Adelina has been ripped from her family, starved in a prison cell, almost burned at the stake and nearly killed by someone she thought was on her side. She also accidentally killed a boy she loved. Now, she's gathering her own army of elites to take the throne. She will not be used or abused anymore. She will not be pushed aside. She. Will. Rule.
Yes. Yes! Adelina is turning into a bada$$ in this book. I love that she's not whining and crying. She's pissed and rightfully so. But with power comes...voices? Yeah, Adelina's getting a bit crazy with all her new found abilities. It makes for a great book! There are some new characters, including a mimic, who I love. There is a ton of action in this book, a little romance and many moments on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait to read the next book!
If you love young adult or unique stories or fantasy then this book is a must read. Hell, even if you don't liek those genres, give this book a try. In The Rose Society you cheer for the bad girl!
This isn’t a book of good guys vs bad guys. The bad guys are horrible but the good guys aren’t really that good. And the one-eyed Adelina is stuck in the middle of these two warring factions with her sister. Adelina is powerful and both sides have a need for her darkness but she’s so damn tired of being used. The questions is, where can she possibly go to be safe? Which side will accept her without threatening to kill her?
This book is amazing! This character is lying, this one’s a killer, this one’s already betrayed everybody. There are so many twists! Add in Adelina, who I love and her sister who is also fantastic. There are some Elite who wield fire and another who can control the wind. I love that Adelina isn’t a ‘good’ girl. She’s got some darkness in her and growing secrets. Seriously, all the characters are so freaking fascinating. This book is un-put-down-able. (Yeah, I made that up. No, I’m not sorry.) And that ending is freaking epic! I did not see that coming and it fit with the story so perfect. Gah! So! Excited!
I do have to note: The point of view is odd in this book. It’s first person from Adelina but then third person from the other characters. It’s a bit disorienting. I wish the author would have stuck with one or the other. But I loved the book so much that I couldn’t take off a star for the Point of view issues. Therefore…
Five stars for the unpredictable and adventurous book! The Young Elites is a must read. Seriously, go out and buy it. So. Freaking. Great.