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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes the third novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day... At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is bei From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes the third novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day... At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place...


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes the third novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day... At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is bei From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes the third novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day... At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place...

30 review for Night Shift

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Let me see where this takes me ❤️ Well I'm sad that it's over =( I wish someone would tell me she decided to write more of Midnight, Texas. I'm happy with the ending but not totally satisfied. I want more! I want to read more about the people. Where are they going? More back stories? What's going to happen with certain people? Sighhhhhhhhh........ I love the slow life of this little town. I wouldn't necessarily want all of the bad things that happen but if you have some good friends then you can Let me see where this takes me ❤️ Well I'm sad that it's over =( I wish someone would tell me she decided to write more of Midnight, Texas. I'm happy with the ending but not totally satisfied. I want more! I want to read more about the people. Where are they going? More back stories? What's going to happen with certain people? Sighhhhhhhhh........ I love the slow life of this little town. I wouldn't necessarily want all of the bad things that happen but if you have some good friends then you can get through it =D I adore these characters and I'm going to miss them. Just because you live in a small town doesn't mean there isn't all kinds of things that go on. Especially in Midnight! Uggg, Charlaine Harris, write more of these! Either way, I enjoyed my jaunt through Midnight and will return again. Happy Reading! Mel ♥ MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List AMAZON: REVIEW

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    I have only myself to blame. Every single time I read another crappy Charlaine Harris book I say; "This is the last time we're doing this me! Seriously every time we read one of these we get cranky and we ask ourselves 'why do we keep doing this?'" Seriously though why do I keep doing this? I don't know, I like urban fantasy/paranormal stuff. The Sookie Stackhouse books were really pretty awesome until they weren't and I was a big time fan of "True Blood" again until I just wasn't. I think part of t I have only myself to blame. Every single time I read another crappy Charlaine Harris book I say; "This is the last time we're doing this me! Seriously every time we read one of these we get cranky and we ask ourselves 'why do we keep doing this?'" Seriously though why do I keep doing this? I don't know, I like urban fantasy/paranormal stuff. The Sookie Stackhouse books were really pretty awesome until they weren't and I was a big time fan of "True Blood" again until I just wasn't. I think part of the problem is Harris just doesn't know when to quit. Even when she runs out of stories she somehow keeps right on trucking trying to rend more blood from completely wrung out stones. This series in particular is actually populated by characters from her other books who disappeared from those books so they could move to the locale for this series!? So here we are at the (dear god please please) last book in the Midnight Texas series where a bunch of paranormal types pass the time spying on each other, wanting desperately to sleep with each other, and keeping boring secrets from each other. Its fascinating reading really. There's a vampire and his hired assassin concubine with daddy issues and some dude who runs a pawn shop and the local witch who's in love with him and her talking cat (yup) and some gay guys and their yappy dog who own a nail salon/antique store (because they're gay guys, that's what those people DO) and there's probably some other people but I'm putting myself to sleep just describing these guys. The problem with this series has mainly been that for a trilogy it really doesn't have like an actual story arc to build from and resolve. Like I can't for the life of me remember what happened in the last two books I just know I didn't need to even check back since this book had nothing to do with them. These people just hang out in this dusty little town and have individual adventures or whatever and then its over. Is there something special about the town that has attracted them all to it? Well kinda but its never expanded on. What is continuously brought up is how damn boring and awful the town is so it makes even less sense that everyone loves it so much. Have they each been gathered here for a specific purpose? Well kinda but its only brought up in the last book and thus feels more like a tacked on after thought then something the books have actually been working toward. It doesn't help that these characters are dull as dish water. I mean reaaalllyyy dull. And I think you have to work to make vampires, witches, weretigers and frickin' angels boring. I could not have cared less about any of these characters or their boring as hell town. Also despite continued to references to everybody being a "family" or whatever none of these people seem to like each other AT ALL. Harris toggles back and forth between narrators throughout the book (which isn't jarring at all since they all sound the same) and it seems like everyone is always thinking about how they don't like/trust so and so because of X. There's just nothing to invest in here. Some of these characters have gone through some traumatic stuff but its all just brought up like a casual aside. Things like being molested as a child are discussed as lacidaisicaly as who's turn it is to wash the dishes. I mean I get these people are supposed to be stoic but c'mon. There's also no sex which, if you're me, is at least the top two reason you read Harris to begin with. There's some abstract discussions about and around the idea of sex but the one payoff in this is about as stimulating as my shoe (actually my shoes are nice today so bad comparison). I guess you should read this if you've read the others? Since there was all of one point that I cared about at all getting resolved I stuck it out but honestly this is a boring, lazily constructed mashup of other, better Harris books. You will not be missing a thing if you pass it up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)

