Five Midnights

Five Midnights

Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución. If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other?s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the killer, they'll have to step into the shadows Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución. If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can ...

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Title:Five Midnights
Author:Ann Dávila Cardinal
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:B07GVCNNYJ
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Five Midnights Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    May 30, 2019
    Right off the bat I got the total vibes of some of the horror movies I've seen in the theaters lately. And I could totally see this one at the theaters some day. This book was so much of exactly how I think some teenagers feel about adults and older people. For instance one part where ...
  • Jen (Book Den)
    Jun 22, 2019
    The premise of Five Midnights is set around the legend of El Cuco. Going into Five Midnights I expected it to be heavier on the horror elements. I think this book will appeal most to those who enjoy mystery/thrillers with a supernatural element. I?m new to the legend of El Cuco, b...
  • Kelly Hager
    Jun 02, 2019
    I love urban legends so much and I especially love ones I haven't heard of before. I'm not familiar at all with Puerto Rican culture, and this book was an excellent crash course (even besides the horror elements, which were great). Lupe is a kickass character, the kind of girl who c...
  • Chelsey
    Sep 02, 2019
    El Cuco was supposed to be just a myth; a scare tactic for madres to use on their children. But when a group of childhood friends start mysteriously dying on their 18th birthdays, the remaining friends start to worry that maybe their mothers were right, and El Cuco has finally come. Fo...
  • Tammie
    Mar 29, 2019
    Five Midnights, a YA horror book, was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around main character Lupe, a teenager from Vermont that travels to Puerto Rico to visit family-including her police chief uncle. Lupe arrives just as her uncle is called to a grisly murder scene-the first of many ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Jun 03, 2019
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I was pretty impressed with this novel! I thought that this book sounded interesting when I saw it on a blog a few months ago so I was really excited when I got my hands on an early copy. Once I started reading, I knew ...
  • Sandra
    Jun 12, 2019
    Check out my full video review: https://youtu.be/SGgtTo6vVyE Five Midnights is a horror novel set on Puerto Rico, where in a group of five childhood friends, some of them has started getting killed. We follow Javier (one of the five friends) and Lupe, who travels to Puerto Rico ever...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    May 22, 2019
    I'm so disappointed by what I read. This had potential but didn't live up to it. FRTC. ...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    May 29, 2019
    3.5 Stars Diverse horror? Yes please! As someone constantly seeking out diverse stories in the horror genre, I was ecstatic to learn about Five Midnights. Written by a Puerto Rican female author, this is an excellent example of #ownvoices fiction. Through the narrative, I learned s...
  • Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
    May 06, 2019
    **Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley which does not influence my review.** What I Liked: The concept ? I love the concept for this one. Cultural myths coming to life in a modern setting and two teens desperate to solve the mystery with a body count th...
  • Linda Naquin
    Apr 27, 2019
    ***I received this book as a digital ARC from NetGalley*** YA Puerto Rican horror novel about El Cuco??? SOLD. My students are obsessed with the hispanic legends I tell them about, but especially El Cucuy. Sure, La Llorona is great, and everyone knows about the Chupacabra, but...
  • Emily
    Oct 09, 2019
    "But he'd better andar con cuidado, be careful, or he'll come for him, too. He'll come for retribuciòn." 3.5? Five Midnights is Ann Davila Cardinal's debut YA novel, and I enjoyed reading it! This book is Cardinal's take on the legend of El Cuco (as he is known in Puerto Rico...
  • Svenka
    Jan 27, 2018
    "A twist on a Caribbean boogeyman myth set in contemporary Puerto Rico..." Say no more. ...
  • Kelsea
    Apr 21, 2019
