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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.




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So remember when I told you guys that I wrote a song for Day and June in Legend? Well, this is it! It’s called “Hey Now” and it’s dual perspective. Because of that, I’m going to add the lyrics below so you can follow along if you’d like.


It’s not about their relationship with each other but rather, each of their individual relationships with the story and ultimately their co...

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Legend (Legend, #1)
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Prodigy (Legend, #2)
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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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