The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie Book Summary

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 Caste possesses 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.

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.

Title:The Midnight Lie
Edition Language:English



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  • chai ?

    ✧ find this review & others on my blog ✧“ It is what it is .” With such a simple yet foreboding line, Rutkoski paints a vivid portrait of an intriguing, deadly world in the first install...

  • Emily May

    So you tell me what would make a good, quiet girl get herself in trouble, especially when she had so much to lose. Tell me. Ohhh. That is one seriously cruel and delicious ending. Marie Rutkoski, y...

  • jessica

    well... you win some, you lose some. while one highly anticipated release absolutely knocked it out of the park, this one… not so much. im so sad i didnt love this, but it all comes down to my compl...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Need. Now....

  • Nenia ?? Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Mother of Smut, and Actual Garbage Can ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestThe Winner's Trilogy is probably one of my favorite YA fantasy series out there, apart from Holly Black's Folk of the Air, so when I found out...

  • anna ( of readsrainbow)

    rep: poc lesbian mc, lesbian li, wlw & mlm side characterstw: physical and emotional abusethe lesbianism of it all!!!!a giant fan of how this book handles abuse & comphet. anyway, i'm dead and i canno...

  • Nastassja

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars“It’s a midnight lie... 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....

  • Laura

    I need this book now. Marie can't do wrong and I'm so ready for this new adventure....

  • may ?

    oh my god they were cellmates- follows Nirrim, a lesser-privileged half Kith, and Sid, a flirty high Kith traveler, as they discover the history of, uh, whatever this fantasy place is called! magic, m...

  • Hollis

    D u d e.That was my reaction at the close of this book. I had no words, really, beyond being stunned and shocked and so desperate for book two.THE MIDNIGHT LIE was nothing I ever expected. Knowing thi...