Young Elites

Young ElitesThe Young Elites by Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites #1
Published by: Penguin
Release Date: October 7th 2014
Pages: 368
Genres: Fantasy
Recommended For: 8th grade & up


A decade ago, a blood fever swept through the land. This deadly illness killed many, but it also left many children with strange markings. These children are called malfetto and are believed to be an abomination and bad fortune. Adelina is one of the malfetto, her once black hair now silver. Trying to escape her cruel father, she ends up with a group a malfettos, young elites, that are different…special. They call themselves the Dagger Society and they have special powers, such as controlling wind or creating fire and they believe that Adelina is one of them.

The Dagger Society, run by Prince Enzo, train Young Elites in hope of taking back the throne. As they start to teach Adelina, they realize that she has a power that they’ve never seen before. One that could help them mean victory for sure. But the more that Enzo and the other Dagger work with Adelina, the more the realize that there is a darkness to her and a desire to destroy all that cross her. Can they help her harness her vengeful energy or will she the the ruin of them all?



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