Thursday, July 26, 2012

Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell

It's been eight years since the Assembly (an alien race) took over Earth and captured all the adult population. Eight years that Holt Hawkins has spent as a bounty hunter in a world ruled by rebel youths. Holt is transporting his latest prisoner, Mira, to the Midnight City to collect his reward when the two come across a crashed Assembly ship with a young girl named Zoey trapped inside. Together, they rescue Zoey and soon discover her magical abilities that could stop the Assembly for good. The three embark on a treacherous journey across the barren wasteland they once called home, fighting for their own lives as well as each others'.

Midnight City is an amazing book. In the beginning, you don't really know how Earth was captured, but you know enough to be able to read and enjoy the book and learn more as the book goes on. The author reveals the right amount of information throughout the book, otherwise there would be a whole history section that wasn't needed. The book is fast-paced and never boring. Once I started reading the book, I couldn't put it down. The characters were original and intriguing because each had their own mysteries and backgrounds that you had to read to find out about. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action/sci-fi books with a little romance thrown in.

Reviewer Age:17
Reviewer City, State and Country: Brownsburg, Indiana United States of America