The Young Elites (Hardback)
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The Young Elites (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 27/10/2014
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780399167836
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 35 mm

Praise for Marie Lu's The Young Elites

A New York Times bestseller!
Five starred reviews!
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2014!
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 - Teen & Young Adult!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014!
Chosen as a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Pick for 2015!

"Lu pivots from the 'coming of age via romance' formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love... There's nothing easy here, for Adelina or readers--there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren't felt."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Readers should prepare to be captivated--and to look forward to a continuation of the Young Elites series."--Booklist, starred review

"A must for fans of...totally immersive fantasies." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A Game of Thrones meets X-Men in this 14th-century fantasy from Marie Lu (the Legend trilogy), in a world where 'fear is power.' ... The overriding epic fantasy will keep readers hooked for book two, which teases to be a game-changer. Bring it on." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"The taut, tightly packed narrative provides an engaging mix of pulse-quickening fight scenes, heart-stopping near escapes, touching interpersonal interludes, and devastating betrayals." --BCCB, starred review

"Lu weaves her magic across the page as she unfolds the story of Adelina and the Young Elites. Nothing is as it is expected."--VOYA

"Lu seamlessly melds an unforgettable and intoxicating historical fantasy narrative with a strong female protagonist that grapples with an issue experienced by all young adults--acceptance of one's self... Lu's new series will be a surefire hit with old and new fans alike."--School Library Journal

"By permitting her characters some grand failures, she raises the stakes in the best way possible...There is clearly more to know, and I look forward to it. This is a world worth revisiting."--The New York Times Book Review

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“Unconvincing & irritating protaganist clouded decent plot”

I wanted to like this. And it's hard to review because I don't usually listen to audiobooks and it didn't suit me, so I'm not sure how much of my opinion is down to that.

I didn't like... More

Paperback edition
26th January 2017
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Emma Canning

“Not bad at all”


"Embellish your flaws, they will turn into your assets. And if you become one of us, I will teach you to wield them like an assassin wields a knife. So. Tell me, little wolf. Do you want to punish those who... More

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18th November 2016
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