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.
Title: Three Kisses, One Midnight
Authors: Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, Sandhya Menon
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Contemporary
This book read much like I’d imagine Salem, Massachusetts feels during Halloween. There was a fall feeling, Halloween magic, and everyday romance to win anyone over.
I loved that this book had an anthology feel (three different stories written by three different authors) except they were all interconnected. Getting to know each friend in The Coven was so much for me. I loved how unique each person was and seeing how their stories shaped up. And, since each character was written by a different author, they each felt different and distinctive from the others.
Also, I can’t not point out how funny, and witty, and banter-filled this book was. Even though each character and their story was something new, the wit carried throughout the book. Once again, Chokshi, Skye, and Menon did a fantastic job of weaving the stories together to make it feel like one book.
As well, the side characters in this were so awesome that I wish I could read short stories about them. They were hilariously named and cleverly written. I would happily return to this world anyday.
Overall, this was a fantastic read to get me in the Halloween mood. I liked a couple of the stories better than the third which is why as a whole, I had to give this book four stars.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.