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Midnight Over Moores (The Children of Carmen Chronicles Book 1) Jenna Sheffield Is An Average Girl From Savannah, Georgia However, This Year Her Life Is About To Change She S Starting At A New, All Girls Boarding School In The Middle Of High School She S Having To Learn How To Deal With A Roommate Who Seems Inclined To Torture Her Than Be Friends And On Top Of All That, She Learns She Has Inherited Her Family S Ability To Communicate With The Dead, When The Ghost Of Christine Wedge Starts To Haunt Her All Christine Wants Is Her Body To Be Found, But This Mystery Is Shrouded By 60 Years Of Local Legends And Feuds Can Jenna Crack This Cold Case, Or Will Christine Drive Her Insane, Or Worse, Kill Her Chances At Getting Into A Good College


10 thoughts on “Midnight Over Moores (The Children of Carmen Chronicles Book 1)

  1. says:

    I truly enjoyed this tale The author has done a masterful job of blending several worlds Not just the natural and the supernatural, but the worlds of Savannah, Georgia with coastal Maine, the world of the 1940s with present day, and the world of the haves with the have nots The characters are believable and likeable, and the ending is not what you expect I especially enjoyed the last scene, where I cried And I did not expect that The author blends several mythologies into her back story, an I truly enjoyed this tale The author has done a masterful job of blending several worlds Not just the natural and the supernatural, but the worlds of Savannah, Georgia with coastal Maine, the world of the 1940s with present day, and the world of the haves with the have nots The characters are believable and likeable, and the ending is not what you expect I especially enjoyed the last scene, where I cried And I did not expect that The author blends several mythologies into her back story, and I appreciated that as well Some of the Irish myths I was already familiar with, and were true to form


  2. says:

    The story in Midnight Over Moores has potential with its teen drama mixed in with a murder mystery and supernatural elements Jenna Sheffield is a teen girl from Savannah starting her first year at a Maine boarding school She also has abilities that allow her to cross over into the spirit world when she s asleep and occasionally when she s awake A murder victim whose body was never found connects with Jenna, refusing to leave her alone until she helps find the body But something else beside The story in Midnight Over Moores has potential with its teen drama mixed in with a murder mystery and supernatural elements Jenna Sheffield is a teen girl from Savannah starting her first year at a Maine boarding school She also has abilities that allow her to cross over into the spirit world when she s asleep and occasionally when she s awake A murder victim whose body was never found connects with Jenna, refusing to leave her alone until she helps find the body But something else besides spirits who haven t crossed over lurks in the supernatural world that Jenna can now travel in, and it knows she s there.The problem with Midnight Over Moores is that it seems like a first draft The early part of the book moves too slowly, its focus on the teen drama of an unpleasant roommate, new friendships forming, and of course, a cute boy Much of that beginning could be trimmed down because too often descriptions of something are repeated in a different way and every little action on the part of Jenna is described, including action that s just part of daily living Alfred Hitchcock said drama is life with the dull bits cut out, and in the early parts, there could be some dull bits cut out of Midnight Over Moores.The book also needs a good copyediting I didn t notice misspellings, which is good, but there were a few instances of homonym confusion There were also missing words or words that need to be removed, plus some punctuation problems Some sentences are just off as well, such as when the spirit of the murdered woman is trying to tell Jenna something serious, a sentence says Her heavy gaze making sure they had a full grasp of Jenna s attention I understood what s meant, but it s not the way to say it And there s far too many colorful dialogue tags The characters scoff and rasp and muster entirely too much.All that said, I m giving this three stars for the imaginative story I m also doing this because I realize my complaints about too much teen drama in the first part of the book may simply reflect that I m not a teen Readers in that age group might enjoy that part, although as I said, it could be trimmed down by removing unnecessary repetitions and descriptions of unimportant actions.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  3. says:

