“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.”
This is the kind of book that you just can’t put down because so much is happening. The more you read, the more you want to keep on reading. Gosh, it was sooo good. The storyline, overall, was not that original. Bad king, people with power wanting to change the world, but in a way it kept me intrigued. I never really knew what to expected. It was so much more intense and dark that I was expecting. The main character, Adelina, was such a surprise. I love how she is full of sadness and darkness. and even if i didn’t agreed with most of her actions, I still like her every much. The ending of this book was absolutely incredible. It hit me in the feels with a very unexpecting violence. I just can’t wait to get my hands on the next book because i need to know what happens next. The other characters are all so great. My favorite : Raffaele. Such an interesting character. It’s also hard not to love Enzo. The writing was excellent, which is not a surprise coming from Marie Lu. I love her and her stories are always so well-written and fast paced.
This book was such a fun ride. now i understand the hype.
The Young Elite : 4.5/4