The Young Elites by Marie Lu

What’s It About?

When a fever struck the world, children that survived it were left with marks that labeled them as different. And then the powers began to manifest. Children could make flames appear on their skin, harness the power of the wind, even see in the dark. 

They became known as the Young Elites. 

Adelina Amouteru has known fear and hatred all her life. Raised by a violent, abusive father who favored her sister, there has never been kindness unattached. When her powers finally manifested, she catches the attention of the Daggers, a group whose goal it is to seek out Young Elites.

Why Did I Like It?

Holy shit this book is DARK.

This is basically a villain story and it’s so good?????? I really loved Adelina as a character and I’m so excited to see where this goes. I am also super here for the storyline: give me all the teenagers with special powers stories.


I’ve only read the first one (the third one isn’t even released yet) but I REALLY liked it. So, so far, yes.


Started: July 25th

Finished: July 30th

You drive me insane…You’re the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can’t catch my breath because I’m trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don’t you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.
—  Marie Lu, Champion

Winter’s coming, but not fast enough. These books will tide you over until Game of Thrones season 6 premieres.

Looking for some kick-ass ladies?

Maybe you like your kick-ass ladies to come with a great destiny?

What about fierce battles and daring deeds?

Need a touch of magic?

One word: DRAGONS.

Happy reading!


“I pledge myself to the Rose Society until the end of my days, to use my eyes to see all that happens, my tongue to woo other to our side, my ears to hear every secret, my hands to crush my enemies. I will do everything in my power to destroy all who stand in my way.”


Adelina Amouteru

This is what I have fought so hard for, what I sacrificed and bled so much for. This is everything I ever wanted— revenge against my enemies for what they’ve done to me. And I’ve achieved it. My revenge is complete.
I force a smile onto my face. In the silence, I sit alone on my throne and wait eagerly for all the satisfaction and triumph to hit me. I wait, and wait, and wait.
But it doesn’t come.

― Marie Lu, The Rose Society