One Hundred Candles

One Hundred Candles - Mara Purnhagen I enjoyed this addition to the series much more than I did the first book, Past Midnight. While Past Midnight was slow for me at times, the pacing in this book was great. It keep me guessing, keep me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. There was a lot more action and a lot more mystery.This time around, not only is Charlotte dealing with school drama, boyfriend problems, and parents who are always fighting, she is also dealing with with something stalking her that isn't exactly human. I love that this series concentrates just as much or the mortal problems that Charlotte deals with as it does the paranormal element.I love that Charlotte is a girl like anyone, with no extra special powers, no added advantages. She has to figure out how to deal with the paranormal world around her and find the strength within herself and her family and friends to face things down. She has a great support system of characters that are very enjoyable to read.Overall, this was a great mystery, but even more a coming-of-age story. Enjoyable, fast, and fun read that I think will appeal to most YA fans.