Midnight Strikes Book Tour

I’m so excited to be taking part in the Midnight Strikes Book Tour, hosted by the amazing TBR And Beyond Tours. Check out my review below!

Midnight Strikes

By Zeba Shahnaz

YA Fantasy

448 Pages ‎

Delacorte Press

(March 14, 2023)

In this explosive fantasy debut, a provincial girl must work with an infuriatingly handsome prince to escape a nightmarish curse that forces them to relive the same night over and over.

“The time-loop fantasy you never knew you needed, where the fairytale ball is bloody and Cinderella is the Final Girl.”—Gina Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Violet Made of Thorns

Seventeen-year-old Anaïs just wants tonight to end. As an outsider at the kingdom’s glittering anniversary ball, she has no desire to rub shoulders with the nation’s most eligible (and pompous) bachelors—especially not the notoriously roguish Prince Leo. But at the stroke of midnight, an explosion rips through the palace, killing everyone in its path. Including her.

The last thing Anaïs sees is fire, smoke, chaos . . . and then she wakes up in her bedroom, hours before the ball. No one else remembers the deadly attack or believes her warnings of disaster.Not even when it happens again. And again. And again.

If she’s going to escape this nightmarish time loop, Anaïs must take control of her own fate and stop the attack before it happens. But the court’s gilded surface belies a rotten core, full of restless nobles grabbing at power, discontented commoners itching for revolution, and even royals who secretly dream of taking the throne. It’s up to Anaïs to untangle these knots of deadly deceptions . . . if she can survive past midnight.

My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Groundhog Day meets Cinderella! A tense time loop that is gripping and exciting to read. Imagine waking up day after day to a horrific sequence of events that you are desperately trying to fix. That’s exactly what happens to Anaïs. Each day Anaïs wakes up and goes to a ball where she knows at the end of the evening there will be an explosion and everyone will perish. So she tries to figure out how to fix it with Prince Leo, however, Leo doesn’t know he’s in a time loop with her. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It was fun and refreshing – it’s been a very long time since I’ve read a time loop. The world building was done beautifully – no info dumping. The magic system was cool. I thought the characters were well drawn out. Definitely a fun read that everyone should check out!!

About The Author

Zeba Shahnaz writes fantasy full of political intrigue, twisted romance, and a healthy dose of existential angst. A proud Pakistani-American, she translated her love of storytelling into a graduate degree analyzing national identity, culture, and cinema in South Asia. She grew up in New Jersey, which she has yet to fully escape (though not because of a time loop). MIDNIGHT STRIKES is her debut novel.

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Huge thanks to TBR And Beyond Tours and Zeba for my gifted copy! Grab yours below!

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I want to thank everyone for coming by today and reading my post, have a wonderful day my friends!!


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