Author: Marie Lu
Pages Count: 355
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.
This book constantly kept me amused and interested, I really enjoyed this book because there was constantly action and although I didn't really see the relationship at the start of the book, towards the end it was really nice to read about!
This book sometimes lacks things that make it a five star book but I really enjoyed it! It lead on really well so the next book in the series should be really good because this book is mainly world building so I am really excited to see where all the characters go.
This book is told in a few perspectives but mainly Adelina's but I think her perspective was good for this book because it just highlighted the awesome powers that are in this book and I think that she is a really awesome, strong, female protagonist.
I gave this book 4.5 stars and I hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up!
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