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By Midnight: A Ravenwood Mystery

By Midnight: A Ravenwood Mystery
  

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ISBN 9780575095526
Published 1 August 2010 by Orion Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By James, Mia

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ISBN-13 9780575095526
ISBN-10 0575095520
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Gollancz
Publication Date 1 August 2010
International Publication Date 7 July 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By James, Mia
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Interest Age 12-15 years
Reading Age 12-15 years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 224mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 594g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

April Dunne is not impressed. She's had to move from Edinburgh to Highgate, London, with her parents. She's left her friends - and her life - behind. She has to start at a new school and, worst of all, now she's stuck in a creepy old dump of a house which doesn't even have mobile phone reception. Ravenwood, the new school, is a prestigious academy for gifted pupils, run by a mysterious educational trust. With her sports scholarship, the fees aren't a problem ...but trying to fit in is when the rest of the students seem to be more glamorous, smarter, or more talented than she is. It's intimidating and isolating, even when she finds a friend in the conspiracy-theorist Caro Jackson - and perhaps finds something more than friendship in the gorgeous Gabriel Swift. But there's more going on at Ravenhood than meets the eye. Practical jokes on new students are normal, but when Gabriel saves her from ...something ...at the Highgate Cemetary, and rumours of students going missing start to circulate, April has to wonder if something more sinister is going on...and whether or not she's going to live through it ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Forget about Edward and Bella, Gabriel and April are the top couple now. By Midnight has everything a good book should have: mystery, romance, anger and fear. It's an emotional roller-coaster. Its plot is very different and I didn't see it coming, it's very hard to predict. If you love vampires and mystery then this is the book for you CHICKLISH Welcome to a stunning debut and a rollercoaster emotional ride of anger, mystery, fear and romance. This is a spooky, London-based debut Young Adult novel that cleverly intertwines Highgate cemetery, still haunted from sightings of vampires back in the 1960s and Ravenwood, an exclusive Highgate School where vampires just might lurk in the shadows. It's a must-read vampire story that puts the world of Edward and Bella in the shade! LOVEREADING The most perfect part of By Midnight for me was that it encapsulates the whole confusion of being a teenager. The whole book is dripping in Gothic horror; from the architecture to the parties. Even the autumnal weather gives the By Midnight a kind of shadowy, murky glamour. The pace of By Midnight is perfect too, just the right amount of action and reflection and April is instantly likeable and relatable. MY FAVOURITE BOOKS

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Author's Bio

Mia James is an up-and-coming new commercial writer. This is her debut novel. More on the Ravenwood series can be found at www.ravenwoodmysteries.com

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