Title: The Midnight Lie
Author: Marie Rutkoski
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.
The Winner’s series is one of my favorite all time series! I love the world the author created so much! So when I heard there would be a spin-off of sorts, I was very interested and excited!
Rutkoski’s writing is just as wonderful as ever! She knows how to truly build a lush world that a reader can visualize. This one was a lot different than Winner’s Curse but still had characters who felt real.
There was romance and one very unexpected twist that I didn’t see coming! I’m very intrigued to see how the next book will play out! Oh, and yes, there might be some appearances from past characters!
Have you read the Winner’s Trilogy?