    CharactersJenna is the main character and takes the spotlight for 90% of this book She is interesting and for sure coming into her own as a young lady becoming a woman She is very much the typical high school girl who moves halfway across the country Oh and can see ghosts I respected her immediately for the very gutsy move she made for her future Her friend Sarah is a decent of Christine and is the big reason Jenna sees Christine s ghost in the first place Sarah and her brother are good su CharactersJenna is the main character and takes the spotlight for 90% of this book She is interesting and for sure coming into her own as a young lady becoming a woman She is very much the typical high school girl who moves halfway across the country Oh and can see ghosts I respected her immediately for the very gutsy move she made for her future Her friend Sarah is a decent of Christine and is the big reason Jenna sees Christine s ghost in the first place Sarah and her brother are good supporting characters Plus I liked the added conflict of Jenna s snooty roommate Francesca PlotThis story had it all Romance, a ghost story, some adventure, and a mystery I don t want to give anything away but the romance was very YA It was cute and sweet The turmoil that happens is realistic and not too far over the top The ghost story wasin depth and the idea behind seeing ghosts evenso Also I have to say I m super pleased to say that the normal cliches with roommates who are jerks doesn t happen here OverallThis is such a YA novel Despite its silliness at times I really enjoyed it The author did a good job of balancing the progression I was a little surprised as how some of the story progressed because it was sudden when I thought the resolution would take longer It took me a little longer to realize that the author was setting this up as an origin story utterly brilliant I don t want to give too much away but I m totally going to read this second book because if this is the author s debut then they can only get better This book did need work on the grammatical and the word usage one paragraph and most of the sentences started with she Despite the simplicity of the writing, which was to be expected for a YA, it really didn t detract from the excellent story telling Not to mention the clever plot I could have done without some of the romance but it was sweet and I eventually got over it Rating5 starsThis book was not amazing literature but it was super charming and I just loved it I read it every night and had to put my phone away and not stay up late I enjoyed reading about Jenna and if you love YA books that are as much about romance as a good story mystery ghosts then this a book for you I received a copy in exchange for an honest review More reviews at creatingworldswithwords.wordpress.com


  4. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book I read straight through, convinced I was solving mysteries along with the young characters High school sopho Jenna is no ordinary teen She s brighter than most, andambitious Jenna abandons friends, family and Southern culture for an all girls prep school in Maine Her goal admission to an Ivy League university Jenna feels isolated until she makes a friend of Sarah, a girl who grew up on nearby Moores Island Invited to Sarah s home for the weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed this book I read straight through, convinced I was solving mysteries along with the young characters High school sopho Jenna is no ordinary teen She s brighter than most, andambitious Jenna abandons friends, family and Southern culture for an all girls prep school in Maine Her goal admission to an Ivy League university Jenna feels isolated until she makes a friend of Sarah, a girl who grew up on nearby Moores Island Invited to Sarah s home for the weekend, Jenna meets Sarah s hottie brother, Nate The trio attend a bonfire party where ghost stories are the main entertainment The ghost of Christine, a young woman who disappeared in 1940, attaches itself to Jenna When Jenna goes home to Savannah for a break, she learns she s not the first in her family to communicate with ghosts This knowledge helps her cope with Christine, but distances her from Sarah and Nate until they, too, believe in Jenna s ability None of them know that Christine s ghost is the least of their worries Jenna has opened a door to darker forces from the spirit world.Good, shivery stuff I wanted the story to go on, and was glad to learn this is the first volume in the series I look forward toof Jenna s adventures


  5. says:

    Georgia peach Jenna is a long way from home at her all girls boarding school in Maine Transferring in the middle of high school has its challenges like getting the lay of the school, or her snobby roommate, or the ghost that s just begun haunting her But putting the ghost to rest may bedifficult and dangerous than she expected With an eye on Ivy League colleges, a new friend who seems determined to put her brother and Jenna together despite Jenna swearing off boys until college , and Georgia peach Jenna is a long way from home at her all girls boarding school in Maine Transferring in the middle of high school has its challenges like getting the lay of the school, or her snobby roommate, or the ghost that s just begun haunting her But putting the ghost to rest may bedifficult and dangerous than she expected With an eye on Ivy League colleges, a new friend who seems determined to put her brother and Jenna together despite Jenna swearing off boys until college , and plenty of local feuds and legends to wade through, she ll be hard pressed to manage school and solve the mystery before the ghost drives her insane.Admittedly, the beginning felt a bit slow The opening scene or prologue is a glimpse into the last day of the ghost, Christine Wedge While this could be impactful, I felt it lacked the kind of mystery, tension, and cliff hangers that could have really made it pop Most of the information we learn in the prologue is peppered into the story itself, and there s no clear indicator aside from the title Missing as to why it s included.The next chapter takes us into Jenna s life, and she spends the entire first chapter getting settled and checking out her new school While these details may be important to the setting of the book, it does little to forward the story, and it s laden with detailed descriptions.Once you get past those, though, the story picks up steam Friends, rivalries, competitions, mysteries, and a hint of romance all make this young adult ghost story quite the page turner You can t help but root for Jenna and her new friend If you re looking for a teen Ghost Whisperer with a little southern flair, I think you ll enjoy Midnight Over Moores


