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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.
On Halloween night, three best friends brew a love potion and set off to find their true loves in intertwining romantic romps from collaborators Chokshi (the Gilded Wolves series), Menon (the Rosetta Academy series), and Skye (the Crown's Game series). Local lore states that once every hundred years, the Lady of Moon Ridge casts an aura upon the town, ensuring any romantic entanglements forged that night will last forever. Onny Diamante believes it's the perfect night to brew her grandmother's love potion for her and her two best friends, Ash Lee and True Tandon. Onny hopes that it, along with the Lady's magic, will unite her with her crush, Alexander; shy and soft-spoken Ash prays the elixir will give him the courage to make a move on Cassidy; and though True claims she's not interested in love, citing a recent breakup, it seems that fate has other plans. Brimming with autumnal coziness and fanciful frolics, each story employs a beloved romance trope that will satisfy and delight. Chokshi, Menon, and Skye imbue their respective stories with their own cultural expertise, crafting distinct tales populated by amiable casts. Onny is Filipinx American; Ash is Chinese American; and True is of Indian and German heritage. Ages 12–up. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary.