The Midnight Palace

Title: The Midnight Palace

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pub Date: 3rd May 2011

ISBN: 9780316044738

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I was really perplexed when I saw this book in my account in Netgalley. I was more than sure that I did not request for review purposes. But since it was there, and I was not in the mood to do anything else but read, I decided to pick this up and read nevertheless.

There’s three words that can be used to describe this book: Freaky, horrifying and exhilirating.

The author definitely do a good job telling the story, and I found myself my heart beating twice faster than usual as the plot thickens. Frankly speaking, I am not a fan of horror or chilling thriller like ‘The Midnight Palace’, but think I can get used to reading such genre if all authors are as good as telling horror as Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Book description:

One dark night in 1930s Calcutta, an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life…

Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere’s sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape. With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night–and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars, and I definitely wouldn’t mind reading this book again in the future. It’s a good read despite the fact that it gives me goosebumps.

This book is scheduled to be released on: 3rd May 2011. For more information on this title, please click here.


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