'Midnight Strikes' Book Club Readalong Day 3!

By: Cori Reed Photo By: @all.theprettypages

Welcome readers the third day of our book club read along for OwlCrate's March book, Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shanaz.

This will be a SPOILER discussion for Chapters 7-9 of Midnight Strikes, so ensure you have finished these chapters before continuing.

Discussion questions are listed below, and anyone who participates in the comments will be entered to win a free OwlCrate box!

The Story Continues...

Chapter 7:
Anaïs does in fact convince Leo to help her, and to get his parent’s attention and to get them away from the ballroom he fakes a proposal. Once alone with his parents Leo reveals the ruse and explains the situation, which they of course refuse to believe. Once his parents leave them alone once more Leo reveals that he imagines his father wants to be rid of him as his magic is a threat to his throne.

Chapter 8:
Using her family’s dagger, Anaïs uses a blessing to transform herself into what appears to be a palace maid. Seeing some downwardly dressed men, she follows, hearing a group of rebels stating that the guards have been taken care of. One of the men catches her, the same one that shot her when she was with Gaspard. He maintains that revolutions have a price.

Chapter 9:
Anaïs interrogates Gaspard, and he reveals that the person she thinks killed her the previous night was none other than the revolutionary Mathieu Faucher, someone who is known to be imprisoned. Mathieu has ideals that Gaspard agrees with, and tells Anaïs she must figure out what he is planning to do after the palace attack.

They hide in a broom closet to wait out the initial attack, and emerge afterwards when an alarming hum starts. They find Mathieu Faucher with princess Clara on her knees. She uses her magic to bring the energy in the walls of the palace to life, burying everyone in stone.


  1. Do you think Leo’s father truly does want him removed from the family?
  2. How do you think Mathier Faucher has escaped prison?
  3. Recommend another book featuring rebellion and politics!

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