Hosted by Breaking the Spine
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: 7 October, 2014
Synopsis (from 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
Why this book?
I loved the Legend trilogy, so naturally I’m going to assume that I’m going to love this…
Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal said:
I still need to read The Legend series! But I plan to and to read this too! There is a singing near me when this comes out that I am excited for!
Princess Grace (@princessgrace10) said:
I enjoyed Marie Lu’s Legend and I hope to enjoy this one as well.
Grace @ Books of Love
Kirsty-Marie Jones (@KirstyMStudio) said:
Yes! I haven’t read the Legend series yet (though I do have Legend) but so can’t wait for this! Just, ahhhhhhhh, haha. 🙂
Kirsty @ StudioReads
Nick @ Nick's Book Blog said:
I’m very excited about The Young Elites as well. I loved Legend, so I hope this will be as good as that series! 🙂
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Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) said:
I loved Legend and can’t wait for this! I got to meet the author at BEA, but they only gave out a sampler.
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I think this one is going to be really, really good. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and get started!