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Midnight Soul

(Fantasyland #5)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  8,138 ratings  ·  794 reviews
Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world.

And things aren’t going real great there.

Noc is recruited to help save that world.

What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.

Kindle Edition, 589 pages
Published August 15th 2016
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
I wasn't going to read this...but I heard that Lahn's twin shows up...



After 5-staring the first 3 books in this series and then not loving Broken Dove, I'm on the fence with this one...


But I'll probably still read it.

Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
But there was a reason I carried a midnight soul, for the evil contained in both my parents set their souls to cinders years ago. It was not a wonder I'd inherited the blackness.

What a bittersweet book this was for me to read. Midnight Soul marks the conclusion of one of my favorite Kristen Ashley series. After all, it's the series that brought me The Golden Dynasty, only my top favorite KA book of ALL time.

This is not a series I recommend reading out of order. You need the entire ba
The fifth, and final (?), book in the 'Fantasyland' series, 'Midnight Soul' tells the story of Franka Drakkar and Noctorno "Noc" Hawthorne. Like earlier books in the series, this book features two characters that are from parallel worlds. There is plenty of magic and fantastical elements throughout. Yet, despite all of that, I found this to be just an "okay" read.

While Kristen Ashley worked hard to redeem Franka Drakkar in this book, for me the damage was done. I pitied her, but I never really g
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4-4,5 STARS

It's been a long time since I've read a book by Kristen Ashley and I missed her writing so much! This series is one of my favorites and I can tell you that I adored this one!


Noc was a fantastic hero! Sweet, protective, friendly and sexy. And Franka, well I wasn't sure if I liked her but it happened and pretty fast! Noc and Franka together had an amazing relationship, first as friends creating an amazing build up!


If you haven't read this series yet you are missing all the magic! Star
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was ok

** 2-2.5 STARS **

“You don't think you're perfect but you are, Frannie. Every inch.”



1) I apparently had really high hopes for Noc, but he had absolutely NOTHING special. He was just another KA type alpha male.

2) The sudden difference in character of Frannie was shockingly unrealistic. I didn't buy her reasons for the way she was for the past 4 books.

3) The dull storyline. I came really close to DNFing for 4 times, because forcing your
Dec 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
OMG. Noctorno Hawthorne. I loved him in Fantastical and Broken Dove. Can't wait for his book.
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Jennifer Kyle
DNF @ 53%

This book is written by my favorite author and this is one of my favorite series by her so I’m feeling awful about my failure to get through it. So it's either the story is a major snoozefest or I've lost my KA mojo because this was so darn boring for me.


I’m tapping out at 53 % from utter boredom (which is probably over two hundred pages in my defense). Perhaps if the hero Noc wasn’t so darn unoriginal and the story ‘this is pizza’ lacked luster to keep me reading on like a chore inst
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
#1 Wildest Dreams — 3.5 Stars
#2 The Golden Dynasty — Infinity of Stars
#3 Fantastical — 4 Stars
#4 Broken Dove — 3.5 Stars
#5 Midnight Soul — 3 Stars

Instead of Noc and Franka, the author should’ve just made this all about Lahn’s twin (aka Dax of this world with Circe of the alternate universe) cause this poor excuse of a book is sooo pedestrian. Noc is bae but nothing special that sets him apart from the rest of KA heroes. The switch in Franka’s character from villain or antagonist in the first fou
Aisling Zena

3.5 stars


I love being right. I really do. In this case I wouldn't have minded being wrong. Though it wasn't as bad as I feared.

Unfortunately I didn't really become invested in this couple. It was a good, enjoyable read but nothing to marvel at. And the lack of excitement for them persisted throughout the book. I knew KA would redeem Franka and as I said below I actually really liked her more acerbic nature. Franka turned into homemaker and her sharp tongue was curved for the most part after he
Rachel Reads Ravenously
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3.5-4 stars

"You don't think you're perfect but you are, Frannie. Every inch."

