05 September, 2017

#BookReview :: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by 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 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.

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Wow! Just Wow!!

The series has been building up slowly from the first book and even though I was guessing at the ending the series might get, it still left me breathless.

Adelina Amouteru has never been the typical traditional protagonist. She has been different at all levels right from the beginning. In the final instalment, with Violetta no longer by her side, there is nothing to really ground her. Magiano helps us see glimpses of that girl struggling to control the darkness within her. But for most parts Adelina has finally given into the darkness within her. As she conquers the world, she still has to deal with the Daggers. As she takes on the ultimate mission that requires her to work together with the Daggers, we see Adelina in her full glory.

The world building has been awesome as well. In each book, we discovered something new and let it grow on us. The ending the book has was longtime coming for me. Yet it was heartbreaking and bittersweet in ways that I cannot recount. Marie Lu is an amazing author and this final installment just confirms it. The book is on a whole new level. Though some might argue that it had lesser action than The Rose Society, it was still just as much engaging. There is so much about Adelina that I enjoyed reading about and I think it is much more difficult for an author to make such a dark character likeable. We saw her pain, her struggles and her darkness and sympathized with her every step of the way.

This is an AMAZING series that every YA/Fantasy lovers should pick up.

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