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The Young Elites
The Young Elites | Marie Lu
From the New York Times bestselling author of the LegendseriesI am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.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. Adelinas 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 familys good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fevers survivors are rumored to possess more than just scarsthey 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 its 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 theyve 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 shouldnt 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.
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I love when an author can vividy describe everything and really draw you into their world. I could picture all of the Young Elites and the events so clearly. I found the idea of the malfettos with their unique markings and gifts interesting. They should have been able to be happy they survived the blood fever but instead the were being portrayed as outcasts and now monsters. Even in fictional worlds people are scared of what they don't understand.

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RedxoHearts
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I just wish that books with odd names for characters or places would come with a pronunciation guide. Then I wouldn't have to just be making them up 🤣

Aims42 I‘ve started googling how to pronounce names instead of just thinking “sgrfdhcdbgrbv” when I see their name (as was my usual practice 🤣). But yeah, help us readers out!! 5mo
Roary47 Yes!!! 💯 5mo
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RedxoHearts
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It was a nice pretty morning here today before it got too hot for me. So I read out on the porch while the dogs sunbathed. Though these ducks that have been wandering around the neighborhood kept distracting me

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RedxoHearts
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It's been storming here this evening so they dogs have been crowding me. Then the electricity went out and I started this book.

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Gissy
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5th book read during #JubilantJuly @Andrew65
YA fantasy book. A strange illness affected many communities in this world were many people died. Some of the children who survived, developed some kind of powers. But the king and the Queen want to exterminate them and that is the reason the Young Elite Society was created, to regain the kingdom. I like the idea of these powers related with energy. But I can‘t stand is Adelina⬇️

Gissy What an annoying, selfish, terrible character. This first book is to introduce the world, who are the Young Elites and how they train to master and control their powers. Let‘s see what happen in the second book. 3.5⭐️

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Andrew65 5 books! 😍 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
Gissy July was a good reading month. That week I stayed at home practically all the day which I don‘t complain at all📚📚📚 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 9mo
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WJCintron @TheSpineView 😃 👍 9mo
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Catleezz
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My latest book purchases!! So excited to start them.
Please comment any suggestions you have.

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iread2much
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This is a surprisingly dark book, but I love the references to The Prince and the Inferno. Adelina, like others who lived through the plague, has powers, unlike the others she did not manifest her powers until she kills her father. She is recruited by a group of others with powers to try to over throw the corrupt queen and much chaos ensues. 3/5 stars. If you enjoyed Nevernight, but want something a little less intense, this is the book for you.

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bookishbitch
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I managed to get halfway through this and then gave up. I didn't like anyone, aside from Raffaele who was more of a supporting character. It was a good concept and it started strong, but then the writing fell flat for me. I just wasn't invested enough to see what happened next.

DogMomIrene I‘ve only read Warcross by Lu and I was underwhelmed. 2y
bookishbitch @DogMomIrene So it's not just me then. Good to know. 2y
DogMomIrene @bookishbitch Not at all just you. When I was a middle school library specialist, there were a few students who loved her books and recommended them to all their friends, but most of the regular readers were like, “nah, tried her once. I‘ll pass.” 2y
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RedxoHearts
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My finds I came home with from the library book sale today #bookhaul

Texreader Yay!! 2y
Slajaunie I have only read I will add the others to my tbr! 2y
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DarkMina
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#oppositeday #old

Day 14: Old

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 2y
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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

Most of this book was like any other super power book with a girl main character. She can't control her powers, a man has to come help her, she gets caught between good and evil, blah blah, heard it a million times. But the ending has me a lot more interested and I think it's going to take a turn from a boring same old book, to a much more interesting one. I am going to continue onto book 2.

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bookishbitch
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I just started this one, but I'm already really liking it.

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SA_282
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10/13-10/16
Fiction: In the beginning, the main character Adelina Amouteru, struggled with her powers and letting her fears taking control. However, throughout the book she manages to take advantage of it and uses it to protect her and the people she loves. It teaches a story on life by being brave by turning your weaknesses into your strength. And showing that we shouldn't take our weaknesses take advantage of us.

LibrarianRyan What did you think of the ending, and are youplanning on reading the sequel?“ 2y
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Melismatic
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This is the second Lu trilogy I‘ve started - I liked Legend a lot (esp the first book) but this blew it out of the water in terms of world building and originality. Excited to see where else this goes.

#DoubleSpin complete! #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Bookish_nerdy_mom
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I have a few books by this author on my tbr shelf so i decided to do an audio from the library. I am definitely ready to dive into her other books after listening to this one.

