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Kansas, 2065. Adri has secured a slot as a Colonist—one of the lucky few handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost in time…and how it might be inextricably tied to her own.
Oklahoma, 1934. Amidst the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine fantasizes about her family’s farmhand, and longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called the Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire—and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life—Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most.
England, 1919. In the recovery following the First World War, Lenore struggles with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers, and the one who can bring her back to herself?
While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined.
|Title||:||Midnight at the Electric|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
June 06, 2017
“Earth,” Alexa finally said. “It’s not that great anyway.” And they all smiled sadly. Because, of course, she was being sarcastic. Of course, it was everything.
What a strange, quiet, beautiful book. Anderson is the author of one of my favourite YA books of all time - Tiger Lily - making her som...
July 31, 2017
4.5 stars rounded up, because genuine tears and laughs are the most precious things, aren't they? Midnight at the Electric relates several stories entwined, stories about loss and courage and hope and choices. You jump straight into new characters' lives and you just care instantly and isn't it b...
June 14, 2017
I went into this for all the wrong reasons. If you're looking for a multigenerational YA contemporary read, this is for you. If the science fiction elements are the draw for you, you may be disappointed. I wasn't particularly in the mood for this slower sort of read about loss, relationships and...
March 14, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“Maybe now would be a good time for me to pre-apologize. I’m not really a get-to-know-each-other kind of a person. I’m not charming or anything. I’m, like, the opposite of that.”
This was a YA story about...
December 21, 2017
"Why do you think that is, that you love these people you don't know."
Midnight at the Electric, like Anderson's other works, is a very literary sort of novel. It's quiet, character-focused, with prose that is simple yet elegant.
For that reason, her books often don't get the attention they dese...
October 06, 2017
This book is a quiet masterpiece. The type of book that relies on the empty space, survives off the quiet and the human rather than the rich and the sci-fi. And it's the type of book you remember. The type of book you won't forget.
Don't go in expecting a shocking sci-fi element or glorious world...
June 27, 2017
such a beautiful book. every word just makes you want to read more. so much of feelings & emotions through the pages. the ups & downs of these people. their struggles, love, loneliness, living through their lives is captured beautifully by the author.
July 15, 2017
"Beth, I've made a discovery, and it's that grief isn't like sadness at all. Sadness is only something that's a part of you. Grief becomes you; it wraps you up and changes you and makes everything -- every little thing -- different than it was before."
there are books that you seek out and there...
September 08, 2017
THIS BOOK WAS SO SO SO SO SO GOOD. o.o
Like I said before, I randomly picked this book up at the library because I thought the title was pretty. I glanced at the back cover blurb, saw the word mars, and knew that I had to at least give it a try.
Wow. It was so, so amazing. (tip: don't start this b...
June 16, 2017
"“Lily?”, she whispered. Lily didn’t move. “Can I tell you something?” Lilly breathed deeply, clearly asleep. “I think all my life my heart’s been broken,” Adri whispered, “and I didn’t even notice. And I don’t even know by what.”
It wasn't because of any one thing – not losing parents she didn’t...