Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Just last week, author Marie Lu's newest book The Young Elites was released.
The Young Elites, GoodReads.com

A bookstore in Omaha, NE, The Bookworm, hosted Marie Lu on Mon. Oct. 13, and we were there to listen to her speak about her wildly popular Legend series as well as this new release.

Some interesting things Marie Lu shared with us about her writing, the Legend series, and The Young Elites:
  • Day, from the Legend series, is a character she's "lived with" since high school when she created him for a novel she was writing at the time.
  • She received hundreds of rejection letters before Legend was approved for publishing.
  • The Young Elites is her first published fantasy book. When she was younger, Marie Lu's favorite genre to read was fantasy, and as an adult, she's always wanted to write fantasy.
  • The main character in The Young Elites is named Adelina; she is a villain who becomes stronger and darker as she becomes more and more enraged.
  • The original title for Legend was Republic.
  • A screenplay for Legend has already been written, and it's possible that it will make it to the big screen.
After Marie Lu spoke, we were able to have her sign our copies from the Legend series, as well as our new copy of The Young Elites.

Stop by the library soon to check out The Young Elites!

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