Tuesday, February 7, 2017


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Title: 13 Ways to Midnight
Author: Rue Volley
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: February 3, 2017
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing


You'll never miss the sunlight until it's gone.
Sixteen-year- old Echo Navarri, daughter of world-famous archaeologists, Alice and
Peter Navarri, had spent her life traveling from one expedition to the next as her
parent’s unearthed lost civilizations.

On their thirteenth dig, Midnight, Echo's twin sister, disappears without a trace. This
prompts a year-long search that leaves the family nearly broken.
In an attempt to find some closure, they reluctantly host a mock funeral for Midnight
without ever recovering her remains.

Nearing the one year anniversary of Midnight's assumed death, Echo is sent to live with
her eccentric Aunt Luna who is the caretaker of the centuries old Navarri Estate in Port
Royal, Maine.

Echo attempts to settle into her new life in Port Royal, but soon finds that she's destined
for adventure as the mystery of her family’s history, the sunless town, and it's oddly
intriguing people teeter on the supernatural.





Amazon/Goodreads rating:  5/5
In Patti's Imagination rating: 10/10

First,  I must say that I was reeled in to the world of Echo from page one.  With Parents that were archaeologists, Echo and her twin sister, Midnight, traveled the world on digs.  While in Brazil , Echo’s life changes, Midnight, an inquisitive child is lost.  The emotions, the complexity, and the love of these characters draw the reader in and make the reader need to know more.  Before this Echo’s life was filled with adventure, world views, and wonderfully rich cultures, but after this horrific event she was never the same.  Her parents send her back to home base, Port Royal, Maine, for her safety, but is it safer?  The town, her aunt, and even the events surrounding the loss of her twin sister are a mystery that unfold as the story progresses.
The home schooled, Echo, was thrown into the high school culture.  She encounters mean girls, schedules, teachers and the hot hunk of the school, Thorn.  Is Thorn a friend, or is he a very dangerous person?  For Echo, who’s broken heart is broken again and again in this new world of Maine.

This talented storyteller, Rue Volley, had my mind reeling as the mysteries unfolded, yet they were not really explicitly explained.  I love it.  It made me wonder what would happen next and who was who really.  This story ends in a cliffhanger and I can not wait to read  more about Echo’s world.


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Rue Volley was born in Lima, Ohio in 1970 to a father of Irish descent and a mother of
Blackfoot Indian heritage.

She loves the art of storytelling and spends all of her time building supernatural worlds
in the library that her husband so graciously built for her.

She is accredited with two award-winning screenplays for film, Hellhound (original
script, 2014) and Awakening (contributing screenwriter, 2015). IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7043310/

Rue is represented by Gladys Gonzales Atwell, Publicist, and Sarah Davis Brandon,
Publisher. Business inquiries: ruevolley@gmail.com

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