Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in her small North Carolina hometown. But one night, she suffers a vivid nightmare in which a wolfish beast is devouring her twin brother, who lives in Alaska. The next morning, police notify her that Mani is dead. Driven to learn the truth, Solina heads for the Land of the Midnight Sun. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani’s friends know more about his death than they’ve let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her.
As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding Mani’s death, Solina is stunned to learn that her own life is tied to Mani’s friends, his death, and the fate of the entire world. If she can’t learn to control her newfound gifts and keep her friends safe, a long-lost dominion over mortals will rise again, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.
Wow! When a review starts off with that three letter word you know it was a good book! I love a good Urban Fantasy story and Midnight Burning is so full of twists, turns, and surprises that it was difficult to put down. I absolutely love when a book sucks me like that and doesn’t let go. Full of mythology and magic, Solina’s quiet life as a baker in a small town is changed forever when she had a nightmare/vision of her twin brother’s death. She finds out that there is more to her life than what she thought and she has gifts beyond her wildest dreams. But, as she learns more about herself, she is put into more and more danger every day.
The characters within this story are very well developed and all of them have multiple layers that make each one just as interesting as the last. Even the secondary and background characters have depth. The setting is so vivid and the storyline made sense, even though it was urban fantasy based. My only issue with this story is that it ended too soon and now I want MORE!! I can’t wait to see what else this new Urban Fantasy author comes up – you can bet I’ll be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it.