Review & Fav Quotes: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu | Blog Tour



The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites #3
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: October 11th 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Length: 416 pages
Format: Bound Manuscript from publisher (thank you, Penguin!)

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.

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Requesting Physical ARCs | A How-To

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Hi everyone!

I’ve been blogging for almost a year (my blogoversary celebration + giveaways is coming up soon! 😉 ). During this period of time, I’ve gotten a few ARCs and picked up several tips on how to acquire them. I wouldn’t call myself an expert in physical ARCs or anything, but as a newbie blogger, I have gotten approved for a few, so I wanted to share with you a little how-to. 

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ARC Review: The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

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The Way I Used To Be
by Amber Smith
Genre: YA
Publication: March 22nd 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Series: n/a
Format: eARC from publisher


In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.

What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, and while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.

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I’m Having a B(haul) | 13 Books Hauled

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I recently got a whole ton of books so here’s a fun book haul for you! I’m really excited to share the books I’m going to (hopefully) start reading! Let’s get started!

I received SUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake from Dahlia Adler (thank you!), and it looks really good. It looks like a sweet contemporary/romance, so I’m probably going to like this one.

I also received THE WAY I USED TO BE by Amber Smith from Simon & Schuster (thank you!). I finished reading this a few days ago, and let me tell you: this was so heartbreaking and amazing. My review + my stop on the blog tour will go up soon!

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s FIRSTS is also a book I’m really interested in reading! From the synopsis, it really challenges social norms, so I’m SUPER excited to read this one! Thank you, Macmillan!

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Edelweiss, E-Galleys, ARCs, oh my! | Tutorial & Tips for Using Edelweiss

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Edelweiss is most definitely one of my favorite e-galley sites from which to request titles. In fact, I reviewed some of my very first eARCS from this site, and I’ve come to love it so much! I know many bloggers don’t like it and get confused; I agree, it’s hard to find things you need if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

I didn’t start really using Edelweiss until a few months ago because I had never heard of it, and I had absolutely no idea how to use it. Lucky for you, I decided (with some decision-making help from friends on Twitter) to write up some tips / basic tutorials on how to tackle this baby.

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