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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Cover Reveal: The Young Elites by Marie Lu


"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.

After Marie Lu's phenomenal Legend series we are all expecting great things from this author, and The Young Elites seems like it will deliver.  To me the summary's description of the world and circumstances resonates with the Legend series, in that special kids are trying to save their republic home in this gritty world who only sees them as enemies (Day's life story), but it still sounds wholly original at the same time (like super heroes in the Legend scenario).  I like the feel of the cover, the dark clouds, the FONT, the way the dagger replaces the T in "Elites", it's all very well done. My only complaint? Doesn't it seem like the cover is being cut off?

By putting the title below the author's name I know they are trying to emphasize Marie Lu's popularity but all it's doing is making the cover look awkward, to the point that I wouldn't mind buying this book in an e-book fashion because I would cringe a little if I saw this arrangement in person.

I am still waiting EAGERLY for this book though, NO LIE!


  1. Looks so good! I agree, the cover looks a little funky the way they put the wording.

  2. I don't know why but Defy (Sara Larson) just popped into my head, haha. I'd take that as a good sign. I love the don't too! But the cover looks a little fat too apart from being cut off? Anyway, thanks for the share, Nat! Definitely on the TBR list. :)


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