Books by Marie Lu

WILDCARD by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A fast, intense, phenomenal read. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
The fate of free will hangs in the balance as Emika must choose a side in this sequel to Warcross (2017). Read full book review >
BATMAN by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An engaging character piece with enough Batman allusions to intrigue fans and newcomers alike. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Young Bruce Wayne has a pre-Batman adventure. Read full book review >
WARCROSS by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A stellar cyberpunk series opener packed with simmering romance and cinematic thrills. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
A down-and-out teen, days from eviction, competes in the championships of the world's most popular virtual reality game. Read full book review >
THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Like many a classic antihero's, Adelina's trajectory is both sobering and satisfying. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The affecting conclusion to the Young Elites trilogy relishes ardent emotion but is never mawkish. Read full book review >
THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader—and even Kissin' Kate Barlow from Holes. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A heroine's tragic tumble dominates the second volume of this trilogy. Read full book review >
THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A must for fans of Kristin Cashore's Fire (2009) and other totally immersive fantasies. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A new series—fantasy, this time—from the author of the best-selling Legend dystopia. Read full book review >
CHAMPION by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Ever respectful of the capacity of its readers, this series offers a satisfying conclusion of potential rather than a neatly wrapped denouement. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
This exhilarating finale to the dystopian Legend trilogy delivers on the promises of the genre without ever being predictable about details. Read full book review >
PRODIGY by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The slow build culminates in a satisfyingly cinematic climax. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Explosions, aerial dogfights, betrayals, bionic limbs and passionate kisses: the ingredients of a great action adventure. Read full book review >
LEGEND by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A gripping thriller in dystopic future Los Angeles. Read full book review >