Shelf Control 017 – October 23, 2019

Shelf Control 017 – October 23, 2019

OMG I swear it’s like I’m having puppy fever, but like I know I can’t handle newborn puppies right now. Plus adding MORE animals to my house is going to be crazy and I’m not about that life right now. Maybe when I’m rich and don’t ever have to work out of my house unless I want to. Dreams, of course.

Lisa @ Bookish Fantasies hosts this weekly meme, and definitely take part in it if you haven’t already.

Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
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Have fun!

Title: The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Published: October 7, 2014
Length: 355 pages

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.

Pretty sure it was when I was in Guam because the year sounds about right, so it had to be at Bestseller, and I bought it myself.

I notice that I never answer the question “how” but “where” so clearly I don’t know how to read.

Pretty sure it was 2014 when it came out, or maybe even 2015. I don’t remember nor do I keep track because I’m a terrible person.

I always buy Marie Lu books but then I never end up reading them. I’m not even sure why, because apparently I support her by buying the books, but I need to take it a step further and read them. Since I finally read my first Marie Lu book with Legend, I can read this book and then the rest and can finally say that I’m reading the books on my shelf.

I feel like the “why” question always calls me out because yeah, buying books and reading them are two different things, and yeah I have favorite authors or authors that I want to read but apparently get scared to read them because I’ve heard such amazing things about them. It’s like I psyche myself out and think that I’m too stupid to appreciate their work so then I don’t even open the books. I just buy them and put them on my shelf and go “Yes, I’m a fan! I have most – if not all – of their books!” like a loser. Ugh, I don’t know. I do the same with Julie Kagawa, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Richelle Mead, Rin Chupeco, Misa Sugiura, Zoraida Cordova… I have a bad habit.

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