Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (136)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I am waiting on:

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Release date: October 7, 2014


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.

I got a sampler of the first few chapters of the book when I was at Barnes and Noble recently and I really liked what I read so I have high hopes for this even though the synopsis suggests the possibility of a love triangle.


  1. Fantastic pick! This is new to me and sounds very promising. I have never read anything by Lu, but have heard awesome things. I will have to check this one out!

  2. Yesssssss! I haven't read her Legend series (though I traded one of my books for Legend a few weeks ago- so hopefully getting to read that soon) but so can't wait to get my hands on this! :)

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  3. This one looks enjoyable! I love the premises. Adding to my list. Feel free to check out me and my co-bloggers this week.

  4. I got a sampler of this at BEA, but I loved Legend, so I need to get this one. Great pick!
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  5. haha, yeah, in spite of a love triangle, I'm also looking forward to this book! I really like the way its presented. I'm hoping to get my hands on a galley copy soon! Thanks for sharing!
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