Official Stuff –
Author – Marie Lu
Publisher – Putnam Books for Young Readers
Series – 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.
My Rating – No Rating
I received this a digital copy of this book from Penguin First to Read on behalf of Penguin in exchange for a fair review.
What??? No Rating?! What does that mean?!
I haven’t read Marie Lu’s other books but I’ve heard so many wonderful things, I was sure I was going to absolutely love this book. However, I didn’t. Not because of the writing, but because the format of this book was dreadful, I could barely get through it. I downloaded it three or four times and each one was the same. Huge spaces between sentences, cutting off in the middle of a word, large blocks of random text in the middle of a paragraph.
What a disappointment that I couldn’t properly enjoy this book. Took me two weeks to struggle through this book. I can tell you is it was a very dark book. Lots of action and interesting world building. I just feel that I can’t give this a proper review because reading it frustrated me so much!
I guess I’ll just have to buy it and reread it for a better review.