Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On Shelves Now: THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu

384 p.
Publisher: Speak
Ages: 12 and up

In a Renaissance-like world where magic is new and misunderstood, three rival societies of young people with supernatural abilities clash with one another for power and dominance. Sixteen-year-old Adelina Amouteru is marked from the blood plague. Feared and shunned throughout her nation, some call her, and other children like her, abominations and children of demons. But another term has emerged for such survivors: they are called the Young Elites. To some, they are heroes, here to save innocents in desperate situations. To others, they are seasoned killers, mysterious masked figures intent on manipulating, seducing, and assassinating targets that seek to destroy them. So Adelina joins a group of others like her with special powers, and is thrown into a dangerous world where politics and magic clash.

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