Introducing The Nefarious Nine + Giveaways

Greetings mortals!

We have partnered with Penguin Teen and Marie Lu to celebrate Marie’s evilicious book THE ROSE SOCIETY and we are here to announce our villain crew. Be prepared to tremble with fear each day for the next two weeks as we reveal a new crew member, their backstory, and their secret abilities!

And if you haven’t yet heard about Marie Lu’s awesome series, be sure to check out the bookish details below. There are also two fantastic giveaways – one for a chance to win an ARC of THE ROSE SOCIETY courtesy of Penguin and one for either of the two books in the series courtesy of The Nefarious Nine.

If you’re eager to meet the Young Elites, now’s the perfect time to do so and join the rest of us who can’t wait to meet the members of the Rose Society next month.

Until then, if you’d like to meet the members of The Nefarious Nine, check out the schedule and stop by each of the blogs on their reveal dates.

The Nefarious Nine Reveal Schedule

Sept. 15th | Fiktshun

Sept. 16th | Owl Always Be Reading

Sept. 17th | Books With Bite

Sept. 18th | Once Upon a Twilight


Sept. 21st | Two Chicks on Books

Sept. 22nd | Me, My Shelf and I

Sept. 23rd | Tales of a Ravenous Reader

Sept. 24th | Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

Sept. 25th | Mundie Moms


TheRoseSocietyCoverTitle & Series: THE ROSE SOCIETY (The Young Elites #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Release date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series

Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?



TheYoungElitesCoverTitle & Series: THE YOUNG ELITES (The Young Elites #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Release date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


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.


About Marie Lu

Marie Lu

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I graduated from the University of Southern California in ’06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.


Giveaway #1

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  Giveaway #2

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  • A copy of either THE YOUNG ELITES or THE ROSE SOCIETY to THREE (3) Winners – Int’l

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