Currently Reading #33
Name: The Young Elites
Author: Marie Lu
Number of Pages: 355 pages in Hardcover
Published: October 7th 2014 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
“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’m so excited to read this since a lot of my friends told me that this is so good. Of course, I can’t read it right away when I’ve received it. Maturity. It takes maturity. First in, read first. My own mature rule. Lol. Anyway, I’m so excited. Did I just say that? 🙂 Let’s move on to the reviews I’ve read from all over the blogosphere. Got a five star, three star and a star review respectively:
There are so many things I loved about The Young Elites. The writing is stunning. The characters are broken and dark. The plot is exciting and surprising and scary at times. This book is just all kinds of amazing. And I’m so glad that I finally got to read it. I need you all to read this book as well. Because it is different and just so good. I loved reading about Adelina. Though she is so dark inside. I just hope she’s able to change. Sigh. Yet I love her darkness as well. Though, maybe a little less of it, hih. ❤
—Carina of Carina’s Books
Surprisingly dark, with a sister dynamic similar to Cruel Beauty’s and a feel similar to that of Masque of the Red Death’s. I admit that the middle lagged a bit for me, I didn’t love the multiple POV structure, and there is a LOT of activity going on in Adelina’s heart (many references to energy spiking in it, her feelings, etc), but I quite like this world the author has created, and am intrigued to see where the story goes next. One thing the blurbs don’t tell you that you find out in the first chapter: she only has one eye! Which is kind of cool. Fantastic beginning and ending, btw. That ending tips the star rating up.
—Wendy of The Midnight Garden
Unfortunately for this book, this one is going to my DNF pile which happens very rarely for me cause I hate not finishing books that I was looking forward to. So while I liked the author’s previous Legend series, however when it comes to her new book series starting with ‘The Young Elites’ . . . I don’t know what happened other than me being super bored with the book and I just could not go on reading it no matter how hard I tried.
—Erin of Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic
I’m so intrigued about the one star reviews I’ve read. Most of them said they got bored. I wonder why.. I’ve also read several reviews of DNFs. Though there were a lot of awesome reviews, I’m really bothered about those negative ones. I’ll check on their issues while reading this so I could see for myself. Anyway, for now, happy reading to me. Book review to follow! 😀
Teaser Tuesday #21
I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:
- Grab your current read.
- Randomly open a page.
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teasers came from the same book as for my Currently Reading feature 🙂
“To love is to be afraid. You are frightened, deathly terrified, that something will happen to those you love. Think of the possibilities. Does your heart clench with each thought? That, my friend, is love. And love enslaves us all, for you cannot have love without fear.”
“Be true to yourself. But that’s something everyone says and on one means. No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.”
What are your thoughts about my teasers? 🙂 Anyway, you could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.
Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
13 thoughts on “Currently Reading│Teaser Tuesday : The Young Elites by Marie Lu”
I so want to read it too, but I’m scared because of all the negative reviews
I just hope it will turned out okay for me 🙂
Hope so too 🙂 have fun reading it 😀
Ill post the review as soon as I can 🙂
I have heard such good things about this book. I loved her Legend series!
I haven’t read the Legend series and yeah I heard good things too 🙂
I haven’t read any of Marie Lu’s work! Is this your first? I love her take on love though, it tugged at my heart; I like how she invites you into the discussion through her style of writing too 🙂 Great post friend!
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I haven’t read anything of her before so I’m really looking forward to liking this despite of the negative reviews 🙂 Thanks babe ♥
Sounds like an epic read.
Mine this week is from a young adult contemporary: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-by-pass-teasertuesday/
Enjoying it so far 🙂
I’m on the fence about this one. At first, I couldn’t wait to read it. Now, I’m hesitant. But, that also makes me more curious. LOL
Your teaser is profound and so true.
I keep watching your snow! LOL
Here’s my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/02/teaser-tuesdays-90-come-along-with-me/
Personally, I really, really loved The Young Elites. I thought the world-building was absolutely incredible and the book was highly entertaining. Hope you enjoy!
Oh thank you! I really hope Ill enjoy it 🙂