Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend, Prodigy, and Champion. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin's Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Praise for Marie Lu's The Young Elites:
A New York Times bestseller!
Five starred reviews!
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2014!
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 - Teen & Young Adult!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014!
Chosen as a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Pick for 2015!
"Lu pivots from the 'coming of age via romance' formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love... There's nothing easy here, for Adelina or readers-there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren't felt."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Readers should prepare to be captivated-and to look forward to a continuation of the Young Elites series."-Booklist, starred review
"A must for fans of...totally immersive fantasies." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A Game of Thrones meets X-Men in this 14th-century fantasy from Marie Lu (the Legend trilogy), in a world where 'fear is power.' ... The overriding epic fantasy will keep readers hooked for book two, which teases to be a game-changer. Bring it on." -Shelf Awareness, starred review
"The taut, tightly packed narrative provides an engaging mix of pulse-quickening fight scenes, heart-stopping near escapes, touching interpersonal interludes, and devastating betrayals." -BCCB, starred review
"Lu weaves her magic across the page as she unfolds the story of Adelina and the Young Elites. Nothing is as it is expected."-VOYA
"Lu seamlessly melds an unforgettable and intoxicating historical fantasy narrative with a strong female protagonist that grapples with an issue experienced by all young adults-acceptance of one's self... Lu's new series will be a surefire hit with old and new fans alike."-School Library Journal
"By permitting her characters some grand failures, she raises the stakes in the best way possible...There is clearly more to know, and I look forward to it. This is a world worth revisiting."-The New York Times Book Review