Author: Kate Kae Myers

Friday, March 06, 2015

Review: Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers

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I received this book for free from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae MyersInherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers
Published by Bloomsbury on February 10th 2015
Genres: YA
Source: Bloomsbury
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The Competition:

Outlandishly wealthy Grandmother VanDemere has decided to leave her vast fortune to the family member who proves him or herself worthiest-by solving puzzles and riddles on a whirlwind race around the globe, from the mines of Venezuela to the castles of Scotland. There will be eight competitors, three continents . . . and a prize worth millions.

The Players:

Seventeen-year-old Avery is the black sheep of the VanDemere clan, the ostracized illegitimate daughter. Finally, she has a chance to prove herself . . . and to discover the truth about her long-lost mother.

Marshall might be Avery's uncle, but there's no love lost between the two of them. He's her main competition, and he'll do anything to win-including betray his own children.

Riley is the handsome son of Grandmother VanDemere's lawyer. As the game progresses, Avery falls hard for Riley. Suddenly, losing the game might mean losing him, too.

As the competition takes treacherous turns, it becomes clear there can only be one victor. Who can Avery truly trust? And is winning worth her life?

This book was a fun read. I liked the whole aspect of the tests that the family had to go through to try to win the inheritance. It was especially great, because things were not always as expected. Each test that they go through has to do with the family history and traits that their ancestors had. Pretty much all of the family are entitled shits who think that they deserve everything. Most of them annoyed me to no end, but it was all what made the overall story so good.

Avery is kind of a bit of a trouble maker. I don’t really blame her though. Abandoned by her father to live with her grandmother, she is pretty sheltered. She isn’t allowed to go hang out with friends or do pretty much anything. She starts sneaking out, and after someone informs her grandmother, she is sent off to a school that is more like a prison. She is quite a spunky character, and though she could irritate me at times, I really liked her. I could understand why she acted the way she did most of the time. She is also very brave and smart. And unlike everyone else in the family, she doesn’t really care about the money. She wants to win so she can get away, but she has never cared about riches or any of that. She just wants freedom.

Riley was great. He was of course supposed to be charming, which I can see how he was. Although he has his own reasons for wanting Avery to win, he also really does care for her. He is very helpful to her throughout the competition. Not just with the tests, but as a mental support as well. I really liked him.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had a lot of fun and adventure. The characters were also really great whether I actually liked them or not. They all made the story well rounded. I loved the puzzle aspect of it, though most of the puzzles, we don’t know the history behind. It was still interesting though. It wasn’t perfect, but it was fun. If you are looking for an entertaining read this one is for you. I will read more books from this author for sure.


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Review: Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers

Review: Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers

Posted by on 02/12/2015 • 6 Comments

How to describe this book? Basically, if ever Amazing Race and the National Treasure film had a baby, it would be Inherit Midnight. Family secrets, ancestral history dating back to the founding of the New World, a race around the world to see who would inherit the family’s moolah… I mean, it’s really not hard to find the similarities in pop culture.

The only difference is, I would rather watch Amazing Race and National Treasure over reading this again.

Now, don’t get me wrong; this is NOT a bad book by any means, but in the same breath, it wasn’t all that memorable, either. It’s a stand-alone that you may want to suspend your disbelief in order to enjoy… because holy shit, guys, there are so many stuff here that I can only see…

Review: The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers

Posted by on 02/20/2012 • 36 Comments

The Vanishing GameKate Kae MyersRelease date: February 14th, 2012by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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Seventeen-year-old Jocelyn follows clues apparently from her dead twin, Jack, in and around Seale House, the terrifying foster home where they once lived. With help from childhood friend Noah she begins to uncover the truth about Jack’s death and the company that employed him and Noah.

Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn’s…