MY RATING: ★★★★★
“There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”
– Marie Lu
With the last book of the trilogy read, I can confirm that this one is my favourite trilogies ever. It beats out Divergent and Hunger Games easily. Maybe because I always loved Fantasy more than Dystopian trilogies. The Grisha Trilogy was amazing but I found flaws in the 1st book. The Young Elites hasn’t.
Adelina is now Queen. After the incident with Enzo in the Rose Society, she has set the world upside down with a dark and poisonous vibe. An abnormal feeling that starts to pollute the water and the earth. The doors of the mortal and the immortal are now open and some strange things are going on. Adelina denies them and continues to rule as she thinks is the ”best” for the marked people, making the unmarked suffered like she has.
I LOVED..THE CHARACTERS
Seeing all the gang together make me nostalgic and I’m glad Marie Lu had reunited them for one last journey together. They have to set aside their past and differences for the greater good. I compared The Young Elites novel to X-Men, well this one you can say it’s all mutants together fighting. You get the picture.
#THE SQUAD IS BACCKK
Adelina’s character development is a tour de force here. I guess it’s the main reason why this trilogy is my favourite fantasy trilogy too. The depth of her character is beyond anything I’ve read in other books. How she deals with her good and evil side is relatable because nothing is really black and white. Cruel people don’t know what they’re doing is cruel. Everything is in the perception. Villains think what they are doing is actually good and helping a cause. A recurrent theme in this one.
I LOVED..THE SETTING
The worldbuilding is still perfect. In the Middle Age, Italy type of world. Since Adelina is starting to conquer a lot of territories, we get to discover the connections between the places and all the tricks in every town.
I LOVED…THE MYTHOLOGY THEMES
The use of mythology in this finale is A TOTAL SURPRISE THAT MARIE LU DID ❤ I’ve always loved mythologies in novels but she’s inserting this concept perfectly in the end of the book. I don’t want to spoil anything here, but please read it and if you know what I’m talking about feel free to share your thoughts with me. BECAUSE HOW AMAZING WAS THAT?
I LOVED.. THE CONCLUSION
The final scene has made me cry so badly. That’s how good it was. She ended the trilogies with the same force she has introduced us to this series. Thank you for this reading experience ❤