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The Midnight Lie Where Nirrim Lives, Crime Abounds, A Harsh Tribunal Rules, And Society S Pleasures Are Reserved For The High Kith Life In The Ward Is Grim And Punishing People Of Her Low Status Are Forbidden From Sampling Sweets Or Wearing Colors You Either Follow The Rules, Or Pay A Tithe And Suffer The ConsequencesNirrim Keeps Her Head Down And A Dangerous Secret Close To Her ChestBut Then She Encounters Sid, A Rakish Traveler From Far Away Who Whispers Rumors That The High Caste Possesses Magic Sid Tempts Nirrim To Seek That Magic For Herself But To Do That, Nirrim Must Surrender Her Old Life She Must Place Her Trust In This Sly Stranger Who Asks, Above All, Not To Be TrustedSet In The World Of The New York Times Bestselling Winner S Trilogy, Beloved Author Marie Rutkoski Returns With An Epic LGBTQ Romantic Fantasy About Learning To Free Ourselves From The Lies Others Tell Us And The Lies We Tell Ourselves 4.5 Nirrim, I can t be good to you Then be bad. well you win some, you lose some while one highly anticipated release absolutely knocked it out of the park, this one not so much im so sad i didnt love this, but it all comes down to my complete and total lack of connection to any of the characters not one thats never happened to me before i just couldnt care about any of them its quite a sobering feeling, because then why even bother finishing the book its because MR has some of the most delightful writing known to man which is why well you win some, you lose some while one highly anticipated release absolutely knocked it out of the park, this one not so much im so sad i didnt love this, but it all comes down to my complete and total lack of connection to any of the characters not one thats never happened to me before i just couldnt care about any of them its quite a sobering feeling, because then why even bother finishing the book its because MR has some of the most delightful writing known to man which is why i am rounding up my rating, when i really should be rounding down wow, her writing is so beautiful and while i was in love with the words, i just couldnt fall in love with what they were telling me overall, a mildly disappointing read for me personally, but i know many readers will really enjoy this 2.5 stars Need Now. rep poc lesbian mc, lesbian li, wlw mlm side characterstw physical and emotional abusethe lesbianism of it all a giant fan of how this book handles abuse comphet anyway, i m dead and i cannot wait for book two to kill me evenrep poc lesbian mc, lesbian li, wlw mlm side characterstw physical and emotional abusethe lesbianism of it all a giant fan of how this book handles abuse comphet anyway, i m dead and i cannot wait for book two to kill me even Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest The Winner s Trilogy is probably one of my favorite YA fantasy series out there, apart from Holly Black s Folk of the Air, so when I found out that Marie Rutkoski was planning a totally different fantasy series, set in a totally different universe, featuring an LGBT romance, I was hopeful, skeptical, and excited, all at once When an author is that wildly successful, I think the pressure is really on high for them to do it again, and it Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest The Winner s Trilogy is probably one of my favorite YA fantasy series out there, apart from Holly Black s Folk of the Air, so when I found out that Marie Rutkoski was planning a totally different fantasy series, set in a totally different universe, featuring an LGBT romance, I was hopeful, skeptical, and excited, all at once When an author is that wildly successful, I think the pressure is really on high for them to do it again, and it can be hard to deliver to readers expectations We become a sort of hype machine.Luckily, THE MIDNIGHT LIE didn t disappoint.THE MIDNIGHT LIE is set in a world divided up by a caste system High Kith are the nobles who spend their lives in indolent, decadent pleasure Middlings are the middle class, who have some pleasures but are inferior to the High Kith Half Kith, which is what our heroine, Nirrim, is, are the lowest The only people lower are the Un Kith, people without a class or home The homeless, basically.Nirrim scratches by working under her sort of mother figure, Raven, who acts like she stepped out of the pages of a Charles Dickens novel To pad their income, she indulges in a bit of criminal activity forging passports for people poor people who want to seek out better lives or flee One day, when she returns the escaped and magical pet of a High Kith, her good deeds land her in jail As part of the punishment, she also has to tithe, which basically means she has to give up a body part Sometimes it s hair or blood, but sometimes it s somethingsinister skin, teeth, or even an eye or hand.While in prison, Nirrim meets a rakish and mysterious individual named Sid Sid doesn t seem to have to play by the rules that bind the rest of society Under Sid s wing, Nirrim finds not just her first blush of real attraction, but the means to question the inherent oppression that s built into the very structure of her society Why are things the way they are How did the caste and tithe system come to be, and why does their sinister leader, the Lord Protector, try so hard to hide the past This is a great dystopian fantasy and I love how many difficult subjects it tackles within the relatively small span of 350 pages It does everything I loved about THE WINNER S CIRCLE forbidden romance, political and court intrigue, dangerous games, rebellion, and war This is the second amazing LGBT fantasy for the YA audience that I ve read this year, the first being THE WINTER DUKE I feel so optimistic and excited for other LGBT fantasy releases because it seems like publishers finally understand the demand for them, and are giving them the gorgeous covers and accolades that they deserve THE MIDNIGHT LIE promises to be an epic fantasy of class and magic that rivals that of Megan Whalen Turner I m already into it and can t wait for the next book.Also, Sid is probably one of the best portrayed