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Bring Me Your Midnight

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I haven’t read any Rachel Griffin novels before this one, and let me tell you, Bring Me Your Midnight made me a fan. Because wow, the beauty and the atmosphere in this book blew me away. The Witchery is described with so much love and care that it made me ache to live there myself. And don’t even get me started on Wolfe. It was so obvious that Wolfe brought out a whole different side of Tana because every scene between them contained so much fire and passion. The author did an amazing job of showing the reader how stilted and performative Tana felt with Landon versus the freedom she felt with Wolfe. Every word was written with intention, and I’m already excited to reread this. 

Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley for the e-arc in exchange for my honest review!
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Rachel Griffin can do no wrong. I loved this book so much. It has really complex characters and the imagery... the setting.. its all so lush and vivid . I didnt want it to end. My favourite of hers so far.
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This was a very romantic, magical and witchy book. I enjoyed the setting and the characters. I would recommend for anyone that loves forbidden romance combined with fantasy.
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“Even though so much of your life has been mapped out for you, you still had this night that was entirely unscripted. Entirely your own.”

Bring Me Your Midnight is a witchy coming of age tale in which young Mortana is in the crossroads of living out a life predetermined for her versus searching for the destiny of her own choosing. This book gave me all the emotions— I was sad, mad, and totally in love!!
I appreciated that Griffin continued her captivating, earthy brand of magic, although some parts felt a little vague and imposed. Her style of witchcraft is one I always really enjoy envisioning! 

My favorite parts of BMYM are the interactions between the two main characters and a momentary POV change. I’m still replaying some of the dynamic scenes and lines in my mind. SO good! 

4.5 stars! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves angtsy and suspenseful romance, forbidden love trope, and the beautiful writing of Rachel Griffin! This definitely solidified her as an auto-buy author for me. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for an advanced digital reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you to Sourcebooks for sending me an arc in exchange for review. 

this book felt like every other witchy YA book i've read and nothing really stood out to me and made me excited to read it. the writing felt super repetitive and i could care less about the main character and her "not like other girls esque personality."
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Mortana (Tana) lives on an island and practices light magic with the other members of her coven.  The island receives visitors from the mainland who come to buy teas, scents, and other charms.  Tana's mother is the leader of their coven and has arranged a marriage between Tana and Landon, the mainland leader's son.  The arranged marriage serves many purposes, including protection for the coven, which many view with fear and distrust.

Tana has never questioned her simple life or that there may be darker magic beyond what she uses to make perfumes.  One night, she meets Wolfe, a mysterious stranger who causes her to question everything she knows.  The path to the altar doesn't seem as straightforward as it once did. 

Bring Me Your Midnight is, in many ways, a typical paranormal romance.  It also addressed some deeper themes including duty and the questioning of accepted values.  It will be a popular addition to public and senior high school libraries.  However, there are some fairly graphic intimate scenes that may make this book unsuitable for younger students.  Recommended for students in grades 9-12.
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Torn between living up to her responsibilities and true to herself, Tana must decide when and how to use the magic within her. Add into the mix a solid love triangle, both options being solidly good ones, this book, Bring Me Your Midnight, pulled on some of my heartstrings and totally sucked me in. Although some parts felt a little slow or repetitive, the overall read is feel good fantasy fun.

Thanks Netgalley for the ARC copy of this book and giving me a chance to escape into Tana's world.
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I loved Rachel’s debut The Nature of Witches; her sequel Wild of the Witch, not so much. But this one I reeeeally enjoyed! The writing is just beautiful and the atmosphere she’s established in this book rekindled my love for her storytelling. The setting is charming and the romance was really sweet. It was the perfect pick me up after reading a dark romance.
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Bring Me Your Midnight is another witchy book with magic deeply rooted with nature. I love how Rachel Griffin continues to reinvent worlds in different ways where magic is a system fueled or tied to nature, how there needs to be a balance and the connection of how damaging human actions can be. 

In Bring Me Your Midnight, Tana is a young witch whose betrothal since birth is the governor's son, with the hopes to unite the mainland humans and the witches who were exiled to an island due to the fear of magic. Tana's coven is one that only practices low magic, basic magic that hardly means anything. To protect themselves from the build up of stronger dark magic that both her coven and humans fear, every full moon they expose the excess magic into the ocean to release that build up. Until one full moon Tana misses the ritual… Scared she is going to die in the next week, she meets a stranger on the island, a young man who claims he practices dark magic and is her only hope of survival.

