Mini Review: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mini Review: One Past Midnight by Jessica ShirvingtonOne Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's (7.22.2014)
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 343 pages
Source: I own it

4 Stars

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, perfect grades, expensive clothes, and the guy everyone wants. In the other, Sabine's family struggles financially, and her friends are considered rebels. But then she meets Ethan. He's gorgeous and challenging, and he makes her feel like she's never felt before.

All Sabine really wants is the chance to live only one life. But when this finally becomes possible, is she willing to risk everything - including losing the one person who might actually believe her - to make it happen?

My thoughts

“I want to know that if I drift off to sleep by accident one day, I’ll wake up in the same place. I want to live each day once, the best that I can live it.”

What an interesting concept!! This book was unlike anything I’ve ever read before! I loved the idea of it, and I couldn’t put it down. How terrible would it be to fall asleep at night and wake up as someone else the next day, day in and day out?! I can’t even imagine!

This book was mostly a contemporary slash romance, with sci-fi elements. It was just the right blend for me, even though I don’t usually do romance. But the romance in this was super sweet and endearing! I thought it was awesome that Ethan would ask Sabine questions right before she Shifted to prove that her other world was real!

THE ENDING!! Oh my lord! View Spoiler » What a bittersweet ending! I can’t really say much else without spoiling things, but I highly recommend this one. It’s such a beautiful story!

Overall Assessment

Plot: 4/5
Premise: 5/5
Writing style: 4/5
Originality: 4.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Pace: 4/5
Feels: 4/5
Cover: 3.5/5
Overall rating: 4/5

Jessi (Geo)

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