by Leo Hunt
Secondary List 2016-17 SHORTLIST
So far we have received 7 reviews of 13 Days of Midnight.
You can read them below.
charley from Year 7, Ridgewood School:
Luke Manchett is 16 years old. He's just inherited $6M from his estranged farther. Life is great, but the cash comes with a catch. 8 murderous ghosts... ghosts who want revenge. Read with excitement in this thrilling supernatural tale with exciting new surprises around every corner. With funny aspects we follow Luke through his extravagant quest to retrieve his reward. In his fathers will, Luke finds everything he owned was left to him. But will he take it? As a child, Luke's farther left, leaving him distraught but mostly angry. So why was everything left to him? However, 8 ghosts visit Luke in turn to give him the ride of his life, a ride he will never forget. Please read this book if you love thrillers; I know I do! This book was exceptionally written and is worthy of reading by all. Consequentially, this book scored an 8/10 for its superb plot filled with fun, love, twists and catastrophe. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone!
Georgia from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
The book had a cool story behind it, however the back of the book gives the entire plot away. The characters were presented quite nicely however it was hard for me to grow an attachment to them. Hunt showed a typical 16-year old perfectly. Overall the book is a fairly good read.
Benjamin from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
My book (13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt) was a real spine thriller. The suspense and the play on word made the book that little bit more tense and worrisome than the others. I like the concept of this book and the realistic side contrasting with the unrealistic side is great. The money makes it that little bit more believable because the average teenage boy (in this case Luke Manchett) would just want the money) Overall this book was amazing because it just had that scariness and reality mixed together.
Kiera from Year 8, Hayfield School:
This book is about a 16 year old boy who inherits $6 million from his father who passed away, but it comes with a catch, 8 murderous ghosts who want to kill him! I haven't quite finished this book yet, however, so far, it has been amazing. At the beginning it is a slow burner which is quite annoying at times but I can see why Hunt wrote the book like that after I got past that stage. I cannot wait to finish this book. I recommend this book to anyone who loves mysterious thrillers with twists and turns around every corner.
Anna from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:
This book took me a rather long time to properly get into and enjoy however, once I'd started, I couldn't put it down. It's one of those novels that have a complicated plot and a lot of characters; the author has created his own world. The story is really fantastic and although it has a partially predictable ending, it keeps you on tenter hooks throughout the book. The characters are all really well constructed and I became rather attached. This is a must read if you're a fan of fantasy and mild horror.
Logan from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
In my opinion this is an average book with its fairly good plot points. The book's plot in general is alright but, there are some bad points to the book such as it does slightly drag on around the mid-point of the plot because, it brings out one particular reason numerous times throughout the book until the close end. In conclusion the book is a pretty good book in certain aspects.
Alex from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
At first the book didnt greatly appeal to me, but as i kept reading it, it became apparent that the book had a hidden true meaning, the characters came across as very relatable,as mant peoples parents are divorced, or one has abandoned them, so lukes story is farely realistic, without the ghosts and the devil as well as other characters. I would most likely recommened this book to others, and i look forward to reading its sequal.