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The Young Elites

The young elites 

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Before reading:

This the book that I have been waiting to set my hands on well… only temporarily as it was a library book but I can’t wait for the goodness of this book. And the best part I’m convinced that this book will be awesome.

Particularly due to this quote,

Some hate thinking us outlaws to hang at the gallows 
Some fear us, thinking us demons to be burned at the stake
Some worship us thinking us children of the gods
But all know us

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After reading:

That just blew my mind in a good way, and that I have a new series to chase. I have a love hate relationship with this and yet I still love it and would be reading the next book and that ending was just nothing short of explosive and ridiculous yet unexpected. Marie lu really knows how to make me both love a book as well as love-hate its ending yet at the same time anticipating the next book.

The characters:

Adelina

Wow, she is one fucked up girl, I actually enjoyed reading her maybe it’s because I’m just about as twisted as her after finishing the book. Well, she grows more at the end, right now, I have a feeling that I would both love and hate Adelina in The Rose Society. Yet I really liked her personal dark thoughts here, she is just one bad girl.

One thing that made her really relatable was the fact that she is missing an eye, with her hair long and silver now that was interesting to read as well as the fact that she was a malfetto which is something regarded as the burden as they are the leftover of a blood fever and survivors and most importantly as Adelina was marked.

No offence, I would have felt tempted to go and kill my father if he resembled Adelina’s father, that man is one word: asshole, that’s all I have. I really sympatised with her, I understood her why she did all that, and her sister wow, that was just amazing, every part of her I sympatised or loved. She maybe bad but I will root for her in the next book where it would be her downward spiral.

Marie Lu really does a good job here at it, I really enjoyed her as the main character, she wasn’t just bad but she was bad because of many reasons. She is broken, both mentally and physically and such. I really enjoyed the last part where she was going darker, I really liked her even more as it is truly time for an anti hero female protagonist to take the lead and later on villain.

She can cast illusions however as Raffaele noted, her power should have awakened earlier as even I thought as much until the part where

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Seraphina

This book is about a half dragon half human girl named Seraphina Dombegh nothing else can be said. She is in a world with an uneasy alliance between dragons and humans and humans being the stronger race.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and this books goodness had been further highlighted due to the fact I read it side by side with tiger’s curse unfortunately I couldn’t finish it before it was due at the library well at the very least I managed to read a decent amount of it and I would most definitely be buying it.

This book is just great, I really enjoyed the story and I would wholeheartedly reconmend it to everyone I know it was just that good. It is a high fantasy story about dragons and the dragons here are awesome with a whole new twist and species.

Dragons are forced to take human forms although they still keep some distinct dragon traits such as their tail and that was pretty cool. They also have to wear the bell that identify them to be dragons in human forms.

Seraphina is in the middle as she is a hybrid, she is also the music mistress I really enjoyed reading from her perspective especially the part about music it convinced me that she was a music mistress. The part about music here was great and it was believable and I for once again had some faith in reading about music from books.

Music had been something rare to theme about in books and quite rare in fact. I enjoyed the parts about and the sheer amount of detail spent describing it.

Seraphina learned music due to the fact that she is plagued by visions and music was to tame her mind from overloading her. Seraphina’s mind have inhabitants that was amazing and great which wad a joy to read and fresh air as well.

The plot starts from the death of a Prince that was suspiciously like a dragons and at one point a dragon steps forward and says that if he wanted to kill them he would have just chose to stab through his head rather than make it look like a dragon had killed him instead make it ambiguous and that was actually nice to read about and definitely different.

Thus, this book was nice to read and would definitely buy it once I have the chance and such.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Tiger’s curse

This book is about an eighteen year old girl named Kelsey Hayes and a mysterious white tiger who is a prince and is cursed to be a white tiger.

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The only thing I have to say about this story is meh, the premise was awesome the cover was great but the story was just meh. The author had such a great idea but she just couldn’t translate it to paper. The idea was great just the execution is just next to horrendous.

Kelsey, I actually liked you throughout the earlier parts, you may have certain things that you sorely lacked in but you had what we call common sense at the time before you met the handsome prince Ren and became a damsel in distress. Well, yeah, I mean what kind of self respecting eighteen year old carries around a quilt, I’m fifteen and even thinking about it puts me to shame. She sometimes behaved like a twelve year old to the point that it wasn’t funny. She didn’t remind me of an eighteen year old at best she was fourteen and that is I pushed it, I kinda imagined her to be a twelve year old anyway in terms of behavior and at certain points intelligence. She is the chosen one of Durga yet it makes no freaking sense. I mean India is huge as a country with like three times the size of America and Durga chooses her where she has like no outstanding trait that makes no sense. It would have been better if she was half Indian or full Indian or at the very least had something different as otherwise she’s a special snowflake without even trying and makes no sense.

The description here could have been more about India I mean who want to know how much food that Kelsey eats and most of it isn’t even Indian fare I mean I’m not from India but I’m very sure about how Indian food even tastes like. There was no mention of it here.

Ren just felt like a Gary Stu enough said, for most of the story and the only place that he even had a semblance of a character development was during the time he ran away after meeting his brother that was a pretty good character development but that was in the middle of the book. Who the hell would even care at that point.

Kishan, I liked him better, he is still on the neutral side of the scale as I only made it halfway through before I had to return it to the library. He actually didn’t mind being a tiger and such.

Mr Kadam, sign another huge letdown I mean he is three centuries old for goodness sake and during the timeline he existed at I’m pretty sure that flirting didn’t exist and his first introduction I was pretty sure I was reading about a perverted or chilvarious guy not a person who was alive for three centuries. I mean he could have been less lusty and more serious and at least more polite, proper and prim, it would make sense given the fact he was alive for like three centuries.

The plot here, some flies in the face of logic such as the documents which looked as though it could have been forged and such. A huge mansion in the middle of nowhere wow, convenient. The plot had areas that was incredibly convenient which made it harder toook realistic. India is like a backdrop with it being exotic and nothing more, no culture desciption and heck, no food description. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The clothes here okay I can accept it but the thing Ren was wearing made no sense as the ruling family would most probably not be wearing that.

I really hated parts of the book especially how she ruined Indian myth, it means no respect for the culture and I would hate to see how she ruins Chinese myth in which I would be tearing my hair out.

Overall, this book was a laugh reading to  me and how not to write a book with a redeemable quality but with an execution so bad that it made it forgettable.

Rating: 2 out of 5(this was the best I could give it)