This was one of my latest Netgalley eARC’s and to be honest, I didn’t plan on picking it up so fast. But than I used it for a Netgalley Next and all of a sudden I wanted to read it right away. I love when a book (and a post) throws you for a loop! After finishing this one pretty quickly, I of course wanted to share my thoughts with you. So let’s jump in!
New York Times bestselling authors Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon craft a spellbinding novel about discovering the magic of true love on one fateful, magical night in Three Kisses, One Midnight.
The town of Moon Ridge was founded 400 years ago and everyone born and raised there knows the legend of the young woman who perished at the stroke of twelve that very same night, losing the life she was set to embark on with her dearest love. Every century since, one day a year, the Lady of Moon Ridge descends from the stars to walk among the townsfolk, conjuring an aura upon those willing to follow their hearts’ desires.
“To summon joy and love in another’s soulFor a connection that makes two people wholeFor laughter and a smile that one can never missSealed before midnight with a truehearted kiss.”
This year at Moon Ridge High, a group of friends known as The Coven will weave art, science, and magic during a masquerade ball unlike any other. Onny, True, and Ash believe everything is in alignment to bring them the affection, acceptance, and healing that can only come from romance—with a little help from Onny’s grandmother’s love potion.
But nothing is as simple as it first seems. And as midnight approaches, The Coven learn that it will take more than a spell to recognize those who offer their love and to embrace all the magic that follows.
Three Kisses, One Midnight: A Novel by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, Evelyn Skye
Published by Wednesday Books on 30/08/2022
This book contains three different stories, as you might’ve guessed from the titles. We follow a different main character in each of them. The three main characters are also best friends so you see all of them in every story for at least a little bit.
We start the book of with Onny’s story. And that story set the scene for us. All of this book takes place during one day. It’s the 400th year anniversary of the town Moon Ridge and there is going to be a costume ball that night. Onny’s parents are hosting and all three friends (better know as the Coven) are attending. More importantly, Onny made love potions for the friends and they need to give them to their crushes before midnight. I really liked Onny’s story. It has a scholarly rival and I definitely enjoy those types of stories. While it was all pretty predictable, it was also very enjoyable.
The second story starts the morning of the anniversary ball. And it was my favorite story! Ash is our main character in this one and his pinning for Cassidy was just so sweet. I adored his story, it was very well done and the vibes were immaculate. Ash was a great character to read about, I wouldn’t mind a full length book with him as a main character. Also, since these stories are pretty short, there is no unnecessary drama and the story unfolds at a good pace.
The third and last story was True’s. This was my least favorite, I didn’t mind True as a main character although she wasn’t my favorite. And her love interest Orion was amazing. But for them the story developed way too fast. It was only a one day story and they met during the ball. I don’t like it when things happen that fast and it just isn’t that believable to me unfortunately. Yes I could see their potential but this was the one story that just didn’t work over one day. I did like the scene with True’s parents!
I also loved the paranormal vibe. It wasn’t a lot but just little hints of it, definitely fun to see it all unfold. This is for sure something to read around Halloween, it has the perfect fall/Halloween vibes and is definitely whimsical. I highly recommend this book if you like YA romances! These unfold pretty quickly and like I said, no (or at least not much) unnecessary drama!
Was this one on your radar? Do you plan on picking it up? Let me know in the comments down below, would love to chat about it!