The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain

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Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling.

In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.

The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

Title:The Midnight Bargain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781645660071
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    The Midnight Bargain Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Hmmm stuck in my inner evaluation purgatory: Another book gave me mixed feelings and I couldn’t decide if I hated it or loved it.There are so many things I truly enjoyed: having equal rights between...

  • Melissa ~ Bantering Books

    Be sure to visit Bantering Books to read all my latest reviews.Let’s see if I can build some buzz. (Cracks knuckles.)C.L. Polk’s latest offering, The Midnight Bargain, is a Young Adult Fantasy Reg...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    3 stars for this Nebula and Locus award-nominated fantasy novel. Review first posted on FantasyLiterature.com: Regency romance gets both a fantasy and a feminist twist in C.L. Polk’s The Midnight Ba...

  • Camilla

    I requested the ARC because I loved the cover, but unfortunately this didn't work for me. The author's writing style is very similar to Renée Ahdieh and Naomi Novik, so if you enjoy those two, you mi...

  • ? Kat Nova ?

    “The talent for sorcery in women is a curse when it ought to be a blessing.” Basically, in a world that doesn’t allow women the freedom of sorcery, there are secret grimoires that Beatrice lear...

  • J  (Midnight Book Blog)

    I wasn't sure about this book in the beginning, but I'm glad I stuck it out!Plot: The strongest point of this book for me was the setting. I loved the historical/romance aspect of it mixed with magic,...

  • Lucie V.

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley (thank you Erewhon Books). All thoughts and opinions are my own. ✅ Reminded me of Pride and Prejudice✅ World-building / atmosphere✅🆗 Plot / Pace...

  • Carolyn

    Beatrice Clayborn lives in a patriarchal fantasy world where most people have some magical talent. However, only boys are trained in magic and inducted into a magical society. Girls are allowed to lea...

  • ? Yaz ?

    3 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️Thank you NetGalley and Erewhon Books for sending me a free e-Arc of The Midnight Bargain in exchange for a review. I liked this book it had some interesting elements and it’s ...

  • Kirsty Hendry

    Thank you Netgalley for an eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review. Beatrice is a young sorceress,who dreams of becoming a mage. Only one thing stands in her way, she is a woman. Women are ...