i received a copy of midnight in everwood from harper collins in exchange for an honest review.
midnight in everwood review
midnight in everwood is a truly magical read. from start to finish, there’s hints at the nutcracker (which it’s a retelling of). the vibes of the setting are so well written.
starting off strong, midnight in everwood introduces us to the world of Nottingham in 1906. Marietta is a strong mc with a passion for ballet.
everwood is a special place, where Marietta finds herself stuck. it gave very strong caraval vibes. there was lots of discreet warnings, reminding the reader that although it’s a mystical place, something dangerous is going on.
the characters were well written, and i enjoyed reading about each of their stories. Marietta began to annoy me about half way, although this was resolved before the ending.
i felt the romance was very insta love, which i can’t stand. being less than 300 pages didn’t do it any favours.
admittedly, there was a slow spot about half way through when things got a little boring but i felt the ending more than made up for it.
overall, midnight in everwood was a fun read and an excellent retelling. i particularly loved listening to the nutcracker soundtrack while reading it 😎