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.
Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
He is the first fictional villain I fell in love with, and he'll always be a favourite! Addition to his power, there's also the fact this guy is completely hot, which will be a welcome distraction when you are stressed about your mission to conquer the world!
Victor Vale (Vicious)
This guy is seriously awesome, and a freaking genius! He's also one of my all time favourite characters from my all time favourite book by my all time favourite author.
I need him by my side.
The Joker (Batman)
I am a huge Batman fangirl, and The Joker has always been one of those amazing villains whom I am both creeped out and fascinated by. Heath Ledger's Joker is my favourite and he'd be a terrific addition to my squad!
Maven Calore (Red Queen)
I am sorry if this is a spoiler, but I really love this guy and wanted to include him in my squad. He's my favourite kind of villain - one who doesn't reveal himself until the end, and makes us realize that he's played with the readers' minds all these time. He'll be a valuable addition, plus I've always had a soft spot for guys who control fire!:)
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