    This book frustrated me so many ways along the way. If not for the satisfying ending, I wouldn't have rated it 4 stars. But since beginning this series, I felt like in this book the author finally connected the dots from previous books and made the characters act in a believable way. But I hate misunderstanding as a plot conflict tool. And this book had it in spades for the tiny amount of romance and I mean tiny, this series offers. And that annoyed the shit out of me, to the point I stopped roo This book frustrated me so many ways along the way. If not for the satisfying ending, I wouldn't have rated it 4 stars. But since beginning this series, I felt like in this book the author finally connected the dots from previous books and made the characters act in a believable way. But I hate misunderstanding as a plot conflict tool. And this book had it in spades for the tiny amount of romance and I mean tiny, this series offers. And that annoyed the shit out of me, to the point I stopped rooting for "the guy", name not mentioned for spoilers sake and rooted for the very viable alternative.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jilly

    I wish the town of Midnight, Texas really existed. Since I live in Texas, I would be all over that like a cheap suit. he's wearing the hell out of that thing! They need a bigger population. And, I bring a lot to the table. I read. I crochet. Um.... sometimes I cook... not often. I don't exactly have any marketable skills, but look, I can do things, okay? Probably. If I tried. I'm sure I would make a great addition to their town. I'm coming to join you, my friends! In this last installment of the ser I wish the town of Midnight, Texas really existed. Since I live in Texas, I would be all over that like a cheap suit. he's wearing the hell out of that thing! They need a bigger population. And, I bring a lot to the table. I read. I crochet. Um.... sometimes I cook... not often. I don't exactly have any marketable skills, but look, I can do things, okay? Probably. If I tried. I'm sure I would make a great addition to their town. I'm coming to join you, my friends! In this last installment of the series, we have a big bad who lives under the ground in Midnight who is causing all sorts of trouble. Just a bunch of suicides and such. But, the good news is that he is killing people who upset our neighborhood witch, Fiji, so he's not that bad of a guy. Maybe he means well. But, the residents of the town need to get together and stop the big bad. It's just not good for business to have a traffic light that causes people to want to commit suicide. I mean, I know that it can be pretty annoying when you get stopped at a traffic light when there is absolutely NO other cars around and then it takes forever to change. But, when it comes down to suicide or running the light, I'll chance the ticket. scumbag traffic light is a scumbag So, we get all of our magical people getting together to stop the murderous traffic-light-monster. And, it's pretty epic. If you like public sex. I say no more. Read it if you want to know.

  5. 4 out of 5

    BrokenTune

    I'm really disappointed. This book started out pretty well, with Midnight, a small town in Texas, and its unusual locals, with a series of mysterious suicides at the cross-road, with a fascinating interaction between the characters. And then? Then nothing happened. For ages, the plot drifted from one backstory to a sidestory to another backstory to another bit about a character, all of which had little to do with the mysterious suicides. What added to the disappointment was that the story then m I'm really disappointed. This book started out pretty well, with Midnight, a small town in Texas, and its unusual locals, with a series of mysterious suicides at the cross-road, with a fascinating interaction between the characters. And then? Then nothing happened. For ages, the plot drifted from one backstory to a sidestory to another backstory to another bit about a character, all of which had little to do with the mysterious suicides. What added to the disappointment was that the story then made a lot of references to the previous books in the story - none of which, again, was all that relevant to the mysterious suicides. I lost interest about 30% percent in but struggled on because I hoped the narrative would pick up. It didn't really. Not impressed..

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anna's Herding Cats

    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. Things are definitely getting interesting in Midnight, Texas and it's SO fun to go along for the ride! I'm really loving this series and the whole ensemble cast. Add in danger, romance, some new arrivals, finding out a few of the town's secrets...yeah, Night Shift upped the game and, damn, it was a blast! The quick of it is that a big bad is rumbling in Midnight and people are acting strange. Well, stranger than normal. This is Midnight after all. This tim Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. Things are definitely getting interesting in Midnight, Texas and it's SO fun to go along for the ride! I'm really loving this series and the whole ensemble cast. Add in danger, romance, some new arrivals, finding out a few of the town's secrets...yeah, Night Shift upped the game and, damn, it was a blast! The quick of it is that a big bad is rumbling in Midnight and people are acting strange. Well, stranger than normal. This is Midnight after all. This time around, though, it's life or death as people are drawn to the town's crossroads--in an almost possessed way-- and are killing themselves. It's up to the town's main players to figure out why and put a stop to the madness that's infecting so many. One of the things I'm loving about this series is that there isn't one person this series is about. It's really a group story. There's lots of head hopping between all of the characters but it's done in a masterful way and works. It so works. I love spending time with all of them. With the witch and her familiar, the psychic with a crush, the vampire and his ladyfriend, the tigers, the fallen angels and even the lowly human pawn shop owner. It was fun seeing little bits of their pasts and their desires and their secrets brought to light. They all just came alive and I totally want to live in Midnight--minus the big bad scary happening lol I just love their eclectic mix mash of personalities, abilities and such. The big bad and a new arrival into town were...interesting and curious and brought some very interesting revelations to the townsfolk. There was a little weirdness at the end with how it was all dealt with that was just...odd but other than that I loved seeing the group deal with the weird happenings and figuring out a way to stop it all. I devoured Night Shift and can't freaking wait until the next one. The wait is going to be painful. I need me some more were-tigers, please! If you like a little paranormal woo-woo and a good mystery...definitely one to check out. Plus, seriously, weretigers!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Karen ⊰✿

