Title: Past Midnight
Author: Mara Purnhagen
Release Date: September 1st, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Series: Past Midnight (#1)
Other Titles in the Series: One Hundred Candles (#2), Beyond the Grave (#3)
Summary (goodreads.com): Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I'm not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I'm usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven't gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents' research trip in Charleston—and now I'm being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents' creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear.
All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive….
This is the beginning of a series that I can see myself reading over and over again just for fun. I just love the idea of seeing inside a ghost hunter’s family. Ghosts are my favorite thing to read about so I knew that this would be just the book for me. Purnhagen is a great writer; she managed to make even the simplest of things, like furniture moving, sound like the scariest thing ever. Charlotte didn’t really believe in ghosts until one followed her home and the story that follows left me pretty freaked out. I’ve always wanted to be a ghost hunter but I never felt that I was brave enough, this book let me have a look into the ghost hunter life and now I’m positive that I would not be up for the job! Past Midnight is a quick-witted, fun, fast, and spooky book that will have you screaming for the next one!