The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
YA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Historical
Published by Swoon Reads
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
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.
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Aerospace engineer turned freelance writer turned nonfiction author turned YA author! Debut novel, THE MIDNIGHT DANCE, coming October 2017 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan.
This book has been on my TBR list since it was just one of hundreds on the Swoon Reads site and before it even had a cover (which by the way is absolutely beautiful)! With ribbons of fantasy, mystery, history, ballet, and the classic tale of Pinocchio, I think Katz has a book bursting with potential. Just last year we were practically buried beneath an avalanche of fairytale retellings, but this is one I’ve yet to see done and I really hope that it can live up to all my hopes. 😊
I’m counting down the days until its release and I hope you’ll keep an eye out for it too!