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Cinder & the Prince of Midnight

(Midnight Tales #1)

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 ratings  ·  312 reviews
An orphan girl. A dark and twisted kingdom. An ongoing shadow war resulting in enslaved fairies.

This is the world of Cinder. A world where a girl like her can be sold to be human prey for a ritualistic hunt.

But on this night, even the predators might have something to fear. On this night, even a royal prince might find himself trapped by the expectations of the Dark King…a
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published June 3rd 2019 by Feral Dream LLC
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Apr 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
sixty percent of my brain is : AAAAA NEW SUSAN EE WE ARE NOT WORTHY
forty percent of my brain is : AAAAA WHAT THE FORK IS THAT COVER
ⒶH-ℳℰⒾ ♔♚♛Queen Of The Fat Cats♛♚♔
Goodreads erased my links. Not cool. I'll fix them as soon as I'm done with Where the Lost wander, our most recent QT's buddy read.
Goodreads staff why did you erase my post? Do you wanna be like a book written by a good writer, let's say Amy Harmon that it's good and has perfect editing? Or do you want to be like that famous author from a famous publishing house that publishes typos in all her books and has really mediocre covers? I think you wanna be professional so please show it.

Apr 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
I kinda forgot this existed
Minni Mouse
1.5 stars because this isn't a very good book, friends. The one compliment I'll give is I actually finished reading it instead of DNFing, which means it was a quick and easy read. If you're expecting the same tough female characterization and compelling action writing as Angelfall should probably cancel your book order and save yourself the money.

I read the entire book easily in one two-hour sitting, meaning it was both an easy read and one where I wanted to know how it all end
Parvati Patil
Enjoyable but it isn't up to the level of the Penryn series.

Cinder & the Prince of Midnight is to Susan Ee what Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is to J.K. Rowling, and what A Court of Frost and Starlight is to Sarah J. Maas.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
I don't know what to say. This really, really hurts me. I was over the freaking moon when I got Susan's email about a new book coming out. I pre-ordered it! And now I'm reading it, I'm 50% in, and I'm in shock.

If this book did not have "Susan Ee" on it, there is no way I would ever believe it was written by her. I can't describe how disappointed I am as I'm helplessly looking around the internet for others to explain how this book can possibly be by the same author. I saw a lot of the previous
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
“She has no choice. Just like I have no choice.”
“We all have choices, even if we do not realize it.“


I don’t even know what to say.
I wanted to love this, I wanted to give this amazing rating, but I couldn’t.
It was bad. Just bad.
Where is my awesome Susan Ee?
I want her back! 😭

O.M.G. I thought this was never going to happen 😯😍
Finally a new book by Susan Ee.
I love her books.
But I really don’t like this cover 😕
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As far as fairy tales go- this is 5 stars for me.

Cinder & the Prince of Midnight is an enchanting Cinderella re-telling that incorporates the dark and frightening themes of fantasy, along with some light horror. Cinder is a commoner in the kingdom of Midnight and is sold by her stepmother and stepsisters at every full moon to The Hunt. They are the nights when women of all ages are chased through a dangerous, magical forest by noblemen as a way of blowing off steam so they can return to their
Apr 23, 2019 marked it as most-anticipated
Quote Reveal Update: May 1st, 2019

Soooooo, I just got another email from Susan and ahhh, the delicious teasers are out in the world! Are you ready to take a sneak peek?!

As far as I'm concerned, Susan will be posting more in the following Mondays and Wednesdays on her blog so please make sure you're following her latest updates! :D

My pre-reading fangirl mode: April 23rd, 2019

OMG GUYSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ⒶH-ℳℰⒾ ♔♚♛Queen Of The Fat Cats♛♚♔
Update June 15
*chews over rating*

It seems like I'm recycling this gif way too much lately but it's truer than ever.

Buddy read with the QT's.
Guuuuys and QT's and fat-cats and everyone in between!!! I'll post my review here!!!

Note to GR employees

Could you please not merge my review to my BR Post? Thanks
I'm gonna do Susan Ee a solid here and encourage you to NOT pay $5.99 for this 200 page e-book like I did. Cuz you'll be pissed that you paid that much money for this underwhelming piece of work and it may help lead to you rounding down to 1 star like me.

This was not good. Throw all your expectations aside, pretend you didn't love Angelfall, and it's STILL not good.

The characters are all insanely flat and dull. No depth at all. They're just there. Doing things. Saying things. Blah. Blah. An
Robin (Bridge Four)
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4.5 stars

Cinder & the Prince of Midnight is the first book in a new series, Midnight Tales by Susan Ee.  I enjoyed the Penryn & the End of Days series by this author and was excited to see what her take on a classic fairytale would be.  Susan Ee didn’t disappoint with a new dark twist to a classic tale.

We start as Cinder is runnin
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, ya-na, retelling
2 stars

I'm disappointed in this book... The plot was very interesting and it was a dark fairytale with a very interesting take on the classic Cinderella story. But it was also told in a fairytale format, it was short and I felt like the author narrated events in a flat way with no character development. Even the main character, Cinder, was not well developed. This resulted in me feeling completely disconnected from this story.

