The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Lu, Marie. The Young Elites. , 2014. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0399167836. Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook. Paperback $5.44. Kindle $9.99.

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This is not another hero’s story. This is the origin story of a villain.

Adelina has had a difficult life. 10 years ago a deadly plague swept her world. It left most dead, but affected some children differently. Giving them powers. Adelina’s family was hit, her mother died and she lost an eye but gained… other things. Her father has abused and used her, her sister doesn’t help. Now her powers are surging and she’s claimed by a secret sect of others who say they are like her. But no one else is like her. There’s a darkness in Adelina, and every day she’s pushed closer to unleashing it. One betrayal too many and she’ll snap.

This isn’t the story about a hero, it’s the story about the making of a villain.


Themes include: Vengeance, trust, identity, power, betrayal.

Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the series is The Rose Society, coming out October 13, 2015.


About the Author: Marie Lu is the author of The Legend Series and The Young Elites series.

Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.


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