LGBT love interests ever I loved Sid and Nirrim together, and I loved them apart The chemistry between them is just so undeniable Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 4 stars oh my god they were cellmates follows Nirrim, a lesser privileged half Kith, and Sid, a flirty high Kith traveler, as they discover the history of, uh, whatever this fantasy place is called magic, mystery, and lesbians kissing ensue I liked the characters and the romance a lot both Nirrim and Sid were compelling characters to me, and that one part that went I can t be good to you then be bad really took me OUT however, it was a little hard for me to really care for the characters thoug oh my god they were cellmates follows Nirrim, a lesser privileged half Kith, and Sid, a flirty high Kith traveler, as they discover the history of, uh, whatever this fantasy place is called magic, mystery, and lesbians kissing ensue I liked the characters and the romance a lot both Nirrim and Sid were compelling characters to me, and that one part that went I can t be good to you then be bad really took me OUT however, it was a little hard for me to really care for the characters though I liked them, I felt disconnected from them, and I don t know if it was because I read it as an audiobook or simply because of bad writing but on a related note the accents on the audio were so bad the portrayals of certain things like abusive relationships and compulsory heterosexuality were really well done the writing was also really pretty and lyrical the plot just felt like it was meandering that is the only word my brain uses to describe it the whole motive goal of the story was unclear in a bad way the ending made me go both and so it s safe to say I am excited for the next book I just hope I aminvested in the sequel than I was with this onerep POC lesbian MC, lesbian LI content warnings physical emotional parental abuse, depictions of blood draining , death murder not graphicbuddy read with my fave Actual rating 3.5 stars It s a midnight lie a kind of lie told for someone else s sake, a lie that sits between goodness and wrong, just as midnight is the moment between night and morning The Midnight Lie is a beautiful and haunting story I am in love with Marie Rutkoski s writing and will never stop praising her for the magic she brings with her every word However, there were a couple of things that stopped me from giving this book a higher rating And the most relevant of those reason Actual rating 3.5 stars It s a midnight lie a kind of lie told for someone else s sake, a lie that sits between goodness and wrong, just as midnight is the moment between night and morning The Midnight Lie is a beautiful and haunting story I am in love with Marie Rutkoski s writing and will never stop praising her for the magic she brings with her every word However, there were a couple of things that stopped me from giving this book a higher rating And the most relevant of those reasons is a similarity of this book with the original The Winner s Trilogy Unfortunately, the connection of this new series with its older sisters has done it a poor service I couldn t stop comparing the plot, the structure everything that in one or another way reminded me of my beloved series The Midnight Lie felt, at times, repetitive because we once again have a limited world, we, once again, see that world through the eyes of a character this time 1st POV which, in my opinion, was a miss who struggles to find their place in that world Moreover, this book reminded me a lot of The Forgetting, which I enjoyed, and couldn t stop from comparing the two books, though they are similar in idea but different in structure I also think that The Midnight Lie would fit better for those people who are not familiar with The Winner s Trilogy For sure, they would miss some references from there, but, in a way, they will win because they wouldn t have to feel the repetitiveness of the events That leads me to my next big issue, which is the characters Oh, don t get me wrong, I liked the characters and sympathized with them, I just couldn t connect 1st POV made it hard for me to love Nirrim, who felt like quite a passive character It puzzled me because Marie s beautiful language intensified all emotions the heroine felt But, at the same time, Nirrim was a cliche character A special snowflake kind First, she is nobody, then she learns about her abilities and decides to resist the cruel society also the dystopian note didn t ring true with my feelings , and on the way, she falls in love and finds herself in a way she hasn t dreamt of Yes, we ve seen it all before What I adored about the original trilogy is that the characters were special without having any special abilities I loved how myths were mixed with the story Ironic, considering view spoiler we have direct proof of Gods existence in this book, and Mythology is a kind of a foundation for the world of The Midnight Lie hide spoiler But somehow mythology felt secondary and lesssignificant than it should ve been The only character I really loved was Syd, a mysterious traveller, who from the first appearance in the story made it much brighter and also view spoiler Roshar And mentioning of Kestrel and Arin hide spoiler The last thing that made me quite upset is the time period The story takes place around twenty years from the events of the Winner s Trilogy, and as it is a part of the same world I was thinking about my beloved characters twenty years older and it kind of made me upset I was sure the story would not go as far in the time span and was disappointed to see it actually had jumped so far in the future Well, in a way I would not be able to look at my beloved characters with the same eyes and it makes me quite sad, I have to say.But it is what it is, and it s how Marie Rutkoski sees her world, and who I am but a humble reader, who follows her goddess into the unknown Despite the things I imagined differently I am still very excited about the sequel and the way the story would progress It s a two book deal and soon enough I will know how it ends ORIGINAL PRE REVIEWUPDATEAaahhh, we ve got a new premise