The Overview:There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved. Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. –Goodreads
Okay, I’ll admit I’m not totally caught up with the series, but I will be by the time October rolls around! I really liked the first book (Young Elites) and it reminded me very strongly of the bits I liked from Throne of Glass. It has an atypical heroine and a great concept, and I got the feeling it was only going to get better. And for the record, I also loved Marie Lu’s Legend Trilogy, so I imagine the remainder of this series will be just as good!
The Overview: 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 that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano. 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?
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As much as I loved the Legend trilogy, I was apprehensive about this series at first, but ended up really enjoying it (so far). Adelina is such an atypical female lead that I couldn’t help but like her. I also really like the setting, and have the feeling it’s only going to get richer going forward. The Young Elites took an interesting plot turned near the end, which is solely responsible for why I’m clamoring for this novel sooner than I would’ve otherwise. I’m really looking forward to this one.