The Young ElitesLarge Print - 2015
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PinesandPrejudice Jan 22, 2017
I understand I am in the minority in my opinion of this book. However, here are some reasons as to why I didn't like it:
1. The main character, while yes is an anti-hero and this is her origin story, was an indecisive no body who asked herself too many questions and couldn't make up her mind... Read More »
DCLteens Nov 17, 2016
There are no heroes in this book. Adelina survived the blood fever that tore through her country, but she was not unscathed: Where her left eye once was, there is now a cruel scar. Her father believes that she is a malfetto, one of the abominations the fever was meant to kill but didn’t. And as m... Read More »
A survivor of the blood fever, Adelina has a mission to use her newfound gifts to destroy anyone in her path and feed the darkness in her heart.
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"You have goodness in your heart, but your darkness overwhelms it all; your desire to hurt, destroy, and avenge is more powerful than your desire to love, help, and light the way. I have reached the limits of my knowledge. I don't know how to train you."
The Young Elites
“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.”
― Marie Lu, The Young Elites
"Fear creates the strongest illusions. Everyone has darkness inside them, however hidden."
"Does your heart clench with each thought? That, my friend, is love. And love enslaves us all, for you cannot have love without fear."
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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.
enzos brother wanted to rule the kingdom but he was evil and enzo was not evil
After the plague hits the world the people who survived came out with scars and strange coloured hair. They were named mallfettos. Then a discovery was made, some of the survivors had powers. They had grooped together and named themselves the young elites. After her abusive father sold her to a man she ran away and discovered she had unthinkable powers. What will happen after she gets caught?
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Adelina uses her illusions in many different disturbing ways, and at one point kills someone by making his body think it was being flayed alive.