    I absolutely loved this series, but unfortunately this book was the weakest for me. I think with books 1 & 2 there was some slow character development whereas in this one, all pretence is gone and Midnight is a town of supernaturals. In this book there is a demon doing terrible things to the town, and Fiji, in particular, has to accept more of herself in order to defeat it. we do get more of an insight into other characters, but the story-lines are not completely closed. Although Harris has said I absolutely loved this series, but unfortunately this book was the weakest for me. I think with books 1 & 2 there was some slow character development whereas in this one, all pretence is gone and Midnight is a town of supernaturals. In this book there is a demon doing terrible things to the town, and Fiji, in particular, has to accept more of herself in order to defeat it. we do get more of an insight into other characters, but the story-lines are not completely closed. Although Harris has said many times she was only commissioned to write 3 books, I wonder if more will be released now this has been made into a TV show. I did enjoy the crossover characters as someone from every series of Harris' either lives in or visits Midnight. Particularly Manfred (from Harper Connelly series) and Bobo Winthrop (from Lily Bard series) were interesting to me because this was like seeing the "all grown up" version of them. Recommended for fans of Harris, or for anyone who knows of her work but hasn't read any yet. This is a good series to begin with.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rabiasyed

    can't wait for this, just heard it will be made into a TV movie for NBC The 3rd book was kind of "anticlimactic" lol, the first two were much better. Sorry to see these characters go. can't wait for this, just heard it will be made into a TV movie for NBC The 3rd book was kind of "anticlimactic" lol, the first two were much better. Sorry to see these characters go.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    My understanding is that this is the last of the trilogy. Which is excellent, because this plot was pathetic. If I hadn't been aware that Harris can write better, I might have given it three stars but I doubt it. There are lots of plot points not really tied up. Most of the plot didn't seem to hold together particularly well. There were far too many people coming out of nowhere in this book to contribute information. There was an assassination attempt going on that got lots of play, then kind of My understanding is that this is the last of the trilogy. Which is excellent, because this plot was pathetic. If I hadn't been aware that Harris can write better, I might have given it three stars but I doubt it. There are lots of plot points not really tied up. Most of the plot didn't seem to hold together particularly well. There were far too many people coming out of nowhere in this book to contribute information. There was an assassination attempt going on that got lots of play, then kind of stopped and Dad and daughter suddenly seemed to make up when the daughter had been very determined to never do that. I still don't see how the spies were working to keep Olivia safe other than reporting to her dad. How they did that and what they reported was never explained. Nor why Pop felt he had to protect his daughter who was extremely capable all by herself. I like some of the characters but the whole 3 books just more or less drifted along as if the aim of the series was to see how many trees could be destroyed for this series. Actually, now that I think about it, I am lowering my rating to one star. I will be very cautious before picking up another series by Harris. This was disgraceful.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    3.5 stars, rounded down I really like the town of Midnight and its kooky variety of inhabitants... but I needed more from this ending. If this was really the last book in this series, then I'm sorely disappointed. If this was a middle-of-the-series book (which is what it felt like), then I am satisified with that ending... but if this is truly the last one she plans on writing for Midnight, Texas, then she should have worked harder on the ending to provide more closure. All she did was leave a bu 3.5 stars, rounded down I really like the town of Midnight and its kooky variety of inhabitants... but I needed more from this ending. If this was really the last book in this series, then I'm sorely disappointed. If this was a middle-of-the-series book (which is what it felt like), then I am satisified with that ending... but if this is truly the last one she plans on writing for Midnight, Texas, then she should have worked harder on the ending to provide more closure. All she did was leave a bunch of unanswered questions and a really anti-climactic final few chapters, which is a shame, because these characters deserved better. Wouldn't be surprised if it comes out that, since this is being made into a TV series, we get another book or two. If so, this I'll change my rating on this one.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book! The final book in Midnight Texas series has arrived and I was easy to say more than just a little bit excited to read it! THE WORLD: Once again we are in Midnight, Texas. It is a small town, really just a crossroad around which are few building popped up and a handful of people live. Tho saying people is rather inaccurate as it is mainly supernatural that lives here. Yes, the supernatural in this world exist. Really, it is a world that we met already in Sookie MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book! The final book in Midnight Texas series has arrived and I was easy to say more than just a little bit excited to read it! THE WORLD: Once again we are in Midnight, Texas. It is a small town, really just a crossroad around which are few building popped up and a handful of people live. Tho saying people is rather inaccurate as it is mainly supernatural that lives here. Yes, the supernatural in this world exist. Really, it is a world that we met already in Sookie series and Charlaine Harris just expanded it a little bit by telling a story of a small town away from Louisiana. CHARACTERS: As it a final book in the series we already know our main characters: Fiji, Manfred, Lamuel, Olivia and few others. The two characters that arrived in Midnight in the second book Quinn and Dietrich also have become the regulars in the final book. Oh and Quinn...yes that is the same Quinn we all so loved in Sookie series, the super hot weretiger! But if you are not familiar with my take on each of the Midnight residents (reviews of Midnight Crossroad and Day Shift) I am gonna quickly summarize them. So Fiji turns out to be our ultimate main character. She is a witch and even so her personality seems to be rather weak in first book it really growth throughout the series. In Night Shift Fiji is rather early in the book fed up with Bobo not noticing her and starts taking things into her arms. How I feel about her? I must say I did not like her too much in the first book but by now I love Fiji dearly. She also has this cat Mr Snuggly who speaks and is just hilarious. Next we have Manfred who actually does not play a big role anymore. He is a psychic and a very untraditional guy but other than that he does not stand out. I like Manfred, I think he adds a lot to the Midnight bunch. Next, Lameul. The famous vampire of Midnight. Frankly I do not know why but I just kept picturing Lameul as Frankenstein :D My mind is really weird sometimes. I think the description of Lameul just clicked with the image of Frankenstein we are so familiar with. Okay, Lamuel's lover is Olivia, we actually get even more of her story in this book and even so I did not like her in Day Shift I must say it changed. Now I not just tolerate Olivia but rather like her too. Who else am I forgetting? Oh yes Bobo, well frankly there was so little of Bobo in this book that I cannot even describe my feelings towards him. Oh and we also have Dietrich...yeah he is for some reason the number one character of Midnight series that I hate. I just get that feeling whenever he shows up in the book and no matter what characters say I just hate him. The poor kid did not do anything bad, I just somehow hate them that is it. LOVE: So I mentioned already that Fiji is done with Bobo really early in the book. Well unfortunately it does not last long. This book basically is about Fiji being a virgin and having sex in front of everybody on crossroad to seal off the demon buried under crossroad with her virginity blood. Yeah you heard me right. I could not believe it myself up till the moment it actually happened. So I do not know if there was really love. There is a follow up of Fiji and Bobo not leaving the bed after this whole public sex for a few days but I just try to delete the ending of my memory all together. PLUS: It was really nice read till about where the things started to get creepy. MINUS: The whole ending with what I mentioned in the love part. Please do not make me repeat it. OVERALL: I am still not sure, I mean I just cannot process that Charlaine Harris would write such ending. I mean seriously?! For me it was just too much and I choose to ignore it all together. It never happened. I just refuse. MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rachel (Kalanadi)

