ARC review: Chasing Midnight by Kaitlyn Davis

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 “I could redeem myself if I wanted to. I could help them. But I won’t. I’m the villain of their story, because it’s the only way to be the hero of mine.”

Hundreds of years ago, humans learned the secret to sealing magic beneath their skin and stole it from the world. Faeries reverted back to flowers. Shifters remained trapped in their animal forms. Mermaids turned to foam. And the magical creatures who survived vowed revenge.

Nymia is one of those survivors, a faerie brought back to life by the return of her magic. When she finds a human girl named Ella with her sister’s power trapped beneath her skin, she’ll do anything to get her back, including kill.

There’s only one problem.

This isn’t the world she remembers. Humans here have a power all their own — technology. And when a human prince sees her using magic, he’ll use every invention at his disposal to track her down. The countdown is on, and time is running out. Nymia needs to find Ella, take back her sister’s magic, and escape the determined prince before the clock strikes twelve, or she might not make it out of his city alive…

*This is the third book in Once Upon a Curse, a series of interconnected stand-alone novels all set in the same fantasy universe.This faerie godmother has an agenda of her own… Don’t miss CHASING MIDNIGHT, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Cinderella.

 

 

My review:

Chasing Midnight was like a Cinderella meets Frozen in a modern fairytale Once Upon a Time like realm. With faeries. I thought this plot line was really unique, but then I haven’t read too many fantasy books like this. It had a bit of a dystopian feel to it also and I really liked all of the elements here.

I’ve been mentioning this a lot in my reviews but I really liked the friendships and how loyal the characters were with each other when they were on the mission. I don’t want to give away the new friendships because that would spoil too much for you guys.

I did not like the prince at all at first but then he grew on me and I think it was supposed to be like that for him. He ended up being one of my favorite characters.

I really liked the action in the middle and end. This was a 4.5 star rating and I think this is perfect for modern fairytale fantasy fans.

This was an ARC but I voluntarily read and reviewed this. My thoughts are my own.

 

Gathering Frost information

 

Title: Gathering Frost (Once Upon a Curse Book 1)

Author: Kaitlyn Davis

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Description:

Will the prince’s kiss be enough to revive her frozen heart? Don’t miss GATHERING FROST, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.

“I wish I could say I was the hero of the story. A resister. A rebel. Someone who lived to bring an end to the queen who stole my childhood—my mother, my life, my very world. But I’m not. I’m not the good guy. I’m the one who puts the good guys in their graves.”

Jade was only a little girl when the earthquake struck. Before her eyes, half of New York City disappeared, replaced by a village that seemed torn out of a storybook. Horses and carriages. Cobblestone streets. A towering castle. And, above all, a queen with the magical ability to strip emotions away.

Ten years later and Jade has forgotten what it is to feel, to care…even to love. Working as a member of the queen’s guard, she spends most of her time on the city wall staring at the crumbling skyscrapers of old New York. But everything changes when the queen’s runaway son, Prince Asher, returns. Under his relentless taunts, her blood begins to boil. Under his piercing gaze, her heart begins to flutter. And the more her icy soul begins to thaw, the more Jade comes to question everything she’s ever known—and, more importantly, whose side she’s really on.

Withering Rose Info:

 

Title: Withering Rose (Once Upon a Curse Book 2)

Author: Kaitlyn Davis

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Description:

Beauty is cursed, and only the Beast can save her… Don’t miss WITHERING ROSE, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty & The Beast. 

“As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name—a ticking clock hidden behind a façade of beauty. From that moment on, my life would become a countdown, and all I could do was wait and watch as the petals of time slowly started to fall.”

Omorose Bouchene has a secret—magic. There’s only one problem. At the age of seven, an earthquake struck, catapulting her into a new world. A land made of skyscrapers and cell phones. Fast cars and fluorescent lights. A land where magic isn’t supposed to exist and anyone who wields it is the enemy.

But after ten years of hiding, she’s desperate to find a place where she can be free. Because all magic comes with a curse, and her curse is time—every ounce of power she uses strips days off her life. The clock is winding down, and the only option left is to escape to the realm of the Beast. But the king of monsters isn’t what he seems. And the more Omorose opens her heart, the more she comes to realize that the only person she may need to fear is herself.

*This is the second book in Once Upon a Curse, a series of interconnected stand-alone novels all set in the same fantasy universe.

Author Bio: 

 

Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her—about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general—you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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Thank you so much for reading this everybody! If you like fairytales with a twist you should definitely check out Kaitlyn Davis! She’s an awesome author!

5 thoughts on “ARC review: Chasing Midnight by Kaitlyn Davis”

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Colleen!! So happy you enjoyed Chasing Midnight 🙂 And I’m so thankful you joined the tour!

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