Friday, May 6, 2022

Review: Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, and Evelyn Skye

Today's read is an early shout-out to a cute romance coming out the end of August. I found the idea of a love potion sweet and decided to give it a go. To my surprise, this is a collection of three stories with the combining factor of friendship and the love potion. But that makes it perfect for quick, evening reading, right?

Well, let's find out if it does!

by Roshani Chokshi,
Sandhya Menon, and
Evelyn Skye
Wednesday Books
Young Adult Romance
288 pages

AUGUST 30th!!!

New York Times bestselling authors Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon craft a spellbinding novel featuring a teenage trio who discover the magic of true love on a fateful Halloween night in Three Kisses, One Midnight.

Four hundred years ago, the town of Moon Ridge was founded on Halloween. 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, on All Hallows’ Eve, 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, three best friends, known around school as The Coven, will weave art, science, and magic on a Halloween unlike any other. Onny, Ash, and True 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 it’s not so simple to boost Ash’s confidence, nurse True’s heartache, or open Onny’s eyes. And as midnight approaches, the friends learn that it will take more than a spell to recognize those who offer their love and to embrace all the magic that follows.



Balancing on the edge of magic without every truly crossing over, this is a collection of three friends and their very individual experiences with one love potion.

When I picked this one up, I didn't realize that it was a collection of three, individual tales. The first one concerns Onny, the creator of the love potion from her grandmother's recipe, and the other two center around her best friends, one a guy and one a girl, as they use their portion of the potion to find the loves of their lives. It's set in a high school setting, but, obviously, branches to each individual's surroundings. They are sweet, each one taking a slightly different direction, and each one with its very own plot and atmosphere.

From all of the tales, the first one is the one that won me over. I was a little disappointed to find that this swung into three separate tales and, I think, because of that, I had trouble sinking into the second two. Plus, the Onny's tale is what sets the background, one with plenty of heart, and gives her a depth the other two simply can't reach. Plus, the first one is a enemies to lovers situation, something I prefer over the standard, tropes. Still, even these were well done, and it'd be wrong to say they weren't enjoyable. 

Fans of romance, high school drama, true friendship, and all of that with a tinsy-dab of magic are going to enjoy this one quite a bit.

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