Review: Midnight Burning by Will McIntosh

Posted February 28, 2016 by Shannon in Reviews, Shannon / 0 Comments

Review:  Midnight Burning by Will McIntoshBurning Midnight by Will McIntosh
Published by Delacorte Press on February 2nd 2016
ISBN: 0553534106
Pages: 320
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Seventeen-year-old David Sullivan’s life is about to change—all because of one tiny, priceless item found in the murky bottom of a Brooklyn water tower.
Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much—Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers—but it helps him and his mom make rent.
No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the more expensive—and the greater the improvement.
When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold—a color no one has ever seen. And when Alex Holliday learns what they have, he will go to any lengths, will use all of his wealth and power, to take it from them.
There’s no question the Gold is worth millions, but what does it actually do? None of them is aware of it yet, but the fate of the world rests on this little golden orb. Because all the world fights over the spheres, but no one knows where they come from, what their powers are, or why they’re here.

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I grabbed a copy of MIDNIGHT BURNING because I was looking for something that might catch my fourteen-year-old son’s attention.

Will McIntosh created a world that had me intrigued from practically the first page of the book.  I wondered what these mysterious spheres were?  Where did they come from?  And what kind of repercussions would the people of this New York City have to deal with from using the spheres?  The author does a fantastic job of keeping a reader hooked on what Hunter and Sully do with the spheres, intriguing us further as we discover exactly what the spheres’ purpose is and how Hunter, Sully, Dom and Mandy fight to save the world.

As the teens fight to save the world, they also form a tight bond.  Sully and Dom were already best friend, but when you add Hunter (who was the loose cannon of the group) and Mandy, the dynamics often causes fighting.  But when push came to shove, they discovered they would all stand by each others sides.  In the end, the knew who they could trust with their lives.

I enjoyed this book, which I then quickly walked to my son’s room and told him he had to read it.  It had some great twists and turns, making it hard to put down.

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