Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #160 - The Young Elites by Marie Lu
The Young Elites
(The Young Elites #1)
by Marie Lu
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Publication Date: October 7th 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 9780399167836

Available for Pre-Order:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

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 have a confession...
I've never read a book my Marie Lu before.
{ducks for cover}
I've wanted to read the Legend series for so long now,
I must get to it soon.
I managed to snag a copy of The Young Elites from Penguin's First To Read program,
and I'm super anxious to start the book.
So excited!
**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


  1. OOh nice! I keep thinking of reading her first trilogy as I see it around a lot! Will have to decide soon! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I still haven't read Legend and I am really excited about this book too!I got a sampler of the first chapters from Barnes and Noble.

  3. Ahhhhh jealous! I seriously can't wait to get my hands on it, haven't read her Legend series yet, though I do own the first book. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. I want this one as well. It sounds like its going to be an amazing book indeed. Great stack of books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Ack! You must read the Legend trilogy :) Awesome books. <3 And sigh. Great pick! I am dying to read this book. <3 I cannot wait :D Hope you love it.

  6. I've never read a Marie Lu book either, but I'm also looking forward to this one. Great pick!

    My WoW

  7. I haven't read anything by her either, but this book is definitely on my radar.

    Cute blog!


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