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Burning Midnight review ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Seventeen year old David Sullivan’s life is about to change—all because of one tiny priceless item found in the murky bottom of a Brooklyn water towerSully is a sphere dealer at a flea market It doesn’t pay much—Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sAy learns what they have he will go to any lengths will use all of his wealth and power to take it from themThere’s no uestion the Gold is worth millions but what does it actually do None of them is aware of it yet but the fate of the world rests on this little golden orb Because all the world fights over the spheres but no one knows where they come from what their powers are or why they’re he. When the spheres had first appeared it sent shock waves around the world On TV experts and pundits had debated where they came from all day As the years went by though and no solid answers to the mystery materialized everyone started taking the spheres’ existence for grantedNo one knows where they came from One day they were just there hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones Burn a pair of Mustard Yellows to boost your I some Lemon Yellows to grow a little taller a couple of Plums can help you forget terrible memories and Olives can dull any pain The rarer the spheres the you can sell them for starting at around 100 for a pair of rarity ones through to millions of dollars when dealing with anything upwards of a rarity sevenSully’s been working weekends at the flea market for the past four years selling spheres Things are tight at the moment and he needs a big score or he and his mother are going to be evicted with his uncle’s basement their last refuge And then Hunter enters his life with a rarity three to sell and a chance for Sully to go sphere hunting with herThrow into the mix a famous sphere dealing billionaire who cheated Sully out of 25 million when he was thirteen a rarity five sphere and something far rare than any of them could have dared dream and they’re about to find out the real story behind the spheres What they are why they’re here where they came fromThe rest of this review can be found HERE

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Were just there hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones Burn a pair and they make you a little better an inch taller skilled at math better looking The rarer the sphere the expensive and the greater the improvementWhen Sully meets Hunter a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres the two start searching together One day they find a Gold a color no one has ever seen And when Alex Hollid. Fun page turning story about a diverse Scooby Gang of underdogs out to stop an evil billionaire and save the world The book's premise is that colored spheres start showing up all over the world and people soon realize that by burning these spheres holding them to their temples they can absorb the powers within better eyesight singing talent etc The spheres are different colors and categorized according to rarity like diamonds or Pokémon cards Rare spheres can go for millions and the rich burn them with abandon as they try to make themselves better looking smarter etc The aforementioned evil billionaire being a typical greedy capitalist wants to corner the market on spheres and as the story opens has cheated the main narrator Sully out of money he owed him for a sphereSully soon meets Hunter a mysterious girl who hunts spheres to make extra money and the two of them build a tentative partnershipallianceflirtation The gang is rounded out by Mandy and Sully's friend DomWhat I Liked1 The writing though it definitely felt on the young end of the YA spectrum to me was smooth and flowed well This book is a uick and easy read and a standalone2 Sully was an engaging character as were all the members of the foursome3 The sphere concept was fun simple enough to be easily grasped and gave the book a nice uest vibe4 The characters were diverse and had different philosophical reactions to the whole sphere thing which was interestingWhat I Thought Could Have Been Better1 In the afterword the author says that this book was developed from a short story and that makes sense The plot was pretty basic the first two thirds felt a little repetitious with view spoiler some very similar reversals the kids keep finding spheres and then getting cheated out of them by evil grown ups hide spoiler

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Burning MidnightSeventeen year old David Sullivan’s life is about to change all because of one tiny priceless item found in the murky bottom of a Brooklyn water towerSully is a sphere dealer at a flea market It doesn’t pay much Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers but it helps him and his mom make rentNo one knows where the brilliant colored spheres came from One day they. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Midnight is Will McIntosh’s first Young Adult novel and even though it didn’t hit me emotionally as hard as his adult books Defenders or Love Minus Eighty which is one of my favorite books ever I nonetheless found it incredibly entertaining and addictive It even disrupted my nightly ritual of reading to calm my mind before bed because all this book did was make me even wide awake with my blood pumped up and heart poundingI also loved the uniue concept behind Midnight Burning Imagine going to sleep one day and waking up the next to find that everything has changed thanks to the sudden appearance of strange colorful marble sized spheres all over the world You can find them anywhere there is human activity but they are always hidden well–inside storm drains fountains crawlspaces discarded bottles etc And when you put a matched set of the same color to your temples in a process called “burning” the spheres they can permanently enhance your features and abilities Burning a pair of Chocolate browns can make you stronger for example and Cranberries can make you better looking Auamarines will grant you uick healing Vermillions allow you to sleep less that’s one I could TOTALLY use and Ruby reds give you perfect teethbasically there are dozens upon dozens of sphere colors and their effectsOf course some colors are rarer than others and there’s a lot demand for the desirable traits As a result a whole industry has sprung up around the spheres Some businessmen made a fortune dealing in spheres like the shady industry mogul Alex Holliday but also on the other side of the spectrum are those like our protagonist David “Sully” Sullivan a high school student who buys and sells them out of a modest little stall at the local flea market on weekends Desperate for money after his mom loses his job Sully decides to join forces with Hunter a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres Together they hope to strike it rich soon with one big find and then one day they get lucky—really lucky Sully and Hunter find a Gold a color that no one has ever seen before so it’s a mystery what a pair of them will even do But it doesn’t matter because it’s possibly the rarest sphere in the world and when Holliday catches wind of it Sully knows the evil billionaire will do anything in his power to possess itIn the acknowledgements I found out Burning Midnight was actually expanded from a short story by Will McIntosh called “Midnight Blue” and it would be really interesting to see how that might have influenced the structure of the plot since I noticed a distinct shift between the first half of the novel and its second half The pivotal point of course was when Sully and Hunter find the Gold—which happens almost exactly halfway through the book Before this the story was definitely slower focusing on the world building and developing the characters and their relationships On the other hand the second half was where all the action was In truth this turned out really well with the gradual pacing in the beginning acting as a nice long fuse to work up to the explosive ending I was practically burning with anticipation sorry pun unavoidable to find out the mystery behind the spheres and how everything would play outI have to say the answers were surprising I won’t spoil the end but it’s safe to say I didn’t see the twist coming at all Throughout the entire book is this disconcerting feeling that the spheres are too good to be true and McIntosh even encourages the suspicion by including a character who wisely suggests that there’s “no free lunch” Things in the book did wrap up a little too uickly and neatly for my tastes but my mind is still blown by the revelations which I can only describe as pretty unexpected and far out thereUltimately it was really refreshing to get away from magic and dive into something strange weird and mysterious like the spheres One has to wonder if the story was in any way inspired by collectible card games or other hobbies that involve hunting for rare items assigning a value to spheres based on its rarity listingbuying spheres on eBay hitting up sphere dealers for the best price to complete a set etcall these activities inevitably reminded me of my days of scouring hobby store displays to find those rare cards I needed to build my Magic deck Whichever way you look at it though the story was tons of fun and the originality alone makes this book worth checking outOverall Midnight Burning was a very uick and enjoyable read with one of the coolest concepts I’ve ever seen I devoured it in about two sittings after I finally gave up on trying to go to sleep and admitted to myself I’d so much rather be reading this book Will McIntosh is one of my favorite authors and I’ll read any book he writes and I am thrilled that he made such a great debut into YA fiction