Marie Lu

Hi there. I write stuff, like the LEGEND trilogy (Legend, Prodigy, and Champion) and THE YOUNG ELITES (coming out Oct. 7, 2014). This is my little space: where I post news, tour info, my photos, mini-stories, snippets from old manuscripts, random thoughts, and art. Hope you stay a while.

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Hi there. I write stuff, like the LEGEND trilogy (Legend, Prodigy, and Champion) and THE YOUNG ELITES (coming out Oct. 7, 2014). This is my little space, where I post news, tour info, random thoughts, and art. For my photography, hop over to my Photo Tumblr:



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It’s Tour Time again this October! The Young Elites’ villain-in-training, Adelina, is giving you the evil eye to come and hang out with me to talk The Young Elites, which comes out Oct. 7. This info is all posted at the News & Tour Dates page, too, at the bottom of this Tumblr. (For my fellow SoCal folks, my SoCal events are now posted here too!)


Talk & Signing

OCT. 7 at 6:00 PM

Books of Wonder

18 W 18th St

New York, NY 10011


OCT. 8 at 7:00 PM

Flyleaf Books

752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Chapel Hill, NC 27514


OCT. 10 at 5:00 PM

B & L Books

990 N State Road 434

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714


OCT. 13 at 7:00 PM

The Bookworm Omaha

8702 Pacific St

Omaha, NE 68124


OCT. 14 at 7:00 PM

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd

Beaverton, OR 97005


OCT. 15 at 7:00 PM

Waucoma Bookstore

212 Oak St

Hood River, OR 97031


OCT. 16 at 7:00 PM

Face In A Book

4359 Town Center Blvd

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762


Vancouver International Writer’s Festival:

OCT. 22 from 6-7:15 PM

#26 The Real Deal

Studio 1398 (panel with Robert Paul Weston)

OCT. 23 from 1-2:30 PM

#39 Serial Success

Performance Works (panel with A.M. Dellamonica)


OCT. 25th at 4:00 PM

Pages, a bookstore

904 Manhattan Ave

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Date TK

Children’s Book World

10580 W Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90064


NOV. 15th at 7:00 PM

Once Upon a Time

2207 Honolulu Ave.

Montrose, CA 91020


DEC. 5th at 7:30 PM

Mysterious Galaxy

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

San Diego, CA 92111


DEC. 6th at 3:00 PM


7812 Girard Ave

La Jolla, CA 92037

Comic-con Panels

It’s Comic-con time! For those who are attending and are interested in stopping by a panel I’m on, or interested in picking up a full advance copy of The Young Elites, see below:

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature

Thurs, July 24 at 11 AM

Room 5AB

Paneling with Dr. David Brin, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Jason Hough, and Jonathan Maberry. Moderated by Henry Herz.

After-panel signing:Table AA09, 12:30-1:30 PM


Vengeance & Villains

Fri, July 25 at 10 AM

Room 32AB

Paneling with Kiersten White, Rachel Caine, Arwen Elys Dayton, Ann Aguirre, Kimberly Derting, and Allen Zadoff. Moderated by Michael Carroll.

After-panel signing:Table AA09, 11:30AM-12:30PM


Fri, July 25 at 12 PM

Signing and giving away THE YOUNG ELITES at Mysterious Galaxy’s booth (#1119)


Sat, July 26 at 11 AM

Signing and giving away THE YOUNG ELITES at Penguin booth (#1028)


And that will be a wrap for me. Hope to see some of you there!

Adelina almost didn’t make the cut as The Young Elites’s protagonist, for all the reasons hinted at in this first teaser trailer. But I still kind of enjoyed letting her kick my ass during the writing process.

Hope you all like this amazing teaser starring Adelina, made by MainStay Pro! The Young Elites releases on Oct. 7.

Conclusion: Day helps his family escape to what was once Canada (now a sort of safe land). One of the government officials who had held Day during his interrogation finds him again. He is Anden, a young and brash spy who works for the Colonies. He asks Day to become a double agent to help the Colonies win the war.

I found the very first outline I ever wrote for Legend. Here’s a snippet from it. As you can see from my original plans for the ending, a lot of things changed.

Chatting it up with Veronica Roth!

The lovely miss Veronica Roth (Divergent, of course!) and I will be chatting it up together in Atlanta on July 10, about books and dystopias and writing and things. It’ll be a grand time! (Note: this is a ticketed event)

ATLANTA - July 10: Veronica Roth with Marie Lu at 7 PM
Agnes Scott College
Presser Hall
141 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

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