Marie Lu Books

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Marie Lu is a young American author who is best known for the critically acclaimed Legend book series, a set of novels that have been set in a military and dystopian future. These novels formed the basis of the movie which was produced by television powerhouse CBS. Marie Lu was born in the year 1984, in the city of Wuxi, China. She, later on, moved to Beijing. In the year 1989, Wuxi and her entire family relocated to the Georgia, US. Marie Lu was admitted to the University of Southern California and later on served as an intern at Disney Interactive Studios. Before penning down her first novel, Lu served as art designer in the gaming industry.

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Order of Legend Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Legend 2011 Description / Buy
2 Prodigy 2013 Description / Buy
3 Champion 2013 Description / Buy
4 Rebel 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Legend Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Legend 2015 Description / Buy
2 Prodigy 2016 Description / Buy
3 Champion 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Legend Collections

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1 Life Before Legend 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Young Elites Series

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1 The Young Elites 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Rose Society 2015 Description / Buy
3 The Midnight Star 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Warcross Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Warcross 2017 Description / Buy
2 Wildcard 2018 Description / Buy

Order of DC Icons Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Wonder Woman: Warbringer ( By: Leigh Bardugo) 2017 Description / Buy
2 Batman: Nightwalker 2018 Description / Buy
3 Catwoman: Soulstealer ( By: Sarah J. Maas) 2018 Description / Buy
4 Superman: Dawnbreaker ( By: Matt de la Pena) 2019 Description / Buy
5 Wonder Woman: Warbringer (The Graphic Novel) ( By: Leigh Bardugo) 2020 Description / Buy
6 Black Canary: Breaking Silence ( By: Alexandra Monir) 2020 Description / Buy
7 Harley Quinn: Reckoning ( By: Rachael Allen) 2022 Description / Buy
8 Harley Quinn: Ravenous ( By: Rachael Allen) 2023 Description / Buy
9 Harley Quinn: Redemption ( By: Rachael Allen) 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Skyhunter Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Skyhunter 2020 Description / Buy
2 Steelstriker 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Stars and Smoke Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Stars and Smoke 2023 Description / Buy
2 Icon and Inferno 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Marie Lu Standalone Novels

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1 The Kingdom of Back 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Marie Lu Graphic Novels

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1 Batman: Nightwalker 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Spirit Animals Series

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1 Hunted ( By: Maggie Stiefvater) 2014 Description / Buy
2 Fire and Ice ( By: Shannon Hale) 2014 Description / Buy
3 Against the Tide ( By: Tui T Sutherland) 2014 Description / Buy
4 Rise and Fall ( By: Eliot Schrefer) 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Evertree 2015 Description / Buy

Marie Lu Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Slasher Girls & Monster Boys 2015 Description / Buy
2 A Tyranny of Petticoats 2016 Description / Buy
3 My Life: Growing Up Asian in America 2022 Description / Buy
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Marie Lu Awards

Marie Lu has not been nominated for any major literary award.

Marie Lu Books into Movies

The Legend book is series has been selected by CBS for a screenplay. However, very little information concerning the movies has been released since the movie is still in the developmental stage.

Best Marie Lu Books

Legend: Like a majority of the dystopian books out there, the beginning of this novel is exceedingly interesting. This is mainly because the author introduces the reader to a world together with its problems and the manner in which they rule things. It is evidently clear that most of the dystopian book often look the same, especially in the beginning, since they either include mind controllers or viruses, governments with individuals who may appear to be good people but are bad deep down. The book’s plot has been well developed. The fictional world that Marie Lu has created is brilliant, thus making this book ideal for a movie; apart from the glass breaking, this novel has lots of roof jumping, tranquilizers, and guns. The story follows Day, a boy who is the country’s most wanted criminal.

Due to the situation that his family faces from time to time, he is forced to do things that he would not normally do. On one day, he is forced to break into one of the local hospitals so as to get medicine. Day, the young boy, does everything right, but as he tries to get out, he lands in trouble. With armed police everywhere he still manages to get out. However, just as he has managed to get away from all the junior officers, he comes face to face with the police captain. To get away, he is forced to throw a knife at the captain. The boy does not look back as he ran away. Apart from Day, the author also introduces the readers to June. June is notified that her brother, the police captain was dead and Day is the main suspect in the investigations.

Now, June, a girl with the strongest skills promises to get revenge, even if it will be the last thing that she is going to do. With that said, all the characters in this book have been well described. You will love the two main characters, June and Day. They were equal in all ways, thus, in turn, making the book quite interesting. As a character, June was great and also exceedingly smart. Day, on the other hand, was a great character who had a great sense of humor. He was also exceedingly smart and strong for a fifteen-year-old boy.

Prodigy: If you are a fan of Marie Lu, then you know that she does not disappoint. Prodigy is the second chapter in the Prodigy book series. This is an action-packed dystopian, which is filled with moments which will undoubtedly want to turn the pages. It not only contains feelings but also emotions, action scenes, and smart thoughts. As the book progresses, lots of secrets are uncovered; thus we get to know more about the protagonists. Despite the fact that the beginning was kinda slow, it was still great. Immediately after the assassination attempts, things began to get exceedingly interesting. Some of the great scenes in the novel include the plane, the balcony, and the tunnels.

Prodigy begins right where Legend had left off from. June and Day were trying to get into the Patriots so that they can rescue Eden. The Patriots accept the two characters but only under one condition. To assassinate the new Elector. June and Day agree to execute the Elector; however, they soon discover that the Elector was not whom they had initially thought he was. All the characters in this novel were well developed and were also unique in their ways. Just like the first chapter in the series, this is an excellent read that will keep you entertained throughout.

When Does The Next Marie Lu book come out?

The next book by Marie Lu is Icon and Inferno and will be released on June, 11th 2024. It is the newest book in the Stars and Smoke Series.

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