The First book in The Young Elites series by Marie Lu
Synopsis: I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites….Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all….Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her….It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
Well that wasn’t horrible! I feel like It’s been quite awhile since I picked up a young adult dystopian-ish book. It was nice to be back into that type of world. I may have to pick up a few more soon!
This one was an interesting book to read right now..basically a bunch of years before this book, a pandemic hit their world and all the adults and some of the kids who got it died, but a bunch of kids who survived getting the disease now have powers, but are hated for it… at this rate I wouldn’t be surprised if something like this happens in our future.
The characters were colourful and vivid, I wasn’t always the biggest fan of the main character Adelina she was a little demented at times, but not in a great way. She has some deep mental shit and some intense daddy issues that she needs to work out! And I can honestly see the series ending with her ending up being a villain… but I loved a lot of the side characters, oh hi Raffaele! I hope I get to see more of them in the next book.
The writing was fabulous, the world building was done so well it almost felt like you could see the scenes and places unfolding in front of you. The story never really lulled or got boring. It moved along at a really nice pace and kept your attention.
Overall this was a solid first book of a series and I hope the next ones are just as good! I will be picking up the second book momentarily.
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