Jan 6, 2018

The Midnight Dance.

the midnight dance.
nikki katz.

Publisher Swoon Reads.
Publication Date: October 17,2017.
Genre: YA Contemporary Thriller.
Format|Pages: EBook|320.
      Source:  Goodreads|Bought.


When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.

But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late.


What a thrilling ride!

THE MIDNIGHT DANCE was one of most thrilling books that I read, this year. I have read few Swoon Reads titles through the years, so when I saw that another one was coming, I was excited. Cover and the title was the first what captured my attention, what a beautiful cover, don’t you think. The title, THE MIDNIGHT DANCE was what sparked my curiosity about the story. Looking at both title and cover, I wondered why that title. Once I read the summary, I was hooked to the story and I had feeling that it would be a book that I would enjoy. There was a lot going on in THE MIDNIGHT DANCE and each chapter would have you craving for more. One more chapter would turn into another and another. I found myself reading for hours without realizing.

Penny, such a brave, strong character. With everything that she gone through, what master put her through. Yet, not once did she give up. I can’t imagine how confused she must been when her memories started to come back, the memories that she wasn’t sure were hers. I was glad that Cricket was there to help her out, to try get her away from Master, to help her remember. Most of all, stand by her side through it all. It was clear how Cricket felt about Penny from beginning, the way he looked at her, looked out for her. How he saved her from Master conducting more treatments on her. I think, NIKKI KATZ did an amazing job by first devolping friendship and slowly leading into something more. That made Penny and Cricket’s relationship realistic. I was happy to see that Penny had someone by her side who loved her for who she was, protected her and made her happy.

I already have a feeling that NIKKI KATZ will be an author to look out for. I am already eager to see what other adventure she will take me on next. A beautiful, magical debut novel.


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