This one is so well-reviewed I’m just going to get into my thoughts. Poor Nirrim is so naïve, and she’s so used to being gaslit by Raven, that of course, she’s fascinated when she meets Sid. Sid promises a world Nirrim didn’t know possible. Her curiosity is so strong, and she knows there is more to her little world.
I liked Nirrim, and she was probably the only character in this I really liked. I don’t understand why Sid is just so horrible. Listen, if you dig a girl, let her know, stop playing games. And Raven? I knew from the first moment we met her she had spent her life gaslighting other people, specifically Nirrim. She’s absolute garbage, and I applaud Rutkoski for making me hate a character so much.
The fact I wasn’t in love with the ending is okay because there is a book two coming out in September, and I want Sid and Nirrim to fight against the odds and get their happily ever after. Overall, this is a fun fantasy that promises even more fantastic reading in book 2.
The Midnight Lie is available on Amazon for $10.99.
About the Book:
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.