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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

The Midnight Queen

The Midnight Queen - Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Imagine a spin on a Cinderella type fairy tale, mashed up with the Magic of Merlin, the mythology of Greece, Norse and the Romans with a gratuitous nod to Christianity and Judaism, set in an alternate UK/France and you'd have a good idea of The Midnight Queen.

 

I'm pretty sure this is meant to be a YA targeted story, but the writing works well enough to be argued either way.  It's pure fantasy, and it was entertaining.  When I was reading it, it was easy to lose myself in the story.  I didn't rate it higher because when I wasn't reading it, I didn't feel compelled to go back to it, which means, for me, that the characters failed to make me feel invested in their outcomes.  

 

Still, it was an enjoyable read and I'd recommend it to anyone with an affinity to fairy tales.