Sunday Suspense (12) - The Young Elites by Marie Lu

17984141I'm so sorry for being late again, but I can't help it. It's not that I'm looking for excuses, because I love doing this, I love book blogging, but the facts are that I'm fifteen, I have school, I have an exam period, I have extra-curricular activities and I'm revising for my first advanced language exam. I'm also commuting between parents and grandparents therefore I don't always have Internet access, either. (I'm gonna work for a tablet during the summer, though.) So please understand that I can't always be here and write a quality post, however, I rather post something worthwhile than something hasty, and faulty. I'm not going to give up though, I post as much as I can and also it's almost summer when I'll have as much time as I need. So please stay. :)

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers
Expected day of publication: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 336

Formats: Hardcover, Kindle Edition, Audio CD
Pre-order: Amazon


I am tired of being 

used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade 


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 


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 


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 think...

Enigmatic and grim, it sounds really intriguing. I can't wait to find out about Adelina, who seems a unique and intricate character, Teren's secret and the person with powers they've never seen. I also look forward to learn more about this sicken-by-illness, dark new world.

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About the author:

"I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. I like food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers' markets, video games, and of course, books. I suck at working out. I also get lost very easily, but am a halfway decent driver. At least, I like to think so. :)

I left Beijing for the States in 1989 and went off to college at the University of Southern California. California weather sweet-talked me into sticking around, so I'm currently in Pasadena with my boyfriend, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and a chihuahua mix. In my past life, I was an art director in the video game industry, but now I write full-time."

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