Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: The Young Elites (Marie Lu)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
Title: The Young Elites
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

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.

Why I'm Looking Forward To ItI loved Marie Lu's writing style and storytelling in Legend (no I have not read the rest of the series yet and yes I know I need to get to it ASAP!), so I'm game for anything by her. And this sounds like it's going to be pretty epic!

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. Oh my goodness I have been so excited for this one! Marie Lu is at it again and I'm sure it'll be wonderful!

  2. Meeee too! I can't wait for this to come out! Wooo! :)

  3. I can't wait for this one! Her Legend series was amazing so I have no doubt about this :)

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
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  4. Another Marie Lu series! I've still GOT to read Legend! Adding this to my TBR list.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. Oh, I just can't wait! You will not be disappointed with Prodigy and Champion. Is it Fall yet? Please? Great pick! ~Megan

  6. This and Talon are my most anticipated beginning of a series novels this year! The Young Elites looks so freaking good. Superpowers are always awesome to read about!

    Here's my WoW.

  7. I'm really excited for this one as well! I really loved Legend and I can't wait to read more books by Marie Lu.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. I haven't read a single Marie Lu book yet. This one sounds awesome! Maybe I'll binge read the Legend trilogy soon.

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  9. I love Marie Lu (as both an author and a person), so i am super excited for this book. Great pick!

    Kat @ Books Are Bread

  10. Marie Lu has the most interesting story ideas! I'm gonna wish list this one. T4S!