  6. says:

    Like her late grandmother did before her, Jenna has a sixth sense Her grandmother tells her so in a dream just after she arrives at her all girls boarding school She also warns her to watch out, because the departed spirits in the part of Main, where Jenna has just arrived, are restless, and she could be in trouble if she isn t careful And, sure enough, trouble finds her Spending the first weekend at the home of her new best friend, Sarah, she meets the spirit of Christine, who definitely h Like her late grandmother did before her, Jenna has a sixth sense Her grandmother tells her so in a dream just after she arrives at her all girls boarding school She also warns her to watch out, because the departed spirits in the part of Main, where Jenna has just arrived, are restless, and she could be in trouble if she isn t careful And, sure enough, trouble finds her Spending the first weekend at the home of her new best friend, Sarah, she meets the spirit of Christine, who definitely has some unresolved issues related to her mysterious disappearance some 60 years earlier Now, Christine won t leave her alone until she uncovers the facts surrounding her death Christine would have been Sarah s great aunt One of the other players is a senator, the grandfather of Jenna s snob of a room mate, who owns a summer house on the island off the coast of Main, where Sarah s and Christine s family live.The subject and genre isn t my own choice of reading material It s girlie fiction lots of details that I had to skim over, but might interest teenage girls I thought there were a few too many details, especially the inventory of what she had brought in her suitcases, which she unpacks on settling into her dorm room Some might find that interesting, probably not boys nor many adults Also, the subject of spiritism and channeling doesn t appeal to me For that reason, my rating lacks one star of a possible five Other than that, it was an exciting and suspenseful narrative, and A.M.H Johnson is a good storyteller I received a free review copy of this in exchange for an honest review


  7. says:

    Romantic YA paranormal fiction with a twist Slow at the beginning but then picks up towards the middle and end The protagonist, Jenna Sheffield, has a strong presence in the book, which leads you to develop a connection with her as she travels the supernatural realms of the narrative, and navigates teenage life in all its angsts The author, A.M.H Johnson, spins the tale in the third person voice and does a great job with the development of the other characters that interact with Jenna, speci Romantic YA paranormal fiction with a twist Slow at the beginning but then picks up towards the middle and end The protagonist, Jenna Sheffield, has a strong presence in the book, which leads you to develop a connection with her as she travels the supernatural realms of the narrative, and navigates teenage life in all its angsts The author, A.M.H Johnson, spins the tale in the third person voice and does a great job with the development of the other characters that interact with Jenna, specifically as she travels between worlds However, at times the authors switches tense which distracts from the story The plot is classic, with Jenna moving away from home to a boarding school but meets an antagonistic roommate that causes her trouble This creates the context for Jenna to not only demonstrate her better nature, but to also form a friendship with Sarah, another student, and while visiting Sarah s family home allows her to discover her gift curse for talking to ghosts.Recommend Midnight Over the Moores for YA fans who love romance and paranormal reads Reviewed as part of YA Review Group, and received a free copy from the author for an honest review


  8. says:

    A good age appropriate story for teen aged girls, primarily Midnight over Moores is a supernatural teen murder mystery with a dash of young adult romance in which the heroin can communicate with the dead Even when she doesn t want to Rather like Medium , a ghost can urge Jenna to get involved But wait, there s a nifty twist to this which can t be revealed without spoiling things for you.The story sets itself up to be the basis for an ongoing series.


