Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Young Elites - Marie Lu (The Young Elites #1)

Published Date: October 7, 2014
Genre: Teen Dystopian/Fantasy

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.

I am not sure how I feel about this book but I definitely like the fact that it switches off point of views, almost like a journal and how the main focus revolves around Adelina Amouteru and how her gift develops with the power of love and hatred. 

Adelina has been hurt for her entire life, not knowing a mother or father's love especially since her mother died from the blood fever and her father's cruel treatment, she has had enough.

Enzo and Adelina, their chemistry is undeniable. Both broken from their past but Enzo has risen up from the ashes [quite literally, read and you will know what I mean] . Now he has found Adelina and will their love prevail? 

For Teren, I am not sure how I quite feel about him as a character. A malfetto and yet he is in the Queen's graces when she says to seek out all malfettos and rid them from the Earth.

I rate this book a solid 4 stars out of 5. 

I am not sure if I will read the second book to the series but I absolutely hate when I start one and do not finish it even if I am disappointed.

In a couple of days, I hope to be finished with Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall & Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan as well as Mister Monday - Garth Nix and City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare.

Thanks for reading awesome book nerds and I will blog you soon.

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