The Midnight Lie
Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Caste. 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.

The Midnight Lie Details

TitleThe Midnight Lie
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 3rd, 2020
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-139780374306380
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

The Midnight Lie Review

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    January 1, 1970
    Need. Now.
  • Nastassja
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t know how I feel about the change of the title. Fall like thieves had some kind of wicked charm to its sound and The Midnight Lie feels simpler compared to it.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPDWe have an annotation!!There is a bird that can't be caught. It sings a song that reminds you of things you have forgotten, that heightens everything good you feel, that can charm you and trick you. Nobody has ever hunted it. But in the Blood Ward, where Nirrim lives, the idea of catching this bird is e I don’t know how I feel about the change of the title. Fall like thieves had some kind of wicked charm to its sound and The Midnight Lie feels simpler compared to it.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPDWe have an annotation!!There is a bird that can't be caught. It sings a song that reminds you of things you have forgotten, that heightens everything good you feel, that can charm you and trick you. Nobody has ever hunted it. But in the Blood Ward, where Nirrim lives, the idea of catching this bird is enough to change everything.Nirrim's city is rife with crime and ruled by a tribunal that is quick to punish. She has heard that life is different outside the city walls, but people of her low status have never been allowed to leave. She has learned to trust no one but herself. She has learned to use secrets to her advantage.But when the Elysium Bird appears at her window, Nirrim must learn to take a risk, hunt it down-and change her life. OMG! Do tell me is it me or we gonna have another fabulously cunning heroine like Kestrel?! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In this book, readers "will see at least one character [they] know from the original series". (source)Also, "it takes place on an island everyone has forgotten".Alriiight, it's time to start speculating!! Folks, who do you think this character might be? And what place Marie is referring to? Maybe it's time to go re-read The Winner's Trilogy? 🤔My bets are on Roshar! I realyyyyy want to see him in a new book! *squeaking*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPD: Fall like thieves <--- Am I the only one who feels Six of crows vibe here? Anyhow, this is Marie Rutkoski and my body is ready for anything she writes. *looks at the release date* Where's my time machine? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~New YA fantasy from Marie Rutkoski. Me: I'll sell my firstborn for this book.
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  • Simona Bartolotta
    January 1, 1970
    The moment I read "Untitled -Marie Rutkoski"? There's no word in any language able to describe what I felt. Try "elated" raised to googolplex and maybe then you'll be getting close to it.
  • Candace Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    The title! 😍😍A blurb? When the crap did this happen?? 🙌🏻🙌🏻Well what do we have here? Need!!!! I’m so excited!! 😍
  • enqi ☁️✨ [joon's]
    January 1, 1970
    i don't know what this is but i know i need it
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    January 1, 1970
    Hi hi hi we have a blurb...I'm not freaking out, you are. Not me, you.Okay me.
  • Cody
    January 1, 1970
    NEW YA FANTASY PROJECT PLANNED FOR 2018What this really means……Cody’s new favourite book is coming in 2018.This is the best news ever! I am ready to have my heart crushed with all the feels Rutkoski will undoubtedly give me. SEND HELP! Also this can only mean one thing….. THE WINNER’S CURSE REREAD 2017!!
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  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    January 1, 1970
    MAY 5th, 2019 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. SIGN ME THE FUCK UP HOLY I MISSED THIS WORLD!!
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  • Tashie
    January 1, 1970
    no offense but even though we have no real info on this book, I’m ready to offer marie all my coins without hesitating so there’s that
  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    blurb alert!please. please just take my money.
  • Nadhira Satria
    January 1, 1970
