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Praise for Marie Lu s "The Young Elites"
A "New York Times" bestseller!
Five starred reviews!
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 Teen & Young Adult!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014!
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"
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""

Praise for Marie Lu's "The Young Elites"
A "New York Times" bestseller!
Five starred reviews!
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 - Teen & Young Adult!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014!
"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"
"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" --This text refers to the library edition.

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—A rollicking series opener from the author of the "Legend" series (Putnam). Imagine surviving a plague of fever, only to be marked as an abomination by your countrymen. Most survivors of the sickness that vanquished thousands in this alternative medieval world possess a strange and unique marking, whether it be a facial coloring, oddly tinged hair, or, in Adelina's case, a missing eye. Called malfettos, some are endowed with magical gifts that enable them to control wind, fire, earth, and even humans. All Adelina has ever wanted is to feel accepted and loved, but she's ignored by her father, and her sister doesn't have the power to save her. When the teen escapes an unwanted proposal, she unwittingly becomes a member of the Dagger Society, an Elite group of malfettos bent on using their supernatural abilities to escape the Inquisition's genocide and place their leader, Enzo, on the throne of Kenettra. Adelina struggles with an increasing distrust of Enzo, her fellow Elites, and herself, all while learning how to control her powers of illusion and disillusion. 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. Well written, fast paced without being confusing, and enjoyable enough for teens, reluctant readers, and even adults. Brimming with engaging battles—physical and emotional—and meticulous backdrops, Lu's new series will be a surefire hit with old and new fans alike.—Amanda C. Buschmann, Atascocita Middle School, Humble, TX --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B00INIXPVW
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (October 7, 2014)
  • Publication date : October 7, 2014
  • Language: : English
  • File size : 2071 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 370 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 966 ratings

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3.0 out of 5 stars At times I found the main character deeply frustrating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feels like an enjoyable copy of several good stories - until things move in a different direction
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally a Young Female Anti-Hero!
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