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The Midnight Dance 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 balle

  • Title: The Midnight Dance
  • Author: Nikki Katz
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  • Page: 196
  • Format: ebook
  • The Midnight Dance By Nikki Katz, 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 liWhen 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.

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    1. I love the cover for this book so I m so sad that it was so bad It was just weird, confusing and uncomfortable I don t know if it s just because I don t like thrillers, so take my opinion as you will with that knowledge, but I had so much trouble following the narrative and figuring out what was going on I was hoping for a creepy story set in a ballet school in Italy, like how cool is that setting But whatever it was, it wasn t that Definitely disappointing.

    2. So, okay, this was a very quick DNF and I have three reasons why and I m going to start calling them the Holy Trinity of YA Genre Fic Fails the Petty DramaTM on the literal first page that is of course between our heroine and a More Liked Mean Girl That is definitely not being set up for subversion So far is the most important conflict of the book, but of course girl will not become an interesting or complex villain Girl is a bitch Boycott character development 2k17 the main character does not h [...]

    3. 3.5 stars I m not quite sure how to feel On one hand, the writing was absolutely lovely, but I think the story was a bit of a miss for me personally, though that might be due to personal preferences But let me say this first this would make an incredible film Can someone please make this into a movie Thanksssss.Penny is one of many dancers held up in the Master s estate At the beginning, she starts to realize her memories are off kilter and something is very wrong Despite being drawn to the very [...]

    4. 4.5 stars I loved this Review posted on The Eater of Books blog The Midnight Dance by Nikki KatzPublisher Swoon ReadsPublication Date October 17, 2017Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from 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 [...]

    5. Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.She shouldn t miss the touch of this man who had done such despicable things, a man who forced people to serve under his control After giving meh ratings to two Swoon Reads titles Just Friends and Kissing Max Holden , I was a little hesitant to read this book However, as usual, the cover was so attractive that I just had to go beyond the title and copyright pages Thankfully, I did not regret my decision.Bef [...]

    6. DNF at 21%I ll admit to being sucked in by that cover, but I really liked the synopsisdly, that s the nicest thing I can say about what I read Penny and the other girls seem horribly flat Master is creepy af and I spent a good portion of the time reading wondering if he was sexually assaulting the girls Cricket does seem to care about Penny, but it s weird that he knows what s happening Plot wise, I felt like I was dropped into a story that had already been started The prologue had promise and I [...]

    7. This book definitely needs to be made into a movie.Penny can t remember who she really is How strange is it that she can t remember her favourite meal, and all the girls at Grade Teatro have a similar memory of who their mother was and why they ended up there The only thing that the girls can remember is their dance routine, and that they must never disobey the Master When Penny s memories start to return, she is desperate to keep them, and find out about who she really was before she became tr [...]

    8. Mini review DNFI read part of this book on Swoon Reads.This book is just not for me It seems to be a bit of thriller Which is a genre I avoid.Still recommend.

    9. The Midnight Dance is a daring, heart pounding read It was full of character, intrigue, and mystery This fast paced read is sure to captivate and move you What can I say about The Midnight Dance I found it mysterious and thrilling I felt like it held inspiration from The Phantom of the Opera It offered danger, passion, and unexpected twists that I found fascinating This one was truly unique.I enjoyed the world building and plot Though, I wish the world building had had a few details, and the pl [...]

    10. Phew Ok, that was a tough read, and boy am I glad it s over I really can t think of many ways that The Midnight Dance could have let me down.It s only 320 pages long and took me a month to read, and I ve got to admit, from the 40% mark I was skimming it The lingering question I was left with was ultimately, why I don t understand why anything in this book happened And I must warn you, that if you proceed to read from here there will be spoilers Ok, let us proceed.The setting of Nikki Katz s The [...]

    11. This book kept me up past 2 00 am I couldn t stop reading Not until I understood all the weirdness going on at this bizarre o boarding school for ballerinas Creepy, twisty, and oh so deliciously DARK.

    12. I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of this book as one of the author s critique partners, as well as some revised versions and she goes through the editorial process, and I can honestly say I can t wait for this novel to be out in print in 2017.

    13. The Midnight Dance centres around a world hidden in a forest and everything beautiful about ballet Penny has the privilege of attending a prestigious ballet academy, thanks to the mysterious Master Since the academy is hidden away in the forest, she lives a rather simple life As a member of the elite twelve dancers, Penny must perform as the Master wishes and must never leave the estate However, when Penny starts to forget lengthy periods of time and begins to have memories that don t coincide w [...]

    14. DNF at 70%I received an early copy of this through NetGalleyI just couldn t get into this I don t think this had very much to do with the book itself, but rather the reading mood I ve been in for the past month.

    15. I haven t given a book a one star rating in a while but I guess I m starting 2018 off on a bad note with books, I hope this isn t a sign of whats to come This was completely a cover read for me I adored the cover, read the description, and went hey , why not It sounds good I was very disappointed There was not much character development at all It was a weird mix between the films Sucker Punch and Black Swan if you made them PG I thought the book was creepy and not in a good way, parts were down [...]

