What reviewers are saying:
"Time traveling and teenage problems mixed and stirred make for a fantastic read!"
"Possibly the best way I've EVER seen timetravel done."
"Prepare for an EPIC book hangover"
"Pure fantastical with a side of trippy sci-fi and loads of thrilling action"
"Had to read it straight thru!"
"Time travel at its best"
"Full of more Paradoxes than Einstein could unravel"
Incredible powers. Hidden worlds filled with magic and time travel. A deadly and brutal challenge.
Cate was always different. Five years of witness protection has made her an outcast. When the world and everyone except her seem to freeze at the bus stop one day, she feels more alone than ever.
As she tries to understand what’s happening, a group of teens appear out of thin air, lift the bus over their heads, and disarm a bomb placed underneath it. They seem surprised she can see them as they disappear once again.
After the mystery teens show up at her school the next day, Cate is drawn into a world of time travel and magic she never thought possible. It turns out she has powers of her own, but only she can decide whether she uses them for the forces of good or world-altering evil…
The Midnight Society is the first book in a series of young adult urban fantasy novels. If you like original butt-kicking heroines, fast-paced sci-fi action, and unpredictable time travel twists, then you’ll love Rhonda Sermon’s refreshing, entertaining series starter.
The Midnight Society is the first book in The Midnight Chronicles Series (The Midnight Society was originally released as Timesurfers.)
Filled with action, magic and mind-blowing time travel plot twists, fans of Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray and Suzanne Collins are going to love this magical new fantasy series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cate's spent the last 5 years in witness protection, but it doesn't prepare her for the magic she encounters when everyone at the bus stop she's at freezes, except for her. Those she meets while the rest are frozen have a mission, but they come back the next day. Their world of magic and time travel is opened up to her, and she finds herself in the middle of two sides, neither truly good or bad. But she has to choose a side, and her future--and the present of the new people in her life--hangs in the balance. This was intense, full of mystery and danger, secrets, magic and a series of choices with no clear-cut right way to go. I'm curious to learn more about Cate's choices and where the story is headed. I can't even begin to imagine a full resolution of the story because of the lack of clear delineation between good and bad. The time travel is cool, but in this book they only travel between about 5 or so years into the future (travelers can only go backwards in time, but can bring those from the past forward, though at great risk to the passenger). Totally gripping and crave-worthy, and just enough romance splashed in to add to the intrigue.
Cate just saw a boy appear out of thin air, disarm a bomb, and then disappear again. What?! She has somehow become connected to a realm of dark magic and time travel. Rhonda Sermon has written a book of magic. A fast-paced story, one that you won't want to end, one of time travel. The characters are well-developed, and I'm sure will continue to develop more in the next book. They are strong characters, and have some humor to lighten the plot. There is more than enough action to keep you interested and entertained. I feel this is not only a YA book, but would recommend this to adults too.
This book was a breath of fresh air. I loved it. Cate, a strong, feisty, capable and independent young woman, was an extremely likeable character who handles well being thrown into a new and unsettling world. The other characters were equally complex and believable and even the opposing faction were likeable. Interesting, and also much more realistic, was the way in which the author dealt with the two factions. Neither black nor white in their decisions and actions as far as moral rightness is assessed, the shades of grey made this a much more thought provoking read. A unique take on time travel, great world building and plenty of action and humour amidst the magical mayhem made this story a pleasure to read. There are also some zinger twists awaiting. Definitely a book to add to your reading pile, age no barrier, I'm several decades past young adult and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now waiting, not so patiently, for book two of The Midnight Chronicles. *Note: I received a copy from the generous author in return for my honest review.*
My first book by this writer and although it is geared towards YA it really is quite entertaining! I love the time travel element and Cate makes a great strong teenager example! This storyline is full of action complete with humor and many plot twists! This read will fly by quickly and a great book to curl up to. This ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review
Wow! Love This book! This gets 4 stars which is pretty good for a debut book. Since this is the first novel by Rhonda Sermon, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was a fantastic coming of age story filled with time travel, powers, and of course the whole good versus evil part. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. The Midnight Society is the first book in The Midnight Chronicles series. It is not a standalone and has a huge cliffhanger. There is a lot of graphic violence and may not be suitable for more sensitive readers. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all of that info here. There are a lot of clues in the storyline that keep you guessing what twists and turns will be revealed next. It definitely kept me reading to see where the story would go. With the time travel and midnight reset of time lines, it kept me guessing what else would be revealed. Overall it is a fantastic story and worth taking some time to read. I look forward to reading more of her books, and can't wait for the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I was so excited when I found out about this book, the synopsis sounded so interesting and even better it was by an Australian author. I love finding and being able to support Australian authors. As I said I was excited for this book, I expected it to be good, but holy crap! The Midnight Society turned out to be AMAZING. I absolutely loved it! The story captivated me from the very beginning and I ended up flying through it. I can't even describe what I loved most, it was just so excellently written. The whole story was so gripping, intriguing and exciting that I was desperate to read more. There where no slows parts at all, which I absolutely adored after reading a few books that had so many parts that dragged, often leaving me feeling like I had to force myself to keep reading and wasn't enjoying it. This story had a tonne of plot twists, in a good way. I was keep guessing the whole time, I couldn't wait to finish the book but also didn't want it to end. I enjoyed reading this very much. I love the world that Rhonda Sermon create, how she explored time travel and the different elements she added. I haven't read anything that explored time travel in that manner, it was so interesting and enchanting. Everything and everyone in this story was explained and explored so well, I was able to connect completely with the story and become entranced with it. I loved reading about the main character Cate, she was so badass, determined, humourous, and about a million other things. I totally connected to her. I also loved the other characters, they were all so interesting and had such great and fascinating back stories. I was also incredibly glad that the romantic interest in this story was not insta-love, it seemed to develop naturally and was very fun to read. Additionally, I was thrilled that Cate was still independent and mature despite the romance, I hate it so much when the female main character turns in to a dependent, needy child when a romantic interest shows up. Is it December yet??? I'm not sure I can wait till then for the next book. I will absolutely be rereading this one before the end of the year. The Midnight Society has definitely become one of my favourites.