Blog Tour: Marie Lu’s Favorite Literary Antiheros/heroines


I cannot believe the final book in the The Young Elites series is finally here. I was a little late to the party and only read the first two books last fall. But I made up for lost time pretty quickly and fell totally in love with the dark and dramatic series. Feel free to check out my fangirling reviews of The Young Elites and The Rose Society…I even came up with my own blogger ‘Villain Squad” that you really HAVE to check out. I’ll be posting my review of The Midnight Star soon, so stay tuned!

I’m so thrilled to have Marie Lu on the blog today sharing her top five favorite anti-heros/heroines! There’s nothing I love more than a good villain.Many thanks to Marie Lu for this amazing guest post!

Marie Lu’s Favorite Literary Antiheros/heroines

5. Scarlett O’Hara

The best anti-heroes evoke strong emotions, and Scarlett evoked such strong ones in me. I hated her, was disgusted by her actions, and yet was fascinated by her selfishness and what mattered deeply to her.

4. Silk

When I was in high school, I devoured David Eddings’ The Belgariad/Mallorean fantasy series. Silk was one of my favorite characters in them, if not the favorite. What’s not to love about a thieving, roguish, rat-faced prince?

3. Pretty much everybody in Gone Girl

Especially one girl in particular; I’ll spare the name lest I spoil anybody who hasn’t read this crazy book.

2. Bigwig/Thlayli

Watership Down is one of my favorite books of all time, and Thlayli is one of my favorite characters. Rough, gruff, cranky, but still deeply loyal and kind—I thought of him as an occasional anti-hero but absolutely the best kind.

1. Melisande Shahrizai

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey absolutely changed the way I looked at and understood fantasy novels, and Melisande was a charming, stunning, ruthless character that lingered with me long after I finished the book.


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Monday, 9/26: Expresso Reads (Series Sensory Associations)
Monday, 9/26: Ensconced in Lit (TYE “What Makes a Villain” Discussion)
Tuesday, 9/27: Myriad Inklings (Review/Book Playlist)
Tuesday, 9/27: Two Chicks on Books (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Wednesday, 9/28: Mike the Fanboy (Villains/Anti-Heroes in Pop Culture List)
Thursday, 9/29: Reading Teen (Guest Post)
Thursday, 9/29: Twirling Pages (Favorite Quotes and Mood Board)
Friday, 9/30: Bibliophile Gathering (Review)
Friday, 9/30: Brittany’s Book Rambles (Favorite Quotes)
Monday, 10/3: Once Upon a Twilight (Guest Post)
Tuesday, 10/4: The Starry-Eyed Revue (Midnight Star Look Book)
Tuesday, 10/4: Arctic Books (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Wednesday, 10/5: Folded Pages Distillery (Review + Instagram)
Wednesday, 10/5: Fiktshun (Review)
Thursday, 10/6: The Book Nut (Review + Mood Board)
Thursday, 10/6: Bookiemoji (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Friday, 10/7: Mundie Moms (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Monday, 10/10: The Fandom (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Tuesday, 10/11: Forever young Adult (Guest Post)
Wednesday, 10/12: Owl Always Be Reading (Review + Quotes)
Wednesday, 10/12: Buttermybooks (Favorite Morally Ambiguous Characters)
Thursday, 10/13: IceyBooks (Quote Candy)
Friday, 10/14: Dark Faerie Tales (Guest Post)
Friday, 10/14: A Page with a View (Favorite Fanart)
Monday, 10/17The Book Shire (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Monday, 10/17Seeing Double in Neverland (Review & Interview)
Tuesday, 10/18What Sarah Read (Guest Post)
Wednesday, 10/19Adventures of a Book Junkie (Top 5 Reasons to Read TYE)
Wednesday, 10/19YA Bibliophile (Review + Favorite Quotes)
Thursday, 10/20Eater of Books! (Swoon Thursday)
Friday, 10/21My My Shelf and I (Bookish Scents)
Friday, 10/21Oh the Book Feels (Review + Favorite Quotes)

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Blog Tour: Marie Lu’s Favorite Literary Antiheros/heroinesThe Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) by Marie Lu
on October 11th 2016
Pages: 316

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.

About Marie Lu

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot.

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.


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