Welcome to my stop on the tour for Magic by Midnight!
I’m so hyped about this book, okay.🤗It was just such a delight to read, fun and clever and here to rekindle your love for fairy tale adventures, librarians, and happily-ever-afters going oh so wrong. I have a review today but I’ve also made a quiz inspired by the book!! So keep reading to find out if you would make a good librarian who could control a fairy tale…
THANK YOU TO MTMC TOURS FOR HAVING ME!
Magic By Midnight (book #1) by Allison S. Bass is out now.
Felicity, a young librarian, is certain her only adventures will come in the form of the books she reads. When her uncle reveals that the palace librarians have the secret gift of interpreting fairy tales, stories that control the fate of the kingdom, she is thrust into a new world of magic. Between rescuing Cinderella, charming a prince, and battling an evil force trying to sabotage the fairy tale, Felicity realizes orchestrating a happily ever after ending is going to take all of her wits.
However, it’s her heart that is put to the real test. She finds herself having to choose between her own happy ending or protecting the fairy tale she’s been tasked with completing. After the clock strikes midnight, Felicity discovers her world will change forever and some fates are stronger than magic.
The job of a librarian is to make sure the kingdom’s prince has a fairy tale that goes smoothly. The prince must have their happily ever after, keeping the kingdom from falling into peril, and also never know the librarian is working behind the scenes to make things go right. Is the librarian’s job super super super hard? Why yes. 😌 So now it’s YOUR TURN! See if you would make a good librarian. The fate of the kingdom depends on you.
This was such a magical delight!
It’s the kind of book you settle down with and just end up smiling to yourself, turning pages fast, and enjoying the angst and the cleverness of the fairy tales. It’s such a fun premise too: every prince gets a fairy tale and it’s up to the librarian to make sure it goes “right”. Only the librarian can read the fairy tale. So basically we have Felicity, spending the whole book running interferences and forcibly dragging the fairy tales back on track because can no one do what they’re supposed to!!!
Felicity spent the whole book so so Stressed™. 😌 I absolutely adore her. She seriously was the light of this whole book; doggedly loyal, clever comeback quips, she loved books but also would do anything her friends. Someone said they loved her and she was like “TAKE IT BACK OR I’LL BEAT YOU WITH A SWORD.” Actual relatable content.
Felicity is supposed to make sure Prince Alexander’s fairy tale of “Cinderella” goes right.
I loved seeing how Felicity manoeuvred it into going right. It had all the good ol’ fairy tale trappings, but the whole book felt fresh and unique. And I love how she’s like finally relaxing because one thing goes right…only to realise everything ELSE is about to go wrong. 😂 Cinderella was super lovely, and Alex (the prince charming) was so nice. Unfortunately they were also both very in love with the wrong people.
The whole book just made me happy while I was reading.
Okay there is ANGST and heartbreak, but that’s what makes a story good, right?! The writing felt easy to read, but also fun and heartfelt and just so tight and polished. The setting was fairy-tale-esque so the world building wasn’t mega complex, and it gave me huge A Curse So Dark and Lonely vibes!
Magic By Midnight is such a fun story of stressed librarians, fairy tales going wrong, and monsters slithering out of the dark. It absolutely had it all: epic female friendships, angsty romance, girls with swords and books, heartache and sacrifice, and the softest and most loyal array of characters to make your heart warm.
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tell me how you went on the quiz! are you cut out for the librarian life?! and tell me your favourite fairy tale retellings!! (is this on your tbr now?)