As you guys probably know, I’m a huge Marie Lu fan. If you haven’t checked out her books before, this is the perfect opportunity! Thanks to my friends at Penguin, one lucky reader will get a paperback copy of BOTH of the first two books: Legend & Prodigy.
Good luck and happy reading!
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.
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.
New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Ooooh! Interested? Well, it’s your lucky day…two winners will receive a copy of The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher.
“A gripping, heartbreaking, emotionally substantial look at [the] allure of danger.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Fatal attraction, primal fear, survival in the forest: From the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, the highly anticipated thriller about deadly games played in the dark.
Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd’s dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl’s broken body. “Gone,” he says, then retreats into silence.
What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent — isn’t he? Before he’s convicted, she’s got to find out the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee’s charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her — the kinds of games that can kill?
Check out the author reading from the book, and visit the book site to learn more. Then, comment on why you want to read the book and enter below to win!
Good luck and happy reading!
Champion by Marie Lu — the third book in the Legend series — comes out tomorrow and I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE IT. I just spent the weekend rereading Legend and Prodigy and PRETTY MUCH LOSING MY MIND OVER THEM. So. Good.
Also? I highly recommend the reread — made such a difference when I started Champion. That’s right — I’m reading it! Cannot wait to hear what you think when you get your hands on it too.
MEANWHILE. Sharing the Legend series love — PenguinTeen and I are giving away some Marie Lu swag: a set of tattoos (3, the logos of each of the books) and a poster. Read up about the book, then enter below to win. Good luck!
By Marie Lu
The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
— Goodreads.com description
By Alexandra Bracken
Publication date: Oct. 15, 2013
Disney-Hyperion, 512 pages
The gripping and highly anticipated second installment in a dark YA trilogy about teens with dangerous powers on the run from the government.
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children-and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts-has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future-and who now wouldn’t recognize her.
As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam-and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart-she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
I’m a big fan of Alex Bracken’s in general and particularly enjoy the gritty, intense Darkest Minds series, so I was excited to pick up book two, Never Fade.
Only…I totally blanked on what happened at the end of The Darkest Minds.
Thankfully, I had a copy on hand and could reread the last few chapters. It helped MAJORLY, so if you have a copy around, I highly recommend doing the same to get back into the zone.
Once I got into Never Fade, there were a lot of highs and lows. Lows: My attention lagged in parts; I was ready to read ahead a bit. Highs: When the action came, it was CRAZY. Like, very emotionally charged. I feel so invested in these characters!
Anyway, that’s a typical reaction for me during the second book in a series, so I’m not too concerned. I’m ready for the third and final book!
Have you read this one? What do you think? If you haven’t read it yet, now is your chance. Enter below to win a copy of the book, plus a fun t-shirt!
If you’re like me, you often start a series, then forget to finish it. Well, I’m here to help.
Today, I’m giving away 17 books that are each part of a series. Some of these I’ve read and loved and am simply giving away because I had multiple copies. Others are from series I — sadly — had to let go.
Some of these first books, some are second, some are third — either way, I’m sure there’s a good home out there for them somewhere!
Either way, I’m hoping to find them a good home. Check them out, then enter below (U.S. only). Be sure to fill out the field that asks which ones you are interested in! Good luck and happy reading!
Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail (If We Kiss #2)
Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire #3)
Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade Legacy #1, Nightshade spinoff)
Thumped by Megan McCafferty (Bumped #2)
Rebel Heart by Moira Young (Dust Lands #2)
A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark #2)
Underworld and Awaken by Meg Cabot (Abandon Trilogy #2 and #3)
This Side of Jealousy by Lili Peloquin (The Innocents #2)
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (Jenna Fox Chronicles #2)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden #1)
Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Touch #3)
Starstruck by Lauren Conrad (Fame Game #2)
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick (Ashes Trilogy #2)
Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers (Personal Demons #2)
Point of Origin by Amanda Havard (The Survivors #2)
Venom by Fiona Paul (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1)