Monday, June 20, 2016

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

Title: The Young Elites
Series: The Young Elites #1
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published Date: October 7th 2014 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Format. Hardcover
Source: Library
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.
Ohh my I've been pretty busy at home since I had knee sugary and recovery from my knee sugary now I'm going through physical therapy, so that is taking up my time from reading. I am really behind on my reviews and my reads that I've been reading three different books at the same time too catch up on my reads. But before my sugary I went too the library too pick up some books too read when I was recovery from sugary, and I saw that my library had the whole Legend trilogy but I was kind of spoil on that trilogy. So I decided too check out The Young Elites first and see if I like it and or not because I hear amazing raving reviews about Marie Lu books. And Ohh boy her books deserve all the hype there are absolutely fantastic and heart wrenching books, I have a gut feeling that this series is totally going too break my heart too pieces. This is my very first Marie Lu book that I read and I am very addicted too this series too. I absolutely and totally love and enjoy this book so much. That I couldn't stop thinking about it when I finished reading it. Now I am not going to go into any details about the Young Elites because I think everybody knows what this book is about. But I felt so terribly bad for Adelina Amouteru I know I know she was a very shellfish and very dark and unlikable character. But I still felt really bad for her for everything that happen too her with the blood fever and what her cruel father put her through. You see Adelina has really bad abandonment issues that's why she does not have friends and she not that close too her little sister even though she really cares about her sister deeply. But she feels really hurt and anger towards her father who has been nothing but pure cruel and abusive towards her ever since she had the blood fever when she was only a child. He truly didn't care for Adelina at all and that's why she is the way she is and I really don't blame her for acting and being the way she was. But after one night everything change upside down for Adeline, and she truly fond her secret dark powers that has been calling too her. Along the way she find the Dagger Society who were malfetto with different powers like her. But she also find some secrets that would change everything about herself, her sister and about the Dagger Society. And I am going to stop right here I really do love and enjoy The Young Elites even though I know this series is seriously going to break my heart and have my emotions all over the place. But I can't wait too read the Rose Society next! If you haven't read a Marie Lu book I highly do recommend her books there are really fantastic and very addicting reads that you will not stopping thinking about her books after finishing reading them!   
I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.


  1. I seriously LOVED this book! It's so dark, right? And a villain protagonist is so unique in YA. Have you read The Rose Society? I'd say it's just as good, or even better than The Young Elites. ;)

    Great review, Katiria!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Omgosh I really love this series as well Alyssa I am totally addicted to it and yes it is dark for it being a YA novel. I haven't read the rose society yet but I am going to read it real soon! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Alyssa.