COVER REVEAL: The Young Elites – by Marie Lu

YES. You read that correctly. Marie Lu, author of the bestselling Legend series, is writing a NEW series – called The Young Elites – and the cover just got released! Check it out:

Cover image from USAToday, synopsis from goodreads.com. Image links to goodreads book page.

Cover image from USAToday, synopsis from goodreads.com. Image links to goodreads book page.

Synopsis: “Some hate us, think us criminals to hang at the gallows. Some fear us, think us demons to burn at the stake. Some worship us, think us divine children of the gods.


But all know us.”

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood plague: marked by a jagged scar, snow-white hair and lashes. Cast out by her family, Adelina has finally found a place to belong within the secret society of Young Elites. To some, the Elites are heroes, here to save innocents in desperate situations. But to the Inquisition Axis, the white-robed soldiers of Kenettra, they are monsters with demonic powers who must be brought to justice. As Adelina learns more about this perilous world where politics and magic clash, she soon realizes that her own powers may be in danger of bringing on an era of panic such as the world has never seen.

The new series, set in what Putnam described as a “Renaissance-like world,” is called The Young Elites. It follows three rival societies with supernatural powers battling for supremacy.

The Young Elites will be released October 7th, 2014!

Rant About the Growing Blandness of Mainstream Published Books Cover review: Okay, so I’ll admit, I was PSYCHED when I saw the headline. Excited, I clicked on the link, glanced at the cover – expecting pure perfection – and was seriously let down. I was — am — disappointed over this whole thing. People may say not to judge a book by its cover, but to a certain extent, everyone does. Marie’s not SUPER famous. This series is completely different from her first. And she needs all the help she can possibly get to make sure this book does well.

This cover’s not going to help her out. At all.

It’s just boring. Yeah, it’s pretty enough (the clouds and font are gorgeous!) but that’s ALL THERE IS. Clouds and a few words. It gives you absolutely nothing about the actual content of the book, which seems to be a growing trend.  What happened to the good ol’ days of Harry Potter, where we could spend 6 months full of discussion, debate, forums, and conspiracy theories based SOLELY  off of the cover? I mean, really? Who can forget the theories that abounded over The Half-Blood Prince cover? The House of Hades cover? Or really, ANY COVER that involved people, or scenes? All cover’s these days just have a single object (if that) and some words. Long gone are the days of action-packed scenes and characters.

It’s just a really bland, uninteresting cover. Sometimes, I’m tempted to buy a book solely for it’s cover. Not this one.

 Don’t get me wrong, I’m buying this book the DAY it comes out! I’m super psyched for it! But, REALLY PUTNAM BOOKS? How much boring-er can you get? It’s pretty, but not for a book.

There’s an elegant simplicity to the cover, but I’m still not sold on it. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK, though! It’s going to be amazing! I love everything Marie does! Make sure to read it!

Okay, rant over. What do you think about this cover? Are there any book covers that you LOVE? Book cover’s that you hate? Book cover’s that are just THERE? Let me know!

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One thought on “COVER REVEAL: The Young Elites – by Marie Lu

  1. Yeah that cover isn’t really eye catching, but who knows, maybe the content will be fantastic! Also maybe the reason why there are clouds is to make the story mysterious, etc. Hopefully they do a cover change? Lol!

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