You’d never think it could happen to you. You’d never think that one day you’d stand in a graveyard, rain tapping on a sea of black umbrellas, watching your parents being lowered into the earth, never to come back. It’s happening to me. They said it was an accident. Only I know the truth. My parents were hunters, like their parents and grandparents before them, hundreds of years back, scores of ancestors behind me, fulfilling the same call. I must follow in their footsteps. I am the only one left to keep the promise. I can never give up the fight, this fight that has been handed down to me, thrust upon my unwilling shoulders. I’d rather be buried with my parents, my brave, fierce father and mother, who lived and died by the Midnight motto: Don’t Let Them Roam.
Ever since her thirteenth birthday, seventeen-year-old Sarah Midnight’s dreams have been plagued by demons – but unlike most people’s nightmares, Sarah’s come true. Her dreams guide her parents’ hunt as Sarah remains in bed, terrified but safe, sheltered from the true horrors of the Midnight legacy. But all this is about to change. After the murder of her parents, she is cruelly thrust into a secret world of unimaginable danger as she is forced to take up their mission. Alone and unprepared for the fight that lies before her, Sarah must learn how to use the powers she’s inherited and decide whom to trust before it’s too late…
Thank you to Daniela who kindly asked her publishers Black & White to send me a copy, not only of the first book, but of the second as well. I did a very big scream when I opened the parcel. If you haven’t guessed by now, I absolutely LOVE Daniela’s books and she doesn’t get enough recognition that she deserves.
Sarah Midnight has just lost both her parents, but she has a job to finish… The plot sounded very familiar to me and for some unknown reason, it took quite a while for the lightbulb to go off in my mind. That was until, we learnt of the name of Sarah’s Dad – James. Then we met a victim – Lily and then, cousin Harry came along. Has the light bulb gone off in your head yet? James, Lily and Harry are all character names in Harry Potter. If you didn’t know that, then, well I have no words… I wasn’t sure whether Daniela had done this on purpose or whether she just liked those names. But to me, it didn’t make a difference because once the plot really got going, I fell madly in love with it and I started reading the second one instantly…
Sarah Midnight is no ordinary teenager. She is a demon hunter, caught up in one of the deadliest wars unknown to man. Orphaned at the age of sixteen, Sarah learned the family trade of hunting without her parents to guide her but under the watchful eye of her ‘cousin’, who was revealed to be Sean Hannay, no relative at all, but a dear friend of the real Harry Midnight. Now, in the exciting sequel to Dreams, the fight continues. Sarah and Sean may have defeated the Scottish Valaya, but the rest of the war still rages on, and Sarah, Sean, Nicholas and their companions must unearth the identity and location of the Enemy – the leader of the demons – before the world plunges into the Time of Demons once more. Their quest leads them to Sarah’s family home, the Midnight mansion in Islay, and there they discover horrible truths about the demon ruler, his plans, and Sarah’s own personal history. Along the way, Sarah must battle not only the demons but her hurt toward Sean and her feelings for the enigmatic Nicholas, who has plans of his own.
I loved it. I need the third book. Preferably, right now…
That’s basically my review. I can’t fault either of these books, I really can’t.