    The Midnight, Texas books are the stale leftovers of Charlaine Harris's previous series, neutered of life, emotion, and sexy romps by excruciatingly mediocre prose, insultingly thin plots, and characters so stereotypical that they verge on prejudice. I really need to stop reading this series. On the one hand, after 32 books, I'm pretty much committed to trying everything Harris has written just to have an informed opinion. ON THE OTHER HAND, what the ever-living f*** is up with this virgin blood pu The Midnight, Texas books are the stale leftovers of Charlaine Harris's previous series, neutered of life, emotion, and sexy romps by excruciatingly mediocre prose, insultingly thin plots, and characters so stereotypical that they verge on prejudice. I really need to stop reading this series. On the one hand, after 32 books, I'm pretty much committed to trying everything Harris has written just to have an informed opinion. ON THE OTHER HAND, what the ever-living f*** is up with this virgin blood public sex witch-raping demon plot???!!! It's like an episode of Buffy, except it's that cringe-inducing BAD episode of Buffy you watched on fast-forward.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dianne

    I am sorry to see this trilogy end...but I am not altogether sure that this IS the end. I am hoping that in the future we might visit Midnight again and see how its residents are fairing. I will just say that this novel ties up everything we needed to be tied up. Everyone has their ending and I do mean everyone. I loved this trilogy so much; I loved revisiting all the different characters that were crucial to the series. We finally can understand what Madonna and Teacher are doing in Midnight, wh I am sorry to see this trilogy end...but I am not altogether sure that this IS the end. I am hoping that in the future we might visit Midnight again and see how its residents are fairing. I will just say that this novel ties up everything we needed to be tied up. Everyone has their ending and I do mean everyone. I loved this trilogy so much; I loved revisiting all the different characters that were crucial to the series. We finally can understand what Madonna and Teacher are doing in Midnight, why Bobo and Fiji hadn't gotten together yet, what binds Lemuel and Olivia together, and even what lured Manfred to the town. If this IS truly the end then I feel that it was done with panache and the subtle humor that the author is known for. I don't want to give away too much so I will just say that this novel ties up everything we needed to be tied up however it did leave me wanting a little more. Maybe we could expect a novella in the near future?

