Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on The Young Elites

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, # 1)

By: Marie Lu

Expected Publication: October 7th 2014 by Putnam Books for Young Readers

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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Goodreads description--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 haven't read Marie Lu's Legend series yet, but it's on my list. And I definitely plan to check out this series as well. What are you waiting on this week? Let me know!


  1. I have the first two books in the Legend series but have not read them yet. I will be adding this to my TBR list too! Here's my <a href=">Waiting on Wednesday</a>

  2. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveSeptember 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Ah day I'll read her Legend series since I own it and all and THEN I'll add this one to my TBR list.

  3. Yes, I really need you to read that series so I can read it too! :) I know how it is going back to a physical book though. It's not as easy as reading on your kindle.

  4. I too have access to the Legend series, but haven't read them yet either. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Leslie!