Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone---a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children.
Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey.
As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all.
Sci-fi is one of my favorite book genres and so when I was contacted about reviewing Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell, I had a little dance party in my room. Midnight City is a wonderful dystopian sci-fi novel with great characters, amazing writing, and action packed scenes of kicking butt. Yeah.
Mira, Holt, and Zoey were great main characters and I enjoyed reading about their adventure. Mira was a strong female protagonist and I liked how she was able to handle herself well. Holt was another character that I loved because he was hot, most of the time likeable, and interesting to read about. I really wanted to hear more about his and Mira’s pasts so I hope the author will talk about that more in the next book. Zoey was an adorable character and I think most readers will take an instant liking to her.
The writing was really good as well and the author explained most of the story in a way I could understand it. I liked how he went into depth about the Strange Lands and Midnight City. The factions were interesting to read about and I liked the connections Mira had to everyone in the city. For a complex story, I didn’t get confused much (which was good). There was a lot of action in this book and I could imagine everything happening extraordinarily well in my head.
Midnight City is a great book for both guys and girls and most people will enjoy it and want to read more. 5 Stars!