BLOG TOUR: Midnight's Curse by Tricia Mingerink!

by - August 06, 2019

So...I'm a day late on this post and I feel horrible about it now xD But hey, at least I'm getting the post up. Whoops...

May I present to you Midnight's Curse by Tricia Mingerink!!!!

The glass slippers might be her dreams come true...or her worst nightmare. 
High King Alexander rules the Seven Kingdoms of Tallahatchia—a divided nation on the brink of yet another war. When an invitation arrives from the king of Pohatomie, Alex knows it must be a trap, but could it also be his opportunity to unite the kingdoms?
Daemyn Rand has lived a hundred years, served an arrogant prince, fallen in love with a princess, and lost himself somewhere along the way. He has already died for his loyalty. Will standing at the high king’s side cost him his last chance to truly live?
Elara Ashen is a lowly, miserable servant. All she wants is to spend even one night in a fancy dress dancing with the high king. When she is offered a pair of glass slippers, it seems that all her dreams have come true.
But dreams have a price, and gifts can be curses in disguise. What will it cost to stop this curse from tearing Tallahatchia apart yet again?
Fairy tales meet the Appalachian Mountains in this adventurous fantasy retelling of the classic Cinderella story.

About the Author

Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn't writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.
You can connect with Tricia on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Facebook party announcement!!!! There will be giveaways and other books available and lots of Cinderella themed stuff :D LINK HERE


Tricia Mingerink has always been one of my favorite authors of all time, and this latest book of hers does NOT disappoint. I still think I prefer the Blades of Acktar series to this one, but Dagger's Sleep and Midnight's Curse has such complex and beautiful characters, and the setting is BRILLIANT. So now I should probably write a proper review...

In terms of characters, Alex is one of the least likable and yet most likable characters I've ever read about. He's one of those deeply complex and wonderful people who has so many human flaws, and yet is amazingly beautiful. His battle with himself is so real and I love it. Even if he's kind of a pest, he's amazing.

And DAEMYN. Oh my word, the boy of my dreams. I adore this child. I can't say too much about him without spoiling the first book, if you haven't read it, but OH I love him more than I can say. <3 <3 <3 <3 Such a wonderful character.

Rosanna wasn't in this one as much and I missed her, but the scenes she was in were amazing.

And then there was Elara! And she was AWESOME. Another super-flawed, super-unlikable character, who really had to come to grips with the fact that maybe something was wrong in her heart. I loved this version of Cinderella, where the Cinderella character is the selfish, angry one, and the dancing and slippers are a curse rather than a blessing. Possibly one of the most unique Cinderella stories I've ever read. I LOVED IT.

I admit, every time Terrence the Buffalo Boy showed up, I had a mini heart attack, because I too have a character of that name (Terrance with an A, not an E, of course, but similar enough) and he's nowhere near as sweet as this Terrence. I adore Tricia's characters so much and Terrence is brilliant. BRILLIANT.

The setting of this book, too...I love the way the fairy tales and their traditional settings end up set in the Appalachian mountains. So unique and awesome and just AHHHHH.

Honestly, this whole book is amazing. You should DEFINITELY read it. 4 stars!!!!


Monday – August 5
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Tuesday – August 6 – Release Day!
The Music of a Story – Book Review
Jaye L. Knight – Author Interview
Wednesday – August 7
Liv K. Fisher – Author Interview
Blooming with Books – Author Interview & Book Review
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Thursday – August 8
Imperial Scribis – Author Interview
Dream Write Now – Author Interview & Book Review
Morgan Huneke – Author Interview
Friday – August 9
The Page Dreamer – Book Spotlight
Elizabeth Koetsier – Book Spotlight
Brie Donning – Book Review
Facebook Party 8-10PM EST
Saturday – August 10
M.H. Elrich – Book Review


I loved this book! And I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you like Tricia's books? Let me know in the comments! (And Tricia, again, I'm SO sorry that I forgot to post yesterday...*winces* Hope you can forgive me...) 

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  1. I gotta say that this cover is the prettiest of hers yet XD Also I can't wait to read more about my boy Alex!

    1. And also my favorite Cinderella retelling??? Well that is a hard one because Cinderella is like my favorite fairy tale to be retold but I really like Cinder and Ella Enchanted is a childhood favorite.

  2. I've GOT to read these! They just sound so, so good. And your review is making me want to read them even MORE! I mean, obviously I need to read them. FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS. <333

    And to answer the question for the giveaway... Favorite Cinderella retelling? Gotta go with Cinder for that one!

  3. No problem, Faith! The last TWO blog tours I've been a part of, I ended up posting late. One of them was so bad the tour coordinator emailed me personally to ask where my post was. *wince* So you are hardly the only one, lol.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the blog tour and posting!

  4. I adored Dagger's Sleep with ALL MY HEART, so obviously I'm going to have to read Midnight's Curse at some point. :D Great review!

  5. Love the review! Midnight's Curse sounds awesome.


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