31 Aug 2021

ARC #Review: DRAGON BY MIDNIGHT by Karen Kincy


Author: Karen Kincy
Series: N/A
Source: eARC from BookSirens
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: September 1, 2021
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When the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella turns into a dragon.

Her dream twisted into a nightmare, she flees from the ball into the wilderness. Cinderella’s only hope? Sikandar, a sorcerer banished from a faraway land, who promises to break the dragon curse. Even at her most beastly, he finds beauty within her. But he’s hiding his own dark past, and saving Cinderella might be his last chance of redemption.

Together, Cinderella and Sikandar must untangle dangerous secrets and deadly magic before happily ever after is forever out of reach.

Dragon by Midnight features sweet romance, twists on fairytales, an obsession with breakfast, and a cinnamon roll hero who’s too good to be bad.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

I loved Karen Kincy's Shadows of Asphodel series, so I thought I would give this one a chance since it was her first foray into the YA world. I both liked it and didn't like it, so that's something! I think I enjoyed the memory of reading the other works more than reading through this one.

I liked the humor and teasing between Sikandar and Cinderella, even tough it is evident how their relationship is going to end right from the first time they meet. Their relationship is what kept me reading through this one rather than putting it down many, many times. I liked watching them explore their history together and come to their truths.

There are enough mysterious elements to the story (Sikandars past, why Cinderella turned into a dragon) but the reveals where kind of a let down and too anticlimatic. I would have liked more to these reveals, as well as the discussion around racism, to just give it a bit more depth.

I think this book shows a lot of promise for Kincy's YA novels in the future. I can't wait to see where she goes next and the types of novels she writes in the future. 

Have you read this book? Are you going to pick up this or the sequel?

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