    Out TODAY from Tor Teen! The blurb for Five Midnights caught my attention immediately. YA horror set in Puerto Rico? Myths and legends coming to life? Hells yeah! What I was expecting: this will be really cool and different and probably diverse, since it?s a Tor Teen title. ...
  • Christy
    Sep 09, 2019
    This would have been a 5 star read for me except for the language around substance use disorders. In a time when we are working to destigmatize the work, it's important we use people centered language and also avoid inappropriate labels (like "clean"). ...
  • Rachel  Drenning
    Jun 04, 2019
    Decent little novel but wasn't what I personally look for. The ending kind of messed it up for me. To each their own, it's definitely not a bad book. I wanted to know more about the monster. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC . ...
  • Mel
    Aug 15, 2019
    4.5 stars story 5 stars audio Never have I ever listened so much to an audio book and finished one in two days. A mix of myth, thriller, and coming of age, all set in Puerto Rico. Seriously, this was amazing. ...
  • Veronica
    Aug 04, 2019
    I was intrigued by this YA horror novel because it seemed original and unusual to me. Let's just say I was not disappointed. The novel takes place in Puerto Rico and was written by a Puerto Rican female author. Five friends are being killed one by one and it is up to Javier Utierre wh...
  • Amy
    Sep 29, 2019
    This was solidly mediocre. When I read the plot, I thought this book had a lot of potential--I'm not really one for monster stories in general, but I liked the idea of a murder mystery based around an urban legend and decided to give it a shot. Even taking into account that this is not...
  • Veronika
    Aug 21, 2019
    this book made me SO HAPPY. it's so rare to find a book so centered around puerto rico and one that i felt so connected to. i loved reading this because it felt so familiar and i saw myself in it so perfectly. i love all latinx media but boricua rep is so rare and i'm just sooo happy a...
  • Miciah Bay
    Jan 14, 2019
    I couldn't put it down! It's fast, fun, scary, with some achingly lovely scenes, too. ...
  • Emma Ferrier
    May 03, 2019
    I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this book. I had hoped for gritty mystery but instead got a mediocre mystery that was more paranormal/horror and easy to solve. The story overall had good characters, and I kept waiting for a shocking twist but alas this went exactly where I t...
  • Raul
    Oct 19, 2019
    I really enjoyed this!! It was a lot of fun, and I loved the horror/mystery plot. I was immediately hooked after that opening chapter. I also enjoyed the other themes touched upon in this novel about gentrification and cultural acceptance. I?m excited to see what else the author come...
  • Wilmarie
    Jul 10, 2019
    Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal was so disappointing it hurts. When we finally have a book with Puerto Rican main characters, by a Puerto Rican author, set in Puerto Rico it turns out to be, well, not good. The more I think about it, the more I hate this book. Independentista...
  • Siân Plummer (plumreads__s)
    May 21, 2019
    This review was first published here: https://www.scifiandscary.com/five-mi... Five Midnights is a novel about addiction, acceptance and the shadows that follow us. This novel primarily follows Lupe, a half Puerto-Rican, half Northern American who is staying with her Uncle (Tio) ...
  • Lindley Valcarcel
    May 31, 2019
    I absolutely ADORED this book. It was very easy to identify with Lupe and root for Javier. All the characters were so well written and I loved all of them. The way that the story and legends of El Cuco were written really made me love the whole legend. The end was super satisfying as w...
  • Jenny
    Aug 05, 2019
    Dropped at 35 pages. Wow, I just keep striking out on YA books lately, all thanks to the FUCKING OBNOXIOUS CHARACTERS. Lupe, HOLY FUCK, Lupe is INSUFFERABLE. She's sixteen years old but thinks she can act like a twenty-something because "she's traveling to Puerto Rico alone". Yes, s...
  • Tucker
    Jun 29, 2019
    but.. why does that thing on the cover look like a fish... [image error] ...
  • Wade Badda
    Oct 10, 2019
    This is an amazing story that everyone should read. ...
  • Katie Gallagher
    May 05, 2019
    Read this review and others on my blog! Thank you to NetGalley and Tor Teen for sending me a free advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review. Five Midnights debuts June 4th. NetGalley?s a funny thing?most of the time all you have to judge a book by is the author...