Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The One Where I'm Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we showcase upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

What I'm Waiting On

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
by Marie Lu

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 I'm Waiting:

Before the full blurb was up for this book, I was interested. Lu's short little intro about this book ("X-men meets Assassin's Creed 2 meets Game of Thrones"!!!!) coupled with the absolutely beautiful and enticing pinterest board , I was hooked. And when I read the full blurb? I've gone from interested to GIVE IT TO ME NOW mode. 

I love me a good anti-hero. Someone who blurs the line between good and evil. Someone who has gone through hardships and may do some cruel stuff, yet is also completely understandable (think Celaena). That is exactly the vibe I get from Adelina. Also, this part of the blurb, "I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt" gave me chills. I need this book. 

Add in some hot sounding men, revolution, magical powers, action, and what sounds like some awesome world building and I'm dying to get my hands on this book. I am eagerly waiting on this and you better believe that I will get it the day it comes out. 


  1. I have seen this around a lot lately and it does sound good so heres hoping we will all enjoy it once its released. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This sounds really interesting! I'm usually the kind of person who chooses based partly on covers, so I wouldn't have picked this one up by myself, but it seems like something I'd definitely read! Thanks for sharing!

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