Book Review: Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

Title: Before Midnight

Author: Jennifer Blackstream

Series: Blood Prince

Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing

Release Date: July 1, 2013


Book Summary:

Loupe always dreamed of getting married. She yearned for a caring husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence at home with her stepmother and two stepsisters, a man who would love her forever. Those dreams ended the day she was bitten by a werewolf. Now she’s a mindless beast on the
night of the full moon—a condition that forever prevents her from sharing a marriage bed. Not even the attentions of a handsome and endearingly strong prince can convince her that the life she wants is
still possible.

Etienne is a prince in need of a werewolf. A werewolf himself from birth, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly turning him human. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf, one who was not born with the beast inside, can save him from becoming human. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the cure. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul can take his mind from his goal.

Love cares little for the best laid plans or the impossible. A grand ball. The stroke of twelve. A magic “slipper.” All kinds of things can happen when you don’t leave the ball…Before Midnight.


This book is the beginning of a new series by Jennifer Blackstream, which will be fairy tale remakes with paranormal twists. Yay! I’m a sucker for fairy tale remakes. Add something paranormal and I’m usually one happy camper!

The first in this series, Before Midnight, is a remake of the Cinderella fairy tale. Overall, I really enjoyed this tale. Those that know the Cinderella tale will know the overall story but in this version its full of werewolves and more! Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: Sexual Language, Violence

Source: I was given an ARC from the author for an honest review.

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  1. This sounds really interesting. Not sure about the content so much though 🙁

  2. Well, its got a few words that describe a body part but I don’t recall it having actual sex scenes (just some kissing) and the violence comes from a fight at the end. So a PG-13 rating?