The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About: Nirrim knows that she will never get far in life as a half kith. She keeps her head down and lives life as best as she can. She knows her place. She accepts her life as how it is until she’s thrown in jail one day for simply returning a lost bird. While there, she meets someone named Sid who changes shows her another way of seeing things. Life as she knows it changes.

Plot: I really enjoyed this story. It was very interesting and unique. I wound up buying both the ebook and audiobook for it because I was so sucked into the story. If I had the opportunity, I would have read it all in one sitting!

Characters: I felt for Nirrim and Sid so much, but they were both so withdrawn and disconnected from their emotions. It’s nothing major. I totally get why they had to do it. Especially Nirrim. She is so loyal. It’s almost to a fault.

Narration: This book was narrated by Justine Eyre. I really loved her narration. She gave the story a very Arabian feel to me. She also had this really soothing voice. It put me at ease. It was one of the many reasons I would have read it all in one sitting if I could.

Suggestions: I would have liked to see a few scenes drawn out a bit more. Maybe even explained a bit better as well.

Recommend: I very much do recommend this book.


It’s a midnight lie… a kind of lie told for someone else’s sake, a lie that sits between goodness and wrong, just as midnight is the moment between night and morning.

But nothing is as it is. Everything comes from something. There is nothing and no one without a past.

I like to wear a man’s clothes and I like that it startles people, and then even if I hate dresses I enjoy wearing one to show you that when you thought I was one thing and changed your mind you must now change it again. I like disappearing and showing up when I am least expected. I like pretending. Sometimes I forget myself, and fall for my own game.

I was lonely for her even though she was right in front of me.

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