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Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Why I chose this book:
As a lover of all things Marie Lu, I wasn’t about to let this one slip through the cracks. Sadly, I was rejected for an eARC, so instead, I immediately preordered the book on Kindle. I was so ready for the journey Adelina was going to endure… but what I didn’t expect was how dark and twisty it was.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: October 7th, 20
Format: Kindle
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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I 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. 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. (Goodreads)

Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
This book has been waiting on my audiobook shelf for months. I have an increasingly bad habit of finishing the first two books in a trilogy but never finishing out the final book. I chalk it up to not wanting the adventure to end, but honestly it’s also part laziness. I went through a painting craze lately and so I decided to finish up this series while listening to this gorgeous audiobook.

Champion by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publish Date: November 5th, 2013
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
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He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion? 

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. 

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything. (Goodreads)

Mini Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I listened to Legend on audiobook, and I immediately had to have the next one. I loved her writing and world building, so I was ready for round 2.

Publisher: Putnam Juvenal
Publish Date: January 29, 2013
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games? (Goodreads)

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Why I chose this book:

I work in a library, so I get to drool over a lot of books on my average work day. This particular one taunted me for quite a while before I finally picked it up. I’m not unaware of the hype for this series, so I figured it was worth a read just to find out. After all, the back cover touted that if I liked the Hunger Games I would enjoy Legend. I find that comparison ridiculously overused; generally, I feel like I’m being recommended Fifty Shades of Gray because I enjoyed Hamlet. In any case, I indulged. And I’m not sorry I did. 

Legend by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publish Date: November 29, 2011
Format: Paperback 
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
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