Waiting on Wednesday (48): The Young Elites

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill  @ Breaking the Spine.

My WoW:

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
by Marie Lu
Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Putnam Books for Young Readers

"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.

The first book in the series is set for fall 2014.

I heard Marie Lu described this as like X-Men meets Assassins Creed meets Game of Thrones. I seem to always have issues with X-Men themed books so I try to avoid them as much as possible but since this is Marie Lu, there will be no avoiding to be done. By the way, does anyone know if that image above is the final cover image? It looks like it got cut short down there. 


  1. Apparently, that's the final cover :( I liked it, but it seems so simple for book with such fierce concept. But anyway, that's Marie Lu everything is auto-buy and auto-read HAHA

  2. I haven't read Marie's Legend series and here comes new from her! I hope I could read them all soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my Wednesday post.

  3. I wasn't to interested in her other series, but this one appeals to me more. Can't wait to read it. :)

  4. See, I love X-Men, so I'm instantly interested when it's taglined with things but I always get nervous because NO. I take my X-Men seriously.

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. Ahhh, I can't wait to read this, Chel, though I still need to read books 2 & 3 in the Legend series as well.

    I love the cover :)

  6. Wow, that sounds really good. I am kind of a dork when it comes to X-Men/GoT so I will be on the lookout for this one!

  7. Wow! With a description like that, how could I not add this to my list? Great pick, Chel! Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by :)

  8. X-men? I am SO there! This is a new one for me, and I am kind of surprised that I haven't seen it around before this.

    Awesome Pick!

    My WoW

    Michelle @ Book Briefs


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