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  • Midnight Angel

  • The Thorn Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kimberly Loth
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

Trapped in a dark cult, sixteen-year-old Naomi Aren has lived a quiet, albeit unhappy, life nestled deep in the hills of the Ozarks. With uncut hair, denim skirts, and only roses for friends, Naomi seldom questions why her life is different from other kids at school. Until the day her abusive father, who is also the cult’s leader, announces her wedding. Naomi must marry Dwayne Yerdin, a bully who reeks of sweat and manure and is the only one person who scares her worse than her father.

Then she meets Kai, the mysterious boy who brings her exotic new roses and stolen midnight kisses. Kisses that bring her a supernatural strength she never knew she had. As the big day approaches, Naomi unearths more secrets of about her father’s cult. She learns she has power of her own and while Kai may have awakened that power, Naomi must find a way to use it to escape Dwayne and her father - without destroying herself.

©2014 Kimberly Loth (P)2014 Kimberly Loth

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Emotional and engaging.

It starts off a little slow, but then becomes well paced. Without spoiling anything, the storyline is really good and very heartwrenching. Naomi is a well written main character as are kai and the others, there were parts of the story that made me horrified. It is very descriptive to the point you can almost imagine yourself as Naomi, I felt her pain and suffering as if it was my own. I really loved book one and can't wait to read the next book, there's so much mystery to many of the characters that I need to know.

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  • jjoneeight
  • 10-02-16

MUST READ!!

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this fantasy romance type book. It took me a couple chapters to warm up to it, but all I can say now is... Give me more! Naomi is a young girl who many can identify with, living in an abused neglected situation with her parents. She finds love fantastically unexpected. If you like romance, and you like a good book with amazing character, do yourself a favor and buy this book!! I can't wait to listen to more by this author!! I also have to give props to the narrator for keeping me in the moment and full of emotion just by the different voices and the way she makes it so easy to distinguish from one character to the next!

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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  • ED
  • 24-01-15

Suspenseful & Emotional, a Great Listen!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The tension at the beginning, with Naomi's family and the mysterious events happening around her really draw you in. It's a unique and well told story.

What does Emma Lysy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She captured a range of emotions that added a lot of depth.

Any additional comments?

A+ would recommend!

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  • Magayla
  • 02-01-15

Oh my gosh

I loved all about the book there was nothing that I did not LOVE about the book

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  • Jessica
  • 19-12-15

Loth did an excellent job keeping me interested

Nine times out of ten I would have rated this book a 2-star or lower. This is almost never my type of book. The teen angst, sudden magic ability, love triangle, surprise villain... all these thing usually add up to a big disappointment for me. But Loth did an excellent job keeping me interested despite all the reasons I could have had to hate it.

I think at least part of my enrapture with the book came from listening to Emma Lysy narrate the story. It never felt like someone was reading me a story; it felt like I was watching a movie. She did an excellent job portraying each character and their emotions.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

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  • Tracy
  • 01-03-21

Clean magical romance

I titled it that way because that’s exactly what the story is. After reading it it should have been labeled a YA bookIn that The storyline is definitely for younger readers. I listen to the audible selection of this book and it was excellent. the Audible book and the narration was excellent. Even stating all of that it was still a good book.

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  • DK
  • 14-01-16

Not At All What I Expected-Disappointing


I missed something in the description when *I agreed to listen to this book in exchange for my review. I absolutely hate nor understand any sort of paranormal, sci-fi, supernatural, etc. books. They are too far off the fantasy side for me to understand or care about.

Vampires, changelings, man beasts, ghosts, witches, etc. No. No. No. No. No!

I only discovered that this book was in that sort of category about three hours in. (Yes, I am that dense!) Actually, that is a credit to the author as it was introduced so subtly.

I stopped listening partway into Part Two. So I can only critique/review to that part that far.

Please don't fault the author because of the content for category and my decision not to finish the book.

Now onto my review:

Naomi is stuck in the backwoods of Arkansas (Ozarks, which could also be Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma) she had a somewhat normal life until her dad enrolled the entire family into a religious cult. As with almost any of those style groups, women are secondary and children third – until it becomes time to wed. Then a virgin daughter is the most valuable commodity.

Over dinner one night Naomi learns that she has been betrothed to Dwayne, a boy her age. The kicker is that she is only 16 and he a year older.

As her daily life becomes more wretched, she dreams of subtle kisses, sweet caresses and a sense of love. He always vanishes before she wakes up and she can never picture his face. However when she goes to her favorite place – a greenhouse – there are rose plants that are like none she's ever seen. These must be gifts from this boy.

Naomi is frantic in finding a way out of this marriage that could happen at any time.

Will she be able to? Who is this boy she can sense almost every night in her dreams?

Anything that I list beyond this point would give away details that a reader should discover on his/her own.


As my suspicions of some of the writing edging toward the fantasy/paranormal category, I checked the summary on the books page. Imagine my surprise when I found that it was categorized as Teens >Romance & Friendship!

The author is much more complex and subtle than any other that I have come across in recent history. Kimberly Loth is truly talented.

Emma Lysy is a wonderful narrator. I chose the word narrator instead of performer because I felt I was listening to something being read to me and not performed. That is not a negative, in my opinion. Some narrators perform horribly & over dramatize. Emma Lysy does neither, she is really good.

Notes: This is a paranormal, teen romance & friendship. Descriptions of violence against women & children.

It is tough to review a book WAY outside ones comfort zone or interest. If you found my review helpful in your decision about this book, would you please select yes directly below this paragraph? Thank you so much.

Please consider "following me" here on Audible.com. I purchased a lot of books by authors that I am faithful to. I also have the opportunity to review books in all genres, many that I would not pick up on my own. I have been pleasantly surprised by new authors and narrators.

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  • Karen Reese
  • 26-12-15

Unique Story

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I really enjoyed this audiobook.The narrater did an excellent job and has a pleasant voice.The author created well developed characters and a unique twist on the YA paranormal genre.The main character is a strong young woman who struggles with an abusive family and finding her place in the world.I look forward to reading more by this author and would recommend this book to other fans of the genre.I received a copy of this audiobook from the author via audiobookBlast.com in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Thîãš Lïght
  • 29-10-15

Who says a kiss is just a kiss?

What did you love best about Kissed?

The dynamics of the two parties trying to keep eachother in check despite one or the other going rogue.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The brothers earn a tie spot. They really made for good sibling and love triangle dynamics.

Which character – as performed by Emma Lysy – was your favorite?

Dwayne...I hated this guy with a passion! I wanted to punch him in his hillbilly face. He was voiced perfectly...drawling and dumb as rocks. It was awesome!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely too heavvy for one sitting, but there were days I put off a few tasks to keep listening.

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  • Jan Anderegg -Author of the Julu Series
  • 01-11-21

Fabulous Story

I found this book series after someone suggested if I liked Karen Lynch’s books I would like this author. They were right! Loved this story and I’m going to go buy the second book in the series as soon as I finish this review. If you like reading YA supernatural/fantasy fiction with strong female heroines and great love triangles, don’t miss this! It’s well balanced and well written. The narration was top notch to boot!

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 11-07-21

Interesting World

The world the author created for this story is interesting. I am not an insta-love fan so the romance part of this book fell flat for me. I didn't connect with the main character until late in the book. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. I have read better books by this author so I have hope that the series will get better.