“Waiting” on Wednesday: The Young Elites

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Young Elites - Marie LuThe Young Elites by Marie Lu

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication date: October 7th, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers
Add on: 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.

So this one sounds really awesome, I never could resist an awesome fantasy. And while I haven’t read any Marie Lu yet (I’ve bought the Legend series…I just need to read it now), I’ve heard a lot of awesome things, so definitely excited for this one!

I love that there’s already fan art for it.


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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: The Young Elites”

  1. Oh yes! I am super excited to read this book too.

    A nice WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books

  2. It sounds really original and unique! I will definitely check it out! 🙂

    My WoW

  3. I’m excited for this one because it seems so action-packed. Thanks for sharing. Love the fan art.

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ItchingforBooks

  4. YESSSS! I haven’t read her Legend series (though I own the first one) but seriously can’t wait to get my hands on this beauty! 🙂

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. I actually reviewed this one last week (or was it the week before…), and I really enjoyed it 😀 The ending… omg. I shall say no more ^_^ I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!!

    Have a fabulous day 🙂

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  6. Oh yes, this one sounds good for sure! I hope you enjoy the legend series as much as I did, Cyn. Now you can enjoy them all back-to-back if you want 🙂

  7. We are WoW-ing the same book this week! lol, I hadn’t seen the fan art yet, but that’s pretty awesome! It might sound weird, but I’m really excited for a main character who is not physically “perfect” if you know what I mean. Enjoy! And here’s My WoW.

  8. This book has been on my radar too and I really want to read it!!

  9. I can’t WAIT for that book, omgomgomg cant wait!
    Here is my WoW!

  10. I’m so excited for this one as well! I can’t wait for October! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

  11. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  12. Wow, amazing fanart for it! It’s so wonderful that people are already getting so expressive and excited about this upcoming book- I hadn’t actually read a lot about it, or the full synopsis, but the character of Adelina (who is depicted really beautifully in that piece you showed) sounds very interesting! Perhaps I’ll keep an eye out for a copy of it!

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