Oooh, we have an ARC this week! I haven’t yet read this book, but I have it on EXCELLENT authority from a Trusted Source that it’s quite amazing. What’s it about, you ask? Great question, friend:

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski’s The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us―and the lies we tell ourselves.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

The Midnight Lie comes out in March, and we have one advanced copy to give away.

THE TASK:  As usual, I’ll be picking the winners at random. To enter, please comment and answer the following question: What is your favorite fantasy book?

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.  (Open to US readers only; all prizing courtesy of the publisher. We use affiliate links when available, like the one above to Amazon.)

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