued by a story since Gone Girl and The Dark Duet. I had never heard of the author before but he has become an instant favorite of mine.

Aria Valencia, a lowly classical music student, is barely scraping by when she encounters a mysterious stranger who is about to change Aria's life forever. After this meeting,
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Erin
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
What a major disappointment. I hate writing these kind of reviews ...and rarely do! I feel privileged to have someone's hard work shared with me but this one went far south fast. The synopsis and first 10% had me so excited to read this book, however after that the story seemed to fall apart. Plot wise I felt some events should have been enhanced while others could have been completly eliminated. Specifically the ending just read as a rushed mess. There was contradiction in character ...more
Anna
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novel deserves a PERFECT 10!!!
This is my new favorite book/series!!!
LOVED this Novel!!!

Chomping at my nails, need MORE!!!!
Beautiful, Haunting, Thrilling and Seductive...
An Adult Fairy-Tale

If something looks to good...it just might BE...

Anna
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Court
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars-2014
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: This book came to my attention after all of my new Twitter friends kept talking about it (met through OBSESSING over Night Owl **waves to Twitter pals**). It came so highly recommended that I went off the official blog reading list and bumped it up to my very next read; I'm so glad I did! Court: Right. I think we saw it, oh I don't know, everywhere!!! And what else can we ask for. We love books. This was being raved as an
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Robin B
Wow.

I don't know where to start. So I'm going to just wing it.

Almost from the start I found myself "talking" to Aria, much in the way you would talk to the girl on screen during a horror flick. "Don't do it, Aria! DON'T DO IT!" Were constantly at the forefront of my mind in the beginning!

Did she listen? Of course not! (They never do, do they?)

Enter Shadow. He's as dark and broody as his name suggests. The rich, bad boy with a thirst for revenge. He's haunted by his past and his number one
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Selena Robins
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SEMBLANCE is a fast-paced, character driven suspense with a unique plot and premise, with the addition of mystery both to the story line and each character portrayed in the book. Even the secondary characters come to life and are memorable with each encounter.

It is evident that Logan Patricks has a passion for writing both fictional prose and music (specifically the piano), as his love for both come shining through with each passage.

The author’s voice (which is both witty and intense) and style
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Courtney
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
BRAV-FUCKING-O!!!!

“Wealth is not measured by one’s assets, but rather one’s reverance.”

WOW!! Logan Patricks, you have just gained yourself a huge new fan! You blew me away with this book!!!

Semblance is extremely well written and sucks you into the story right from the beginning. It’s not only the story, but it’s Logan’s writing style that keeps you engaged the whole time.

Ever been a part of a Secret Society? Who are the members of such a hush hush gathering? What would you do if found
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☮ Syrina ☮ RWBR
Absolutely brilliant story telling and creative imagination this author knows how to bring vivid images to life and haunting classical music drifting through your mind. I was completely enthralled and captivated by this tempting, seducing and twisted fairytale thriller. Logan Patricks takes you on a journey of musical seduction, exotic flavorful foods, and mystical ancient temple ruins in historical locations.

Aria Valencia is a struggling college student, an artistic pianist, highly skilled and
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Ute
This is the first book in a new romantic thriller trilogy and I seriously cannot wait to get a hold onto the second book. It lived up to my expectations and got me hooked like no other book in a while now.

We meet Aria, who is a broke music student and won't let herself reduce her to the amount of money she has or rather has not. She takes the opportunity to earn much money by playing the piano on a secret event where faith makes her to become even more intertwined with this secret society than
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Tarah
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favies
I couldn't put it down...

I bought this book after reading about Logan and the book summary itself. The combination of the two pushed me into it. You know the kit-kat story is adorable yeah? ;)

This book held all my favorite things I hope to find in stories which is a lot to ask for. I found a lovely balance of suspense and romance. Semblance provides a roller coaster of various emotions that came out very strongly in the writing. The unending wit is fabulous and I laughed a lot. There were
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Nicola
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I saw this recommended on Twitter by several people and thought why not. Having read romance after romance and monotony taking hold, I wanted (and needed) something different. Something with some grit. Something romantic with a story to get my teeth into and the grey matter working. Semblance was exactly that.

It is a thrilling, dark, mysterious, romantic journey and Logan Patricks has done a superb job in leading you to believe you know where the story is heading only to discover you're
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Shelly
Dec 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that this was a nice idea and I think it could have been a 4 star book for me, but here is where it fell short. I never connected with Aria as a character. Her attitude and somewhat crass behavior, in my opinion, didn't work with the idea that she is supposed to be an aspiring classical pianist. Despite her being supposedly "low-born" hearing a woman talk about pissing and bowel movements and such is just not classy behavior. Aria's whole personality and behavior came off as very male to ...more
Shweta Choudhary
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very different and trilling about a girl who is independent and trying to survive another semester,trying to pursue her dream of playing piano! Her life changes when she meets Shadow,The leader of Midnight Society. When she used to not have food now she gets three or more times meals day, she could buy clothes. But at what cost ? This love story of Shadow and Aria has a dark side.

I loved this book. It's mystery,the way the story has been told.It was addicting and interesting from the start. I
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Candi~Dirty Laundry Review
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Semblance and I'm still on an emotional high. This book. WOW!! I've heard a lot about it so I moved it up in tbr shelf. So glad I did. This is one of those books that is a rare and special gem. Such a different read then what I'm use to. Filled with love, pain, steamy hotness, humor, yes many laugh out loud moments, mystery,heartbreak, heart racing til the end, and tears. Yes, grab those tissues!! Hold on for dear life and enjoy the ride!! Mr. Logan Patricks does an amazing job ...more
Stefanie Minshew
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was dark twisted haunting romantic thriller that I am so looking forward to the next book. Prologue captured me right away! Life of midnight society secrets of love death business dealings all twisted keep me flipping through the pages I was not ready for it to end. I was glad this was recommended to me I loved the dark story of the society not sharing details of the organization and why it such a secret for the commoners
Looking for a different read this is a great one
Jill
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved! Gimme more!
Review to come.

I loved this story. It had mystery, love, steam... did I mention mystery?

I love a story that makes me think, and this one kept my wheels turning through a big portion of the book. I had the twist figured out pretty quick but, I wasn't 100% sure I was right. And even when I thought I had things figured out, I found out there were still more secrets to be found.

Great job, Logan! I can't wait to read Prenumbra.
Laura Carson
Review to come!

First half felt a little mechanical but very well written but as the book progressed so did the chemistry and I loved it! Can't wait for the next one! Nice to read something that's not full of cliques and the same old thing :)
Leela
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very excited to read this book.

This is a suspense thriller with a side of sinfully sexual encounters that leave you wanting more. The ending begs the question "Does Shadow truly love Aria?" I want more Midnight Society.
Jeana Musial
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely blown away by this book!! It was awesome. Great job Logan. Defiantly looking forward to book two.
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Logan discovered both love and heartbreak at the tender age of seven, when the pretty little blue-eyed girl next door stole his Kit-Kat bar and shared it with the bad boy from across the street. Devastated, Logan found solace by escaping into imaginary worlds he forged with words, creating kingdoms where the chivalrous knight always got the princess.

Twenty three years later Logan spends his days
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