Saturday, April 26, 2014

My First Read-a-thon

So I just found out about the Dewey Read-a-thon last night, and decided to participate. Never done one. Always wanted to. So, why not ?  The  Read-a-thon will last for 24 hours, and will start at 5am for me. I don't really have a game plan. But I would like to accomplish reading an entire book in those 24 hours. So that I can cross it off my bookish bucket list. The books that I'm planning on reading for the  Read-a-thon are: Eona by Alison Goodman, and then The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor. Very excited for this. AHHH 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

  • Think X-men meets Assassin’s Creed 2 meets Game of Thrones
  • Set in a Renaissance-like world 
  • Our protagonist Adelina Amouteru is a bit like a teenage female version of Magneto and Darth Vader.  
Here are some Young Elite Inspired pictures. I highly recommend checking these out. Soooo awesome!

Title The Young Elites (Book #1) 
Authors  Marie Lu
Pages Not Sure 
Genre Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia 
Publisher Putnam/Penguin 
Comes Out October 7th 

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. ( from Goodreads

On April 10 USA Today  revealed the cover for Marie Lu’s new young adult series “The Young Elites” This time she is tackling the fantasy genre and I must admit that I am pretty excited about this. 

 I might get some heat for saying this, but I’m a little disappointed about the cover. The cover doesn't really grab me as much. I guess I would’ve wanted more.  An illustrated cover would’ve been nice, with a face or something. Have more of a Renaissance feel to it, besides having the sword. Theres really not much on the cover that gives us any idea about what the story is about. The only thing that sells to me is the synopsis and that Marie Lu wrote it. I’m hoping after I read the book, I’ll change my mind about the cover.

I tried to do some research and get all the info I can get about this upcoming  series. Here is what we can expect from the series.  

Regardless of what I said about the cover. I really am excited and can’t wait to emerge myself in this new fantasy world filled with assassins and mutants that Marie Lu has created. Mark your calendars because this book comes out October 7th. What are your thoughts on this new series. Does the cover float our boat? I'd like to know your thoughts.