Fiction - Coming of Age

Bright Midnights

Category:Fiction - Coming of Age

Author:LS Delorme

  • Publisher: Limerent Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 307
  • ISBN-10: 1212121
  • ISBN-13: 979-8987488027

LS Delorme's Bright Midnights: A Dark Paranormal Love Story is a gorgeous addition to the Limerent Series, offering a rich blend of metaphysical sci-fi and romance. In this enthralling narrative, we follow the plight of 17-year-old Amelie, laden with a mysterious gift that attracts others to her. But those who get to her present dangers, so she must shield herself by constructing barriers in her mind. From the outset, Amelie's life is fraught with challenges beyond typical teenage angst. Her unique ability to draw others toward her sets her apart; while she draws others to her, she can also feel lonely. Her safe place is her dreams, and when she encounters the mysterious Clovis, whose secrets intertwine with hers, a forbidden attraction is born between the two, an attraction that will fuel the tension that moves this story forward.

Delorme creates intricate plot twists, compelling characters, and a looming sense of foreboding, intelligently presenting a thought-provoking exploration of love, secrecy, and the nuanced dynamics of human connection. The characters are finely drawn and compelling, from the libidinous vice principal to Amelie’s unfeeling parents and uncaring friends; the characters highlight the stark contrast between Amelie's desire for an everyday teenage life and the reality of her extraordinary circumstances. As the relationship between Amelie and Clovis unfolds, Delorme introduces themes of passion and love, drawing readers into their beguiling journey. The novel's steady pace and compelling storytelling make its epic length feel less daunting, ensuring it will resonate with lovers of relationship-driven urban fantasy. The prose is exquisite and filled with captivating dialogues. The author offers terrific descriptions like “A small reptilian smile played at his cracked lips…” and “The chemical wave that seemed to be her birthright rolled over him, through him, past him and across the class … person by person, face by face.” Bright Midnights is a page-turning meld of paranormal and romance, a balanced and deft narrative that will keep fans awake throughout the night. 

Reviewed By: James Farlow

Reviewed Date: March 15, 2024

Category: Fiction - Coming of Age

Young Adult