Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (2): THE YOUNG ELITES

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Release date: October 7th, 2014
Summary: 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 things 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. 

Thoughts: I am a HUGE fan of Marie Lu's Legend trilogy. I read all three books back to back this past February/March and just adored them. I flew through them because I couldn't put it down; I just HAD to know what happened next. And when I got to the end of Champion, the third book, I was bawling. Everything these characters had been through and everything they were...I cried. I don't cry often, but I cried for Champion. But it was beautiful. Utterly beautiful. So when I heard that Marie had sold a new series, I was in, even before I really knew what it was about. But now, it's described as being a mix of X-Men and Assassin's Creed 2 meets Game of Thrones. HELL YES. I can't wait to pick this up! 


  1. I still need to read Marie Lu's Legend series! AH! I'm so behind! Great pick!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I've seen this book mentioned on a few other WoW posts. I just picked up Legend! I'll have to read the series and this new book!

    Here is my WoW post!

  3. haha, I'm really excited about this one too! I got an ARC via NetGalley and once I finish all my ARCs for September, its first on my list! It just sounds so revved and action-y. lol, I'm so gonna enjoy it. Happy reading!
    My WoW.

  4. Sandy and eatupmyfreetime -- DEFINITELY pick it up. It is my very favorite dystopian trilogy right now, and I knocked out all three books in two weeks. And that was WHILE I was student teaching! :D

  5. Kerry -- Lucky! So jealous right now! Enjoy it for me!