WoW - The Young Elites

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

The Young Elite

October 7, 2014

"Some hate us, think us criminals to hang at the gallows. Some fear us, think us demons to burn at the stake. Some worship us, think us divine children of the gods.

But all know us."
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood plague: marked by a jagged scar, snow-white hair and lashes. Cast out by her family, Adelina has finally found a place to belong within the secret society of Young Elites. To some, the Elites are heroes, here to save innocents in desperate situations. But to the Inquisition Axis, the white-robed soldiers of Kenettra, they are monsters with demonic powers who must be brought to justice. As Adelina learns more about this perilous world where politics and magic clash, she soon realizes that her own powers may be in danger of bringing on an era of panic such as the world has never seen.
The new series, set in what Putnam described as a “Renaissance-like world,” is called The Young Elites. It follows three rival societies with supernatural powers battling for supremacy.

I am so extremely excited for this book. I didn't realize Marie Lu had another series coming out so soon after Legend ended but hey, I'm not complaining.

I Love:

  • a “Renaissance-like world,”
  • The fact that the protagonist doesn't seem to be perfect, at least not physically. I'm interested to read about her and her scars.
  • Now I'm wondering how she came to acquire her scar? So many questions!
This looks like a great series to keep me busy for another 3 years. I always love me some more Marie Lu, the woman knows how to write a good book.

What Are You Waiting On?



  1. GAH! With Marie Lu's action writing in the Legend's series I can't wait to see what she does with THIS. !!!
    I'm also super excited/impatient for Claire Legrand's Winter Spell.

  2. I haven't even read the Legend series, but I think I'm much more excited to read this one. October though. :(

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  3. Yessss! I agree! I already was super curious about this one cause of the synopsis and cause I've liked Marie Lu's Legend series, and this cover is quite epic! Great pick, Mari!

  4. I have been seeing this one as I make the rounds this week. It does look good

    Awesome Pick! :)

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs


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