Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #75: The Young Elites

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

My pick for this week's WoW is...

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Title: The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Release date: October 7th 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

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'm so so excited for this book! I adored Marie Lu's Legend trilogy, and this one seems just as amazing, if not more. I'm a little worried about the possibility of a love triangle, but either way just the synopsis of this book makes me so excited for it.


  1. I am so excited for this one! Her Legend series was amazing!

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. I agree, can't wait for this book! =)
    My WoW

  3. Awesome pick! I'd love to read this one along with her Legend trilogy :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. I'm really excited for Marie Lu's next! great pick!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  5. I'm also really excited about this book, but I'm worried about the love triangle. Marie Lu has said that the first book doesn't have one, but I'm sure it could rear back especially since this is a series! :)

    Nick - My WoW

  6. I just started reading the Legend series and i am in LOVE. I can't wait for this one, i hope its just as good! :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  7. Awesome pick sweetie :D I am DYING for this book too. <3 So so excited. I think it sounds amazing :) And I cannot wait to read it too.

  8. I loved the Legend trilogy even though I still haven't picked up Champion. I cannot get over that cliffhanger. Great pick!

    Keely @ ireaditandwept

  9. Yes! I want to read this one so badly too.

    My WoW


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