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THE MIDNIGHT STAR Blog Tour {Review}

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I am super excited to be a part of THE MIDNIGHT STAR Blog Tour. I fell madly in love with Marie Lu’s Young Elites series from the very first pages of the very first book in the series and being able to share a review of the final book on this awesome blog tour totally rocks!

If you haven’t yet caught up with this series there’s still a little time until THE MIDNIGHT STAR’s release next week. Time to get to know the Dagger Society. Time to learn about the malfettos. Time to decide which character’s ability is your favorite. Time to choose sides.

So what are you waiting for?

If you need a bit more incentive, here are a couple of quote graphics from the publisher with two of my favorite lines. Feel free to grab and share them on social media tagging #TheMidnightStar.

I’ve read, loved and reviewed each of the books in this series. And if you’d like to know what I thought about THE MIDNIGHT STAR scroll down for my thoughts.


About THE MIDNIGHT STAR

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Title & Series: THE MIDNIGHT STAR (The Young Elites #3)
Author: Marie Lu
Release date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

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Description…

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

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.

Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.

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Note: This review is based on an ARC received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.


The Review

Marie Lu delivers a riveting and surprising and emotional story in THE MIDNIGHT STAR, the final installment in her Young Elites series. With a power hungry ruler on the brink of madness hellbent on exacting vengeance, expanding their empire, and crushing their enemies, it offers action, excitement, thrills. And with unexpected alliances, a dangerous journey, and fallen anti-heroes, it promises to be suspenseful, gripping, heartbreaking.

Picking up over a year after the events that pitted her against the Dagger Society, things have changed drastically for Adelina Amouteru. She is on the verge of gaining everything the dark part of her desires, but she has lost what she loves most. Her abilities have allowed her to rule, but they come at a steep price.

She is merciless toward those who stand against her. Her cruelty knows no bounds. Her enemies seek her destruction. She can trust no one.

And yet she’ll have to if she wants to survive, silence the voices, defeat the illusions, keep her sanity, save the world.

Fast-paced, darkly appealing, beautifully written, THE MIDNIGHT STAR is an outstanding conclusion to the trilogy. Marie Lu took her characters on a journey that readers might not have anticipated. She gave them compassion, she made them vulnerable, she offered them a chance at redemption. She allowed them to revel in their darkness but gave them the opportunity to choose the light.

The author does an amazing job wrapping up her story and series. It is heart-rending. It is hopeful. It is a more than satisfying ending that leaves room for the reader to imagine what might follow.

THE MIDNIGHT STAR is a story that captivates, that will fascinate, that guarantees to keep readers on the edge of their seats. And, yes, there will be tears. For those who enjoy an electrifying read with villainous heroes, epic and terrifying powers, action and adventure, and gorgeous writing, this story is a must.

The Rating

06 Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.


About Marie Lu

Marie Lu

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

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About THE YOUNG ELITES

TheYoungElitesCoverTitle & Series: THE YOUNG ELITES (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Release date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

Description…

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

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About THE ROSE SOCIETY

TheRoseSocietyCoverTitle & Series: THE ROSE SOCIETY (The Young Elites #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Release date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

Description…

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series

Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

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