Search Results: "Marie Lu"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Released: June 3, 2012

"Uniqueness triumphs in this colorful, fun tale of an unusual flamingo."
A flamingo who doesn't look anything like the rest of her flock is tired of always standing out. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >

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LU XUN'S REVOLUTION by Gloria Davies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"A rich, scholarly work that will attract more academic than general readers."
A critical analysis of the political and polemical essays of Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936), whose literary stature remains Olympian. Read full book review >

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STAR OF LU°S by Marc Talbert
Released: March 22, 1999

While addressing themes of identity, family history, racism, and coming of age, Talbert (Heart of a Jaguar, 1995, etc.) doesn't focus enough on any one issue to give his book power. Read full book review >

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RUBY LU, BRAVE AND TRUE by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Hooray for Ruby Lu: she can ably join Hurwitz's Russell and Elisa, McGovern's Julian, and Cleary's Ramona on the shelves of excellent series fiction for new chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Welcome Ruby Lu! Read full book review >