Saturday, July 1, 2017

Review: Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Title: Midnight at the Electric 
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen  
Source: ALA Midwinter  
Format: ARC
Age Group: Teens
Genre: Historical/Science Fiction 

Kansas, 2065 Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before Launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost in time…and how it might be inextricably tied to her own. Oklahoma, 1934 Amidst the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called The Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire -- and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life -- Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most. England, 1919 In the recovery following World War One, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers, and the one who can bring her back to herself? While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.

I am still thinking about this book, even a month after reading it. I have never read a book by the author but after meeting her and hearing nonstop amazing things about both her and her books, I was excited to read and discover the wonder of Midnight. 

Taking place over three different time periods with three different people, all with different stories to tell. However, there is one character that holds them all three together and it was the one character that I fell in love with most. 

This was a novel that touched me in a way that I don't think most novels have done in a while. It was beautiful, it was deep, and most importantly it was full of raw emotion. Jodi took me across three generations of women that have given me a piece of their soul. 

This novel is what I needed right now and I am excited to see where Jodi's other books take me. If you are looking for a historical fantasy book that transports you to a place where your emotions will be pulled from every which way. Midnight at the Electric is novel of pure beauty. 

I give this book 4 souls!

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