Review of ‘Midnight Magic: A Fantasy Lesbian Romance’ by Cameron Darrow
This was a good read. My first time reading a book by Darrow and it won’t be my last. While this is fantasy, I would actually call this lesbian historical-fantasy book. It’s a less common genre but this book fits nicely in it. The story was interesting and different which I always appreciate.
This is a story about Vimika, a wizard that leads a tough life. Most wizards are treated poorly and Vimika makes what little money she can by finding lost pets or keeping rats out of food stocks. Vimika longs for a life of solitude, in peace, and without criticism. When she is asked by one of the richest families in the country to find a lost rare pet, Vimika can’t pass up the amount of gold even though she is suspicious. What Vimika finds will change her life forever and might even take it, but there is also the chance that Vimika might find love again.
I do have to say I struggle a bit in the beginning. The writing style of the book took me a while to get used to. This is an indie book and I did notice a few edit mistakes, but the book was well written, I just had to get used to it. I think it was around the 30% mark that the book really clicked for me. The reading became much more comfortable and I got into the story more.
I liked both main characters and the romance between them. The relationship was pretty insta-lusty, but I was glad that it took much longer for the characters to really connect and become something more. Both characters had baggage they had to overcome to truly love each other and I thought it was well done.
I was impressed by the magic system Darrow built-in. I thought she did a good job especially considering this is a pretty quick read. I also liked that there was a good twist. It is one you might figure out beforehand but it was still a fun twist to have. The ending was also satisfying which I was glad about since I was a little worried.
I would recommend this to historic-fantasy and fantasy fans. I don’t know if this was done on purpose but it felt like a reimagined and fantastical Rapunzel retelling to me. This book is currently on Kindle Unlimited. 3.50 Stars.
A copy was given to me by the author for an honest review.