Title: The Midnight Star
Author: Marie Lu
Page Number: 316
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Books For Young Readers
Goodreads Rating: 4.13 (out of 26, 891 ratings)
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 she’s gained.
When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to 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.
This book was my favorite book in the Young Elites trilogy. I had my expectations lowered a bit after reading The Rose Society, but they didn’t need to be.
When I read The Young Elites series, I could see Marie’s writing style grow. She found her groove during this series. More in the last book or two than the first one, but she found it. Marie’s writing transported me to her world and what a ride it was. She described a world that was having its tables turned by ambitious new rulers and magical imbalances. This world was vastly different from the one in previous books, but that was okay. It interested me and all of the changes that happened to it kept me hooked me on the story.
The characters also changed a lot during this book. Some of those changes were bad, but I think that most of them were for the better. All of these characters grew closer to me as the story went on, and I wanted the best for all of them. Sadly, that didn’t happen most of the time. Some of the characters died, and some lived, at great cost. I wish I could have helped them through some of their problems. I enjoyed watching all of the characters grow individually, and as a team, and I wish I could get more with them.
I think that the plot from this book was the most interesting plot of the whole series. I loved the way that the gods were involved. It is not a trope that I normally see. I wish that we had gotten to see more of Adelina ruling her kingdom and working with her Roses before the inciting action happened. I was kept in my toes throughout the book and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I loved the ending a lot and the way that it tied everything together. I don’t think that the series could have ended any better.
Thankfully, there was not a lot of romance in this book. I feel like it would have dragged away from the original plot and ruined the vibe of the book. There was a lot of friendship and teamwork in this book, though.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend the whole series. I got the summary from Goodreads. Have a nice day!!!!