The dark tale of Adelina Amouteru begins where she is known to be a survivor of the Blood Fever, a plague that swept through Kenettra, and if you survived you would receive mystical powers. Adelina is being sold off by her father, by men who come at night. His father decides to sell her off to pay his debts. After hearing this Adelina starts packing her valuables and thinks about running away. Her father chases after and tries to persuade him to come back, but when that doesn’t work he resorts to violence. This unleashes Adelina’s mysterious powers and this leads to her killing her own father, with the horses trampling him. Brutal. She gets caught by the Inquisition Guards while running away, and gets thrown into a prison in the capital city of Estenzia. When she’s having her final meal a prisoner comes in, getting pulled by the guards into the cell next to hers but unleashes his power at them and kills the guards. This person is revealed to be The Reaper. Also known as Enzo. He is another survivor of the blood fever. He used his powers to free Adelina out of jail, seeing how much of an asset Adelina can be to the Dagger Society and the Young Elites. This is how much I would want to cover, not give any spoilers. This is not a summary, not a book review to answer your homework that’s due on the next day. Ok? <Spoilers> Overall I think the character’s are amazing. Adelina has great story development seeing that she kills her family member in the very first chapters of her life story. This builds up her dark side leading for her objective of just residing peace into the world. I feel like that she is under discrimination and she is suffering, while the other elites just want Enzo to take the throne. We see new and new characters each chapter. I’m going to make this a bit shorter and cover up the side characters, the antagonist and the plot, I really don’t wanna take 15 minutes of your time. Raffaele is the type of character who you would think would betray the main character, when in reality that some different, other guy, I’ll get to him later. Raffaele is basically her keeper, and he guides the way for Adelina in the first half in the story. There is a scene though that proves that he is cautious and thinks that Adelina is a threat to the Young Elites and the Dagger Society, though their trust builds up throughout the story. Raffaele is a great support to Adelina putting his faith and trust. Enzo on the other hand, in my opinion thinks that Adelina is just an asset to get him the throne. There is no other reason that Enzo would even break her out of the prison. She even thinks in her mind when Enzo say’s “we couldn’t save them anyways,” when it actually meant, “I just don’t see the potential in them.” Enzo is very crucial to the plot though seeing that he gets killed with his fight with Teren. Another person who got killed was Spider. Also known as Dante. Dante is very suspicious of Adelina, but his sole purpose is just wanting to get her out of the Young Elites seeing that he despises her and overprotective of Enzo and his relationship. The book overall is decen seeing that the worldbuilding in this book somehow relates to society in real life. Seeing that there is a lot of discrimination, and how malfetto’s are treated. A decent 4.5 but I can’t do 4.5 on DOGObooks so… a five I guess.