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 Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, currently under option with 20th Century Fox, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and one Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

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The Warcross Series
New York Times Bestseller


New York Times Bestseller


DC Entertainment
New York Times Bestseller

Batman: Nightwalker

The Legend Series
New York Times Bestseller


New York Times Bestseller


New York Times Bestseller


The Young Elites Series
New York Times Bestseller

The Young Elites

New York Times Bestseller

The Rose Society

New York Times Bestseller

The Midnight Star


Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Anthology

New York Times Bestseller

Spirit Animals #7: The Evertree

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