The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

Q: Do you like the endings where the last line gives you shivers or married you say WHAT?

I personally love those gasp endings where they give you a huge tasty bite of something and leave you wanting more. I also love cliffhangers and I think I am alone dangling here on this cliff. I like the raw emotions it evokes from me in my agoraphobic state. I am living vicariously through these fantasies.
The Midnight Lie
Marie Rutkoski
The sequel to this book is releasing tomorrow and I was hoping to get approved for it when I was approved on Net Galley for this one. But I think I should have read it sooner, oops. So now I need to go get it cause, Wow that ending!

Nirrim, a Half-Kith forger, helps those like her escape beyond the wall. She is the only one who wonders why they have to be on this side of the wall and not the Middling or High-Kith. Those two classes are way above them and have so many more luxuries in life, but why?

Why does being born Half-Kith make her different?

These questions keep coming to her more frequently after she spent time in jail after helping someone of higher quality (no good deed goes unpunished and all). She meets an interesting character that she soon seeks out and wants to learn more about.

Sid the beautiful tall lean short haired woman in men’s clothing. She’s more than she seems and she’s not from this land. She has more questions about the customs no one questions than Nirrim does.

This book was full of magic, gods, sapphic romance, but also abusive parental figures, horrid living conditions and keeping people in their place.

But Nirrim what did you just do?! 
I need the 2nd book!! 

Thank you @fsgbooks and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Def matrix vibes as she pulls the veil back on all the lies that were told. 🙊

🕯️Candle from @shadowicks use LAURA15 to save! Click on the picture above.


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.


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