LibrarianRyan I loved this book. Did it for a teen book group and had a totally unplanned discussion the first day on what a mistress was and why it was a bad thing. 2y
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wideeyedreader
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Finished my #doublespin book! This one was a re-read, as I first read it three years ago and wanted to revisit it before I read the second book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks I was telling someone that sometimes I feel like book sequels need a little “in our last episode“ introduction if it's been a while since the first book came out! 😂 3y
wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks I agree! It‘d be so much easier! 3y
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kaarnalaiva
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I enjoyed the worldbuilding in this one a whole lot but I can‘t really say the same thing about a lot of the characters. I didn‘t really care for the main character, I would‘ve rather read about some of the others. Not sure if I‘ll be picking up the second book in the series, at least not right away if at all.

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Bookish_Gal
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What a turn of events! I lived how the story started and where it went, up to about 3/4 in. The ending seems rushed and at a loss of action. I would say it fits the story, though, but it isn‘t what I was expecting. Adelina going down this dark path is amazing, but the final push seemed so desperate in the end. This is turning into a story of the villain -which I do love- but seems so forced. Might go for the next book.

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Bookish_Gal
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I love these little blurbs at the top of Adelinas chapters. The few from an Inquisitors point actual adds a little more about the other side. The point that she had this dark festering in her, from the years of abuse from her father, being basically the root of where her power of illusions come from is an interesting twist. Adelina likes that darkness. I love how she is learning with one eye. So I‘m very interested in where Marie Lu will take her.

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“be true to yourself. but that's something everyone says and no one means. no one wants you to be yourself. they want you to be the version of yourself that they like.“

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kaarnalaiva
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I‘m in a waiting room and luckily I remembered to grab a book with me! #waitingroomreading

LibrarianRyan and you picked a good one. 3y
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WJCintron
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1st time reading this author & I really loved her writing style & how she developed all the characters. Her story captured me from the beginning & I liked the end. It was a realistic turn, even though I was a little heartbroken. I'll definitely read the sequel. The only concern I have is that some readers may stop reading when they reach the middle because the pace slows down quite a bit. But other than that I truly recommend it!

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m_m
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One of the best this year. Love it so much.

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WJCintron
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"Once upon a time, a prince fell madly in love with a demon from the Underworld. When she disappeared back into the sea, he ached so much for her that he walked into the ocean and never returned." -Kenettran Folk Tales, various authors

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WJCintron
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Almost done reading this one. Can't wait to comment about it! 😃

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
WJCintron @rather_be_reading thanks!! 😃🙏 3y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: https://goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🎈 3y
WJCintron @Eggs thanks!!! 😄🎂 3y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3y
WJCintron @Nute thanks so much!! 🤗😃❤️ 3y
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Genre:Fantasy
Date Started:Nov 7
Date Completed: Nov 7
Why did you choose this book: I enjoyed the overall theme
Summary: A decade ago a deadly blood fever swept through the nation majority of the infected died but the survivors were left with strange markings and powerful gifts. And though there identities remain secret an group of survivors band together and calling themselves THE YOUNG ELITES.

LibrarianRyan Do you plan to read the sequels? 3y
k_estopace05 @LibrarianRyan Definitaly, this book was an rollercoaster of emotions, the storytelling was fantastic i'm definitely planning on finishing the series. 3y
k_estopace05 @LibrarianRyan Definitaly, this book was an rollercoaster of emotions, the storytelling was fantastic i'm definitely planning on finishing the series. 3y
k_estopace05 @LibrarianRyan Definitaly, this book was an rollercoaster of emotions, the storytelling was fantastic i'm definitely planning on finishing the series. 3y
k_estopace05 @LibrarianRyan Definitaly, this book was an rollercoaster of emotions, the storytelling was fantastic i'm definitely planning on finishing the series. 3y
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Bookish_Gal
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Poor Adelina. First she survives -yet so scarred- from the mysterious fever that claimed her mother, gave her unknown powers and turned her father abusive to her. Now she is on death row for said dangerous (misunderstood) powers. Where will this book take her?

LibrarianRyan This book is so good. Read it with a tween book club. Spent the entire first session discussing mistress vs wife and why she ran away. Not what I had planned, but you go where the kids need to go. 3y
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sarahgreatlove
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Oh it‘s nice to read something that grips you from the beginning until the end. I‘ve been wanting to read more of Marie Lu‘s books, and enjoyed this one. It was a bit bleak in some places and the characters motivations were very hard to pin down. I will be picking up the others. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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WriterAtHeart
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I enjoyed this one a lot- and that ending! I just wish I knew someone at home that I could talk to about everything that happened (happily though, the internet exists). Luckily, the next book was available in the library so I didn't have to wait for "The Rose Society"! Bookworm's dream!!!

