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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review: A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

Title: A Kiss at Midnight
Author: Eloisa James
Series: Fairy Tales #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Susan Duerden
Release Date: July 27th, 2010
Length: Novel (385 pages/10.6 hours)
Genre: Historical Romance + Fairytale Retelling
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

A Kiss at Midnight is book one in the Fairy Tales series. This story is a pretending to be someone else trope which I seem to enjoy recently. It's also a fairytale retelling, Cinderella in this case, which I was really glad to see!

Our leading lady, Kate Daltry is living with her stepmother and step sister and basically acting as a servant. Like in Cinderella, Kate's stepmother is not so nice, on the other hand she does have a sweet step sister. That's why when Kate is asked to pretend to be her stepsister so her betrothed can have the engagement approved by a prince in his family, she accepts. So they're off to a castle to attend a ball and meet with the prince. The only thing they didn't account for was the prince wanting Kate for his own. He's smart and figures out she's an impostor quickly, but with an arranged marriage looming in the near future for him, he can't help but feel conflicted for his feelings with Kate.

A Kiss at Midnight had me craving to listen to the rest of the books in the series. I enjoy fairytale retellings already, but mixed in with Historical Romance and I'm sold. I enjoyed the characters quite a bit, though it did take me awhile to warm up to Prince Gabriel. Kate's character was too sweet, she's treated like dirt and yet does what's best for her stepsister. She stays in the house basically being a servant so the staff don't wind up sacked. I felt empathy for her situation, and hopeful that she'd figure out how to leave. If you're looking for a Historical Romance/Fairytale retelling with a pretending to be someone else trope I think you'd love this book. I can't wait to get my hands on book two!


  1. I've read three books by Eloisa James and enjoyed them all so I think I'd really like this book. I also love fairy tale retellings so may have to buy and read this one ASAP!

  2. I *think* I read this. I know I've read a few from this series. I always enjoy her romances.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

    1. She's pretty good, I'll need more of her books this year!

  3. I read one of these, but I can not remember which one now

  4. I do love a good Cinderella retelling.

  5. This sounds good! I'm not sure if I've read a Cinderella retelling before. :)

  6. I'll have to dip my feet back into historical romance soon