- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (Oct. 3 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0147511704
- ISBN-13: 978-0147511706
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for The Midnight Star:
"The New York Times-bestselling series is unique in that its protagonist is also the villain, making Adelina the most prominent antihero in YA fiction today."—Teen Vogue
"In a series featuring a roster of diverse, super-powered teens, Adelina’s path to darkness is the most fascinating as she struggles to control her powers and assert herself in a world often cruel to women like her."—The Washington Post
★ “Lu brings her Young Elites trilogy to a thunderous close with this final installment. … [T]his is a worthy, bittersweet end. More than ever, it is the bond between sisters and the struggle to be human that take center stage in this heartrending finale.”—Booklist, starred review
“The affecting conclusion to the Young Elites trilogy relishes ardent emotion… Like many a classic antihero's, Adelina's trajectory is both sobering and satisfying.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Lu’s intricate and well-crafted plot, filled with steady conflict between characters and stunning, vivid settings, will hook readers. Fans will not be disappointed.”—Romantic Times Book Reviews
Praise for The Young Elites:
A New York Times bestseller!
Five starred reviews!
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2014!
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 – Teen & Young Adult!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014!
Chosen as a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Pick for 2015!
★ “Lu pivots from the ‘coming of age via romance’ formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love… There’s nothing easy here, for Adelina or readers—there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren’t felt.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “Readers should prepare to be captivated—and to look forward to a continuation of the Young Elites series.”—Booklist, starred review
★ “A must for fans of…totally immersive fantasies.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “A Game of Thrones meets X-Men in this 14th-century fantasy from Marie Lu (the Legend trilogy), in a world where ‘fear is power.’ … The overriding epic fantasy will keep readers hooked for book two, which teases to be a game-changer. Bring it on.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
★ “The taut, tightly packed narrative provides an engaging mix of pulse-quickening fight scenes, heart-stopping near escapes, touching interpersonal interludes, and devastating betrayals.” —BCCB, starred review
“Lu weaves her magic across the page as she unfolds the story of Adelina and the Young Elites. Nothing is as it is expected.”—VOYA
“Lu seamlessly melds an unforgettable and intoxicating historical fantasy narrative with a strong female protagonist that grapples with an issue experienced by all young adults—acceptance of one’s self… Lu’s new series will be a surefire hit with old and new fans alike.”—School Library Journal
“By permitting her characters some grand failures, she raises the stakes in the best way possible…There is clearly more to know, and I look forward to it. This is a world worth revisiting.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The Young Elites is beyond brilliant! From the moment I began reading, I knew Adelina was like no one I’d ever met—an unforgettable cast of characters will seize your heart and send your moral compass spinning.”—Amie Kaufman, award-winning co-author of These Broken Stars
“Bold, powerful, and exploding with color and excitement. I can't wait for everyone to read this book.”—Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series
“Marie Lu bursts onto the fantasy scene with a superb novel about power and what it means to embrace it even after being damaged by it. Love, action, magic, and more! My heart was pounding; I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!”—Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series
“The Young Elites is the fantasy novel I've been longing for. Marie Lu has crafted rare, irresistible characters and a world of endless, thrilling intrigue. Here begins an immersive, unforgettable adventure.”—Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of The Inventor’s Secret and the Nightshade series
Praise for The Rose Society:
A #1 New York Times bestseller!
★ "A tightly woven tapestry of a story that ensnares even as it disturbs."—Booklist, starred review
★ "Lu constructs a fascinating triangle of opposing forces seeking power, and the ensuing twists and epic battles leave many dead, broken, or forever changed."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader."—Kirkus Reviews
"Teens will be fascinated to watch the main character descend into villainy and revel in it."—School Library Journal
About the Author
Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.See all Product description
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This book went by really fast for me. It actually felt surprisingly short, perhaps because it moved so quickly.
This third installment in the trilogy does not waver or skimp on the growing darkness, action, battle, rage, and power that has so defined the main character’s, Adelina’s, story. Of course, her tale could not end with her conquering the entire world and never seeing the Daggers again.
Enemies full of hatred they share only one thing, or at least one person, in common now: Violetta. And Violetta is in trouble.
Adelina, Adelina, Adelina.
Watching Adelina’s transformation and warpath over the course of this trilogy was exciting. I loved it. It’s a villain’s story and that fact alone sucked me in. The Young Elites is her origin story, The Rose Society is her rise to power, and The Midnight Star is her legacy.
I will not tell you how this book ends, but I will say that it was perfect. The end of the story of the Elites is so sad but so perfect.
The Midnight Star wades through hatred, kneels before fate, and rests in peace. It concludes the legend of the young Elites, the story of a queen bound by darkness, and the love that binds souls through Hell or high water. Dazzling, thrilling, and stained with unbidden tears, read the fantastic final installment of the trilogy, The Young Elites.
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Adelina is ready to use her thorne and powers to achieve revenge on the unmarked ones. Without her sister by her side, she will have to depend heavily on Sergio and Magiano to keep the whispers at bay. When the Gods come calling wanting their power back, the elites will have to put aside their differences and work together to save each other and the world. Can Adelina calm the whispers in her head enough to get the job done? Will the elites be willing to give back their powers to the Gods and live normal lives?
Adelina, Queen of the Sealands, power: can casted illusions around anybody, aka White Wolf
Sergio, always looking out for Adelina, power: can make it rain aka Rainmaker
Magiano, great Prince of thieves, loves to sing and play the lute, power: can mimic other elites power and use them for his benefit. aka Wanderer
Raffaele, Wants to find and help elites control and live with their powers, power: can sense each and every thread in the world, everything that connects with everything else, aka Messenger
Enzo, former Crown Prince of Kenterra, died once and was bought back, but came back with darkness, power: can pull fire from his hands from a heat source, aka The Reaper
Violetta, wants daggers to help Adelina, Adelina's sister, power: can sense the energy of other elites and block their powers, aka The Puppet Master
Lucent, companion to Queen Maeve, power, power: can control the wind, aka Windwalker
Queen Maeve, Queen of Beldish power: able to bring people back from the dead
Teren, not a dagger or a rose. But is an elite, made it his life's work to kill and torture other elites. power: able to heal himself
"you cannot harden your heart to the future, just because of your past. You can not use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others." -Violetta
Marie Lu can sure write amazing action scenes. The book did have some weak slow moments. I thought Midnight Star was a good conclusion to the Young Elites series. I love books that have a map it adds to the story. I enjoyed at the end the Midnight Star folktale, so romantic. The A on the cover being swords (daggers) was the thing I loved about the cover. There just something about a book cover that gets me interested or not.
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