Monday, September 15, 2014

Ladies and gents, I am beyond excited to be able to share an excerpt today from Marie Lu's newest novel! But even better than that, Penguin is offering up a giveaway to celebrate the book's release!

                                               Some hate us, think us outlaws to hang at the gallows.
                                               Some fear us, think us demons to burn at the stake.
                                               Some worship us, think us children of the gods.
                                               But all know us.

By Marie Lu
In stores October 7th

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Here's the blurb:
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.

About the author:

Marie Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling Legend series. She spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

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LEGEND. PRODIGY. CHAMPION. ELITE. Don’t miss a word. Enter for your chance to win the full list of Marie Lu titles including the complete Legend trilogy and the all-new release The Young Elites.

Prizing & samples courtesy of Penguin Books USA.

  • This giveaway is US only. The publisher will be providing the prize for this giveaway.
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Marie’s NYT-bestselling Legend series will be available in paperback after September 7th. Reviews on the Legend series:

“Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.” –The New York Times

Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is a ‘Legend’ in the making.” –USA Today

An action packed-love story full of inventive details.” -The Los Angeles Times

Good luck!


  1. I have been excited for this book since I heard she was writing it, and now I am more excited.

  2. Oh I need to win! I want this book so badly! 9I'm itsabooksworld everywhere haha)

  3. I am excited for this one! Love her Legend books.

  4. Hmm, this is a difficult question! I guess that I would want the power to shape shift. I think that would be amazing!

  5. I read a B&N excerpt and loved the Young Elites. Thanks for the chance to win it. A super power I want is to have as much energy as my youngest son.

  6. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I'd LOVE to have mind control as a super power!!

    LOVE the excerpt!!

    thank you :)

  7. I would love to be able to teleport :) this sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Awesome giveaway! I'd want telekinesis if I could chose any super power. Thanks.

  9. I would want to be like griffin from men in black 3 and be able to all possible futures presents and pasts at the same time. Confusing yes but still amazing.

  10. Am so excited for this book.. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'd love to shapeshift~

  11. If I was a Young Elite, I'd love to have the ability to fly! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. I would either want the ability of invisibility or shape-shifting!

  13. I am going to continue to say that my power would be feeling others' emotions so I could know their true intensions. Thank you for this fab giveaway! :)

  14. I would love the ability to control time, like Piper in the TV show Charmed! She could freeze time and blow things up by speeding up time. I can also do more if I freeze time :)

  15. I would want to either super smarts or to teleport! :D
    Mary G Loki

  16. If I was a Young Elite, I would want the power of Reactive Adaptation. It would allow me to develop a certain power to respond to a certain threat.

  17. If I had a special power, it would be omnikinesis! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I love Marie Lu's books! :)

  18. I would like to have the super power of healing.

  19. Can't wait to read this!! Added it too my TBR weeks ago!!!

  20. I'd probably go with mind reading or healing abilities! Thanks!

  21. Honestly just for abilities that allow me to taste and get the nutrients of food with my mind!

  22. I'll love the power to make people feel better about themselves! I hate seeing people hurt. D:

  23. I'd love to have a magical voice which persuade people to do things.

  24. The power to create things with my mind.

  25. I would want the ability to fly, always loved that idea! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  26. This excerpt was epic! T makes me need this book, like, now! Ahhh! If I could have a power as a young elite, I'd choose telekinesis :) I'd love to have that power!

  27. I would want to be able to see/hear what other people think of me.

  28. The power of healing, physical and emotional healing. Even if I had to take it into me for a while, that would be my choice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. There are so many good powers to choose from, but I would want to be able to teleport, or be invisable or shape-shift, but teleport is first. I have heard of these books, but never read them. I would love to read these. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Our live to have the mind reading ability or see the future. Either one would be epic!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  31. I want to be able to read minds. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  32. Teleportation please. I could use the time saver :) Thanks for the chance!


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