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[Note: Many apologies, but I'm woefully bad at checking my Goodreads emails! If you'd like to send a note/msg, please catch me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Marie_Lu . Thanks!]

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.


With over 1,500 entries, it took me longer to read through everyone’s submissions than I thought, but we have a winner! What I did: I picked out 5 favorite entries from each platform (Facebook, Twitter, Insta, etc) and then ran a random # generator to pick a winner.



The winner is…..Kayla Murray’s submission, “to be able to go into different dimensions. Maybe get to check out how things would be...

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“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. -Day”
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message 10: by Peeta

Peeta The Legend books were absolutely brilliant. I cannot behind to ... there are no words for how I feel about them.
The writing has INCREDIBLY improved, leaving me at the edge of my seat.
Thank you for writing such a beautiful, original, and (somewhat) heart breaking trilogy. I wish you success with your upcoming works!

Ps: I'm emotionally challenge when it comes to books. However, I APPLAUD YOU FOR MAKING ME CRY.


oliviasbooks I've just noticed that you will be reading at the German Book Fair in Frankfurt in October. Maybe I should go ....


Eleanor Thank you for accepting my friend request :D. I can't wait for Prodigy.


message 7: by Llana

Llana Yay thanks for friending me .I love legend.:)


♥Kel Thanks for accepting my friendship! And i love your book Legend, it's all i can ask for a perfect book.


Bella_eternity Thank you for accepting my friendship! :)


message 4: by Mark

Mark Rice Thanks for your friendship, Marie.


Juliet I loved Legend! It was amazing~! Can't wait for the Next in the series! Woo! ♪(´ε` )


message 2: by Anna

Anna Marie, first off, thanks for accepting my friend request. Okay, now that I've got that part done, can I have the next book now? <3


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Marie! :)


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