The Midnight Star No Spoiler Book Review

by - Saturday, November 05, 2016

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Hey lovelies!

Today I am sharing with you a review for The Midnight Star by Marie Lu! This is the third and final book in The Young Elites trilogy and I was so, so excited to read it!

If you know me at all, you’ll know how much I LOVE The Young Elites! It’s such a fantastic series and I have a review for the first book on my blog if you’d like to check it out!

I suggest not reading this review if you have not read the first book, The Young Elites and the second book, The Rose Society because this review may contain spoilers for the other two!

But let’s just get started with the review!

About the book. 

Book: The Midnight Star
Series: The Young Elites (Book 3)
Author: Marie Lu
Pages: 316
Publisher: Penguin
Synopsis: 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. (source)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Recommended for: Anyone 12+.


My thoughts.


Marie Lu’s writing is quite simple, to the point and effective. I like how she doesn’t beat around the bush and gets straight to the point. I found that to work really well with the style of book and to complement it quite effectively! What I do like though is how she really focuses her writing towards developing the plot and characters rather than the setting and world building (which I found the book didn’t really require!).

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{ IDEA }

I don’t have a whole lot to say for the idea because it is the same as the idea for the first two books, however, I feel like the whole ‘needs to team up with the Daggers’ is getting repetitive as that is what she did in the first two books too!

But, I didn’t say I didn’t like it!

I liked how Marie Lu put a different spin on it! It also lead quite well to the conclusion!

{ PLOT }

I found the plot to be a little less fast paced than the second book, The Rose Society, which I’d say was my favourite!  There wasn’t as much going on as I would have liked there to be, especially as the conclusion to a trilogy.

The book was also quite short, way shorter than the first two books and I feel like there just wasn’t enough to write by the very end.

However, it was good enough to make me cry at the very end and I felt totally shattered after putting the book down. (If you’ve read this, let me know if you cried too, or if it was just me!)

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Adelina is a fantastic character and I love how strong yet vulnerable she is! I loved the anti-hero aspects of her, explored by Marie Lu and I fell absolutely in love with her even though she was such a broken and damaged character who had done terrible things! I loved how layered she was as a character and how much dimension and potential she had!

I don’t want to talk too much about the other characters as I think that’ll spoil the book for readers however the side characters were lovely as per usual and they added a bit more fun to the book!


 SO I LOVED THIS BOOK! I know there wasn’t very much fangirling in the rest of the review but that’s because I wanted to leave it all to the end! I totally cried at the end (not saying whether it was happy or sad tears, all I’ll say is that it happened) and it was such an epic conclusion.

I was scared it wasn’t going to live up to my hopes as I was half way through but the ending, especially the last few pages were so strong! That and the dedication (in the image below), which I will remember for the rest of my life and the author’s note at the very end where Marie Lu talks about Adelina and who it is based on!

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I found those aspects of the book really bumped the book from a 4 stars to a 4.5 for me!
I highly, highly recommend you read this book and then, when you’re done, come chat about it with me because I need to talk about it to someone!

Please read it. More than just a fantastic story, it has such an important message! 



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