Summary: 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.
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Romance
My thoughts: For the past month I have been in a book slump where I didn’t want to read any story simply because I couldn’t get into it enough. That was until I picked up this book and immersed myself in this epic journey alongside different characters all fighting for different goals. From the moment I started this story, I immediately was interested in the main character, Adelina, who isn’t the typical protagonist you read about. Instead of fighting for good, she fights to save her life, even if that means committing evil acts to do so. She embraces the darkness within her and her past and becomes this powerful girl ready to help save all the other malfettos like her. Another main character in this novel is Teren, who somehow won me over even if he was full of evil as he attempts to kill all malfettos in sight. This story is full of characters who all have a touch of darkness in them and aren’t the typical heroes in fantasy novels that are all pure at heart. Every person in this dark novel wants something and won’t stop until they get it, even if it means betraying the ones closest to them. More