Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu.

The Midnight Star –
G.P. Putnam's Sons

By the shore, the banners of my ships flutter in the wind. I feel the burden in my chest lighten at the sight, and the whispers stir happily. I’m no longer a prisoner. I am a queen again.
— Chapter 14

Do you greet all the foreigners passing through with knives? That must take up an awful lot of your time.
— Chapter 21

Closing out the blogging year with a final book in a trilogy seemed fitting. I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas if you celebrated and otherwise a wonderful weekend. I lived the dream of “All I want for Christmas is you. Just kidding, I sure hope there are books under that tree.”
This trilogy has tested me in a way I never anticipated. I always thought that I was a fairly generous reader in the sense of bestowing empathy to the main character of a book, but in this case Adelina almost gave me whiplash whenever I started to see her side of things with how much she twisted reality (and not just with her illusions) to support her point of view. Ultimately I can say that I am very happy with the solution of everything. It doesn’t absolve anyone of their deeds but it very much conciliates with the overall plot and other characters. I’d say if you like books with an ambiguous main character, like Mara Dyer, this could definitely be a series to look into. If you haven’t already.

How are you closing out the year, bookish and non-bookish? I’m enjoying home comforts and reading a few things I couldn’t find the time for in the past couple of weeks. And I’m definitely watching the storm outside. We should definitely consider changing the lyrics to I’m dreaming of a green and stormy Christmas. Be safe, wherever you are and I hope to see you all healthy and fresh-faced in the new year!


Laura said...

Nice teasers. Glad you liked the solution of things. Mine is from Dead Sleeping Shaman

Karen and Gerard said...

Like the second teaser--funny.

Anonymous said...

Your teasers are certainly interesting - what is the genre? I also love that cover... I'm glad you found this book brought the trilogy to a fitting close. This is my TT - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/teaser-tuesday-27th-december-2016/

Kathy Martin said...

I haven't started this series yet but have been eyeing it. I have two this week - Midnight Obsession by Melinda Leigh and Rose and Thorn by Sarah Prineas. Happy reading!

Unknown said...

I often enjoy books with characters that keep me in conflict about them. Sure keeps things interesting. LOL

My TT from The Kill Switch

Paulita said...

Interesting take on this trilogy. Glad you enjoyed them. Here's Mine

Ms. M. said...

Doesn't sound like my kind of book but there are always exceptions. I do like the teasers. Here's the link for my teaser/intro from Joby Warrick's The Triple Agent — a true story of espionage in the middle east during the Obama years and the time leading up: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1pK

Unknown said...

Beautiful cover and intriguing teasers. I'm very attracted to this one.

Mine this week is from a female PI series: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-19y

Nise' said...

Glad the conclusion was satisfying for you. I read her first trilogy and really liked it. Happy New Year.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like complicated (and maybe unreliable) characters, so this sounds like a series I'd enjoy.
My Tuesday post features Isabel Allende’s The Japanese Lover.

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book! I'll have to check it out!

Here’s my Teaser Tuesday!

Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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