    CAN YOU HEAR ME CRYING? I WOULD SELL MY SOUL TO THE DEVIL FOR THIS BOOK
  • Marianne - November Words
    January 1, 1970
    A BLURB!!!AND THIS BOOK IS SET IN THE SAME WORLD OF THE WINNER'S CURSE!!O.M.GGGGGGGGGGG*A TITLE GUYS!!*I don't freaking care what exactly this is about, The Winner's Trilogy is my fav trilogy ever, I need this new book yesterday thnx
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    January 1, 1970
    There's something that makes me extremely emo (in a good way) about authors whose previously pretty straight books I loved coming up with casual sapphic content. Anyway I'm so here for this!!!
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    January 1, 1970
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    January 1, 1970
    omgomgomgomg marie rutkoski!!!
  • Kira Simion
    January 1, 1970
    Marie Rutkoski writing another story?SIGN ME THE FREAK UP. I LOVED THE WINNER'S TRILOGY! DON'T LET ME DOWN.<333
  • Anja H.
    January 1, 1970
    Marie Rutkoski is writing it? I'm reading it!
  • Cesar
    January 1, 1970
    "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."Set in the world of the Winner's Trilogy.LGBTQ romance.
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  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    January 1, 1970
    I've never pressed the 'want-to-read' button so fast before.
  • mith
    January 1, 1970
    hello, hello, hello, is that a title i spy?
  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    UPDATE (10/24/18): Holy crap, when did this get a synopsis? Do you see the goosebumps on my skin?! Well, THEY'RE THERE! Just 8 more months of waiting... Oh nvm. I just saw that this isn't expected until January 2020. That's my birthday month! It's a good month...UPDATE (7/31/18): OMG, A TITLE!!! I’m S C R E A M I N G! I don’t even care that I have to wait 11 months! It just means we’re getting more of Marie’s sensual, lyrical writing. *faints*UPDATE (1/8/18): It's 2018 so GUESS WHAT WE'RE (SUPPO UPDATE (10/24/18): Holy crap, when did this get a synopsis? Do you see the goosebumps on my skin?! Well, THEY'RE THERE! Just 8 more months of waiting... Oh nvm. I just saw that this isn't expected until January 2020. That's my birthday month! It's a good month...UPDATE (7/31/18): OMG, A TITLE!!! I’m S C R E A M I N G! I don’t even care that I have to wait 11 months! It just means we’re getting more of Marie’s sensual, lyrical writing. *faints*UPDATE (1/8/18): It's 2018 so GUESS WHAT WE'RE (SUPPOSED TO BE) GETTING THIS YEAR! YES, THIS REQUIRES A L L C A P S.No title. No set date. No synopsis.WHO CARES. MARIE IS WRITING THIS AND SHE WROTE THE WINNER'S TRILOGY SO DAMN STRAIGHT I'M READING THIS BOOK.
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  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    January 1, 1970
    *spits* a (new) TITLE AND A SYNOPSIS AND A LGBTQ ROMANCE? *falls down dead of excitement* Rutkoski you are my queen ***oh thank god I was genuinely worried rutkoski wouldn’t have any more books out fml***the old title was Fall Like Thieves and as much as I love this new title, the old one was super catchy and unique
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  • The Wanderings Of Readers
    January 1, 1970
    Untitled. Marie Rutkoski.Nothing more. I FREAKING NEED IT .
  • Lenore .
    January 1, 1970
    Update 13/9/18Bless the person who updates the GR description with Marie's Instagram reveals***Update 31/7/18We have a title and a potential release date!!! Somebody pinch me OMG***OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH*SCREAMING*
  • Lance
    January 1, 1970
    "LGBTQ romantic fantasy." I assumed this was going to be a heterosexual romantic fantasy, but the fact that its a sapphic romance set in the world of The Winner's Trilogy? TAKE MY MONEY MARIE RUTKOSKI.
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    I need this book now. Marie can't do wrong and I'm so ready for this new adventure.
  • Daphne (Illumicrate)
    January 1, 1970
    PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE!Update: THERE IS A SYNOPSIS. I'M HYPERVENTILATING
  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    January 1, 1970
    3 words: Marie. Rutkoski. Fantasy. I'm sold. She's an THE auto-buy author of all time.
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    omgomgomgomgomgomg *deep breath* omgomgomg
  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    Holy SHIT you guys as if I could be any more excited for this book, but now it's queer?!?!?!?! Marie is determined to make me a mess until I can get this in my hands.
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