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Marie Lu

Marie Lu is an American author born on 11 July, 1984 in China and is best-known for the Young Elites and Legend series of books. She moved to Texas when she was 5 and attended the University of Southern California before interning at Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist.

She now lives in Los Angeles with her family and dogs and enjoys reading, drawing and playing Assassin's Creed when not writing dystopian fiction.



Marie Lu Books

  • AIGEZ 11 years +
    Marie Lu
    11 years +
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    The explosive finale to Marie Lu's New York Times bestselling Legend trilogy - perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent! He is a Legend. She is a Prodigy. Who will be Champion? June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic - and each other - and now their country is on the brink of a new peaceful existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government's elite circles while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But when a plague outbreak, deadlier than any other, causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic's border cities, the two are thrown back together. June is the only one who knows the key to her country's defence. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu's bestselling trilogy, a brilliant re-imaginging of Les Miserables, draws to a stunning conclusion. Praise for the Legend trilogy: "If you liked The Hunger Games, you'll love this! - Sarah-Rees Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget. (Kami Garcia, NYT bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures Razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it". (USA Today). "To me it blows the socks off of Hunger Games." (Wyck Godfrey, producer of The Twilight Saga). Marie Lu is the New York Times bestselling US author of the Legend trilogy who works as an art director for a Los Angeles video game company. She was born near Shanghai but currently lives in California with her boyfriend and their three dogs.
  • AKYIY 11 years +
    Marie Lu
    11 years +
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    "Legend" is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu. The must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of "Les Miserables", the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The "Twilight Saga" producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce. Los Angeles, California Republic of America He is Day. The boy who walks in the light. She is June. The girl who seeks her brother's killer. On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other's past. But Day murdered June's brother. And she has sworn to avenge his death. Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy. Praise for "Legend": "If you loved "The Hunger Games", you'll love this". (Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of "The Demon's Lexicon"). "A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it". ("New York Times"). "Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a "Legend" in the making". ("USA Today"). ""Legend" is impossible to put down and even harder to forget". (Kami Garcia, author of "New York Times" bestselling author of film sensation, "Beautiful Creatures"). Marie Lu is a US author who works as an art director for a video game company. "Legend" and its brilliant sequel, "Prodigy" were built round the world that Marie Lu created for a popular Facebook game also called "Legend". She was born near Shanghai but currently lives in California.
  • Marie Lu's The Young Elites Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780141376318 - Marie Lu
    MLYE 13 years +
    13 years +
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    A fantasy series that will transport you back to the 14th century, Marie Lu's The Young Elites series is packed with action and will appeal to fans of Harry Potter, X-Men, The Mortal Instruments and Game of Thrones.

    You're introduced to Adelina Amouteru, a survivor of the blood fever - a deadly illness that swept through the nation a decade ago. While many perished, those children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale and she now has a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto (an abomination ruining their family's name and standing in the way of their fortune).

    However, some of the fever's survivors are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts. Although their identities remain secret, they're known as the Young Elites. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society, a group who seek out Young Elites before the Inquisition Axis - led by Teren Santor, who believes the Young Elites will destroy the nation - can. When Enzo finds Adelina, he's amazed by her powers... soon, the lives of these three are intertwined in ways none of them would have expected. What does remain clear is Adelina has special abilities, but also a darkness inside her that could become all too powerful...
  • BHEMJ
    Marie Lu
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu - when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships - only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she's going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game's creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year's tournament in order to uncover a security problem ...and he wants Emika for the job. Emika's whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she's only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.
  • AMXQY 8 years +
    Marie Lu
    8 years +
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    The seventh chapter in the SPIRIT ANIMALS fantasy series about children and their spirit animals fighting to save their kingdom. Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed for ever. Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game - discover your spirit animal and join the adventure.
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    The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: BATMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu.Returning home from his lavish eighteenth birthday party, Bruce Wayne stops a criminal's getaway - disobeying the police and crashing his car during the chase. Sentenced to community service in Gotham City's Arkham Asylum, he encounters some of the the city's most dangerous and mentally disturbed criminals. Among these, Bruce meets the intriguing Madeleine who has ties to the Nightwalker gang that is terrorizing Gotham City.She's a mystery Bruce has to unravel but can he trust her? The Nightwalkers target the rich, and Bruce's name is next on their list.
  • APLGT 12 years +
    Marie Lu
    12 years +
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    Adelina Amouteru's heart is set on 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. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends at 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?
  • ALPDM
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    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.