Penguin Teen has come up with an excitingly fun way to celebrate the paperback release of New York Times bestselling series THE YOUNG ELITES, and the upcoming release of THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu! As said before in the announcement of my awesome villain crew, we have each been releasing a villain we have created to celebrate. And today I'm proud to introduce you to the mysterious Psiren!
Prefers to be called “Ren”
Legal age 19
Actual age is 17
$67M Net Worth
Psiren Joining Nefarious Nine
Ren (Psiren) had previously worked with each of the other Nefarious Nine (the villainous squad officially formed after the death of Ren’s mother) in many different illicit activities. Not only are Ren's abilities and connections valuable to the NN9 crew; it is suspected that Ren uses her wealth to invest in the squad's notorious efforts.
Ren (Psiren) is the older of two daughters by the recently deceased and politically infamous Psibyll. Each female born in Ren’s blood-line has had some form of the ability to control other minds. Psibyll's (Ren's mother's) gift was the power to influence dreams, but her ability also included the aptitude to influence day-dreaming.
Ren’s gift is even more powerful; she has the gift to heavily influence the thoughts and actions of others. Although she doesn’t initially have the capability to control someone completely, she can use seduction to fully succeed in her controlling influences.
Ren learned her skills of manipulating others at a very young age when her mother started training Ren on how to seduce the boys, and even many girls, into doing things for her. Many times Ren could accomplish manipulation without even using her mental manipulation. And then, a year ago, Psibyll acquired a fake identity for Ren so Ren could go under the knife and have breast augmentation surgery as a minor.
Rumor has it that Psibyll was losing favors in politics, so she started grooming Ren to get into the political field. Ren’s first “political” assignment was to seduce Jason West, the Secretary of State’s most recent political advisor, and it was shortly after this assignment that Psibyll was found dead in a Bethesda hotel.
The family fortune worth more than $130M is now split between Psibyll’s two daughters, Ren and Psienna. Due to Psibyll's many scandalous affairs, the fathers for both Ren or Psienna are unknown.
Psiren's Mother's Death
Many suspect Ren (Psiren) to be the mastermind in Psibyll’s demise, but there is no substantial proof. Psibyll was last seen alive with Jason West, and sources close to Jason West have confirmed his obsessive affection toward Ren. Jason West is the primary suspect in Psibyll’s mysterious death, but he is now missing and listed as one of America’s Top Ten Most Wanted.
Ren (Psiren) is now the legal guardian of her 9 year old sister, Psienna. Ren is extremely protective of her little sister and we have yet to obtain information on Psienna’s abilities. She is just really well known as a sweet and likable little girl.
We also have obtained proof that Psibyll (Ren's mother) had been pregnant 7 other times and all 7 pregnancies resulted in an abortion once Psibyll learned they were male.
Psiren's Late Best Friend
We interviewed Ren’s previous best friend, Jared.
Jared and Ren had been inseparable all throughout their youth. It was well known that, other than Psienna, Jared was the only other person Ren would never use her gift on, but Jared distanced himself from Ren over the last year when Ren was starting to do her mother’s bidding.
Jared expressed to us that the last straw was when Ren joined the Nefarious Nine. He can’t imagine that their relationship can be repaired after her choice to join the villainous squad. Before now, it was easier for Jared to put the blame of Ren’s actions on her mother, but her choices are her own now and he’s chosen to not associate with it.
Ren has refused to allow us to interview her. Her only response was that she had better things to do than answer our “stupid questions.”
No one knows her motivation to join the Nefarious Nine or what she’s up to, but it can’t be good!
And there you have it folks! That’s the background on Psiren. Just remember, if you ever cross her path…run…very far away…and very fast…before she pulls you into her manipulation.
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From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
Bestselling author Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites.
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