One Past Midnight (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9780802737021, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Sabine isn't like anyone else. For as long as she can remember, she's had two lives. Every twenty-four hours she ‘Shifts', living each day twice. In one life, Sabine has everything: popular friends, expensive clothes, perfect grades, and the guy everyone wants. In the other, Sabine's family struggles with finances, and she and her friends are considered rebels. But then she meets Ethan. He's gorgeous, challenging, and he makes her feel like no one ever has before.
All Sabine really wants is the chance to live one life. When it seems like this might finally be possible, Sabine begins a series of dangerous experiments to achieve her goal. But is she willing to risk everything—including the one person who might actually believe her?
About the Author
Jessica Shirvington is the author of Embrace and Entice. She lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters.
Praise For One Past Midnight…
“The intriguing paranormal twist keeps pages turning.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The story is fresh and focused . . . A complex and compelling tale.” —School Library Journal
“This book is a page-turner from the start. Once word gets out about this riveting story, the book will seldom be on the library shelf.” —VOYA
“This psychological mystery will hook readers with its compelling protagonist and philosophical questions . . . Perfect for readers who like to ponder life's deeper questions, and the romance adds a nice spark.” —Booklist
“Will engage young adult readers who enjoy romance, teen angst, and the unexplainable and mysterious.” —Library Media Connection
“Shirvington's debut is smart, edgy and addictive--and sure to leave readers clamoring for the rest of the series . . . The story is rife with action and romance. A must-read for paranormal fans young and old.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on the Embrace series
“This absorbing debut, the first in a series, features an appealing, well-written protagonist; diversely drawn characters; intricate . . . mythology; and an exploration of free will versus destiny. . . .Fans of otherworldly stories will likely enjoy this edgy, suspenseful romance and anticipate its follow-up.” —Booklist on the Embrace series
“Addictive . . . add to your must-read list.” —Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life on the Embrace series