LibrarianRyan I know that ending! I really need to get my hands on book 2 3y
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vanslibanan
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My 6th read from Marie Lu 📚
38/50 #goodreadsreadingchallenge2019

LibrarianRyan This was the first book for a new YA book club I was running at the local Salvation Army. We spent the entire first meeting explaining and discussing the difference between a mistress and a wife. It what I had planned but a great lead into discussions on motif. 3y
vanslibanan interesting topic @LibrarianRyan 3y
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The darkness of Adelina really reels you into the story! I enjoyed this book a lot, and it met a lot of the expectations, since Marie Lu's Legend series was absolute perfection! This was quite different and so interesting because there were three POVs, and you really get to see the insides of the characters at a glimpse. The suspense and action is so breathtaking and I LOVED IT!

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Basement_Bookcase
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While not my favorite series from Marie Lu I still thoroughly enjoyed this series, especially this book. The plot kept me guessing and I found something in each character I could relate to. I don‘t think this book is for everyone but if you like revenge, magic and strong female characters I‘d highly recommend this book!

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Stephaniereads1
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Starting this.

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Long time no see you Litsy.
My first post after... Ages!?

I was going through a very tough time and I was not coping well with my anxiety. All good now, except work always keeping me busy. Reading is always what keeps me going on but I had to take a break from social medias. I missed Litsy. Will try to pop-up more here.

#ireadya #fantasylover #yaaddict

UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re back and feeling better. You‘ll always find comfort here. 🤗🌻 4y
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BookNightOwl
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I found this book to be just okay. It's the first in the series so I'm hoping th other two are better. I loved Marie Lu's other series but just couldn't get into the characters or the plot line with this one.

3☆☆☆

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Blood fever survivors, "malfettos"

#LiteraryLuck #DisabilityReads

LogiKitty Can't wait to hear what you think! I tried to give it a go but couldn't get into it quite yet 😅 4y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @LogiKitty I'm in the same boat lol my sister read this and Rose Society though, she said they were good so I'm sticking with it for now! 4y
vkois88 I tried one of her books and wasn't feeling it 😕😕😕 I hope you get through and enjoy this one though! 4y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @vkois88 i loved her Legend series but haven't been drawn into any of her other series just yet, we'll see 🤞 4y
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ReadingRobyn
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I spent most this book mad at Adelina. I‘m accustomed to badass female leads these days but I think she might develop into one. My hopes are high. I liked the way her powers worked and the danger within them. Now I just gotta wait for my library to send me book 2 and 3. Here‘s a fandom quiz to see what gem you align with. https://pin.it/vxxr3yh4ci3i45

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ReadingRobyn
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Because I have no self control... I‘ve started a new series 😂😂😂

Midlife_nerd_girl Ooohhhh that looks interesting! 4y
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brandybear22
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Oh no! Nothing motivates you to get to the library like being cut off! Please oh please nooooo! Grabs first available shirt and remembers shoes, out the d

kgriffith 😂 Did you have to carry her to the car? 😉 4y
brandybear22 Lol. No, but I did make her go to the desk to pay with me. Book humiliation, because she knows where the book is, just hasn‘t brought it home. It‘s not a big deal to me, but we did check it out in September 🤷‍♂️ @kgriffith (edited) 4y
kgriffith @brandybear22 there‘s a game of thrones reference that would be great here, I‘ll have to see if I remember to mention it when you get around to watching the series 😉 4y
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morevna
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"In the good years, they wine and dine, laugh and love. In the bad years, they draw their swords and slit each other‘s throat."

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"I am Adelina Amouteru, the phantoms whispered to my father, speaking my most frightening thoughts in a chorus of voices, dripping with hatred. My hatred. I belong to no one. On this night, I swear to you that I will rise above everything you‘ve ever taught me. I will become a force that this world has never known. I will come into such power that none will dare hurt me again."

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Have you read The Young Elites? Did you enjoy it? We are currently discussing it. If you want to join the discussion then go to the link.

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DuskAngelReads
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Here is my Hour 18 Challenge entry for #24in48 @24in48 These are all the books currently on my bedside table. 1 is a current read I‘m slowly making my way through, the top 2 are recent reads that I haven‘t put away as I still need to film my Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up & the rest are Books I plan to read in ReadAThons very soon.

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KatCho
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Just finished this fun read! I'm liking where it's heading to show the rise of a villain/anti-hero. And I was pretty surprised by the twist at the end. So I'm looking forward to reading the rest

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Courtneymal17
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I loved this one...can‘t wait to read the rest!