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Glamour of Midnight

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  304 ratings  ·  76 reviews
"Incredible. Like A Court of Thorns and Roses meets Snow White and the Huntsman. A must read for 2018." -Meagan Ashley, Instagram.

Nineteen-year-old Karis has been blind since birth, but for some reason, she can see through the wall of smoke that separates the human lands from those of the Faeries that rule in grand courts on the other side. Most of the time, the only thi
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Published April 5th 2018
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Darque  Dreamer
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Glamour of Midnight burns with intensity. It is beautifully vivid and full of surprises. You've never read a Snow White story like this before, and you won't be disappointed!

Wow, this one was so fascinating! I loved the darkness of it and the creativity of combining fantasy and fae with a faerie tale retelling. It was absolutely stunning and addictive!

I found, and loved, the bits and pieces that were inspired by the original tale, but the entire story just felt unique and fresh. It had danger, p
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Another FABULOUS read from my new favorite author!! I have been hooked since reading Riches to Rags. The journey was beautiful and the ending was utter perfection <3

HUGE Casey l. Bond fan.
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
She was blind and was abandoned. She'd been called so many names, quite hurtful names, like Changeling, Monster. Karis lived with her adoptive family, Iric and his brothers, in the human world of Ironton. A world that was cruel and poor and suffering.

But when she was given the gift of sight, Karis was able to see beyond the smokey walls and entered the world of Faery. There she met a Seelie bounty hunter named Loftin, who vowed to protect her against banshees and every monstrous creatures that c
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A huge thank-you to FaeCrate for helping me find this extraordinary novel!

If you're looking for a book that feels like the wickedness from The Cruel Prince matched with the romance of a paranormal romance novel, look no further!

Karis, our protagonist, is living blind in a city that is surrounded by a fog wall. On the other side of the mist? Unseelie fae, ready to kill them. However, every day the mist is growing thinner and it's up to the humans to fix it. Or is it? Karis regains her sight - but
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars!
Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions

This book is a unique mash-up retelling of Snow White and The Huntsman, and ACOTAR.  I'm actually not a fan of Snow White retellings but I couldn't resist the fae folk. Glamour of Midnight turns out to be an entertaining read filled with magic and a dash of romance. It's a dark faery tale retelling set in the world of Fae. Although I didn't totally fall in love with it, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The story was we
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Found blind and wandering in the forest as a young child, 19 year old Karis has spent her entire life dependent on others. While she does her best to help out the family who has taken her in, she’s always been an outcast in their village. When her adoptive brother Iric takes it upon himself to travel into the outside world to the Fae controlled forests and lands looking for the smoke they believe keeps their village safe from the monsters that live beyond their magical border, Karis knows she wi ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

“There’re monsters everywhere, K. A wall of smoke doesn’t keep them from living among us.”

Fairytale retelling are some of my favorite books to read. I always love to see an authors interpretation of the stories we’ve all grown up knowing. Glamour of Midnight takes the story of Snow White and turns it into something so fun an imaginative—and it has fae, what more could you want?! Fae is another one of my favorite types of books to read—they may even be my favorite supernatural being.

The story st
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where to start? Glamour of Midnight has everything my fairytale loving heart needs. Fairies, an adventure, romance, amazing beings, and incredible writing. I was lost from page one with Karis and Loftin's journey. Karis is the daughter of an evil queen. Said evil queen who has destroyed most of the world and stolen power from most of the fae. Karis is everything her mother is not, pure of heart and a creator.

Karis is incredibly strong, she's blind and no one in her human village likes her excep
Crystal Gray
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-gems
Everything about this story was captivating. There was never a dull moment. So many unexpected twists and turns. Not to mention, the narrator rocked it!
Angela *Whiskey Angel Life Blog*
Glamour of Midnight by Casey L Bond is an Urban Fantasy retelling of Snow White. It's a dark fairy tale set in the world of Faerie. A quest of life and death, love and hate.

Told from both points of view, we become immersed in this journey with Karis (Snow) and Loftin (Huntsman), as they make their way towards the Court of Ash to destroy The Queen.

