The Young Elites by Marie Lu has creatively constructed a new set of train tracks leading her story from going down the same, overused road to a one of a kind story. Instead of writing about a hero-like protagonist, the author directed our focus onto a villain, Adelina Amouteru. She is seen as an antagonist because *spoiler* many characters who were dear to her were killed by her. Adelina’s thoughts and actions were conflicted due to the fact that she is a malfetto, a deformed person caused by the Blood Fever whom people in her world despise: “I knew the truth. Malfettos were unwanted. Bad luck. And, now more than ever, feared” (Lu 10).