Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: One Past Midnight

One Past Midnight
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every night at midnight Sabine switches lives. It is the only thing that she has ever known and she must keep the lives separate. Some physical changes do not go with her (hair dye, piercings … etc.), but injuries do and she must experience everything twice. She is getting ready to celebrate her 18th birthday, but between the two lives it should be her 36th. Then things changed. She missed a step and broke her arm. How is she supposed to explain this in her other life? Maybe she should fall down the stairs after the Shift so that there won’t be questions. That night when she wakes up in her other life she realizes that her arm is not broken. This is a first and she wonders if it has anything to do with her birthday. She has developed a series of experiments to see how far she can push it. Will it be possible to end one life and live the other?

One Past Midnight is a captivating story that pulls readers in and keeps their attention locked down the entire time. Although there are two lives taking place, Sabine’s consciousness is the same in both and that creates a story that easily flows after midnight. How can Sabine decide which life to keep? What will be the tipping point to help her decide which life or both lives? As I got to the end of the book I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to know how it would end and what the consequences would be. As I read the last page I thought to myself, “Wow! That was a great read!”

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