Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #69: The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: The Midnight Dance 
Author: Nikki Katz 
Publisher: Swoon Reads 
Expected Publication: October 17th, 2017 
Pre-order: Amazon | B&N 

Summary: When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has never known.

But when flashes of memories, memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading, start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grand Teatro and the motivations of the Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, the Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must find a way to escape the school and uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late. 

We had not seen this book until our Teresa at Readers Live A Thousand Lives featured it on her last Waiting on Wednesday post, and we had to grab it for ours. The summary is very intriguing, and we love the tagline: 

"When the music stops, the dance begins." 

...and to be completely honest, we are OBSESSED with that cover! It is so incredibly stunning. 

What book are you waiting to get your hands on?

© at A Belle's Tales



  1. Such a gorgeous, interesting beginning to this blurb then WHAM, creepy! I actually quite like it lol! Good pick!

  2. I love you guys *snuggles* BUT THAT COVER IS AMAZING RIGHT?!?! I think we are both going to need this one on our shelves so we can look at it and pet it and love it. Awesome pick guyssss!

  3. You're right, that cover's beautiful! And the story sounds so interesting - I haven't read many "dancing" stories :) Thanks for sharing!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. Not only is the synopsis intriguing, that cover has me captivated. Love it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  5. This sounds like a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Curious.

  6. Hmm this does sound interesting. Beautiful cover, and nice tagline for sure. Like Heidi I'm wondering if it's a Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling/ adaptation?

  7. I have this book marked on my TBR as well! I am a new follower. I would love to have you follow over on my blog as well!

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey’s

  8. Sounds like an interesting read, plus I love the cover!


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