12 minutes to midnight is a fiction novel which revolves around the story of a young girl, Alice Vancle. She has been leaving an ordinary life with her mother but things take a drastic turn when one day she realizes her true identity. When she was three years old, her mother brought her to Melbourne city. She was leaving a happy and joyful life like every children of her age does, but her life takes a reverse gear when she gets to read one of her mother’s old dairies. The memoir tells her about their shocking and painful past.
Her father was a mortal monster. The man was keen to kill his own daughter because he thought that her blood could provide him immense powers and immortality because she was 'Queen Of Fletchers'. She is shocked and grief stricken upon discovering the truth. Her life which has been joyful all this while but now turns into pain and woes. The writer, who is still in her teens, has very brilliantly woven a plot of shocks and heinous revelations.
As readers continue to read the novel and flap more pages, each one of them steers their anxiety to the next level. The readers at no point can make it out that the novel comes from a first time author. Mysteries and grief surrounding the young girl’s life and her condition when she goes on to find out one truth after the one, has brilliantly been captured by her. The mysteries create an urge among the readers to read it on as fast as possible. You need to finish the entire novel to know what all she discovers in the process, how she handles her grief and above all the end, which leaves every reader dumbstruck because the conclusion was something, that was never expected.
Book : 12 Minutes to Midnight
Author : Gurveen Dang
ISBN : 978-93-82792-
Price : Rs. 150.00
Official website : www.gurveendang.com
Publishing Date: Feb 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers