I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. 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 - ey 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.