We all remember Marie Lu's extremely dark and twisted The Young Elites series, don't we? The story of Adelina, and how she slowly descends into darkness, embracing pain and fear as her strengths? Well, the cover to the final instalment is officially out!
Whoa. I actually had no idea what to expect, I'll be honest. The title alone had me scratching my head a bit, since it was a jump from the previous titles, all which dealt with a group of people rather than one mere individual. But hey, it just hints that there's going to be something seriously world-changing going down in this book, right?
The cover itself, as gorgeous as it is, reminds me a little of Star Wars, and I'm not sure about it. Don't get me wrong, I really do like the cover. I have a thing for stars (cough, blog title) and this is a beautiful image of the night sky, offset by snowy mountains. But I don't think it quite fits with the rest of the series. The atmosphere is a bit off, and lacks the menace I thought it would have. Of course, this could all be hinting at how Adelina will be making some huge, beyond-this-world changes, and the somber mood of the cover may be hinting at her potential...sacrifice. Which is code for demise. Kind of the "she lives among the stars" thing, maybe?
Here's a look of what the covers look like together:
I'm not the only one who sees that they don't quite match, am I? I mean individually, it's fine, but as part of the series, not so much. What do you guys think of the cover? Love it, hate it, neutral?
This book comes out October 11th, 2016. Get ready to read the conclusion of Adelina's story, and to dive a little deeper into what it means to be a hero of your story, even if you've become a villain...
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|The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.|
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.
Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.
Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.
Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.