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THE MIDNIGHT LIE by Marie Rutkoski

4/5 Stars

This has been one of my favorite reads of 2020 so far! I just adored the characters and couldn’t help but feel giddy at being taken back to the world of The Winner’s Curse series, which is one of my all-time faves. The Midnight Lie was a bit slow to start, but it really picks up and then you won’t be able to stop.

I thought this story set up the foundation for a great expansion of the fantasy world from The Winner’s Curse series. I liked the way it was a spin-off, yet it wasn’t necessary to read the original series, so anyone can just jump into this story. And it definitely had its own original fingerprint, apart from the previous series. The romance is so sweet and features two really distinct, multi-dimensional characters with bold, unforgettable voices of their own.

As always, I’m a huge fan of Marie Rutkoski’s writing and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Comparable titles:
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

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