The Midnight Star by Marie Lu -- Review

Friday, December 16, 2016


Title: The Midnight Star
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Book 3 The Young Elites
Pages: 316
Publishing: October 11th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399167854

Summary:

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Review: 

It's not often that the third and final book in a trilogy is the best one, but that is most definitely the case with The Midnight Star! I loved absolutely every second of it. Adelina is such an intriguing character and even though she has a seriously dark side to her, I found myself really liking her and relating to her. 

Lu takes the reader on a different path than the first two books and the characters are forced on a journey that I really wasn't expecting. The Midnight Star is filled with action packed scenes from start to finish and I found it incredibly hard to put down. There were a few portions of the novel that seemed slightly rushed and I felt that they could have been fleshed out more, but that was really the only tiny complaint I had with the novel. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Midnight Star and look forward to eating up more of Lu's writing as soon as it hits the shelves! I would highly recommend this series to all lovers of YA fantasy. It is a thrilling and complex trilogy different from any others that I've picked up. 

Rating 5/5 

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