The Midnight Star
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 cont ...more
“Not invincible after all, little wolf?"
I only wish this book was longer. After all the violence, emotions and drama of this series, this final installment was a good hundred pages too short for me (and it's not often I say that). True, it pretty much ended the way I expected, the only way it really could, but the journey there has been bloody, twisted, and a whole lot of fun.
The end of the last book threw a dark little twist at us and I couldn't wait to find out more about Adelina's state of ...more
"Sometimes I can't tell if my madness is what's conjuring these images, twisting my confidence. So I try to ignore them, as always. What does it matter if I'm mad? I have a hundred ships. Twenty thousand soldiers. My Roses at my side. I am queen."
I think the series peaked at The Rose Society. After that spine-chilling ending and months of waiting for The Midnight Star to show (I actually had to wait three weeks more because Book Depository fucked up), the end product seems rather underwhelming ...more
You cannot harden your heart to the future just because of your past. You cannot use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others.
Good News & Bad News: Marie Lu knows how to end her trilogies with a bang but also knows how to kill her readers. I feel as though I am not even alive anymore. I am writing this review after my death, my funeral was yesterday and I’m surprised how good the Wi-Fi is, considering I’m in a coffin. (Okay, this scenario is running away from me, let’s stop.)
The first half of the book was a little boring for me, and I had some issues with several things that happened, but all in all, I'm satisfied with this conclusion. It wasn't what I expected, that's for sure.
And YES I shed a tear or two.
ughhh. im not crying, you are… even from the opening dedication, i knew this book was going to be something else.
and i will admit, i really had to think about how i felt after i finished the last page of this final instalment. because this was not the conclusion i was hoping for, or even expecting. but after some reflection, i realised maybe it was the resolution that was needed. and heres why.
even though the storyline doesnt reall ...more
"These are only rumors, of course, and make little more than a story to tell around the fire. But it is told. And thus they live on."
•The first book in this series, The Young Elites is among my all-time favourite books. This simple fact, I think, tells enough about how much I cared and how many hopes I ...more
I clench my fists and fling an illusion of pain across her body. “I am the nightmare.”
Ohh this was so nice to read! Do you remember how much I liked the “Rose Society” because all the characters were so morally grey and no one was entirely bad or good? Well, this final book was even more intriguing and I loved that I couldn’t decide whether I liked them or hated them. XD The funny thing is ...more
(NO major spoilers, all minor ones are hidden)
I cannot believe how amazing those last few chapters were! This is easily my favorite book out of the trilogy. It had a bit of a different feel to it than the first two because the focus wasn't so much on fighting other people or taking a throne. It's more about choices and sacrifice.
The story starts with Adelina being queen and her brillian ...more
❝You are a thousand things, mi Adelinetta, not just one. Do not reduce yourself to that.❞
That was sad, disappointing and upsetting. I waited a year for this, only because I read Marie's, The Young Elites late, and that was when I thought I found a favorite author since I enjoyed both of her books. I was quite wrong since I didn't enjoy Prodigy all that much like Legend. I completely loved The Rose Society, and I was so excited for The Midnight Star that I was actually able to wait a year. Now ...more
I'm glad to inform you of the creation of the Official Magiano's Protection Society!
Don't hesitate and join now! if you think you satisfy the required conditions!
You think that sarcasm makes everything better.
You have a soft spot for tricksters and thieves.
You agree that really, stealing a formidable lute is an achievement to be proud of (DUH).
You love your inner darkness as much as the next person (maybe more), but you reserve yourself the right to fall for the adorable (but mischievous) ...more
“We are doomed to be forever young.”
The Young Elites.
The Rose Society.
I DO NOT MEAN TO DISCOURAGE ANYONE BY THIS .
This is just me being overprotective. Even though i enjoyed the first two book immensely, i will not be finishing this series. I spoiled myself about the entire book, and i couldn't be more happier that i did. I have already returned my book back to the store.
Farewell, Master Teren Santoro, and MI ADELINETTA. <3
This is not what i wanted for you,
and i refuse to accept this ...more
Part of me feels like this series ended with a whimper, instead of a bang. TMS is not bad, but it's not the best Marie Lu could offer either, and I know, because I still have The Young Elites and Champion (her best books so far imo) clear in my mind.