  14. 4 out of 5

    ☕️Kimberly

    Night Shift is the final book and brings with it troubles that have laid peacefully for two-hundred and fifty years but something has awaken. This story focuses on all the loose threads, romantic stirrings and threads from previous books. It brought a sense of closure even if I felt the climactic battle fizzled a little.  Harris accomplishes all of this while still giving us a chilling mystery. I love that we got to see movement regarding Olivia and her father. Manfred seems to have found his ha Night Shift is the final book and brings with it troubles that have laid peacefully for two-hundred and fifty years but something has awaken. This story focuses on all the loose threads, romantic stirrings and threads from previous books. It brought a sense of closure even if I felt the climactic battle fizzled a little.  Harris accomplishes all of this while still giving us a chilling mystery. I love that we got to see movement regarding Olivia and her father. Manfred seems to have found his happy and outsiders have become a part of Midnight. I will honestly miss this little town and its kooky inhabitants. I loved the concept of a small-town for supernatural misfits or perhaps loners is a better term. I will let you decide. Harris left a few threads open and it might disappoint those who like things wrapped up in cute little packages. I love to imagine what will become of these characters as I secretly hope the author does another book. So far I’ve been luck with these silent prayers. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer

  15. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    Night Shift is the final book in the Midnight, Texas trilogy by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Midnight, Texas is home to some very unusual residents. Some are humans with special qualities; some are decidedly not human, despite their appearances. But when the Crossroad starts to attract people bent on committing suicide, the psychic, the witch, the vampire, the shapeshifters (were-tigers), the angels and their human friends all realise that Midnight is also home to a powerful Demon. Night Shift is the final book in the Midnight, Texas trilogy by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Midnight, Texas is home to some very unusual residents. Some are humans with special qualities; some are decidedly not human, despite their appearances. But when the Crossroad starts to attract people bent on committing suicide, the psychic, the witch, the vampire, the shapeshifters (were-tigers), the angels and their human friends all realise that Midnight is also home to a powerful Demon. The rather gorgeous Sylvester Ravenwing has arrived to manage the Gas N Go, but is there another reason he’s in Midnight? When her somewhat obnoxious older sister, Kiki turns up, it really is the last thing Fiji Cavanaugh needs. Lemuel Bridger is working on the translation from Etruscan of the old Vampire books found in Midnight Pawn, hoping he will discover just what is ailing the town. When he eventually learns than someone’s virginity needs to be sacrificed to prevent a virgin sacrifice of a much deadlier sort, some of the town’s residents are more enthusiastic than others. From each earlier series that Harris has written, readers will recognise a secondary character who plays a larger role in this series: Sheriff Arthur Smith, Bobo Winthrop, Manfred Bernardo and John Quinn all appear. This instalment features several suicides, a hardware store visit, a séance, an attempted murder, a magical killing and a very sexy climax. The back story of several regular characters is explored, and Harris gives the reader a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, while still allowing scope for the town to be revisited. Very enjoyable!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Urban Fantasy *Rating* 3.0 *My Thoughts* Night Shift, by author Charlaine Harris, is the third installment in the Midnight, Texas series. Midnight, Texas is a strange place. It is a crossroads and the place where an eclectic bunch of paranormals and humans call Home. There is vampire (Lemuel Bridger), witch (Fiji Cavanaugh), psychic (Manfred Bernardo), were-tigers (Rev, Diedrik, and his father John Quinn), Fallen Angels (Chuy Villegas and Joe Strong), and humans Olivia Cha *Source* Publisher *Genre* Urban Fantasy *Rating* 3.0 *My Thoughts* Night Shift, by author Charlaine Harris, is the third installment in the Midnight, Texas series. Midnight, Texas is a strange place. It is a crossroads and the place where an eclectic bunch of paranormals and humans call Home. There is vampire (Lemuel Bridger), witch (Fiji Cavanaugh), psychic (Manfred Bernardo), were-tigers (Rev, Diedrik, and his father John Quinn), Fallen Angels (Chuy Villegas and Joe Strong), and humans Olivia Charity, Bobo Winthrop, Teacher and Madonna Reed. *Full Review Posting @ Gizmos Reviews 05/07/2016* Link Below http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/201... *Published* May 3rd 2016 by Ace

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Read in one sitting- I think Harris should change her name to Quirky Addictive because she writes super strange stories that I love and am totally obsessed with. Also: Fiji is getting fierce! And Olivia is getting sweet!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Stoolfire

    The inhabitants of Midnight, Texas are what really make this series. They're what I will miss the most about it all. I loved that the more we got into this series the more supernatural elements we got into. I just wish that this wasn't the final book. It doesn't exactly read like a grand finale, so I can still hope (especially since the tv adaptation is most likely gone for good). Now, I'll have to read the Harper Connelly series to see a little more of Manfred. The inhabitants of Midnight, Texas are what really make this series. They're what I will miss the most about it all. I loved that the more we got into this series the more supernatural elements we got into. I just wish that this wasn't the final book. It doesn't exactly read like a grand finale, so I can still hope (especially since the tv adaptation is most likely gone for good). Now, I'll have to read the Harper Connelly series to see a little more of Manfred.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)

