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Set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Winner's Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us - and the lies we tell ourselves.

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 rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux 

©2019 Marie Rutkoski (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Excellent Fantasy ...Bad Narration

I initially took this off my TBR and decided that I didn't have a strong enough interest in reading this book...but, something called me back to it. I am very glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it! I spent the majority of my Saturday reading this book without putting it down.

The story really picks up in the end, and the ending felt similar to The Belles. I think this was a great debut to a series. I can't wait to read part 2.

Even though I loved the story, the narration was horrible! The inflection in Justine Eyre' voice is incredibly annoying and I tried my best to not let it get in the way from enjoying the story. Of course, I pushed through but, I really hope a different narrator is used for part 2, I don't think I can do it again.

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Amazing

This book is wonderful and I want the sequel yesterday. Do yourself a favor and listen/read this book.

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FANTASTIC!

I will officially read anything and everything that Marie Rutkoski writes. Such a perfect book.

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Don't waste your credit!

I couldn't connect with this story. Sad I paid for it. Weird, because I gave her Winner's Curse Book 1, 5 stars! And the 2nd book I gave 4 stars!!

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An enjoyable, escapist read

This story was beautifully written. More so at the beginning than the end. But the author has a gift for verbally creating a world that you can vividly see in your mind without the frustrating addition of over describing (as can be so common in fantasy books).

I wanted there to be more. Several of the storylines just felt like they ended and you’re wondering why. I’m assuming this will be a series. If not then really not a fan of the ending. Otherwise it sets up well for a sequel.

I’m curious to see how she’ll continue this story! I love the world she’s created.

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SO GOOD

this is a beautiful book with a really wonderful sapphic romance and I honestly cannot recommend it enough