The time it was about The Midnight Star

Posted October 19, 2016 by Stacee in Blog Tours | 3 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Marie Lu’s books from the very beginning.  And while I loved the Prodigy series, I have an unhealthy love for The Young Elites series.  So when I got the invitation to be part of the blog tour for The Midnight Star, I couldn’t respond to the email fast enough.


Before I share my top five reasons to read TYE, let’s check out the book.

28Title: The Midnight Star
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 316
Get it: IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | TBD | Goodreads

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

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.

Sounds good, right?


Five Reasons to read The Young Elites

Adelina: She’s dark and mean and while there is some growth, it’s not in the way you would expect.  I’ve loved her entire journey.  I’m a sucker for a villain and that old adage of “the villain is the hero of their own story” has never been truer than with this series.

The world building: There are several different settings and each of them is intricately described. I felt like I was going along on the journey with Adelina…well, without the secret powers, of course.

The magic: The Elites have powers as a side effect from surviving a blood plague.  There are several abilities and they’re all unique. As things progress, we find there is a lot more to the powers than we’re first told.

The ending: I wasn’t sure what to expect with the series ending and it definitely didn’t disappoint.  I loved it so hard, I legit squeezed the book when I was done.

It’s Marie: I mean, come on.  Do you need more than that?

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4342215I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


Huge thanks to Penguin Teen for the invite! And keep scrolling to check out the rest of the blog tour for extra goodies!

Now. Have you read The Young Elites series? What did you think?

Week One:
Monday, 9/26: Expresso Reads (Series Sensory Associations)
Monday, 9/26: Ensconced in Lit (TYE “What Makes a Villain” Discussion)
Tuesday, 9/27: Myriad Inklings (Review/Book Playlist)
Tuesday, 9/27: Two Chicks on Books (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Wednesday, 9/28: Mike the Fanboy (Villains/Anti-Heroes in Pop Culture List)
Thursday, 9/29: Reading Teen (Guest Post)
Thursday, 9/29: Twirling Pages (Favorite Quotes/Mood Board)
Friday, 9/30: Bibliophile Gathering (Review)
Friday, 9/30: Brittany’s Book Rambles (Favorite Quotes)
Week Two:
Monday, 10/3: Once Upon a Twilight (Guest Post)
Tuesday, 10/4: The Starry-Eyed Revue (Midnight Star Look Book)
Tuesday, 10/4: Arctic Books (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Wednesday, 10/5: Folded Pages Distillery (Review + Instagram)
Wednesday, 10/5: Fiktshun (Review)
Thursday, 10/6: The Book Nut (Review + Mood Board)
Thursday, 10/6: Bookiemoji (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Friday, 10/7: MundieMoms (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Week Three:
Monday, 10/10: The Fandom (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Tuesday, 10/11: Forever Young Adult (Guest Post)
Wednesday, 10/12: Owl Always Be Reading (Review + Quotes)
Wednesday, 10/12: Buttermybooks (Favorite Morally Ambiguous Characters)
Thursday, 10/13: IceyBooks (Quote Candy)
Friday, 10/14: Dark Faerie Tales (Guest Post)
Friday, 10/14: A Page with a View (Favorite Fanart)
Week Four:
Monday, 10/17: The Book Shire (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Monday, 10/17: Seeing Double in Neverland (Review)
Tuesday, 10/18: What Sarah Read (Guest Post)
Wednesday, 10/19: Adventures of a Book Junkie (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Wednesday, 10/19: YA Bibliophile (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Thursday, 10/20: Eater of Books! (Swoon Thursday)
Friday, 10/21: Me My Shelf and I (Bookish Scents)
Friday, 10/21: Oh the Book Feels (Review + Favorite Quotes)


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