About the Book:
Title: Three Kisses, One Midnight
Author: Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, & Sandhya Menon
Page Length: 288
Publication Date: Aug. 30, 2022
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Synopsis: 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 soul
For a connection that makes two people whole
For laughter and a smile that one can never miss
Sealed 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.
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Three Kisses, One Midnight is a fun and entertaining YA fantasy that follows three friends and their search for love during the Halloween season. Dubbed The Coven, Onny, Ash, and True decide to use a love potion. The book includes three stories written by three different authors, and all of the stories are interconnected.
The first story is my favorite, though they are all engrossing. It’s an enemies-to-lovers romance, which I always enjoy, and Onny and Byron are fantastic. Onny is a well-developed protagonist and probably the most layered of all the characters in the book. She is the one to make the love potion and convince her friends to use it. Onny has been crushing on a boy for a while and has grown frustrated by many missed opportunities. The love potion is Onny’s chance to finally gain Alexander’s attention. Of course, not everything goes according to plan, as Onny quickly realizes when her plans are thwarted by her rival Byron.
The second story is a friends-to-lovers romance that follows Ash, who likes his neighbor Cassidy but is too shy to tell her. They have a very sweet and gentle love story, and I thought Ash and Cassidy were the most likable of characters. The last story is about True and Orion. True is the skeptic of the bunch and is struggling with a recent heartache. When she meets Orion, however, True’s feelings change. They have a fun opposites-attract romance.
I like that the three stories, though connected are completely different and include a variety of romantic tropes. It’s like there’s something for every kind of ya romance reader. I also appreciated the great dialogue, fun banter, and messages about friendship. family, love, and more.
This is a fun and magical read – the perfect book to get you in the Halloween mood! Thanks so much to Wednesday Books and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.
- The love stories.
- The setting.
The only true power are words, anak, and how we make people believe them!
Bitterness only enhances the sweetness of existence.
I may indeed prefer him to the centaur I was holding out for.
I would definitely recommend this to readers who enjoy YA fantasy & romance. It does read a bit on the younger side of YA, though the characters are in high school.