    Posted originally on my blog: The Writer's Inkwell I find that I’m still struggling to decide how much I like this particular series. As a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series, there are moments where I just want to scream or throw these books at the wall and then there are moments when I really appreciate the series. On the plus side, I really enjoy the fact Harris has put more focus on all of the town’s residents as opposed to just one character. I didn’t really mind the single character developm Posted originally on my blog: The Writer's Inkwell I find that I’m still struggling to decide how much I like this particular series. As a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series, there are moments where I just want to scream or throw these books at the wall and then there are moments when I really appreciate the series. On the plus side, I really enjoy the fact Harris has put more focus on all of the town’s residents as opposed to just one character. I didn’t really mind the single character development in the other series, but I find it’s easier to become invested in the town as a whole when there are multiple characters being highlighted. I also like that she has continued to feature new and different supernatural races in her books. I love the world building and even enjoy seeing the characters from the Sookie Stackhouse series making appearances. As for the plot, I found it to okay. There was a good premise and idea behind all of it, but I felt like it all began to unravel the further you got into the book. Even the ending felt as if it had haphazardly been thrown in, almost as if it had been forgotten. Truthfully, as much as I enjoyed having all of the characters being developed, there was a lot going on and it probably needed better focus on one or two things, instead of everyone’s business. In fact, Olivia’s mess of a back (half) story weighed down the book. Now the bad. Consistency and continuity has been a problem for the author for the decade or so I’ve been reading her work. The truth is, if she didn’t link the Midnight, Texas series to her other series, this wouldn’t be such an issue. When an author creates a series and establishes rules about supernatural races, it’s really difficult not to get confused and upset when they break canon. For example, in this series Lemuel is a psychic vampire who also can sustain himself with human blood. It’s crudely explained as him being a “rarity”, but the truth is, if the series weren’t tied to the others, he could just be what he is. Also, Joe and Chuy are angels and claim to be fallen angels… umm… I read the other series, Angels are not working for a higher entity in that series, but are Fairies who can in a sense be “promoted” after so many years of good deeds. And don’t even get me started on how were children in the other series develop normally and yet, suddenly weretigers mature in their first year of life. So that means Sookie possibly hooked up with a toddler or first grader? And what about Fiji’s sister not knowing about weres? Um… the weres came out before Quinn’s son was born, so that just completely destroys that plot line. I know this seems like I’m being nitpicky, but I can’t help it. Don’t make canon rules if you are going to turn around and just spit on it a few books later. I’m sorry, but I’m not sorry. Canon is canon. Was the story terrible? No. Was it the best book in this series? No. Sadly this series would be way better if there was no link to the other series. As much as I enjoyed having Quinn and his son appear in these books, there are too many contradictions to the established world they are supposed to live in. And I’m sorry, I’m not buying that everyone in Midnight, Texas is the exception to every rule. Reviewer’s note: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Elle's Book Blog

    Release Date: May 3, 2016 Genre: Paranormal and Fantasy I love this series. Plain and simple. I don't care if others hated it, I adored it. And I will happily admit that I am sad that this is the last installment because had it been another 10+ book series I would have devoured every single one. Sigh... Charlaine Harris gets me every time. Her books are pure magic in my hands and I will read every one she puts on the shelf. Sure I may be a little behind in her releases but I still always looks Release Date: May 3, 2016 Genre: Paranormal and Fantasy I love this series. Plain and simple. I don't care if others hated it, I adored it. And I will happily admit that I am sad that this is the last installment because had it been another 10+ book series I would have devoured every single one. Sigh... Charlaine Harris gets me every time. Her books are pure magic in my hands and I will read every one she puts on the shelf. Sure I may be a little behind in her releases but I still always looks forward to them. With that, this is the final book in the Midnight Texas series and should be read in order of publication. If not, the characters will be very confusing to you as they are all the same throughout the series. Only, they grow more in each one. Seeing them change and develop is a great touch and I will miss them all terribly. For those who are unfamiliar with this series, let it be known that it is of paranormal and fantasy nature. There are demons, witches, vampires, psychics (remember Manfred from the Harper Connelly series), angels, and more. There are spells to be cast, bad guys to be killed, and a cast of characters who will seep their way into your heart. There is also a great story line underneath each book that will hook you from the get-go. In this one, the residents of Midnight have to save the town from an old demon and will stop at nothing to do so. Even if it means banding together with people you may not really like... Overall, I loved this book, I loved this series, and I love Charlaine Harris. She has been a favorite author of mine for many many years and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! I am sure rooting for her to start a new series to hook me. If you ARE familiar with the series and as sad as I am to see it go remember this: NBC will be airing the television show this summer!! Wohoo!! I can't wait to watch it and see how it compares to the books!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Derrick

