The Young Elites

The Young Elites

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.

Title:The Young Elites
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399167836

    The Young Elites Reviews

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    I know who you really are. Who will ever want you, Adelina?My fury heightens. Everyone. They will cower at my feet, and I will make them bleed. Two words. Fuck, yeah!I don't even know how to describe...

  • Emily May

    Want to know what happens when Marie Lu does darker and sexier? Then read this book. Contrary to what I first believed, this book is not dystopian or post-apocalyptic, but is actually a dark fantasy ...

  • Kiki

    You know when you're talking to someone, and they're looking at you, and their eyes are open, and they nod in all the right places, but you just know that they're not really listening? Sure, the story...

  • Christine Riccio

    I grew to enjoy this book! At first I was hesitant, but the darkness of the characters eventually sucked me in and I will definitely be reading book 2. Here's my full review/discussion/booktalk: http:...

  • Angelica

    “I am tired of losing. I am tired of being used, hurt and tossed aside.It is my turn to use.My turn to hurt.My turn. BEFORE READINGHas anyone seen the pictures for this?!?!?! Just with this you kn...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    3.5*...

  • Lola

    Adelina definitely surprised me. She's such a strong heroine. The kind we just love to have in our fantasy reads. It’s pretty crazy, to say, how easily she and I clicked. Turns out, even though I do...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    ”His words remind me of the strange whispers that have accompanied my illusions – something dark and vengeful, tempting and powerful. A weight presses on my chest. I am afraid. Intrigued.”As it ...

  • jessica

    i love marie lu, so i had no idea i could love her more than i already did. but i honestly think this is my favourite book (and potentially series) she has written. its dark, twisted, powerful, and it...

  • Claudia Ramrez

    WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME!?!?!? *cries*...