November 18, 2022

REVIEW Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye and Sandhya Menon

Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon
Rating: 3 Stars
Release Date: August 30, 2022
Format: eBook (Personal Library) + Audiobook (Borrowed from Library)
Publisher: Wednesday Books

Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon put together a bewitching new book with their latest release, Three Kisses, One Midnight. Best friends Onny, Ash, and True have been collectively known as the “Coven” since they were little, and they are all looking to improve their prospects in the love department. The upcoming Halloween masquerade event seems like the perfect opportunity, and they all brew a love potion (recipe courtesy of Onny’s grandmother) to help in their endeavors. However, love is its own special brand of magic, and as the three members of the Coven find out in the book, it has a mind of its own and works its wonders in mysterious ways…

The events of the story take place during or leading up to the big Halloween party in Moon Ridge, and it was fun to see each character’s perspective. Instead of having interconnected storylines, this book read more like three separate novellas set in an interconnected world. It’s divided into three larger sections (one for each coven member) with a smaller epilogue to close out the tale. I do want to note that each of the sections are very long - almost a hundred pages - and it would have been nice to have some chapter breaks or something similar featured within each (especially when you are listening and reading the book, and you have to find your place after losing it). In spite of the lack of section breaks, I was very impressed by how well-developed both the main characters and the side characters were, and how they had just enough backstory provided for everything to make sense. The worldbuilding surrounding the town of Moon Ridge, and the legends of the Lady of Moon Ridge were pretty cool too.

There are three different love stories happening in this book, and each was incredibly unique. Onny is a big believer in tarot and astrology, and that has a big impact on her day to day and what she hopes for in her love life. Ash is a shy artist with a heart of gold who’s head over heels in love with his next-door neighbor. And last but certainly not least, True is science-geared and headstrong, putting very little stock in anything mystical or magical. Together, they form a unique group and in many ways balance each other out (True and Onny help Ash come out of his shell, and Ash and True help tone Onny down when she gets a little too excited about things….) Some of the tropes you can expect to read include sunshine x sunshine, mutual pining, enemies to lovers, and a bit of insta-love. 

I’ve read other books by Roshani Chokshi before, so it was fun to get to pick out the pieces of lyrical prose and witty character development that read like her The Gilded Wolves series or the Aru Shah books. On the other hand, I haven’t read books by Evelyn Skye or Sandhya Menon before so it was a treat to be introduced to their style of writing. I’ll have to take a look at their backlist of titles when I have a chance!

Overall, this was an entertaining and magical read. Narrators Becca Q. Co, Ewan Chung, and Shiromi Arserio did a great job bringing the audiobook to life. It’s on the shorter side, at slightly less than 300 pages, so it’s an easy read to knock out in a day. I recommend it to those looking for a super cute fall young adult romance book with a paranormal twist. It’s the perfect Halloween read for fans of Gilmore Girls, J.C. Cervantes’ Flirting with Fate, or all things pumpkin spice and fall.

About the Book
New York Times bestselling authors Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon craft a spellbinding novel about discovering the magic of true love on one fateful, magical night in Three Kisses, One Midnight.

The town of Moon Ridge was founded 400 years ago and everyone born and raised there knows the legend of the young woman who perished at the stroke of twelve that very same night, losing the life she was set to embark on with her dearest love. Every century since, one day a year, the Lady of Moon Ridge descends from the stars to walk among the townsfolk, conjuring an aura upon those willing to follow their hearts’ desires.

“To summon joy and love in another’s soul
For a connection that makes two people whole
For laughter and a smile that one can never miss
Sealed before midnight with a truehearted kiss.”

This year at Moon Ridge High, a group of friends known as The Coven will weave art, science, and magic during a masquerade ball unlike any other. Onny, True, and Ash believe everything is in alignment to bring them the affection, acceptance, and healing that can only come from romance—with a little help from Onny’s grandmother’s love potion.

But nothing is as simple as it first seems. And as midnight approaches, The Coven learn that it will take more than a spell to recognize those who offer their love and to embrace all the magic that follows.

About the Authors

About Roshani:

Roshani Chokshi ( is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling books in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and the End of Time, and its sequel, Aru Shah and the Song of Death. She also wrote the New York Times best-selling YA books The Star-Touched Queen and The Gilded Wolves. She studied fairy tales in college, and she has a pet luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. The Pandava novels were inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani's all-consuming love for Sailor Moon. She lives in the south and says "y'all," but she doesn't really have a Southern accent. Her Twitter handle is @roshani_chokshi.


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About Evelyn

Evelyn Skye is a New York Times bestselling author of novels for adults and young adults, including Three Kisses, One Midnight and the forthcoming The Hundred Loves of Juliet. Her book The Crown’s Game was an Amazon Editor’s Pick, as well as an Amazon Best Book of 2016. Evelyn’s work has also been featured on Best Of lists by Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Indie Next, Goodreads, Buzzfeed, and more. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

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About Sandhya

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels with lots of kissing, girl power, and swoony boys. Her books have been featured in many cool places, including on The Today ShowCosmopolitanTeen VogueNPRSeventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and Buzzfeed. Three of her books have won the Colorado Book Award, and her Dimpleverse series was turned into a hit TV show with Netflix India. A full-time dog servant, Sandhya makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado. With a glass of wine at her elbow, she also pens adult romances under the name Lily Menon.

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