Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (188)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Young Elites
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (Penguin imprint)

From Goodreads:

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.

I really enjoyed Marie Lu's previous series, her characters were really interesting, and I'm looking forward to this. Marie's drawings of the characters look really cool. Not totally sure about the cover, though. Seems a little boring with all the grey clouds.


  1. I'd love to read this one as well. Good pick :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. I've only read Legend by Marie Lu so far but I definitely want to finish with the trilogy and check this one out :)
    Great pick!

  3. I agree, the cover is a little boring. Not a lot going on. I have not read her Legend books yet, but I plan to.

  4. I'm super excited for the release of this one! Great pick!!!

  5. I am obsessed with Marie Lu's writing! I can't wait to read this one :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  6. I loved the Legend series. Can't wait to see what else Marie Lu has in store for us!

  7. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

    Come check out my blog and maybe even hit the follow button? It'd be greatly appreciated!

  8. Oh yes, I need to read this too ^_^

    My WoW