Miss Bond's mind is so unique and creative that I felt like I had fallen down a rabbit hole and was journeying through a new type of wonderland.

Pike Perrie
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Your possibilities are only limited by your imagination". Casey L. Bond took this quote to the extreme. This re-telling of a fairy tale fulfilled all expectations and then some. Casey L. Bond wove a tale with wonderfully descriptive details that paint a living masterpiece in your mind. This is the story of a truly strong heroine, Karis, who is not only caring, but fierce; defending those whom she loves and setting out to make the world right again. She is joined by a diverse cast of characters, ...more
Kelly Risser
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow... this book is so good! Casey built a broken, but captivating fae world full of danger at every turn. Following Karis and Loftin as they navigate monsters and their own growing attractions kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime. This is a quick, enthralling read. Fans of Sarah J Maas and Holly Black will absolutely enjoy Glamour of Midnight. I hope Casey writes more stories in this world. I want to know all the courts!
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc
Amazing! Such a great story! The writing is amazing!

Full review at ABookHaven
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
The Sleeping Beauty part wasn't that obvious so if that is what you are looking for - take a deep breath - and enjoy an amazing and original book that will make you turn the pages faster and faster that has just a pinch of Sleeping Beauty in it.

I really loved the world that the author created. It is a harsh world, unforgiving, where people lose their lives (or their hands), where children go hungry and monsters are roaming the forests, guarding the walls and killing everyone who dares to leave
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I needed to make myself forget how good it felt to be in his arms. They might be the most dangerous place in Faery. Especially for my heart.

Who loves fairy tale retellings? This gal!! I am head over heels for them, especially when they are written by Bond. She has this incredible gift and knows exactly how to tell a story and tell it well.

When I started GLAMOUR OF MIDNIGHT I wasn’t sure how it would all tie into the Snow White story we all knew from our childhood. It was definitely differe
C. Erani Kole
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I freaking love fairytale retellings, but my favorites are the kind that don't even feel like a retelling. Bond's done a great job so far in taking the old classics and spinning her own world on its axis, and it was fun catching all the little references. Well, when I remembered to and wasn't getting distracted by the awesomeness.

It's all about the fae with this book, and a pair setting off on an adventure to get to their goals: her dear friend for her and his dear father for him. Both start off
Colleen Capelle
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying how AMAZING this cover is!! Like seriously, it's gorgeous. Okay, so I found this awesome author through Fae Crate and I kept hearing how wonderful this book is. I decided to check it out and was immediately intrigued by the description. I'm so grateful that I decided to read this book because I loved the fairy tale retelling. Casey is the kind of author that takes something you love (in my case fairy tales) and makes them 1000 times better. I didn't feel like I was reading ...more
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This novel is Casey Bond’s third fairytale retelling, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that they just keep getting better and better! My favorite part of all of her stories – which certainly includes this one – is how many layers there are to the story, the characters, and the intricate worlds she builds.

It’s important to note that these are all standalone stories, so I implore you to pick this one up if your favorite reads are about fae. She builds a sometimes beautiful, sometimes sa
Novelly Blissful
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Title: Glamour of Midnight
Author: Casey L. Bond


I absolutely love fairy tale retellings - and this one definitely had me glued to the pages and wanting more. I wouldn’t have known about this awesome book and awesome author if not for Fae Crate providing a free ebook download in their boxes! I loved the characters Karis and Loftin - I also loved some of the minor characters like Iric, Alistair, and Devane - King of the Court of Shadows. The plot was wonderful, as well the the twists in it th
Cassie May
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
It has been a while since I have read this book. Normally I write my reviews as soon as I finish a book, since I tend to forget stuff and never review, but this book… It pushed me in a MAJOR book funk! The funk was so bad, I had to pick up not only a different genre, but a book in a completely different LANGUAGE to bring myself to reading again.
But let’s start at the beginning. The cover of this book suits the story and you only “get” what it reall
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Karis has been blind for as long as she can remember. However, when she sees through the smoke that stands between the human world and the faerie one, she knows she has to go in. Iric, Karis's "adopted brother", is one of the fastest humans. He worries about Karis going into the faerie world, so he goes in her place.

