Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesdays: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Publish Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers

I have actually not read Marie Lu's first series. My husband did though. He loved the books so much that I even saw him sneaking a read during church! I will definitely be buying this for him and would like to read it myself.

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—they 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. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.(less)


  1. I can't wait for this one! I loved Legend and I can't wait to read more from this awesome author!
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  2. I can't wait to get hold of this one as well, it sounds fantastic!

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  3. OMG This is one of my most awaited books for 2014 :D I love love love Legend series and I hope you get to read it soon!

  4. I'm very excited to read The Young Elites too! I adored the Legend series and this sounds like it's going to be pretty epic.
    Great pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

  5. OOh nice! Haven't read this author but hear good things!

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  6. Can't wait for its release either! I haven't read Prodigy and Champion yet, but I've heard good reviews! :)

  7. Great picks, which reminds me i need to start her Legend series.

    Happy Wednesday :)

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  8. YES!! I really wish this hadn't been just a sample...

  9. Haven't read her Legend series, but can't wait to read this! :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  10. Sounds amazing. I've heard such great things about her Legends series. I need to read those books soon.
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  11. I've only read the first book in the Legend trilogy and I absolutly loved it. Def. going to finish the series first and then start on this new one. Looks and sounds pretty awesome. :)

  12. I can't wait for this one either! I really liked the first Legend book ( I haven't read the rest yet!) so I'm super excited to read anything else by Marie Lu.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  13. I'm so excited for this one! I'm still so sad that there weren't copies at BEA;(

  14. The synopsis gave me shivers. I'm a huge fan of Marie Lu and have no doubt that she'll surpass my expectations, which are quite high, once again. Superpowers, secret societies, it all sounds so good. *Makes grabby hands*

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  15. I don't even have to know what this is about. It's Marie Lu, and even though I've only gotten halfway through Champion, I know her awesomeness well. I can't wait for this release either! :D

    Great pick! Thanks for sharing!

    Amelia | The Authoress

  16. YAS! Super excited for this one.


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