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Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles with her illustrator-author husband, Primo Gallanosa, and their dogs.

Visit her online at Marielubooks.com or on Twitter @Marie_Lu.

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Your Historical Fiction TBR

If you’re always on the lookout for that special book that transports to an older world the second you turn the page, we have a few recommendations you’ll definitely want on your list! Welcome to your historical fiction TBR!   The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful … Continued
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Books Hitting Shelves in March 2021!

Prepare your TBRs! March is bringing in some HIGHLY-anticipated reads. Here’s what’s about to hit shelves!   3/2: The Queen’s Secret by Melissa de la Cruz – From #1 bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz comes the heart-pounding follow-up to The Queen’s Assassin, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black.   3/2: Singled Out by Andrew … Continued
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10 Characters You DON’T Want at Thanksgiving

We’re all familiar with the classic party crasher of Thanksgiving. However, we can all probably agree that none would be nearly as disastrous as any of these fictional characters showing up at your family gathering!   1. The Merciless Literally every single character. Do not invite these girls. They are VERY bad news.   2. Hideo … Continued
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Unforgettable Siblings in YA for National Siblings Day!

There are a lot of siblings with protagonist brothers or sisters who have a knack for stealing the spotlight on account of being awesome, and we want to take a moment to appreciate them! So, here are 10 of our favorite siblings from YA in honor of National Sibling Day!   House of Hollow by … Continued
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Magical reads to snuggle up with

Sometimes, you just need to escape into a book–and a bit of magic (or, you know, a lot) never hurts! So, here are 13 magical reads we recommend you snuggle up with.   Fireborne by Rosaria Munda Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance . . . and dragons. … Continued
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Books we’re so thankful for this year

2020 gave us a LOT of amazing reads, so we’re sharing just a few that we’re so thankful for this year!   The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs   We are so thankful to return to the world of the peculiars, and are counting down the days to The Desolations of Devil’s Acre!   … Continued
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YA Protagonists who will 100% outsmart you

We all love a badass protagonist, and here are just a few of our favs from YA who are always two steps ahead!   Jo from The Downstairs Girl By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo … Continued
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Dear Hollywood, These YA Books Are READY!

With the success of recent YA adaptation like Love, Simon, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Hate U Give and news that a new Harry Potter TV series is in the works– we gotta ask the question: why is Hollywood sleeping on these amazing books that are SCREAMING for adaptation?!   An Ember in the Ashes series … Continued
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21 Reads for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Here at Penguin Teen, we are constantly inspired by not only the strong women we love to read about, but by the incredible women who wrote them. So, here are some of our favorite reads that place women front and center, written by equally amazing authors.   An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa … Continued
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12 Love Stories Gone Wrong

We all love a good love story…but not all love stories necessarily have smooth courses (or happy endings). Come to think of it, a lot of love stories have a few bumps (or 200) along the way. Here are 10 love stories that don’t go quite as you’d expect!   The Love that Split the World by … Continued
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