Home Reviews Young Adult Review: Midnight at the Electric

Review: Midnight at the Electric

Midnight at the Electric book cover

Title: Midnight at the Electric
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi/fantasy
Page Count: 272
Published by: HarperCollins
Date Published: June 13, 2017
You can find it here: Bookshop.org

Synopsis

Told among three women and three different time eras, this is an emotional read of connecting fates and stories.

Adri, Kansas in 2065 has been accepted into the Mars Mission program – a group of esteemed scientists colonizing Mars. But a few weeks before launch she finds a journal while staying at her cousin’s farm in Kansas that changes her perspective on life.

Oklahoma, 1934, Catherine is living in the fear and uncertainty of the great depression, and desperately wants to save her little sister from her debilitating illness. When a strange circus pulls into town, with a mysterious man promising mortality, Catherine drains her life savings to save her.

England, 1919, Lenore is struggling to recover from the death of her brother from WWI and is dreaming of escaping to America to live with a childhood friend. But will her friend be the person she remembers and can she help her heal?

Overall Thoughts

Surprisingly, this has very little to do with the Circus. But no matter, this is an exceptionally stunning itty bitty novel that completely blew me away with its emotional depth and complexity of character – all layered within a weaving narrative of environmental urgency. While this 270 page book is broken amongst three characters, we get a very clear, very deep emotional connection to each woman and, even more surprising, for a split narrative storyline, I enjoyed every arc equally. Not typical in most multi point-of-view, multiple timeline stories.

This is truly a stunning, emotionally riveting read that is wonderfully executed as an audiobook and I highly recommend listening to it as such as it brings these characters and their individual voices to great life and depth. Truly a special read that tugged on my heart strings.

You may also like:

They Both Die at the End book coverThey Both Die at the End

Written by Adam Silvera

Published by Quill Tree Books

You can find it here: Bookshop.org

 

 

 

When the Moon Was OursWhen the Moon Was Ours

Written by Anna-Marie McLemore

Published by Wednesday Books

You can find it here: Bookshop.org

 

 

 

Any purchases made via retailer links provided in this article may result in this site receiving a share of that sale.

Cherylhttps://www.aotales.com
Welcome to And other tales. The little corner of the interweb where we don’t count cups of coffee, believe cancelling plans to stay home & read is just good life advice, refuse to acknowledge the calories in baked goods and will never judge you on the number of marshmallows in your hot chocolate or the size of your TBR piles. Curl up, get comfy and click through for book reviews, life chats, playlists, vegan & gluten free baking recipes, gift guides and more.
RELATED ARTICLES

Newest Articles