This is a beautiful book with several relatable themes that a young person might experience. Breaking away from the struggles of doing what is expected of you when you are starting to learn what you actually want in life as well as thinking for your own, uncovering the truths of what is taught to you to believe compared to what is the truth and what you would do about it. 

Tana has so much weight on her shoulder, wanting to do what is right and expected of her to keep her family and coven safe, the duty that was put upon her. When reading this, there were often times that I did not know where the story was going which kept me surprised. When I thought one thing would happen, something else did. I really enjoyed this book, the themes, and how everything was tied so nicely together in the end.

Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. 

This review will be posted on the first week of July, 2023.
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3.5 Stars

“He comes alive in darkness, so darkness I become.”

✔️ Magic
✔️ Witches
✔️  Betrayal
✔️  Enemies to Lovers
✔️ Forbidden Romance
✔️ Arranged marriage for duty

The story starts in a world full of magic on an Island called the Witchery. Non-magical people live on the Mainland and the people on the Witchery only practice low magic in hopes that the mainlanders won’t be scared of them. Tana’s life has always been led towards one goal: to marry the governor’s son on the mainland to forge a union between the mainlanders and witches. However, there are many secrets and many things to uncover before Tana fulfills her duty as the coven leader's daughter and marries the governor’s son. 

This book was very interesting and I truly enjoyed the unique world-building in it. The descriptions and in-depth view into the history of witches and people without magic kept me flipping the pages. The plot twists were great and there were plenty of things that I would not have seen coming that made this an enjoyable read. I loved hearing multiple points of view on the different cultures in this book regarding how they grew up and what they believed is right. Hearing Tana’s thoughts and feelings on certain things change throughout the book showed great character growth and I loved the Romeo and Juliet vibe that went on with the main love interest. 

I had a hard time with the relationship between Tana and her best friend. There are many moments when Ivy casually puts her down. It just didn’t feel right for their friendship with them growing up together. I understand that they have different beliefs but it felt like Ivy was just constantly blaming her. There was no tension or sparks between Tana and the main love interest so it was very hard to get emotionally invested in their relationship to care about what happens with them. 

This is a shorter book and there are moments that could have been drawn out more to really get into the scene and add more detail and emotional depth but it all felt like hurrying to get to the next conflict without adding much detail or emotion into it which is why it fell flat for me. It didn’t feel like much was resolved in the end. There were many things that were talked about throughout the book but the main focus was the romance and then when it came to the end any political or other conflicts just went back to the way they were before, besides one other main plot point.

Overall, I really did enjoy the book. There were some poetic scenes, it had a gorgeous setting, amazing world-building, and very interesting plot points and twists. I always love a good witchy read! 

Thank you to Netgalley, Sourcebooks Fire, and Rachel Griffin for the opportunity to read this ARC.
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I've admitted that I'm a cover buyer. Yes, I've heard the saying, 'Don't judge a book by its cover', who hasn't heard that? But that's what covers are for- to give you a visual on what to expect from the book. 
And when a gorgeous cover is paired with an intriguing blurb? I don't stand a chance. This book though? I feel a little cheated.

I can't begin to explain how excited I was to get the Netgalley approval for this book. Though, from the second chapter I could tell I wouldn't like it. 
The narrative was plain and quite underwhelming. It bordered on silly- I had to literally force myself to read passed where Tana was afraid of a flower. Once she missed her Rush, I thought, for sure, this is where we really get into the story! But that was resolved in no more than 15 pages. And during that 15 pages, we had nothing but insta-love and magic spells that reminded me of playing Magic when I was six. And it didn't get any better. 
And full of forgettable characters. Paired with the lack of any lasting conflict/excitement throughout the book, I found it increasingly hard to continue reading. 

I'm really upset to say, but this is the first and only book I will be reading by Rachel Griffin.
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“I press my lips to his. He comes alive in darkness, so darkness I become.” 🌊🖤✨

Rachel Griffin is a sorceress of words. Every book she writes, I fall more and more in love with her stories that are intwined with nature and imperfect, messy love.

Bring Me Your Midnight centers on Mortana, a girl who yearns for freedom but willingly sacrifices it for the safety of her coven… that is, until she meets a boy named Wolfe who opens her eyes to the truth. 

Side note: fellow Gilmore Girls fans, Wolfe gives me total Jess vibes!!! Moody and angry at the world (but sensitive on the inside) and all self-righteous… swoon 🖤 Second side note: Chapter twenty-six will give you all the feels in the best way possible!

