"Get To Know The Author" is a bi-weekly meme, where I talk about my favorite authors or some that deserve a little bit more attention! After all, they're the ones who create all those amazing characters and unique worlds! Original idea from Melissa @ In A Bookish World.
It's the Monday after Christmas! I hope everyone had a lovely time with family and friends and a great weekend. Today I want to tell you a bit about Marie Lu, author of the Legend series and "The Young Elites".
She was born in 1984 in China, Wuxi. By the age of 5, she and her family moved to the United States in Georgia and later attended the University of Southern California. Before she became a full-time writer, she was an Art Director at a video game company.
Her newest novel, "The Young Elites", was released in October 2014.
Books by the authorLegend (Legend #1). What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
The Young Elites. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.
If you want to find out more about Marie Lu, tour dates or in general news about her books, feel free to check out her blog/Tumblr at www.marielubooks.tumblr.com