Midnight Soul, the final book in the Fantasyland series, is the story of Franka and Noctorno Hawthorne. Noc, the parallel universe (our universe) of the Tor from book 3, has traveled from our modern world into the Fantasyland one. Franka has a dark past, known for being conniving she recently had been guilty of treason in an effort to save her lover. After helping out in the eve
Sad to say this was at best boring and uninspiring. I never thought I would say that about a KA book but the last few haven't been anywhere near half as good as her earlier works. It started off really well, and I didn't even mind the (view spoiler) but the good didn't last long before it felt like I was wading through the boredom just to be able to call it done.

I struggled with Franka's total 180 in the space of a few pages, from super bitch to su
Lyndy Ann ♫
***3.5 Midnight stars***

We met Franka Drakkar in previous books of the Fantasyland series she was a hateful woman who we all love to hate but when it comes to Franka the phrase “Don’t judge a book by it cover” comes to mind.

As we discover early on in Midnight Soul why Franka is the way she is, she is hiding behind a mask not letting anyone get to close to her but when the truth is discovered everyone even Frey is there to take her back to take care and protect her and her brother from the evil i
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
friends-turned-lovers and slowburn romances are really my thing, sue me.
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Paranormal Romance
Series : - 5th in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
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
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Jan 08, 2014 marked it as own-need-to-read

Can. Not. Wait!!!!!!!

Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne of our world, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and alternate universes. Too late, in Fantastical, he meets the Cora Goode of his world only to find she's destined for his twin in the alternate universe. What he doesn't know is, his destined love resides in another dimension. And when he meets her, he's not only stunned, he's faced with introducing her to a new reality and coaxing her to want to stay.


I’m sad to be experiencing Fantasyland for the last time.

Well, this is the end. I’m sure I’ll be going back to visit every now and again but this will be the last time that Fantasyland will be new and exciting for me. There’s a tear in my eye, but joy in my heart that the journey these characters haven taken prove that Love is everything.

Geez, what an emotional goose I sound…but I have an excuse. I’ve got a cold. I was supposed to be having a Friday Night KA Party Night and I had the wine and n
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Disappointed! It was the last book, I was expecting a "grand finale". Not this! I think KA is getting lazy lately. Her last books aren't like the first ones. "The
Magic" is missing. I'm so sad about that. :(

Ok. The book.

Spoilers ahead

First half was dragging. Second one was better. Sexy time makes everything better and I have to admit, KA really writes beautiful love and sex scenes. But it wasn't enough. The characters were boring. The plot was missing. No twists, no nothing. Only drama, drama,
Hearts and flowers all the way in this last books in the Fantasyland series.

Noctorno Hawthorne is not in our universe anymore, he’s found himself fighting the good fight in a parallel one where electricity and cell phones do not exist but magic and his soul mate do. After he meets her and discovers her secrets he’s convinced they belong together, but can he persuade her to go back with him to his world?

Franka Drakkar has deep, dark secrets which she’s learned to live with since she was a
Sophia Triad

There is this extraordinary woman. Nobody has managed to touch the centre of her sorrow. A woman who has delivered betrayal, fear and pain very successfully -I have to say- because she is Drakkar and Drakkars know how to hurt and betray others since they have a dark soul. All of them.
Apparently, deep down Franka only needed someone to show him her pain and her secrets. That someone will not try to change her. He will teach her the adventure of being
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 Stars***

”We balance worlds.”

And so the time has come to bid farewell to another KA series. This series has been a favorite…especially the first two books (a moment to reflect on all that is Frey Drakkar and Dax Lahn….wait, give me a few more moments…just a couple of more…alright, that’s enough…for today).

Alright, back to my thoughts on THIS book. This book is LONG….like, REALLY long (600+ pages). When I opened my kindle and saw my reading time was 13+ hours, I knew I had to bu
❝One night months ago, I sat down to wine and whiskey with a beautiful woman and by the time I watched her walk out of that room, she had me wrapped around her finger.❞

The magical conclusion to the 'Fantasy Land' series, 'Midnight Soul' is a slow burn romance that will have you laughing, crying and begging for more.

