Published: October 13th 2015 By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR
Series: The Young Elites#2 Also Reviewed: The Young Elites #1
Genres: Young-Adult, Dystopia, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Magic
Format: Kindle Source: Library My Rating: 4.5 Stars
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?
*I will try to keep this review spoiler free, but if I manage to give even the slightest twist away, forgive me. I finished this up before I went out Sunday afternoon and I’m still thinking about it.*
Sequel suffer? NEVER! I loved this way more than The Young Elites! I’m so glad that I didn’t wait to read this, but at the same time, I want the next book right now because this wasn’t enough. In the beginning I was so hopeful. Adelina was fighting back and gaining allies to help her right the wrongs. Now, I’m scared for her! This sequel is much darker than it’s predecessor, so prepare for it if you are planning to read it.
Adelina: Her power defines her more in this book. She’s a girl scorned, so it’s natural for her thoughts to be full of hate and revenge. However, that ending scared the hell out of me. Not just for her, but for Violetta and anyone that feels close to her. I’m not sure if Magiano and Sergio can handle what is to come, so I won’t be surprised if Adelina finds herself alone in the next book. Prepare yourselves readers! You have been warned.
Teren: Not much to say about this traitor. We all know what he did in book one, and he stays true to his character here. There’s a big twist in this plot that I didn’t see coming. There’s some dark stuff going down and Teren, as well as Adelina, got the shock of their lives. I’m not even sure what the hell is to come for anyone in this book.
Raffael: I wanted to hate him so much, but I can’t. Unlike Adelina, he went into the storm for one purpose. I can’t say why because that’s a major spoiler, but everything changes in this book. He’s just trying to stop the madness but he is so loyal to the ones he loves that at times I wanted to tell him to man the hell up and join the chaos. But no, he’s the only one, aside from Violetta, that I have hopes for. Don’t get me wrong, he can kick butt with the best of them, but he’s concerned about something else and I can’t wait for the next book!
I just don’t know what to say, other than read this book! I’m surprised at how much more I love this than The Young Elites. After reading this, it’s hard to see what the outcome will be for the Elites. Some scary and dark things are happening and I can’t wait to read the next book. Highly recommended!