Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever – the deadly illness that swept across her homeland, killing every adult it touched and leaving the few children who recovered marked in strange and sometimes horrible ways. Adelina’s black hair turned silver and her lashes went pale – and a jagged scar is all that remains of where her left eye once was. But some of the survivors – known as The Young Elites – are believed to have mysterious, powerful gifts. When Adelina’s powers manifest, she is sentenced to hang, only to be rescued by a group of Young Elites, called the Daggers. They hope to train Adelina to use her gift and enlist her in their cause. Caught between the haunting memories of her abusive father, her longing to belong, and her love of her little sister, Adelina is not sure who she can trust – or what she is becoming. Your young elites will be spellbound by this powerful, thrilling tale of a young woman haunted by personal demons and struggling to find where she belongs.