    16. This book is coming out at the perfect time The release date is October 17 and this book will give you all the Halloween feels that you want to be having during the month of October This book is very mysterious and a pseudo thriller that had me on the edge of my seat throughout.In all honesty, the first few chapters were my favourite It was the hook of this novel The whole mysterious concept of this Master and his unknown control over these girls was introduced and it had me fascinated Plus, in [...]

    17. I think I might continue this at a later date The first few chapters didn t entice me enough to keep reading but I hear a few good things about this novel I might come back to this in the future, but as of right now, I m putting this one down.

    18. Review also on Christina Reads and BlogsThis book jumps right into the action I definitely found myself flipping through the pages, curious how everything would turn out and what had happened to make Penny go to this school, but because it started so fast, I didn t find myself understanding a lot and had questions than answers Penelope is a dancer at a ballet school ran by the mysterious Master As she spends her days dancing with the other girls, she starts to notice some gaps in her memories a [...]

    19. I wish I hadn t had such high hopes for this book It seemed like it was going to have everything I could want in a book ballet, mystery, dark romance but it fell so flat.I saw another person who reviewed this book if I find their review, I ll link it here who said that what made this book so not good for them is they had to keep asking why Why ballet, why with one of the love stories, why Italy, why in the mid 1800 s And that is exactly how I feel It s like the author had this amazing concept id [...]

    20. this kind of reminded me of The Phantom of the Opera just vaguely it was dark, twisted and kind of perverted Master can be as hot as he wants, but it doesn t stop him from being such a fucking terrible human being he s gross there was some sci fi sprinkled here, that seemed too advanced for the 1800s but somehow it worked well so kudos on that.

    21. When I was requesting ARCs from Indigo s weekly newsletter, The Midnight Dance caught my eye right away It just seemed like the type of book I d devour, being about dance and mysteries Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations, thus leaving me quite disappointed.For a short summary, this book revolves around Penny, a ballerina whose goal is to become one of the most successful dancers in her home country of Italy She has been stuck inside her prestigious dance school for basically her entir [...]

    22. 1 1 2 stars I was really disappointed by this I think the book did have some potential Perhaps if the author had started with the fairly normal day to day runnings of the dance school, and had built up the general sense of wrongness slowly, it may have been creepy and atmospheric Instead, the author gave away too much, too early on, missing out on the chance to make use of a gothic atmosphere and build suspense All the characters kept doing idiotic things The protagonist would talk about how sh [...]

    23. Woohoo My first ever ARC 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 s [...]

    24. I was one of the tour stops for the BLOG TOUR of this book, through Xpresso Book Tours You can see my review on my blog, as well, here I received an electronic copy of this novel for review purposes This does not effect my opinion in any way.There s something deliriously beautiful about the world portrayed in The Midnight Dance It is both utterly compelling and deliciously dark, leaving readers on the edge of their seat for the duration of the novel Perhaps one of the most stunning debuts in YA [...]

    25. I received a copy of the book from Netgalley in partnership with the publisher in exchange for an honest review This book is not about ballet I can t stress that enough because I was drawn in by the gorgeous cover and the description that felt coherent than the actual content of the book The choice of having the girls be ballerinas feels so arbitrary, Master could have been training them to be maids, assassins, prostitutes, and while the moral implications would be potentially complicated, it [...]

    26. That was so not what I was expecting this book to be about, but I still really enjoyed it Also, keep in mind, I honestly added this to my TBR because I loved the cover I ve always liked books about dancers and I guess this qualifies a little bit under that category but really it s about a dancer and a super dark, creepy human mind control experiment in 19th century Italy.As soon as I read the prologue I was so morbidly fascinated by this crazy plot.It wasn t the strongest plot arc I was often re [...]

    27. A bit of a thriller There is mind control, dancing, action, romance A well rounded novel, full of anticipation and suspense.

    28. 3.5 starsIn the Grande Teatro, a finishing ballet school in Italy, Penny and eleven others train to be the finest ballerinas in Italy.The school is tucked away and almost isolated completely, and it s the only life Penny s really known But this life is than she thought as flashes of a different life begin to plague her Penny s confused and lost, and she begins to question her life under Master Cirillo, turning to kitchen boy Cricket for help.What she uncovers is far greater than she could have [...]

    29. Unlike most I really did enjoy this book by Nikki Katz It s a dark and somewhat twisted story about a pristine ballet school in Italy set in the year 1879 Master, the handsome and mysterious head of the school seems to be hiding secrets that the lead ballerina penny seeks to uncover First off as a ballet dancer myself I have a habit of buying every ballet book I lay my eyes upon and I was very impressed to see that this author did actually use the proper ballet terminology throughout the book Th [...]

    30. Historical fiction, in and of itself, can be a beautiful thing Historical fiction melded with science fiction can be stunning Please see the genre of steampunk Done well, and the story will sweep you away Done badly, with unstable context, two dimensional characters, and an arbitrary setting, and the reader s patience won t last beyond the first few chapters I have saved the reader a whole lot of time by finishing the entire story so they won t have to Weak depictions of a famous European countr [...]

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