Book Review: Midnight’s Curse by Tricia Mingerink

I recently had the privilege of reviewing Tricia Mingerink’s newest fairy tale retelling, Midnight’s Curse, a loose retelling of Cinderella with an endearing twist. I absolutely adored this retake on the beloved classic! ❤




Just like the first book, Dagger’s Sleep, Daemyn is my favorite character. He is incredibly sweet, respectful, and logical while still having enough faults to come off as realistic.

Alex’s Character Arc

While I thought the High Prince had a strong arc in book one, it further strengthens in this book as he learns to deal with life now that the sleeping curse has broken.

Seamless Transition to “Cinderella”

The author does an astounding job transitioning from a retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” in book one to “Cinderella” in book two without denouncing the former story or making the new one feel forced. If you’re a fan of Once Upon a Time, this series introduces new characters in a similar way that is not too drastic of a change.

Unique Take on Cinderella

This take on Cinderella is unique in that the characters who are usually the villains are now portrayed as good, while the once good characters are the antagonists. It’s a fun and entertaining twist on the classic that kept me on the edge of my seat!

Thank you to the author for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required to receive the ebook.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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As an author and blogger, my goal is to teach writers that there is a way to write realistic, thought-provoking, redemptive Christian fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world.