Book: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: October 13th, 2016
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 the darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy everything.
When a new danger appears, Adelina must join the Daggers on a perilous quest in order to save herself and preserve her empire. But this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger …
(contains slight spoilers)
This book was so, so good and I’ve practically devoured it. In my opinion it was the best one in this series and Marie Lu outdid herself with that plot. I started this book and I just knew shit was about to get down and I was right. The story still gets darker (wouldn’t have thought that possible but it does), and Adelina’s mind gets more and more twisted, torn between madness and sanity. She is so strong and powerful, not only regarding her abilities. She is well written and has some seriously great character development during the series, but especially in this last book. As her power eats her up and makes her kind of crazy, she still tries and fights the darkness inside her and she accepts help, she recognizes that something inside her is not right. And even though she is still hungry for power and hungry for so much more and many, many people would call her bad and the villain, Adelina still sees what is more important than her being Queen. Accepting to go on a dangerous journey with her enemies is not easy, but yet she’s going to save everything, her love, her friends and herself. The other characters have some great development, too. They all interact in a way which is very believable after everything they went through. Since book one they’ve grown. I know none of them was innocent in book one, but they’ve made such a journey until book three and I’m so proud of all of them. I seriously love every single character in their own way. They are all essential to the story, having a purpose.
Besides the characters, I love the whole world building, gods being a real thing and actually being accessible. Through Marie Lu’s writing style I was able to picture everything so well, I could see the world and its characters right before my eyes. The pace of this book was really fast and it was so easy to read. I enjoyed this book extremely and I need more. I think the ending fit the whole story perfectly. I cried my eyes out and I was left feeling like something was missing and with many questions left open, everything else still makes so much sense and I’m not sure any more information to the end would have made it any better. I wouldn’t call it a happy ending exactly, but it also was not a bad ending. It was just very fitting to the story’s atmosphere.
I want more through and I want more of Marie Lu’s books.