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Marie Lu


China (b.1984)

Marie Lu writes young adult novels and has a special love for dystopian books. During the day, she is an Art Director at a video game company and enjoys discussing Facebook game apps with her co-workers, hearing amusing insider stories about World of Warcraft bugs, and delighting in cute 3D renditions of buildings--all via Skype. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she spends much of her time lost on the freeways.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Legend
   0.5. Life Before Legend (2013)
   1. Legend (2011)
   2. Prodigy (2013)
   3. Champion (2013)
   4. Rebel (2019)
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Young Elites
   1. The Young Elites (2014)
   2. The Rose Society (2015)
   3. The Midnight Star (2016)
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Warcross
   1. Warcross (2017)
   2. Wildcard (2018)
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Skyhunter
   1. Skyhunter (2020)
   2. Steelstriker (2021)
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Stars and Smoke
   1. Stars and Smoke (2023)
   2. Icon and Inferno (2024)
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Novels
   The Kingdom of Back (2019)
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Series contributed to
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Marie Lu recommends
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These Deadly Prophecies (2024)
Andrea Tang
"A twisty mystery starring an endearing cast and infused with magic, told in a voice so witty and refreshing that it's impossible to stop reading. An incredibly fun thrill-ride by a masterful storyteller."
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Gorgeous Gruesome Faces (2023)
(Gorgeous Gruesome Faces, book 1)
Linda Cheng
"This is the kind of horror that will haunt you-a searing portrayal of the damage of impossible beauty standards, the crushing pressure of perfection, and the cruelty of online culture. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, and absolutely terrifying."
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Spring's Arcana (2023)
(Dead God's Heart, book 1)
Lilith Saintcrow
"This is a lush, sinister myth woven with modern thread, all the vicious magic of Baba Yaya mixed with the complex relationships between mother, grandmother, and daughter. A powerful fantasy with sharp teeth."

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Anthologies containing stories by Marie Lu
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Hope Nation (2018)
edited by
Rose Brock
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A Tyranny of Petticoats (2016)
15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls
edited by
Jessica Spotswood

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