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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

Publisher : Penguin
Publish date : October 2014
ISBN :  9780399167836
Format : Paperback
Pages : 355
Personal rating : 9/10
Summary :
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 :

Well, Young Elites is definitely a must read. This is my second series written by Marie Lu and I LOVE her writing so much. It’s definitely different than Legend Series, but still as gripping  as Legend. Compared to Legend, the book has darker atmosphere, which maybe more fit with my current taste. But the idea is still as unique and fresh as Legend, which is my favorite Marie Lu’s traits

Okay, now let’s stop with the comparing and start to see the book as it is.