Review: Moonlight & Midtown by Christina Bauer (Spoiler Free)


Title: Moonlight & Midtown (Fairytales of the Magicorum #1.5)

Author: Christina Bauer

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: May 27, 2018

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

After battling werewolves and evil aunties, Bryar Rose is ready to enjoy her new life. No more crazy aunties. Her curse is toast. And Bry’s new man, Knox, is literally a dream come true. Best of all, Bry will soon attend a regular high school. Forget those sketchy tutors! To get ready, Bry is dedicating the rest of her summer to some serious back-to-school shopping with her best friend, Elle. It’s a blast, except for one thing:

Mysterious strangers are following Bry across Manhattan.

All these stalkers have oddly familiar scents and an uncanny ability to slip into the shadows whenever Bry tries to confront them. Even worse, their presence is making Knox act crazy with a capital C.

But Bry’s having none of it. Enough of her life has already been ruined by secrets. With Elle’s help, Bry plans to confront these strangers, find out what they want, and send them packing. Trouble is, the truth about their identity won’t be so easy to manage, especially when Bry finds out how these stalkers could change her future with Knox…and not for the better.

Christina Bauer’s books are almost always a hit for me, and Moonlight & Midtown wasn’t an exception to this rule. Her writing is very easy to read, and her stories always flow so nicely with great pacing. Not to mention the fact that the characters in this series are easy to love and root for, with a hilarious sense of humor to boot.

Bry and the crew manage to get into all kinds of shenanigans in this short novella, and believe me when I say that you’ll definitely be entertained. I laughed, gasped, and swooned multiple times. I devoured the entire novella in one sitting, and I’m really looking forward to book 2.

This novella was such a treat to read, and I feel like it really set up for the next book in the series. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.


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