    I'm glad I finished this series. The whole reason behind deciding to read the series was I needed some kind of closure because the television series was cancelled without any real ending. I was satisfied with the ending of the book series. I did feel like it got a little graphic there towards the end. Up to that point, the series had more of a PG-13 vibe. If I had to choose a favorite of the series, I'd go with this one. I also enjoyed the author's simple yet effective style of writing. I'm glad I finished this series. The whole reason behind deciding to read the series was I needed some kind of closure because the television series was cancelled without any real ending. I was satisfied with the ending of the book series. I did feel like it got a little graphic there towards the end. Up to that point, the series had more of a PG-13 vibe. If I had to choose a favorite of the series, I'd go with this one. I also enjoyed the author's simple yet effective style of writing.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    I love this series for many reasons, but the biggest is Harris' writing style. It isn't just a story, it is a reading experience. From the first line "The first suicide arrives one October night." I feel like part of the town of Midnight, Texas, flawlessly slipping into each character's head when the point of view changes. And I like everyone in the town. Would I live there if it was real? Hell, yes! You should see the weretigers... *fans self* Something is waking up underneath the crossroad in M I love this series for many reasons, but the biggest is Harris' writing style. It isn't just a story, it is a reading experience. From the first line "The first suicide arrives one October night." I feel like part of the town of Midnight, Texas, flawlessly slipping into each character's head when the point of view changes. And I like everyone in the town. Would I live there if it was real? Hell, yes! You should see the weretigers... *fans self* Something is waking up underneath the crossroad in Midnight and the very secretive residents of the town must work together to figure out what it is and how to stop it. We finally get to learn about everyone's past, but unfortunately all the loose end were tied up so it appears this will be the last Midnight, Texas book...and that makes me sad. I will miss quirky Fiji, adorkable Manfred, awkward Bobo, scary Olivia, mysterious Lemuel, somber Rev, contrite Chuy and Joe, and hanging out at the Pawn Shop. Many thanks to Harris for letting me move into Midnight, Texas for a little while. Review: Midnight Crossroad & Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #1 ) 5 "Ritual Sex" Sheep http://www.ismellsheep.com/2016/05/bo...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Griflet

    Balls...this was bad. "Everyone who worked at the kennel agreed that if all gay people were as nice and modest and normal as Chuy Villegas and Joe Strong, they wouldn't mind having them around." Balls...this was bad. "Everyone who worked at the kennel agreed that if all gay people were as nice and modest and normal as Chuy Villegas and Joe Strong, they wouldn't mind having them around."

  24. 4 out of 5

    Elyse

    Welp, this was a very mediocre trilogy. Glad it's over. (view spoiler)[I did like that Arthur Smith went from normal policework in Aurora Teagarden to supernatural policework in this trilogy and didn't even bat an eye. He was pretty weak in the Aurora series. (hide spoiler)] What was the finale in this series ended up being the "finale" of the first season. So after that, the show went out on its own. The show wasn't very good either and that got cancelled after 2 seasons. Now Sookie is my only Welp, this was a very mediocre trilogy. Glad it's over. (view spoiler)[I did like that Arthur Smith went from normal policework in Aurora Teagarden to supernatural policework in this trilogy and didn't even bat an eye. He was pretty weak in the Aurora series. (hide spoiler)] What was the finale in this series ended up being the "finale" of the first season. So after that, the show went out on its own. The show wasn't very good either and that got cancelled after 2 seasons. Now Sookie is my only Harris series left to read (besides Gunnie Rose), I've only read the first one.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bambi Unbridled

    The series in Midnight, Texas is getting progressively better with each book. I love the diverse cast of misfits in this curious town, and each resident has their own abilities and secrets. So far, I have found the female Midnighters more interesting than the men... but with the emergence of my favorite character from the Sookie Stackhouse series, Quinn, that may change as the series progress. In this installment of the series, stranger-than-usual happenings are occurring in Midnight. People are The series in Midnight, Texas is getting progressively better with each book. I love the diverse cast of misfits in this curious town, and each resident has their own abilities and secrets. So far, I have found the female Midnighters more interesting than the men... but with the emergence of my favorite character from the Sookie Stackhouse series, Quinn, that may change as the series progress. In this installment of the series, stranger-than-usual happenings are occurring in Midnight. People are traveling there in a trance-like state to commit suicide in the middle of the crossroad. Even more curious, all of these suicidal people seemed to have wronged the resident witch, Fiji, in some way. And Fiji is changing. She has decided to live up to her potential as a witch. She is done pining after Bobo and is taking control of her life. Well, until some disembodied voice starts talking to her and everything goes to pot. I enjoyed Fiji's growth in this book, especially that her and Olivia are growing closer together. And I am a huge fan of Fiji's egomaniac familiar/cat - Mr. Snuggles. His haughty dialogue (yes, he can talk) is totally what I would expect from any cat. Olivia, resident human assassin and girlfriend to the resident vampire, Lemuel, plays a prevalent part in this book as well. We learned quite a bit about Olivia in Day Shift... but now we really get the down and dirty and learn all about her tragic past and some of the reason why she became her particular brand of badass. We also learned more about the mysterious Lemuel, the rare vampire, and his origins. Olivia and Lemuel pay a visit to the vampy nest of Joseph Velasquez (Stan's successor), who you may remember from Sookie's series. I am really excited to see how the future between Olivia and Lemuel will unfold, particularly now that we have learned that Show Spoiler A new character is introduced and has taken over duties at the Gas and Go... and this individual has has a special relationship with Manfred, the resident psychic. I hope he sticks around for a while. I can't wrap up this review without mentioning my favorite character, John Quinn. Quinn is a tiger shifter who survived the Sookie Stackhouse series, and he was one of my favorites. I was so excited when he joined the Midnight cast in Day Shift... and we got to see even more of him in Night Shift. Quinn has left his son, Diedrick, to be raised in Midnight because its too dangerous to take him on the road. But now Quinn is back, Diedrick is rapidly maturing, and it seems that we may see much more of Quinn in future installments. At least I hope so. He is wonderfully yummy and I would like for him to find his HEA. I would even love to see him get his own spinoff series - hint hint, Ms. Harris. Quinn's former mate, Tijgerin, is no longer in the picture. It appears she died... but I don't remember how. If you know, please shoot me a comment below! I enjoyed the mystery aspect of the book and, because there was more than one plot conflict occurring, it kept me turning the page all day long. The main conflict did have a bit of an odd resolution.. but, hey, what else can you expect in Midnight? I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars / 2 flames. Full review posted at Bambi Unbridled

