THE MIDNIGHT STAR BLOG TOUR – a quick review + moodboard!

October 5, 2016     jennzahbooknut     Book review, Uncategorized

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) by Marie Lu
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on October 11th 2016
Pages: 416

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. 


I am SO excited to be part of the the official THE MIDNIGHT STAR blog tour! Thanks to Marie Lu, Chelsea Fought, and Penguin Teen for having us on it!

Today I’m featuring a quick review of the book and a mood board I created!

so first : THE SERIES!  I have to say that I actually binged all three THE YOUNG ELITES books in three days — and I was obsessed with them.  The first book introduces you to this lush, sweeping world of Kenettra – a world where Adelina Amouretu is struggling to find herself amongst the years of abuse from her father. Through the first two books we watch as she grows from a scared girl into a revenge obsessed super villain. The world is intense, dark, and incredibly viscid – Adelina will stop at nothing until she’s exacted her revenge on everyone who has ever wronged her — even if its the people who are closest to her.

in THE MIDNIGHT STAR,  repercussions from actions in the first two books are weakening the Elites powers.  Enemies must work together to repair the damage before it’s too late.  We are taken from one side of the world to the other — and beyond. But can Adelina release her hold on her anger? Will she be able to assist in saving the world from succumbing to the poison that is leaking through from the Underworld?

Bottom line : FIVE STARS. the entire series gets FIVE BIG STARS.  I was rooted into place with these books,  sucked into the visceral world of Kenettra; into Adelina’s world. I felt her rollercoaster of emotions.  I felt my heart break  when hers did. These books are such amazing, succumbing reads. Marie Lu is the only author I’ve ever known who killed off my favourite character in a series TWICE. I kinda want to smack her for that — but not really, because I loved these books so completely.

And now, a mood board to go along with THE MIDNIGHT STAR. Please bear with me as it’s my first one!


Don’t forget to visit the other stops on THE MIDNIGHT STAR BLOG Tour!

Thursday, 10/6: Bookiemoji (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Friday, 10/7: MundieMoms (Review + Favorite Quotes)
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)
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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