I cannot believe the final book in the The Young Elites series is finally here. I was a little late to the party and only read the first two books last fall. But I made up for lost time pretty quickly and fell totally in love with the dark and dramatic series. Feel free to check out my fangirling reviews of The Young Elites and The Rose Society…I even came up with my own blogger ‘Villain Squad” that you really HAVE to check out. I’ll be posting my review of The Midnight Star soon, so stay tuned!
I’m so thrilled to have Marie Lu on the blog today sharing her top five favorite anti-heros/heroines! There’s nothing I love more than a good villain.Many thanks to Marie Lu for this amazing guest post!
Marie Lu’s Favorite Literary Antiheros/heroines
5. Scarlett O’Hara
The best anti-heroes evoke strong emotions, and Scarlett evoked such strong ones in me. I hated her, was disgusted by her actions, and yet was fascinated by her selfishness and what mattered deeply to her.
When I was in high school, I devoured David Eddings’ The Belgariad/Mallorean fantasy series. Silk was one of my favorite characters in them, if not the favorite. What’s not to love about a thieving, roguish, rat-faced prince?
3. Pretty much everybody in Gone Girl
Especially one girl in particular; I’ll spare the name lest I spoil anybody who hasn’t read this crazy book.
Watership Down is one of my favorite books of all time, and Thlayli is one of my favorite characters. Rough, gruff, cranky, but still deeply loyal and kind—I thought of him as an occasional anti-hero but absolutely the best kind.
1. Melisande Shahrizai
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey absolutely changed the way I looked at and understood fantasy novels, and Melisande was a charming, stunning, ruthless character that lingered with me long after I finished the book.
on October 11th 2016
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The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.
Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.
Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.
Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.