The Midnights

The Midnights Review

Susannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, but she dreams of following her father, a former rock star, onto the stage. As senior year begins, she’s more interested in composing impressive chord progressions than college essays, certain that if she writes the perfect song, her father might finally look up from the past long enough to see her. But when he dies unexpectedly her dreams—and her reality—shatter.

While Susannah struggles with grief, her mother uproots them to a new city. There, Susannah realizes she can reinvent herself however she wants: a confident singer-songwriter, member of a hip band, embraced by an effortlessly cool best friend. But Susannah is not the only one keeping secrets, and soon, harsh revelations threaten to unravel her life once again.

Title:The Midnights
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    “You have to shake your notions of good and bad, and create outside of judgement. Follow the instinct, not he convention.” I wanted to love this so much and I just didn’t and that makes me re...

  • Derek Milman

    * REVIEW OF ARC I RECEIVED *The Midnights is a lush, poetic, coming-of-age tale set in present-day CA. Sarah Nicole Smetana is too clever a writer to present your typical palm-tree-shadowed California...

  • Rachel Solomon

    THE MIDNIGHTS is one of the most exquisite YA novels I've ever read, with an evocative, dreamy setting that is truly a character in itself. I've never read a Southern California so raw and alive and u...

  • Amber Smith

    A stunning, beautifully-written debut, THE MIDNIGHTS explores the complex nature of loss, grief, secrets, and family, as we follow one girl on a poignant journey of self-discovery.*I received an advan...

  • Just Reading Everything

    Smetana's gorgeous writing and heartfelt storytelling soar in THE MIDNIGHTS. The novel follows Susannah, a seventeen-year old who has music thriving in her bones, who's uprooted from her LA home and m...

  • Lauren

    I've been dying to read The Midnights ever since I saw Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of the AMAZING You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, raving about it on Goodreads. I figured if she'd loved it I'd probably l...

  • Samantha - WLABB

    Rating: 3.5 StarsI am always up for a good grief and loss book, and The Midnights absolutely fit the bill. It was filled with the pain we associate with losing a loved one, and the ways one may go abo...

  • Amber

    IThank you to Booksparks for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. really loved reading this book. I was completely in the mood for some YA fiction, and this was...

  • Shea

    If the title isn't enough to grab you, the premise will!!! LOVE! ...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    DNF at 30%. I'm just gonna stop pretending that I will ever continue reading this. I had a hard time deciding to DNF this because there's nothing I can really say about it. I can't pinpoint an exact r...