Marie Lu

Young Adult Dystopian

How They Came to Us

Marie and Kristin met at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in 2007 when they were standing in line for the Friday-night dinner buffet. Kristin ended up rejecting the first novel Marie sent to her. Marie even signed with another agent, but several years later, she was looking for new representation, so got back in touch. Kristin took Marie on for a novel that didn’t sell. LEGEND is what Marie wrote while getting bombarded with rejections for that other novel.


Marie writes young-adult novels and has a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, she was born in 1984. During the day, she is an art director at a video-game company and enjoys discussing Facebook game apps with her coworkers, hearing amusing insider stories about World of Warcraft bugs, and delighting in cute 3D renditions of buildings–all via Skype. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she spends much of her time lost on the freeways.

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The Warcross Series


The Legend Series
New York Times Bestseller


New York Times Bestseller


New York Times Bestseller


The Young Elites Series
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The Young Elites

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The Rose Society

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The Midnight Star


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Spirit Animals #7: The Evertree

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