Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Review: The Young Elites by Marie LuTitle: The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: October 7, 2014

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Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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Review: The YOung ELites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu is definitely up there with as one of my favourite reads of all-time! Having had this novel staring at me from my bookshelf for so long has been totally worth the wait. This book has an action-packed concept, a whole cast of flawed characters, and different perspectives that reveal so much about the events in the story. Continue reading

Review: The Wrath & the Dawn

Review: The Wrath & the DawnTitle: The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn #1)
Series: The Wrath & The Dawn #1
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: May 12, 2015

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Summary (from Goodreads):

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: The Wrath & the Dawn

The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh will take the reader’s breath away! It is a beautiful written retelling of One Thousand and One Nights that has such an intricate plot. This book is a definite must-read! Continue reading