Karis is the only one who can save Iric. When she crosses into the faerie world, she meets Loftin, a hunter who swears to help her. But Loftin has his secrets. He's supposed to take
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Glamour of Midnight
By: Casey L. Bond.

I have read most of Casey L. Bond’s fairy tale retelling novels and enjoyed them immensely; and Glamour of Midnight does not fall short. This story is a retelling of Snow White and The Huntsment with Fae involved. However the plot is so much more, so unique with a twist I did not see coming that can make this story stand on its own. I could not put the book down.
The story follows a blind girl named Karis, who lives with her brothers in a human town protecte
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
TBH: I received a free copy of this book to complete a review.
When I started Glamour of Midnight, I was immediately hooked. I enjoyed the characters, the background, the world, everything. As the book went on, I realized it was a retelling of a fairy tale, some Celtic lore, etc, and that made it even more engaging.
As the main character, Karis, started coming into her own and realizing what she could do and who she was...I was looking forward to continuing with the story. Sadly, around the 75% ma
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Here’s the thing, I hate the story of Snow White. Might be because Disney ruined it with her voice! Can’t stand it! That’s beside the point. So when I began Glamour if Midnight I already had a bias and was apprehensive to begin reading. On the other hand, I love everything Casey Bond has written so I began the journey into the fae.

BAM. That alone captivated me! I adore all books about the fae and their evil manipulative ways. (Thank you Karen Marie Moning and Sarah Maas).

Casey Bond’s interpret
Natasha Clark-French
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book really is a fascinating blend of Snow White and A Court of Thorns and Roses. I adorded the entire book, from beginning to end. Karis is sweet and strong and I enjoyed watching her embrace her true self. It was easy to cheer her on and it was also easy to empathize with Loftin's predicament and have hope that things will work out.
The major criticism I have for this book is that it probably should've been better as a duology. The major events of the book seem compressed and would've flou
Lora Nowak
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Glamour of Midnight isn't a typical retelling of Snow White, it's so much more. It is beautifully vivid tale full of surprises. It was absolutely stunning, addictive, fascinating and engaging. You see through both Kari and Loftin's eyes. I admire Iric's love and relationship with Karis, as an adoptive brother figure. While his mother, Vivica was mostly cruel. Casey L. Bond created a beautiful dark world, and an exhilarating, unpredictable tale with clever characters and relationships. Enchanting ...more
Nancy G
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This book had everything I loved. Fairy tale retelling, seelie, unseelie, adventure, romance. It started off great. Karis lived in a human town taken in by a boy Iric and his family. One day she was given the "sight" to see thru the smoke and left to go find Iric who went out into Faery. Enter Loftin. Sent by the evil Queen to retrieve her daughter who has been hidden from her for 10 yrs. This book does have a lot of adventure, but there were times i had to go back a fews pages because something ...more
Marie Pedrick
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another of Casey’s twist on fairytales having read one before I was excited at the chance of getting another and it didn’t disappoint. A version of Snow White from a point of view it’s never been looked at from.
The story of Karis, and how she sets out to save the her town and ends up fighting for the whole human race as well as the fae. With the help of Loftin, a fae Prince who’s hunting her. Can she battle Nemain and save them all from her court of ash?
For that you’ll have to read the book. I
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first dive into the faery world, and I must say it was a good first read. I’m not normally into these types of stories, but the author caught my interest in the story line enough for me to ignore my initial distaste for things like “faeries” and so on. By the end of the book I had enjoyed it so much, that I’m certain I’ll read another fae story in the future. I thought the story could have ended sooner than it did, it was long-since resolved, but I really enjoyed the little extra at ...more
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I enjoyed this book. The characters were very well written! The descriptions of the world were very vivid, I felt like I could see it, and I really like that while reading.
The story line was very well done!
I was so glad this wasn't as I expected it to be. I don't often read retelling style books, I am glad I picked this one up.
I am interested in reading more written by this author.

Casey is a new author to me, I have a few books of hers but this is the first book I have read. I am also new to
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fanta ...more

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