A fantasy series that will transport you back to the 14th century, Marie Lu's The Young Elites series is packed with action and will appeal to fans of Harry Potter, X-Men, The Mortal Instruments and Game of Thrones.
You're introduced to Adelina Amouteru, a survivor of the blood fever - a deadly illness that swept through the nation a decade ago. While many perished, those children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale and she now has a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto (an abomination ruining their family's name and standing in the way of their fortune).
However, some of the fever's survivors are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts. Although their identities remain secret, they're known as the Young Elites. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society, a group who seek out Young Elites before the Inquisition Axis - led by Teren Santor, who believes the Young Elites will destroy the nation - can. When Enzo finds Adelina, he's amazed by her powers... soon, the lives of these three are intertwined in ways none of them would have expected. What does remain clear is Adelina has special abilities, but also a darkness inside her that could become all too powerful...
Absolutely loved these books. Full of great characters, and takes you on a brilliant journey, through struggles, to heart break and sacrifice. Amazing books and an even more amazing price.
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This book series gripped me right from the start, very dramatic with a twist round every corner. When I finished the last book, I cried as I had such an emotional attachment to all the characters, especially Adelina and Magiano. Although very dark, this book series is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone, I even got my mum to read it!!