Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that highlights upcoming releases we're anticipating.

    Author: Marie Lu
   Series: The Young Elites
   Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-fi/Dystopian, Romance
   Release Date: October 7, 2014
Summary From Goodreads: 
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 waiting:  

I'll pretty much read anything by Marie Lu because she is just amazing. The Legend trilogy is one of my favorite series of all time. I'm still not over the end of Champion. My feels! Anyway, I read an excerpt of The Young Elites and I was hooked after the first couple of chapters! I can't wait to read the whole thing!

What are you waiting to read? Tell me in the comments!

About Marie Lu


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I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)
I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.


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  2. I'm really excited for this book too! I love the concept of it, and I can't wait to get started reading!
    Here's My WoW.

    1. I hope you enjoy it! It just sounds so good!

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    1. I'm seriously so excited! Only two more days!

  4. This book is going to be AWESOME. I loved the author's Legend trilogy, and I know that this is going to be just great. I was hoping for something more...spectacular for the cover though.

    1. Right?! I loved Legend series; I still can't get over Champion! I agree though, the cover for the Young Elites is kind of plain, but I still like it! The covers for Legend weren't very fancy either.