The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1) by Marie Rutkoski

The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers...

Details The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)

TitleThe Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)
Release DateMar 3rd, 2020
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, LGBT

Reviews The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)

  • mahana
    — review on my blog The Midnight Lie is Marie Rutkoski’s triumphant return to YA fantasy with an enchanting, addictive story following a girl unknowingly imprisoned in the Ward, and the traveler who helps her experience the world outside.In the Ward, where half-Kith are impoverished and criminalised for minuscule things, Nirrim is imprisoned for capturing and returning the Elysium bird. In her cell, she meets a traveler named Sid who harbors ...
  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    Quotes are from an uncorrected eARC and are subject to change.It is a midnight lie, she said.A kind of lie told for someone else’s sake, a lie that sits between goodness and wrong, just as midnight is the moment between night and morning.This book….met every expectation I could have had for it. The very first thing I want, no NEED to say in this review, though, is to leave every thought about the Winner’s Trilogy in the back seat. If people...
  • yvee
    amazing, show stopping, talented, never before seen, off the charts, extraordinary, etc etc this took my damn breath away. y’all better hype this up like y’all did with the winner’s trilogy or I’ll beat ur ass.
  • Lenore .
    ARC PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER VIA EDELWEISS IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW All of us in the Ward lived our lives around empty spaces, but she became the emptiness.As a proud fan of The Winner's Trilogy and someone who will forever hold a space in her heart for Kestrel and Arin's stories and love, it would be an understatement to say that I had unreasonably high expectations of this book. Mostly I wanted another chance to immense my mind in Mari...
  • ☆ sana ☆
    “then go,” she murmured against my skin, “and return soon. i will miss you.”“it’s only for a few hours.”“i will miss you the moment you leave.” i want to give this book 5 stars i really do because i loved nirrim (her development is truly amazing) i loved sid (i’m a sucker for characters who are big flirts, have a big heart and hide their feelings behind humor) i loved the roshar crumbs i got in this book and the plot is quite...
  • Kori (_livelaughread)
    Um okay so this was really different but I also really liked it and what an ending and I need the next book... now?