The Young Elites 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."
Review: I've heard about this series A LOT and the final push was given by Adriana (Nani) (booksthetics) who is a true fan of this novel. I have already read the Legend series by Marie Lu so I couldn't wait to start this book! After all this I read the synopsis and was fully devoted to this idea and book.
The concepts of this book are AMAZING. Marie Lu knows how to create each world perfectly. I loved each and every idea of malfettos, the young elites, and with every page I fell in love and into their world more and more. The action was real. I would recommend those who don't like any violence in books to stay away, but personally I'm pretty squeamish and found this book ok (the only way I would get scared a bit is if this book was turned into a movie BUT I'D STILL WATCH IT LOL).
So as per usual, I always love to predict what will happen and so early on I predicted a love triangle. In a way I was right, however the love triangle I saw and the one that existed were slightly off. The romance in this book is more toward the second half of the story but it's still there! (So you love lovers can still read this book ;) #adenzo
PLOT TWISTS GALORE. Nothing was what it seemed. Every time I finally felt secure of where this plot was going BOOM Marie Lu decided to trip me up. Seriously... the number of little tabs where I just have an exclamation mark is crazy. This book was developed crazily well. Each and every character was really given lots of thought and changed throughout the story. People you thought were good turned back or vice versa and it was really great to see this because often times in books it's easy to see the good stay good and the bad stay bad or have a distinct line between them. Marie Lu truly is able to blur the line between good and bad with this book.
Cover:★★★★★(as you can probably tell by now most my covers are 5 stars because I judge a book by its cover pretty often...)
Favorite Quote(s): “It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.”
“Be true to yourself. But that's something everyone says and no one means. No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.”
HONESTLY THERE ARE SO MANY JUST GO READ THE BOOK :)
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