The first book in a new trilogy is a supernatural fest with teenage witches, vampires, and zombies in an urban setting.
The first book in a new trilogy is a supernatural fest with witches, vampires, and zombies in an urban setting.
Holland Manning has discarded the nerdy girl image for a bold and edgy look. This is the year that she’s finally going to fit in with the popular kids and snag her long-time crush, football star Jarrett Sloan. Holland’s mom claims to be a witch, but her spells often go awry and sometimes even backfire. When Holland asks her mother to cast a spell for her, strange things begin to occur, and Holland suspects that her mother may have mistakenly opened a portal that has unleashed menacing, dark forces.
Desperate to find a better life in America, seventeen-year-old Jonas embarks on a perilous voyage from Haiti to Miami—a voyage manned by a sadistic captain and fraught with superstitious hysteria and voodoo spells. When Jonas wakes up in Frombleton, GA, he realizes that he’s been changed. No longer a normal teenager, he’s become something unspeakably sinister— something undead!
Discovering her own powers of sorcery that have been laying dormant, Holland joins forces with Jonas and soon finds herself falling for him, despite the dark secret he keeps. Though woefully outnumbered, Holland and Jonas take on the dangerous mission of vanquishing the nest of vampires that are picking off the residents of Frombleton, one by one.
In this life or death clash between witches, vampires, and zombies, Midnight Cravings is a bone-chillingly scary tale of teenage angst and forbidden love.
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About the Author
Joelle Sterling is the author of Midnight Cravings and The Dark Hunger. Forbidden Feast is the third title of the Eternal Dead Series. She lives in Philadelphia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jonas is a young man coming to America from Haiti to work so he can send money home to his family to help support them. In the journey to America he finds himself on a ship where he is sold into slavery and also upon this ship a voodoo spell was cast upon him. This spell basically renders him into a lifeless state but he still has his mindset and is able to feel, think and hear everything that is going on around him. Jonas befriends a vampire, Zac, and this is his only friend but he still does not know what he has become. It is also never explained in the book what Jonas is. He craves blood and likes human flesh but he is not a vampire because he can be out during the sunlight. He tries to keep some of his human traits but he is having a hard time fighting the hunger and the cravings of blood and flesh. Holland is a nerdy teenager who has been told most of her life by her mother Phoebe that she is a witch. Phoebe is part of a coven and she practices witchcraft but she is not very good at it. She tries to cast spells and she takes on clients to serve up specialty spells for profit. Jonas and Holland cross paths one night at the park and a formal introduction is made and they discover that they truly like each other. Jonas, however, finds himself thrown into a position where he has to choose between Zac and Holland. “Midnight Cravings: Book One of the Eternal Dead Series” started off really slow and it took a while to pick up because there was too much background history that was given between Jonas and Zac. As a result, the book doesn’t get interesting until the parts where Holland is in the story line. “Midnight Cravings” doesn't do a good job of holding your attention until you get to the middle and it builds up a climax that includes what could be an interesting one with the head vampire and his family but this part of the story should have been elaborated on more. There are some unanswered questions and I am sure they will be addressed in the next part. I just hope that it picks up where this one left off and it doesn't take so long for the reader to be drawn in. Reviewed by: KaTina