#13WaystoMidnight by @ruevolley is live! Read our review and enter the #giveaway

Title: 13 Ways to Midnight
Author: Rue Volley
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
You’ll never miss the sunlight until it’s gone.
Sixteen-year-old Echo Navarri, daughter of world-famous archaeologists, Alice and Peter Navarri, had spent her life traveling from one expedition to the next as her parent’s unearthed lost civilizations.
On their thirteenth dig, Midnight, Echo’s twin sister, disappears without a trace. This prompts a year-long search that leaves the family nearly broken.
In an attempt to find some closure, they reluctantly host a mock funeral for Midnight without ever recovering her remains.
Nearing the one year anniversary of Midnight’s assumed death, Echo is sent to live with her eccentric Aunt Luna who is the caretaker of the centuries old Navarri Estate in Port Royal, Maine.
Echo attempts to settle into her new life in Port Royal, but soon finds that she’s destined for adventure as the mystery of her family’s history, the sunless town, and it’s oddly intriguing people teeter on the supernatural.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jZWe8Q

Mama Says:
What a fascinating book!  This certainly was a page turner, though I have to admit, half the time I was turning in hopes to clear up the confusion, and half the time it was the fast paced plot.  This reads like a screenplay, so while it’s quite intriguing, it’s disjointed at times, and a bit repetitive.  Otherwise, I was very enthralled and wanted to know what would happen next.
At first I really didn’t like Echo but I grew to understand her better throughout the book, and I loved her Aunt Luna.  Several characters didn’t quite make sense to me, as they sorta flipped their personalities without warning, or disappeared for stretches of time without making Echo’s radar.  Thorn reminded me too much of one of my least favorite characters and it wasn’t even his fault so I’m not going to go into that too much.
Overall, this is a quick read and shows some promise for the series, I just hope that the next book isn’t literally hacked off at the end.  There’s cliffhangers, and then there’s books that aren’t properly concluded, which is a bit disappointing because I read and loved some of Volley’s other series and they would have cliffhangers but they would have closure of a sorts to the story arc in each book.  This throws out a lot of information right at the end that will make sense given the events and things said by certain characters earlier in the book, but I could have used more.  I’ll definitely read the next one to find out if any more of the questions are answered from this first book and to see if the characters get more depth as they start to do here in book 1.  I’m also very curious about what the Veil is and what her parents are doing and, well, several things which would be spoilers so I’ll just quietly wonder and recommend you give this a shot if you like unique paranormal stories.

Rue Volley was born in Lima, Ohio in 1970 to a father of Irish descent and a mother of Blackfoot Indian heritage.
She loves the art of storytelling and spends all of her time building supernatural worlds in the library that her husband so graciously built for her.
She is accredited with two award-winning screenplays for film, Hellhound (original script, 2014) and Awakening (contributing screenwriter, 2015). IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7043310/
Rue is represented by Gladys Gonzales Atwell, Publicist, and Sarah Davis Brandon, Publisher. Business inquiries: ruevolley@gmail.com
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