The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (TYE #3)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Son’s Books For Young Readers
Release Date: October 11, 2016
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.
Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.
My Rating:★★★★☆ ½
My Thoughts: A stunning conclusion to a dark and epic fantasy trilogy!
As with any Marie Lu book, you can see that she really understands her characters and they truly shine on the page.
What I adore about her books is the way she approaches character/character-development!
With The Young Elites Trilogy as a whole, Adelina was truly the heart and driving-force of this story and it was great being able to join her on the ups & downs of her journey!
Adelina has taken her role as queen, but is still struggles with her inner darkness and the betrayal she feels from Violetta.
It was fascinating seeing Adelina’s development and how her position influenced and changed her along the way.
As for plot (without going into specifics) I was truly surprised at the turn of each page. Marie is a master at keeping her plot fast-paced and truly original ❤️💕
With the plot/characters as the main focus, there was still room for world-building in terms of the magic, gods, and travel which expanded on the world Marie crafted.
While in the last book, I personally found it hard to still get a full grasp of this world (in terms of visuals), there were so many fantastic elements of this final novel overall that it was a blast to read!
In terms of the ending (which I won’t spoil) I was really surprised, but I felt Marie wrapped it up perfectly!
Overall Marie delivers a fast-paced finale with a fantastic plot, incredible character development, and wonderfully concludes an unforgettable anti-hero tale!