The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites - Marie Lu

#1 The Young Elites


I read the Legend trilogy a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. So I decided to pick The Young Elites, I had heard mixed opinions about it, but I still wanted to give it a try.


I gave this book 3 stars. I first wanted to give it 2 stars, it's not that it was bad but I expected more than that. It was a bit slow and I felt like not a lot was happening. I did not really like the "magic" system and the powers of the Elite seems weird and does not make any sense for me. But Adelina is really interesting, she is not little miss perfect. I mean, she does not seem evil to me, as many people say she is, but at least she is not all good like so many other characters. She's been treated really badly all her life and she wants a revenge, which only seems natural to me. She is angry and want to hurt people, just like she was hurt. Maybe she is a bit crazy, but I liked that about her.


I finally gave this book 3 stars because of the twist at the end and the epilogue. I did not expect that to happen and that was really well done. The epilogue was really mysterious and makes me want to read The Rose Society.