14 September 2015

Marie Lu's The Rose Society Has Brought Out The Villain In Us!

By: Me My Shelf And I | 14 September 2015 at 12:46 AM | | | |

Introducing The Nefarious Nine!


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 2 weeks as we reveal a new crew member their backstory and their secret abilities!

Meet The Nefarious Nine

9/16-Owl Always Be Reading
9/17-Books With Bite
9/18-Once Upon A Twilight
9/21-Two Chicks on Books
9/22-Me My Shelf And I
9/23-Tales of a Ravenous Reader
9/24-Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
9/25-Mundie Moms

The Books


 The Rose Society
The Young Elites #2
Release Date: October 13th, 2015
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons BFYR

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?


The Young Elites
The Young Elites #1
Release Date: October 7th, 2014

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 The Author


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.




We have two giveaways for you – one from PenguinTeen and the other from The Nefarious Nine! These will appear again, on all our individual villain posts, though the Penguin Teen one ends sooner than the other.

From PenguinTeen One winner will get an ARC of THE ROSE SOCIETY!

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From The Nefarious Nine

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  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm so excited to read this!

  2. I tend to prefer superheroes, but I think a well-rounded supervillain with clear motives, possibly thinking they're doing the right thing (perhaps they think they're the protagonist?), is great too!

  3. I've always preferred superheroes :D Thanks for the chance! Been wanting to read something by Marie Lu for the longest time!


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