I honestly think Lu should have written a much longer conclusion to the series, because some things were anticlimatic. That said, I wouldn't call The Midnight Star a disappointment: it's coherent, it's well written and it does have some great cha ...more
Why, if that wasn't the most laborious reading process of my life if ever I had one.
...okay, that's an exaggeration.
“The whispers taunt me. 'Why? Why?'
It’s a question they ask over and over again. And my answer is always the same.
'Shut the fuckity fuck up.'
But no matter how many times I answer the whispers, they keep asking, because they don’t believe me.”
Miiiight have tweaked the quote a little bit there, but that's how it bloody should've been. Sorry for just spoi ...more
I'm not going to lie and say this wasn't a sad book. I also felt like maybe there should have been a little bit more to it. I felt like it was - here you go, some evilness, some prophecies, some deaths, the end.
That being said, I'm sort of glad it didn't drag out like some books. Marie Lu got to the point of all things and brought it to where it was supposed to go. I really want to put a wonderful myth from the book in my review but that will give away too much.
I have loved Adelina through the ...more
This portion of the journey is not what I was expecting. I love where Marie went with it and the choices she made.
Yes, I'm being intentionally vague.
Yes, I had a serious case of the feels.
Yes, it will be worth the wait.
**Huge thanks to G.P. Putnam's Sons Books fo ...more
“Some say that, once upon a time, she had a prince, a father, a society of friends. Others say that she was once a wicked queen, a worker of illusions, a girl who brought darkness across the lands. Still others say that she once had a sister, and that she loved her dearly. Perhaps all of these are true.”
I absolutely adore this entire series and for me, this was a fairly satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. I think Marie Lu is great at endings, she leaves them open-ended enough you can add to ...more
“You are a light,” she replies gently. “And when you shine, you shine bright.”
I'm speechless. The ending is purely beautiful and inspirational. I loved Magiano, Adelina and Sergio, these characters are virile and push the story forward efficiently that I can't see how this book can be this good without them. Marie Lu managed to link the myth of Gods and Goddesses with the superpowers of the Elites very well, power always comes with a prize and it must be paid sooner or later.
This was all the ...more
“Where will you go, when the clock strikes twelve?
What will you do, when you face yourself?
How will you live, knowing what you’ve done?
How will you die, if your soul’s already gone?”
“There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”
After her victory Adelina is now queen of Kenettra. But one city is not enough. Slowly she conquers other cities, other countries.
Soon she rules with fear and darkness.
As the war between the two groups go on so ...more
"There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”
Nope. Nope. Nooooope.
This book has me sooooo damn conflicted, I don't even know where to start with this review or how to wrap my head around everything that's happened and that this trilogy just officially ended!
I don't even know whether I freaking love or absolutely loathe that godforsaken ending, I'm just completely in shock right now.
This is still one of the darkest series I have ...more
As has been said, we are a part of the books we read, and the books we read become a part of us.
Well if that is true, I can honestly say, a part of me is missing. This book stole a part of me and I don't think I will ever get it back. And you know what? That's okay. It is sad, painful, undoubtedly beautiful and ter ...more
I just finished the Rose Society, what do I do with my life. Whispers in my head "You wait a year for your little White Wolf to come back and kill more people."
This has a name now.
I just finished Midnight Star, what do I do with my life. Whispers in my head "Look at the stars for the White Wolf"
In spite of I LOVE the characters in this series, but after I face their fates (view spoiler)[ their death. I didnt shocked ...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Book Three of The Young Elites series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
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. ...more
We can all do better.
So, here I am, feeling emo as fuck after that ending.
Things I expected from The Midnight Star:
• some sort of a happy, or at least, meaningful ending
• lots of epicness and crazy battles
• something different that wasn't in the other books
What I got:
Well, I definitely got something new/different from this book.... a boring first half. There's a lot of words I could use to describe this series, and I never thought boring would be one of them. I literally ...more
There were a lot of supporting characters that were more prominent in previous books but were pushed aside in this. Majority of the book involves Adelina struggling with the whispers in her head. I felt like they focused too much on that. Like we get it! She hears things. It became repetit ...more
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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 ta ...more