cover image Three Kisses, One Midnight

Three Kisses, One Midnight

Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, and Evelyn Skye. Wednesday, $18.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-250-79723-0

On Halloween night, three best friends brew a love potion and set off to find their true loves in intertwining romantic romps from collaborators Chokshi (the Gilded Wolves series), Menon (the Rosetta Academy series), and Skye (the Crown’s Game series). Local lore states that once every hundred years, the Lady of Moon Ridge casts an aura upon the town, ensuring any romantic entanglements forged that night will last forever. Onny Diamante believes it’s the perfect night to brew her grandmother’s love potion for her and her two best friends, Ash Lee and True Tandon. Onny hopes that it, along with the Lady’s magic, will unite her with her crush, Alexander; shy and soft-spoken Ash prays the elixir will give him the courage to make a move on Cassidy; and though True claims she’s not interested in love, citing a recent breakup, it seems that fate has other plans. Brimming with autumnal coziness and fanciful frolics, each story employs a beloved romance trope that will satisfy and delight. Chokshi, Menon, and Skye imbue their respective stories with their own cultural expertise, crafting distinct tales populated by amiable casts. Onny is Filipinx American; Ash is Chinese American; and True is of Indian and German heritage. Ages 12–up. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. (Aug.)