From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
Bestselling author and New York Times proclaimed "hit factory" Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites.
This intense sequel to The Young Elites begins with Dagger Society outcast Adelina and her equally gifted sister, Violetta, seeking other powerful Elites in the city-state of Merroutas after escaping from Teren and the Inquisition Axis's clutches. After acquiring new allies, Adelina heads back to Estenzia to seek revenge. Adelina has learned the hard way that "not all Elites can be allies," and Raffaele and his Daggers have formed their own alliance with Maeve, the northern queen of Beldain, whose dark Elite power can help them seize the Kenettran throne. Lu constructs a fascinating triangle of opposing forces seeking power, and the ensuing twists and epic battles leave many dead, broken, or forever changed. The novel is much darker than its predecessor, largely because its focus remains on the complex Adelina, more villain than hero. As her Elite strength grows, Adelina struggles to control her illusions, and the escalating whispers of fear in her head fuel her mistrust. "What is so great about being good?" she wonders as revenge becomes not about love or justice, but winning. Ages 12 up.
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This was really good! This book was different from anything I’ve read before. Adelina is a VERY interesting character. Poor Enzo though...A really good dark fantasy!
One of my favorites
This book had me torn between hating and loving adelina. She is a great character and deserves to have some happy ending but I know that will not happen. The ending was amazing and had me wanting more! I loved Enzo and Adelina's love in the first book and when I was reading I didn't totally like Magiano at first because I too wanted Enzo to come back to life. When he did tho I didn't like him at all because he threatened to overpower Adelina and was a back-stabbing lover. That's when I liked Magiano and how he would let A Little light into Adelina's cold and dark heart. To be a little angry towards adelina tho, I didn't like how she wanted everyone in her life to leave her alone, when what she needed was happiness and friends. Although I would like Adelina to be happy, and like I said up top, have a happy ending, she can't because her mind and heart is to cold and distant from everyone else and she doesn't know how to love because of how her father treated her in her past. :( I don't like that she holds a guilt over Violetta over their abusive father hurting adelina instead of Violetta because she needs to let that go! She is friends with her sister and knows that her father is gone even if he is a ghost and her crazy mind is telling her that he's still there, he's gone. So if anyone would read my super long review and sorry about this but I would totally recommend this book and the entire series even though Midnight star hasn't come out yet and I know everyone is excited for that! 😍 Can't wait to read it! Bye
This book was very good, but also very dark and intense. I have never read anything like it. Though I think it may be a bit to dark for my taste, I still liked it. The only thing I did not like is Enzo is still not what he was in the first book.