and it clarifies some things and intrigues so much Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Winner s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasyOmg, I am hyperventilating But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far awayI wonder if maybe it s one of the characters from TWT but under disguise I don t know how I feel about the change of the title Fall like thieves had some kind of wicked charm to its sound and The Midnight Lie feels simpler compared to it UPDWe have an annotation There is a bird that can t be caught It sings a song that reminds you of things you have forgotten, that heightens everything good you feel, that can charm you and trick you Nobody has ever hunted it But in the Blood Ward, where Nirrim lives, the idea of catching this bird is enough to change everything.Nirrim s city is rife with crime and ruled by a tribunal that is quick to punish She has heard that life is different outside the city walls, but people of her low status have never been allowed to leave She has learned to trust no one but herself She has learned to use secrets to her advantage.But when the Elysium Bird appears at her window, Nirrim must learn to take a risk, hunt it down and change her life OMG Do tell me is it me or we gonna have another fabulously cunning heroine like Kestrel In this book, readers will see at least one character they know from the original series source Also, it takes place on an island everyone has forgotten.Alriiight, it s time to start speculating Folks, who do you think this character might be And what place Marie is referring to Maybe it s time to go re read The Winner s Trilogy My bets are on Roshar I realyyyyy want to see him in a new book squeaking UPD Fall like thieves Am I the only one who feels Six of crows vibe here Anyhow, this is Marie Rutkoski and my body is ready for anything she writes looks at the release date Where s my time machine New YA fantasy from Marie Rutkoski Me I ll sell my firstborn for this book. So you tell me what would make a good, quiet girl get herself in trouble, especially when she had so much to lose Tell me Ohhh That is one seriously cruel and delicious ending Marie Rutkoski, you are EVIL In a good way.I haven t felt this enthusiastic about the beginning of a YA fantasy series in well, probably about two years And people, I m not gonna lie, it s the romance Yes, I find so many YA fantasy romances annoying, but when a book gets it just right just the right amount o So you tell me what would make a good, quiet girl get herself in trouble, especially when she had so much to lose Tell me Ohhh That is one seriously cruel and delicious ending Marie Rutkoski, you are EVIL In a good way.I haven t felt this enthusiastic about the beginning of a YA fantasy series in well, probably about two years And people, I m not gonna lie, it s the romance Yes, I find so many YA fantasy romances annoying, but when a book gets it just right just the right amount of sexy, funny and sweet I become addicted like snaps fingers And this one got me so good.The start of this series is not unlike the start of The Winner s Curse trilogy Rutkoski clearly has a formula that works for her, and apparently it works for me too This book, like TWC, is about 80% development of the romance the banter, the denial, the back and forth with the real and far bigger story only making itself known in the last 20% or so of the book Also like TWC, she leaves this book in a very dramatic place that makes it seem impossible that things can ever be put right What will we do with ourselves until book two The Midnight Lie is set in Herrath, a society with a rigid class system High Kith exist at the top and live a life of pleasure, freedom and decadence Half Kith are at the bottom of society, treated cruelly and subjected to harsh punishments for the slightest transgressions Middlings are self explanatory Nirrim is Half Kith and works hard every day in the Ward She also works hard to keep her secret talent for remembering things hidden.One day, though she has done nothing wrong, she is accused of a crime and placed in prison There she meets the enigmatic traveler Sid, who forces Nirrim to question why her society is like it is Why can t the Half Kith leave the Ward Why can only certain people wear certain clothes and eat certain foods What happened to make Herrath this way The world itself is nothing that new, nor is the story of a downtrodden people rising up, but it is the details that make this story shine for me The delightful banter between Nirrim and Sid The complex, sad portrait of Nirrim s relationship with her abusive guardian Many books tackle abuse few show the nightmare of truly loving your abuser and continuing to seek their approval The author touches on a couple of other thought provoking issues, too Such as Nirrim s disturbing relationship with Aden, in which she feels like she owes him reciprocation of his desire.There are some fascinating avenues to be explored here, for sure, but mostly I think I m just in love with Sid Also, it s all just very sexyNirrim, I can t be good to you Then be badshivers Facebook Instagram I need this book now Marie can t do wrong and I m so ready for this new adventure.


About the Author: Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski is the New York Times bestselling author of The Winner s Trilogy, which begins with The Winner s Curse She also wrote the YA novel The Shadow Society and the children s fantasy series The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders Her next project is a YA duology set in the same world as The Winner s Curse The first in this duology is called The Midnight Lie and will be published in March 2020 Marie grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois a suburb of Chicago , as the oldest of four children She holds a BA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from Harvard University Marie is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children s literature and fiction writing She lives in Brooklyn with her two sons.http us.macmillan.com author marier


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