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Charlaine Harris' books are always quick and fun to read, but overall I have found the Midnight series (trilogy?) to be a bit thin on plot. I also feel that while there are several intriguing characters, we are never really given enough time with any one of them to really get a feel for their story. In the end I was left with what seemed like snap shots of life in a strange small town, but not many strong feelings about specifics. This third book of the Midnight series mostly focuses on the witc Charlaine Harris' books are always quick and fun to read, but overall I have found the Midnight series (trilogy?) to be a bit thin on plot. I also feel that while there are several intriguing characters, we are never really given enough time with any one of them to really get a feel for their story. In the end I was left with what seemed like snap shots of life in a strange small town, but not many strong feelings about specifics. This third book of the Midnight series mostly focuses on the witch Fiji, as she deals with the imminent potential rising of a local dark power. There is a B plot involving Fiji's romantic feelings towards her best friend, and this plot was horribly stretched out to the point of absurdity. The entire "love triangle" exists because Fiji's main love interest is such an idiot that when his initial fumbling overture towards her is misunderstood he retreats, avoids her, and does literally nothing to correct her assumptions. Misunderstandings that only exist to drag out a plot and could be solved by about thirty seconds of actual conversation just annoy me. I saw another reviewer on this site refer to this series as more of an outline for a tv show then an actual book series and I think that this is relatively accurate. We're given sketches of all sorts of interestingly colorful characters but in the end I don't feel as if I was left with enough development for any of them. In fact, after reading this book I went back and re-read the Harper Connelly series, where Midnight character Manfred was originally introduced, and Manfred got more development as a side character there then he did in Midnight. The strong point of this trilogy is the rural small town setting, not something I see all that frequently in urban fantasy but something that is one of Harris' strengths. It was also nice to see a cast of characters that features a nice variety of races, sexualities, and body types. Despite finding these books a bit thin compared to Harris' earlier work, I would love to see what a tv show could do with these characters.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I love these. They're light and a bit cheesy and fun and I live in a small town (not quite as small as Midnight though) and I could totally see these happening here. It was exactly what I needed after reading a book that I just did not click with very well. I am very disappointed that I have to wait for the next one until next year. I love these. They're light and a bit cheesy and fun and I live in a small town (not quite as small as Midnight though) and I could totally see these happening here. It was exactly what I needed after reading a book that I just did not click with very well. I am very disappointed that I have to wait for the next one until next year.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    Great series. Really enjoyed this book. I'm still wondering who the guy in the hotel is. Glad there was some kind of resolution between Bobo and Fiji. By the way, Charlaine Harris comes up with great names for people. Great series. Really enjoyed this book. I'm still wondering who the guy in the hotel is. Glad there was some kind of resolution between Bobo and Fiji. By the way, Charlaine Harris comes up with great names for people.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lana Cindric

    I'm so sad that there isn't a fourth book in the series. This is by far one of the most entertaining and engaging series I have ever read. I haven't been able to stop reading for two days (I breathed in Day Shift two days ago, and Night Shift yesterday). My task list overflowed, I forgot to eat, and I ignored everyone. 15/10 would do it again. I'm so sad that there isn't a fourth book in the series. This is by far one of the most entertaining and engaging series I have ever read. I haven't been able to stop reading for two days (I breathed in Day Shift two days ago, and Night Shift yesterday). My task list overflowed, I forgot to eat, and I ignored everyone. 15/10 would do it again.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Better than "Day Shift", although I did find the resolution came too easily. It was nice to get to know Lemuel better, I actually found him to be very sweet, which was surprising. Better than "Day Shift", although I did find the resolution came too easily. It was nice to get to know Lemuel better, I actually found him to be very sweet, which was surprising.

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