**Disclaimer, I have not read The Tiger at Midnight or any spoilers about it. I received it today from an Amazon preorder. The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.**
Title The Tiger at Midnight
Author Swati Teerdhala
Description from Amazon
A broken bond. A dying land. A cat-and-mouse game that can only end in bloodshed.
Esha lost everything in the royal coup—and as the legendary rebel known as the Viper, she’s made the guilty pay. Now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.
Kunal has been a soldier since childhood. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path—even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has only been growing more volatile.
When Esha and Kunal’s paths cross one fated night, an impossible chain of events unfolds. Both the Viper and the soldier think they’re calling the shots, but they’re not the only players moving the pieces.
As the bonds that hold their land in order break down and the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both the soldier and the rebel must decide where their loyalties lie: with the lives they’ve killed to hold on to or with the love that’s made them dream of something more.
Being of Indian descent, this book really piqued my interest. I have never read anything that incorporated Hindu or Indian mythology and history into a story.
I think the cover of this book is really pretty. I love the purple, yellow, and orange color themes. I also like the magical almost firework-esque design of the girl. I hope that image means there will be magic in this book 😍. Also, my inner conspiracy theorist, who lives to make connections (even when they don’t exist), wants to think that the girl crouching down is a nod to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Crouching, tigers? Come on, it’s definitely a valid connection!
Notes on the Dust Jacket Description
I like that we have two clearly defined main characters who have converging paths.
So many of my favorite books start out with a rebel girl and a good soldier boy so this looks incredibly promising.
Per the dust jacket and cover, this series looks like it has a lot of potential. I’ll know more about the series value once I read the book. But🤞that it’s a good one!
I am very excited to read this book. The culture that inspired it resonates with me more than almost any other YA book I’ve ever read. I am so hyped up that I have officially decided to make this my next read along series. Stay tuned 😉.