Thursday, July 13, 2017

Review: The Midnight Star

Source: eLibrary

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites #3
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Length: 9 hours and 7 minutes
Narrator: Lannon Killea and Carla Corvo
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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.
My Rating:
In this final installment, Adelina finds herself on top.  Instead of being at the mercy of others she is feared by all and rules a nation.  But things aren't all that she had hoped.  She doesn't know who to trust, searches high and low for her sister, and must fight for her life surrounded by those she cannot trust.  The world is slowly becoming darker around her and the Young Elites find themselves in a tough position, again fighting to survive, Adelina findings some unlikely allies and they come up with a plan to save the world.  But sacrifices must be made.

On the story...
The first half of this book dragged and dragged and dragged.  The second half was much better but it couldn't save the book for me.  It felt like more of a mythological story than the others.  I loved the ending of this book and series.  Perfecto.  I never really warmed up to Adelina or any of the characters.  Surprisingly, I found Toren to be the most well-developed character.  I loved how everything came full circle.

On the narrators...
As always, Ms. Corvo and Mr. Killea did a great job. I'd definitely recommend this series on audio.

The slow start of this one really prevented me from enjoying this one, but I did like how the series wrapped up.  I'd recommend this series to lovers of Fantasy and the antihero.
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1 comment:

  1. I love a good antihero so I really enjoyed this series and I completely agree with you that Teren got the best character development


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