  9. says:

    After reading the synopsis on Midnight Over Moores, I was excited to get reading Although not a completely original plot reminded me a little of the movie Stir of Echoes , the premise interested me My initial excitement soon died down, however There didn t seem to be a real good flow to the story in the beginning Was pretty slow almost 1 4th of the way into the book before anything exciting happens This changed down the road, but others may not stick it out and keep reading Hopefully th After reading the synopsis on Midnight Over Moores, I was excited to get reading Although not a completely original plot reminded me a little of the movie Stir of Echoes , the premise interested me My initial excitement soon died down, however There didn t seem to be a real good flow to the story in the beginning Was pretty slow almost 1 4th of the way into the book before anything exciting happens This changed down the road, but others may not stick it out and keep reading Hopefully that doesn t happen though, they d be missing out After completing the book, one thing that stuck out is that it is in need ofediting Not sure if it was professionally done or not, but I found it distracting at times Missing or wrong punctuation, wrong tenses Stuff like that Some people may not care, I don t care that much myself, it just can be distracting At times the writing was a bit bland, and at others was overly descriptive in my opinion, breaking the flow of scenes As a reader, I don t need to know exactly how each character looks and every detail Let the reader fill in some pieces.For the most part, the characters were written well and were believable The dialogue between Jenna and Sarah and Nate at times really helped move the story along The author did a great job of blending worlds together past, present, and dream sequences , writing in a way to bring scenes to life, bringing the reader into the story.I enjoyed the interactions between Jenna and Christine, the ghost who she communicates with, but I did find it a bit strange that after their first interaction, where Jenna concludes someone is trying to communicate with her from beyond the grave, she doesn t have much of a reaction It unsettles her, but that s it I would expectof a reaction to something like that Another thing that bothered me was the underage drinking and mention of drug use I realize that such things happen with some high schoolers, but it was presented in the book as if there was nothing wrong with it Nate s parents even give him permission to have a beer Just don t believe that is sending the right message to the younger generation with this being a YA novel As I mentioned before, I enjoyed the interactions with Jenna and Christine, traveling into the past to see what happened to Christine, as well as her appearances in the present I just wish there had beenof them How Jenna finally found Christine s body was too anticlimactic in my opinion She just randomly stumbled across the item that was supposed to lead her to Christine s location I would have likedof a search, another interaction, another clue.something The end was predictable, but that didn t stop me from enjoying the ride to get there The epilogue opens up the story into a series How many books are planned, I don t know, but I d recommend giving them a look I would have liked a biton the subject of Balor and what he entails There s a very brief introduction explanation in the book, but not much is said, and then we don t hear anything about him again until the epilogue I get the mysterious factor, but I don t thinkinfo, or at least another reference somewhere would hurt.Ultimately, I enjoyed the read The story was fun to get into and follow, but there were aspects that took away from the overall quality of the book itself But don t let that deter you If paranormal and supernatural stuff is your cup of tea, then definitely pick this book up I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review


  10. says:

    Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers FavoriteMidnight Over Moores is the first book in The Children of Carmen Chronicles by AMH Johnson The readers gets to know Jenna, a nice girl from Savannah Unfortunately, when she starts sharing a room in a boarding school, she has to learn that some people can be very judgmental when you aren t from as posh a background as them and some people seem to be born to make other people s lives a misery Not only does Jenna have to deal with a bully of a room ma Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers FavoriteMidnight Over Moores is the first book in The Children of Carmen Chronicles by AMH Johnson The readers gets to know Jenna, a nice girl from Savannah Unfortunately, when she starts sharing a room in a boarding school, she has to learn that some people can be very judgmental when you aren t from as posh a background as them and some people seem to be born to make other people s lives a misery Not only does Jenna have to deal with a bully of a room mate, she also seems to be able to talk to dead people It s not quite what a teenager wants to do A particular ghost called Christine starts haunting her after a party a particular one, that s sure with her new school mates What does that ghost want And is there anyone who would believe Jenna if she told them a ghost needed her help After reading Midnight Over Moores, I am definitely interested in reading other books from The Children of Carmen Chronicles by AMH Johnson I enjoyed the writing style that drew me right into the world of Jenna I enjoyed the plot that never had me bored, and I liked hated the characters within the pages This is the kind of story that makes you forget about the world around you, and you do not want it to end because you feel like you ve become friends with the main character and do not want to leave her It s good to know that it s a series AMH Johnson knows how to write, that s for sure


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