Marie Lu’s CHAMPION Named One of the Best YA Books of 2013 by Amazon

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Congratulations to Marie Lu for her book, Champion, being named one of the best YA books of 2013 by Amazon.com!  It was listed among 19 other notable YA novels.

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Goodreads Choice Awards: Help PRODIGY Be Champion

Oh, you know you love our little play on words!

We’ve been so caught up in all the CHAMPION glory that almost forgot to mention that PRODIGY is up for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy!

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CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Currently, the Goodreads Choice Awards are in Round One of voting, but this round ends TONIGHT! So spread the word to all your follow legend lovers and do it quick!

Marie Lu’s Playlist for CHAMPION

Marie Lu posted on her Tumblr her playlist of songs during the drafting and revising of Champion.  I’ve gathered them up for you to listen to here.

She by Abney Park

We Are Pilots by Shiny Toy Guns

Soldiers by Drowning Pool

Mad World cover by Gary Jules

Those Without Fear by Audiomachine

Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserables

Illuminati by Audiomachine

I Can’t Make You Love Me cover by Bon Iver

Dragon Rider by Two Steps from Hell

Last Agni-Kai from Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Boy Who Trapped the Sun by Cooper Down

Imagine by John Lennon

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

Promise by Thomas Bergerson

You can read about why she chose these songs here.

LEGEND Author Marie Lu On Tour for CHAMPION

marie-lu-champion-booktourMarie Lu is currently on tour for the third and final book of the Legend series, Champion.  She’s already hit Connecticut and Florida, and here’s the list of where she’ll be the rest of the tour.

  • Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 PM
    Signing at Provo Library, 550 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
  • Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 PM
    Signing at Alamosa Books, 8810 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
  • Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 PM
    Signing at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Meet her at one of these stops to get your Legend book(s) signed!  And if you’ve finished Champion, then I hope you can give her a big thanks and a hug for a successful end to a wonderful story.

Marie Lu talks CHAMPION Release

Marie Lu gave some thoughts on the release of CHAMPION and saying goodbye to the LEGEND trilogy on Tumblr.

Young Marie and her inspiration for Ollie

Young Marie and her inspiration for Ollie

Here I am, sitting in my hotel room, at a loss for words, unsure how to feel now that I’ve said goodbye to the characters and places I’ve been so thoroughly immersed in for the past few years. I won’t lie; I’ve cried and fretted a lot. I’ve been alternately excited and scared. But mostly I am happy, so very happy, that I am sitting here and living my dream.

Read the whole post here.

Thank you for the LEGEND trilogy, Marie! We loved Day and June’s enthralling journey more than you would ever know! We are so on board for THE YOUNG ELITES and everything after!

Don’t forget that you can thank Marie in person during her CHAMPION Book Tour!

The Final Book of Marie Lu’s LEGEND Trilogy, CHAMPION, Is Now Available!

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It’s November 5th, Legend fans!  Are you ready for the feels of Champion, the third and final book of the series?!?!?  I know I’m probably not, but I’m going to read it anyway.  I need to know, and you’re probably thinking the same thing.  So, get your book now!

 

 

Character Sketches from Marie Lu’s THE YOUNG ELITES

We’re only a few short days away from CHAMPION, the last book in the LEGEND trilogy!

But after we’ve all read CHAMPION, we can start preparing for Marie Lu’s next series, THE YOUNG ELITES! Thankfully, Marie Lu is getting us ready with more brilliant character sketches.

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Yes, the character most prominently featured is a male! Marie Lu describes him on Twitter as a “blatantly pretty boy”.

You can find out more about THE YOUNG ELITES on Goodreads.