The cover for THE YOUNG ELITES, the first book in a new fantasy series by LEGEND author Marie Lu, has finally been revealed! Thanks to USA Today, we’ve also got the most detailed description of the series to date.
New Lu: Marie Lu broke into the young-adult world with her debut dystopian Legend series, yet she turns toward fantasy for her next phase. With a cover seen here exclusively for the first time, The Young Elites — out Oct. 7 from Penguin — stars Adelina Amouteru, a survivor of a blood plague who is distinctive thanks to a nasty scar and snow-white hair. She’s expelled from her family, yet Adelina finds a new home with the secret society of Young Elites. While some see them as heroes out to save innocents, to others they’re demonically powered monsters who need to be brought to justice — and Adelina may be the one girl who brings real chaos to a land full of magic and politics. The new series is a cross between X-Men comics and the Assassin’s Creed video-game franchise, Lu says. “It chronicles a good person’s downfall into becoming a villain, and I think this cover conveys that beautifully. The ominous clouds, the light vs. the dark, the dagger, and the bold title all work together so well. I’m in love with it.” – Brian Truitt
The book will be released on October 7, 2014.