Unrated | 358 pages | Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)| YA Fantasy | Release Date: 03/03/20
Years ago I read Marie Rutkoski’s much-buzzed-about The Winner’s Curse. I mean this book was the ARC to have in 2013. When the book debuted in 2014 I actually purchased a copy from Books-A-Million because of all the buzz … and it just didn’t live up to the hype for me.
However, I 100% believe that just because one book in the authors’ backlist doesn’t work for me, that doesn’t automatically cross the author off my list. I mean I didn’t love the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo but I enjoyed Six of Crows and while Holly Black’s Cruel Prince was a no for me I’ve always been a fan of her Curse Workers series.
How did Midnight Lie hold up ?
Well, I liked it better The Winner’s Curse. I think I enjoyed it more after I had a few days to sit with it.