Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. 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. Read "The Young Elites" by Marie Lu available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes.
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He came out of it marked instead. Unfit to be heir to the throne. Kind of. Not really. So his uncle, the King And now the prince wants his throne back. Or the country, at least. Baby steps!
Today, the country. Tomorrow, the universe. So the malfettoes are a potentially powerful bunch. The trouble is that malfettoes are aplenty, but only a few of them have special powers.
Is Adelina one of the select ones? But can she actually control her abilities? Can she pass the Young Elites' test? The price for failure is high. I know too much.
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A weak link in a world that wants us dead. That weak link could be me. If I cannot pass their tests, then they will do to me what they must have done with the boy who could not control the rain.
They will kill me. The Setting: I do believe the best word for this setting is plush. It has a very Renaissance Italy feel to it, and there is plenty of bling.
The main character is rescued from a somewhat poor existence and boosted into the lap of luxury. The setting is oftentimes luxurious. There are secret lairs. I loved it all. The Characters: How do I love them?
Let me count the ways.
There are no heroes and heroines in this book, only anti-heroes, and I'll be damned if I didn't love them. Adelina: As I stare silently back, I feel something powerful stir inside me—a buried fire, subdued during childhood and long forgotten.
I have lived all my life in the shadow of my father and my sister. The broken butterfly has been made whole. I love a strong, dark, bitter, angry character who's not afraid to kill , and I can only describe Adelina as totally kick-ass. She has a darkness inside her that I love, and she is physically scarred, which I also love.
Adelina is missing an eye. She is good-looking, but the book never makes it overwhelming. She has doubts, she has fears. She is haunted by the ghost of her own guilt.
You may not understand it right now, but it is for your own good. You are a monster. I still love you. I will set you right. She has worries about her own self-worth. They are only good to me because they need me. Just like Enzo. Kindness with strings attached. Would they have befriended me if I were worthless? She is not afraid to get revenge. Adelina is no pussy-ass weakling female character, and that is the most important thing.
I also absolutely love her relationship with her sister. He wants his birthright, and he'll go through anything to get it. Adelina be damned. His romance with her Just part of our plans.
Nothing more. A rip appears on my heart. Is it love, or manipulation? There is only one goal here. Enzo may have a noble purpose He can kill with the best of them, and don't you dare cross his friend. Teren: He kneels on the floor. Lifts the whip.
Holds his breath. Then he snaps the whip over his head. The blades rake deep into the flesh of his back, ripping jagged lines across his skin.
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He lets out a strangled gasp as pain floods him, robbing him of his breath. I am a deformed creature, he mouths silently, repeating the words he once said as a twelve-year-old boy, an Inquisitorin-training, kneeling before the sixteen-year-old Princess Giulietta. Mad, obsessive, worshipful love. Teren is alternately a pitiful and terrifying creature. He has been in love with beautiful young queen all his life, he is utterly devoted to her. He will do anything for her, including find and destroy Adelina Amouteru, using any tactic possible, however dirty.
Talk about evil!
Talk about madness for love. Talk about a low-sense of self-worth! Enzo, the evil guard, is the "villain," of this book, if it has one.
He is so filled with self-loathing. Rafaelle: Probably my favorite character, to be honest. This content contains spoilers and is hidden. I thought the premise for this was cool and intriguing, and I liked the whole concept of the blood disease-granted superpowers, and the ways they interacted with emotions, but I guess my overall reaction was that this felt like a very long introduction.
Like s samheartsbooks Apr 01, This was way different from Marie Lu's writing in the Legend series.
This was darker, sadder, and dare I say, spicier? This book toyed with my emotions and my sense of reality. I loved it. I think I need more. I'm going to go read The Rose Society now because Adelina is too relatable.
And Marie Lu is extremely talented. These marked, called malfetto, are abominations to their families who believe they ruin lives and reputations. Adelina Amouteru is one of these malfetto, marked by her silver hair and missing eye.
These are the Young Elites. Fearing for her life and enraged at her treatment, Adelina summons wraiths-shadows-phantoms who scare her father and cause him to be trampled to death.
Though she runs, the Inquisition Axis catches up with her and hauls her off to be executed for her crimes. Just when she is about to be burned to death on a scaffold, she is rescued by none other than the Reaper himself.
Taken to live with undercover with the Young Elites, Adelina is tested and trained as one of them, but there are a few differences that set her apart.Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
Raging Star. Ratings and Book Reviews 13 star ratings 13 reviews. How to write a great review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. Fearing for her life and enraged at her treatment, Adelina summons wraiths-shadows-phantoms who scare her father and cause him to be trampled to death.
Can she pass the Young Elites' test?