Bella at Midnight (Book Review) 

 October 19, 2022

By  Raindropreflections

What I Expected

I thought ‘Bella at Midnight’ would be a light, sweet piece of historical fiction. Plus I love knights, so the mere mention of one is enough to make me interested.


To be honest, I was disappointed with this book. It was childish, and at times, way too far-fetched. By far-fetched I don’t mean that the impossible happened- it’s great when things we don’t even imagine happen in books- it was just that the things in the book (no spoilers about to be released) had no clear explanation. Maybe this book would appeal to middle grade readers.


There was just something about the MC Bella that I didn’t like. She was way too perfect and good to be realistic.

I really liked Julian, though, especially since he wasn’t the typical storybook prince, but a normal guy with a big heart and lots of love for Bella.

Parting Thoughts

In conclusion, it would’ve been a cute story if Bella wasn’t such an annoying character. I read it in one sitting, so it was a quick read, too. If you’re bored and in the mood for a good old fairytale, Bella at Midnight is an okay one to borrow from the library.

Rating: 3.5/5. This was not a book that matched me at all.

Book Stats

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 278

Release Date: 2006