No matter when you finished reading 'Broken Dove (Fantasyland #4)', you will not be lost nor confused with this next book in the series, starring Franka and Noc. Because K
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️

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4 Soul Searching Stars!!

Midnight Soul is the conclusion of the Fantasyland series with our world’s Noctorno (Noc) Hawthorne and the dreaded Franka Drakkar, which I have to say was quite a surprise, after all Franka, in previous books, seemed to have no redeeming qualities. Well, now we get a different side to her, her true side. She has a persona of being greedy, selfish, and cunning, but in reality, she’s a loyal protector. Frank
Ang C
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing


This quote from Broken Dove haunted me for so long. Each time I came across the highlighted passage on my kindle, I had a feeling the mysterious woman would be Franka Drakkar. Despite the fact I loathed her character, I always believed she could prove worthy of the gallant Noctorno Hawthorne’s affections. I could have done cartwheels when learning Franka was destined for Noc, finally getting the chance to tell her story in the series finale ~ Midnight Soul.

Now if you’re a f
Laura Elizabeth
Well Congratulations KA. You win the second one star award I gave out this week , for this crap fest. Congratulations on ruining another one of your book series by slapping a craptastic book on the end of it.

Although that mug should be filled with whiskey, the couple in this books drink of choice, that they drank the entire book. My guess is KA was really hitting that whiskey bottle herself while writing this one. Here's an example of this fantastic writing:
"mean, I thought…uh, well, you know
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
It’s no secret that one of my favorite series EVAH is Fantasyland. So I am pleased and a bit humbled to tell you just how much I adored the love that fills the pages of Midnight Soul. It’s unexpected and almost decadent, but I am getting ahead of myself…

When someone has been abused, hurt, or saddened, they can be fearful of more pain, causing them to lash out or put on an iron mask of no emotion. It takes a keen eye and a sense of understanding to notice this in others.

Noctorno Hawthorne is just
Ivy Deluca
Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Full review to be posted at afterdarkbooklovers.com closer to release date.

-Where do we go from here? Ok, so I’m a big Buffy fan and yes, I was humming that song during the opening of this book. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, this is the song https://youtu.be/7XdAQpq_1Xw , but really the show? Awesome. Anyhoodle, I digress.

Since the big overarching storyline of the series had been pretty well concluded at the end of Broken Dove, I just wasn’t sure what could possibly be coming up ne
May 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
It pains me to give KA only two stars but this was a LONG book about NOTHING.


I kept hoping it will get better but it didn't. Given the characters' background story and Franka's actions in the previous books of the series, her story had so much potential but it seemed KA decided on writing Franka and Noc's book then didn't know what to do with them. In this book, Franka is suddenly a saintly character whose horrible actions were caused by the evil of others, she was really being selfless.

We re
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was ok

Where did it all go wrong?

Before I start my actual review I have to say Kristen used to be one of my favourite authors and some of her books are still amongst my most re-read but lately she's lost her edge, her books are all just weaker versions of her earlier ones and after disappointment after disappointment I've stopped reading her books completely but 'Golden Dynasty' and Lahn in particular was fabulous and the thought of missing his twin was too much so I decided I'd start and see how it we
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
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Disclaimer: Proceed with caution, cause if there are spoilers here and there in my very depressed ramblings that is NOT my fault. I completely blame it on my addled brain caused due to the disbelief that I didn't like a KA book...!!!

2.5 Stars...!!

I was holding my breath for this book for so long that I learnt how to survive without oxygen...! But alas after reading 440 pages of Kristen Ashley treat I'm so depressed to give this review of 3 stars...! ;(
Apart from 'The Promise' all the KA bo
3 1/2 "We balance worlds." Stars!

Ok, well here are my thoughts.
First of all, this book is no Wildest Dreams or no where even remotely close to not just my favorite book in this series, but one of my favorite books ever, The Golden Dynasty. Or even the other two books in this series actually, but after I accepted that Franka is "Glenda the Good Witch" rather than "The Wicked Bitch Witch of Lunwyn", I for the most part liked this book and I enjoyed reading it. When I started it, there were three
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a

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