Hello Avid Readers,
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs). When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in the summer of 2017 but didn’t post my review here, I’m remedying that right now …
Before Midnight (Blood Prince Series #1) by Jennifer Blackstream
An alpha wolf fighting a powerful curse…
The werewolf prince Etienne is turning into a human. A fierce and loyal pack, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly stealing the beast from inside him. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf—one who was not born with the beast inside—can save him from losing everything. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the curse. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul even as she tempts him into primal pursuits of an entirely different nature…
A maiden enslaved by her stepfamily, who dares to reach for more…
Loupe lives in terror. Terror of the bloodthirsty stepfamily who treats her like a slave, and terror of the beast trapped inside her. Bitten by a werewolf while dealing with the illegal gains of her stepfamily’s poaching, Loupe’s dreams of a strong husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence are over. A woman who becomes a mindless beast on the night of the full moon has no place in a marriage bed. Not even if that bed belongs to a prince with the manners of royalty and the hungry eyes of a wolf.
Nothing will stand between an alpha wolf and his mate…
A grand ball. The stroke of twelve. A magic “slipper.” All kinds of things can happen when you don’t leave the ball… Before Midnight.
I really enjoyed this book. I have come across Ms Blackstream’s unique storytelling before and like the way she takes traditional tales and makes them her own. This time it was Cinderella that gets the Blackstream treatment!
I found Ms Blackstream’s writing style very easy to read, the pace and plot development was well balanced, I enjoyed the twists and turns and enjoyed that there will be a mystery to solve in the background story arc that will continue through this five book series.
I will be adding the whole series to my wish list.
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts.
I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles. 😉
Bye for now,