The Young Elites, by Marie Lu

downloadAdelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many but left others with strange markings and supernatural abilities. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.

This book was amazing!!! I was really shocked that Ms. Lu could switch so easily from dystopian to fantasy. It was so well-written and I was addicted from page one. I loved the characters, plot, and writing style just as well as I loved the rest of her books. My opinion is my own and has not been affected in any way.

The writing style was genius!!! As always, Ms. Lu manages to take me by storm and get me hooked on the book from page one. The writing style was smooth and very experienced. I wish that I have the rest of the series but I don’t. If you’re going to read this series be prepared, it’s addictive.

The characters were brilliant!!! Adelina and the rest of the Young Elites were so well-written that I half expected to see one of them walking around when I had to put down the book. The Dagger Society was an epic squad and I hope that there is more of them in the next book. All of the characters changed a lot over the course of the book and I loved them all so much by the end of the book. That made the ending so much worse, though.

Adelina was amazing!!! She was one of the best morally grey characters that I’ve ever read (she’s tied for first place with Kaz Brekker). I cannot wait to see where her journey takes her and I hope that she eventually claims the throne and runs the world with her sister, Victoria.

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Also, the sister love in this book was phenomenal!!! The girls were actually looking out for each other and helping each other out. I wish that we had more sister love like this in contemporaries and fantasies. It would send the message to girls that we’re supposed to build each other up, not tear each other down. I am surprised that The Young Elites isn’t more popular just for this reason alone.

The plot was also very well written and it also ripped my heart into small little pieces. By the end of the book, I was just staring off into space blankly, trying to figure out what just happened. I wanted to cry and throw the book at the wall sometimes (not because it was bad but because I was overrun with emotion) but I couldn’t because the book was signed. I loved everything about the book and the plot twists were genius. I didn’t predict any of them. I wish I did, but I didn’t. If you read books for the plot then this is the book for you.

All in all, I really loved this book and I highly recommend it, just like the rest of Ms. Lu’s books. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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