The Young Elites is my least favorite book by Marie Lu to date. Do not get me wrong. The writing is still amazing, there is solid world building, and the characters are all strongly written. It is just that I did not like any of them. The Young Elites seems to come from an idea - what if you create a book where everyone is a villain.
Maybe calling everyone a villain is too strong. Maybe. However, the main character is very dark. Her love interest is very dark. The actual villain is a bit darker. So, basically, if you love dark gritty fantasy then you will absolutely love this book. I'm not a big fan.
I am interested in seeing how the rest of the series goes. The second book is pretty set up, so I have an idea. I'm just not sure how it will all play out. I will be reading the rest of the series. . . because it is Marie Lu. . . do you need another reason?
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