Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (56)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme where you basically share an upcoming book that you’re excited to read. It’s hosted over at Breaking the Spine by Jill.

The book I am waiting on for this week is: The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

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.

Marie Lu has proved to be a talented author through her Legend series, for me at least, and so, I immediately added her new book when I first found out about it. I’m not the biggest fan of this cover, but I AM a huge fan of this synopsis. I am in love with how dark and twisted it sounds, and Adelina seems like a truly complex character.

This book will be released on October 7th, 2014.

What are YOU waiting on this week?


  1. Hope you really love this one when it comes out! I haven't read any of this author's work, but i've heard good things.

  2. I got a sampler of this from book con and I haven't read it yet but it keeps looking at me and taunting me. I just might have to start it!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    Nikki @ Lazy Book Lovers

  3. I'm currently getting ready to read Champion... can't wait to check this one out, too! :)

  4. I LOVED the Legend series!! I didn't know she was coming out with another book so soon. I'm excited!

  5. I hope you love it, it sounds really good! I haven't read the Legend series yet, but it's near the top of my TBR list =) Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my blog!

  6. October will be here before you know it, Aneeqah! Sigh, I have yet to read the Legend series to really KNOW Marie Lu's writing style, but seriously, the synopsis for this one sounds so freaking cool. AND THAT COVER. Fantastic pick this week, lady!

  7. I have never read Legend, but this new book sounds too fabulous too miss. The heroine sounds wicked, and we need more wicked heroines in our shelves! (Or at least I do haha) I hope you're going to love this book as much as you loved The Legend series, Aneeqah! Awesome pick! :)


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