1. ★★★★.5/5 | Goodreads
2. ★★★★/5 | Goodreads
3. ★★★.3/5 | Goodreads
I screwed up 😂. When I decided to reread An Ember in the Ashes, I thought it was supposed to be a trilogy. Having already purchased the sequel when it was published, I told myself I could just by the third one and marathon the series. Only when I started to read the the first book and got well invested in it, I found out it was actually a quartet and that the last book is not coming out before APRIL 2020 😩. At least I am now caught up with one of the most popular YA series out there 😂.
Btw, in the new cover of An Ember in the Ashes, was I the only who never saw Elias until recently? 😂
I’ve recently ordered the March box from a new subscription box called Fairy Loot. It was waiting for me on my doorstep, this morning. I was so excited to open it because the theme for March was retellings and I know I love them. I really like the concept of a subscription box, when I open one I feel like it’s my birthday 😂
★★★★/5 | Goodreads
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.
Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.
Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
This was such a better read than The 5th Wave!!!! I am so glad to have picked this up after such a long time debating wether I should read it or not. I am somewhat familiar with Marie Lu’s writing. Having read Legend a couple years ago, I have yet to read Prodigy and Champion (though they are on my bookshelf and eventual TBR). But I do remember loving Legend – I think I even read it practically in one sitting.