All that to say, if you didn’t preorder this gem of a book (and add Rachel to your auto-buy authors list), get to it, sweet summer child ✌🏻
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Rachel Griffin does it again! I LOVED THIS BOOK. It was beautiful and haunting and so atmospheric. I knew I was going to enjoy it like her previous two, but I was not expecting to fall head over heels in love with this story. Tana was an incredible MC. She was kind and brave and also conflicted between her duties and her desires. I loved that she stood up for herself, but also how much she cared for others. And WOLFE. Oh my. He was just perfection. I loved he and Tana’s path from strangers and perceived enemies to more. I also really loved how the magic system was set up in this one. Once again, Griffin created this magical world that completely swept me away. I will read anything she writes. Her books always feel like a perfect fall day with the coziest sweater.
TW: animal death

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for an advanced digital reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.
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What an incredible story. I love every single thing that Rachel writes and this book was no different. This was an amazing story of duty and finding one's self. Tana is constantly trying to fit in to the mold that everyone wants her to be in. But she has never been that person. She is a free spirit and to be stuck in a life that she does not want is not going to work for her. She loves her family and her coven so much and you really feel what she is feeling, but she simply cannot sacrifice herself for something that will not make her happy. Also enter Wolfe, who holy moly, give me a handsome dark witch all day every day. Wolfe helps Tana discover who she truly is. I love the way Rachel always connects the magic in her books to nature. All the magic stems from the earth and nature. Each of her books include some way that the magic can save or destroy the earth. Bring Me Your Midnight was no different. I adored this book so much and would definitely recommend this to people. Cannot wait for my preorder to come in in August!
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Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE THIS!! I was immediately captivated just by this title and cover. I couldn't wait any longer to read this book and I'm so glad I didn't have to. Rachel Griffin does it again with making me feel like I was actually there, being immersed in this story. I love the sea, the beach and everything that comes with it so obviously the descriptions were amazing. I do understand the feeling of being loyal to family and duty but also the feeling of being yourself and making your own decisions. Mortana had a difficult time with this in my opinion, because she never questioned her life before Wolfe. At some points it was kind of "annoying" when she was conflicted but when he was doing the magic with her, oh my gosh I loved it. I should've seen the twist coming but I didn't and it hurt. The actual story itself was very nice and sent a good messaged of fighting for what you believe in, even if the consequences are bad. The romance between wolfe and tana, was a nice build up and rewarding at the end. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Rachel Griffin can take my money any day, I love her writing and her stories. I've already pre-ordered this book so this beautiful book can be displayed on my shelves. Thank you NetGalley, Rachel Griffin and the sourcebooksfire for this amazing e-ARC.
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Having read and enjoyed Rachel's other books, I went in knowing that there would be a certain atmosphere to it, but I felt rather disappointed at the lack of substance at the end. The plot and story was strong, but I felt the character development and relationship this time was very shallow and rushed. Because I didn't have a strong idea of the pacing, the two characters falling in love and Tana deciding to give up her family felt quite sudden when I was sure they've only known each other a few days. Although the focus was around Tana saving her coven, I felt it was centered instead on the romance, which because I wasn't emotionally invested in this, the culmination and ultimately my enjoyment was never too high. 

I do like that the book does world-build the magic system but that too felt very outlandish and therefore confused me.
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Rachel Griffin writes a beautiful world!  I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books she's written so far and this on was no different.
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I stayed up late finishing this ARC (which hadn't happened lately) and I absolutely LOVED it. It cured my reading slump. The characters had so much chemistry and I love how fast paced the story was without being rushed. I don't know if there's going to be a sequel, but I'd love to continue reading more about Tana and Wolfe.
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This was fantastic! 

Bring Me Your Midnight is tender coming of age magical fantasy about finding yourself and forging your own path in life. It was an absolute emotional rollercoaster fraught with conflict, love, loss, duty and triumph - at times equally heartbreaking as it was harrowing but altogether beautiful. This was my first book by Rachel Griffin and I cannot wait to read more of her work! 

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the advanced copy.
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Mortana belongs to a coven of low tide witches who swear off the use of dark magic in order to maintain a truce with the non magic main landers. To cement this truce she is promised in marriage to a prominent main lander but it is not a love match. Then Mortana meets Wolfe, someone who opens her eyes to the truth about her coven and who she feels a growing attraction to.
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