After the Angelfall series, which is by far one of my favorite dark f
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
As far as fairytale retellings go this read was pretty good. It was well written and flowed. This was also my first book from this author, I keep hearing wonderful things from other books she’s written so I can’t wait to read more from her!
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Huh. Well, this was disappointing. What started out as an interesting and dark concept kind of just pittered out and left us with a bad ending. Don't get me wrong, this book was highly enjoyable--I read it in one sitting--but it lacked substance and felt like shoddy work in places. On top of that, the ending was unfulfilling--none of the problems mentioned in the story were solved. I was literally left thinking, "Huh? What just happened?" What a shame, too, because I feel like this could have be ...more
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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Susan Ee's Penryn and The End Of The Days trilogy is one of my all time favorite series and when I heard that she's releasing a new book after a very long break, I was freaking excited. Despite the unappealing cover, I was so looking forward to read it. After finishing this book, I was left with disappointment. It honestly didn't feel like Susan's novel and the writing also felt different. I really had high expectations for this book, but it
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
This was shorter than I'd hoped for, but an interesting take on Cinderella. I'm looking forward to what else Susan Ee has in store for us!


Holy fuck!!!!!! A new Susan Ee book after 100 4 years!!!!! I could cry I’m so happy.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I love love love Susan EE, but this book doesn't feel like it's written by her. :(
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it

Sooo....yeah I gave 3 stars because I feel bad giving less but I mean really? Really? I have trouble believing the same author wrote this as angelfall. This was written like a high school essay, extremely amateur, just like it was written in a couple days and thrown to us with Susan’s name on it so we’d buy it. Or maybe it should have been marketed to 9 years olds? As for the actual story- it’s Cinderella with a couple random things thrown in. I just don’t understand where this came from?? Do
Irene Sim
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
As fairytale retellings go, this one is dark and really twisted.

It has an interesting take on the classic tale of "Cindirella" and I loved how in this book Cinder is a strong heroine capable of taking care of herself. But the story is really short in legth and leaves a lot of world building blurry.

I guess more will be explained in future books of the series which I gather will be in the same world but standalone stories...

Anyhow, the story is really enjoyable, it has a lot of action and magic,
can't get over how budget this cover looks but i'm so excited that susan ee is finally releasing another book bc i love Angelfall with my entire 5'0" being
update: ...kind of sad at how disappointing this turned out to be. full review to come
Shelly Strange
Dec 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
OMG a new book! I have been waiting forever since Penryn. I am NOT going to compare or read reviews until I try it. $4.99 on Kindle.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
3.75 stars
Susan Ee's retelling of Cinderella wasn't a disappointing read but rather not her best.
As for many reviews that said the book is not as good as Penryn and the End of Days....I disagree.
Cinder & The Prince of Midnight was well written. Susan's literary style seems to be more melodic and elaborated than Penryn which I think she intended because it is a fairy tales retelling. In my opinion, Cinder has mature meanings hidden in children's classic bedtime. I like that the fantasy subplots w
Apr 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
OMG a new book from Susan Ee!! FINALLY 🎉🎉🎉

And it’s a Cinderella retelling! I can’t bloody wait until June!!

Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, purchased
i've been sitting on this review for a couple weeks because i kinda didn't want to write it.

i loved angelfall, just like tons of other people. i didn't hear about this one until just before it came out. i pre-ordered it. for $5.99, sorry but what a fucking ripoff for a 200 page book, luckily i had some promo credits and only ended up paying $3 but still, wtf. i am all about supporting authors but $5.99 for a 200 page book? i personally would not have preordered it for that amount if i had known
Tracy D.
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
There's just one other book I remember thinking 'how the hell can a woman write something like that??' about. Half of the plot centers around the hunts, where girls get literally hunted down by privileged men who won't control their blood lust. The author mentioned it was commoners being hunted, but you never see any male victims. (Also there are no women participating as hunters.)

The love story was nice I guess? But both Cinder and the prince were your average ya fantasy protagonists and I doub
Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls)
Susan Ee has written a new adult fairytale retelling and I am JUST hearing about it?

I am sooooo excited guys, you have no idea how excited I am. I cannot form sentences. What are words? I don't know! I don't know anything! I just need this book.

I've gotta say, these low ratings are really freaking me out! Why? I don't care even! I need to calm down!

Do y'all have any idea how much I love Susan Ee and her books? I have been waiting for her to write another book since the beginning of time! How ca
What a disappointment 😓 This author hasn’t released a book since Penryn and The End of Days series so when I saw that she has a new one (though the cover was poorly done), I was very excited to read this. Sadly, it’s either a different person wrote this or this author just lost her magic since it has been so long since her last book.

The title reads Cinder and The Prince of Midnight but I didn’t know that this was a bad ripoff of Cinderella. I’ve read a lot of retellings. Acotar and Cinder were
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Susan Ee is a USA Today bestselling author of the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy, ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, and END OF DAYS. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, and her short films have played at major festivals. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her imagination to bust out and go feral.

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