Review – Midnight Soul (Fantasyland, #5) by Kristen Ashley

Midnight Soul (Fantasyland, #5)Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Paranormal Romance
Series: – 5th in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 3 stars


I have to say, I was so not looking forward to this book.

And ok, so maybe I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

But that is only because for me, Franka in this book, was SO different from her character in previous books that is was pretty much like a brand new character, only with the occasional thought given to how horrible she used to be. And a pretty awful abusive past given to explain away why she used to be so horrible. But in reading it, there was just no connection between the Franka here and the Franka we knew. She managed to morph into the typical KA heroine.

I enjoyed the difference from the previous books, as in we had the heroine from the other world coming to ours, I just felt like it took too long to get to that point (but you know, we had to have all the previous couples come to the realisation they had been WRONG about her).

And in all honesty, it felt like the romantic relationship between Noc and Franka just appeared with little development. Yes they were friends, and yes she was clearly attracted to him, but all of a sudden he is telling her she is coming to his world, and BAM they have a relationship. Just because I knew this book is about them, does not mean I don’t want some actual real build up to a relationship.

Previous characters from the series were mentioned but pretty much just used as scenery, example, Dax Lahn, Noc etc. Not even sure they even had a word to be spoken here, just used as background and as they would be expected to be there.

I did get all excited about seeing our world Dax Lahn and would have loved that side romance, if it had not pretty much all happened off page, and therefore actually not even sure why it was added. I felt teased with what could have been a brilliant side romance, but was left disappointed that we actually got hardly anything of it.

All in, it was an ok end to the series, I enjoyed having the heroine come to our world and seeing that, it was a nice little end to the series, but it felt like I was reading a new to me heroine.

Ohh, and I do feel a bit like she messed with the HEA of Dax Lahn and Circe and Korwahk etc. mentioning in the epilogue the MAJOR change Lahn makes to his world and what it would mean for the lives of his people etc, and how it will pretty much lead to uprisings/a possible civil war? I was felt a bit put out at that really. Everyone is supposed to be happy and riding off into the sunset at the end of a series. Not heading into a civil war/unrest that we will never read about. (and ofc yes, we know it will all be alright, but really, I cannot help feeling like a HEA has been slightly tarnished with that)

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