[Waiting on Wednesday] #O6 The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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


Title: The Young Elites

Author: Marie Lu

Series: The Young Elites #1

Release Date: October 7th 2014

Format: All

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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.
*screams* This book is toted as Assassin's Creed meets X-Men meets Game of Thrones. Can I just? This book sounds incredibly fantasy and like I have said several times before. I need fantasy in my life. The synopsis sounds incredible and in my mind, the synopsis is giving me the vibe of Grave Mercy by Rachel Lafevers meets Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas meets Game of Thrones. Anyways, the inspiration for this book has heavy influences from couture fashion and Venetian ornate-ness. If you haven't seen Marie Lu's pinterest inspiration board for this book, you can find it here. IT LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL. Ugh.

A preview of the first chapter of The Young Elites has been released and you can find it here.

Happy Reading!
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  1. I haven't read her Legend series yet, but this sounds more like my type of read anyway, Plus, not too too long of a wait at least! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Yes! I love fantasy reads. I only read Legend, and it was good, but this seems more my cup of tea. :)

  2. Yes! I have The Young Elites on my list this week too, along with another. I can't wait to read it. Here's hoping we both love it.
    Our Waiting and Wishing

    1. Yes! Here's to hoping that it's as good as it seems!


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