New Release Books by Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the author of Steelstriker (2022), The Kingdom of Back (2021), Skyhunter (2020), Rebel (2019), Legend and Prodigy (2019) and other 70 books.

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Steelstriker

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Steelstriker
Instant New York Times Bestseller! Explosive action and swoon-worthy suspense collide in Steelstriker, the riveting conclusion to the Skyhunter duet from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu. As a Striker, Talin was taught loyalty is life. Loyalty to the Shield who watches your back, to the Strikers who risk their lives on the battlefield, and most of all, to Mara, which was once the last nation free from the Karensa Federation''s tyranny. But Mara has fallen. And its destruction has unleashed Talin''s worst nightmare. With her friends scattered by combat and her mother held captive by the Premier, Talin is forced to betray her fellow Strikers and her adopted homeland. She has no choice but to become the Federation''s most deadly war machine as their newest Skyhunter. Red is no stranger to the cruelty of the Federation or the torture within its Skyhunter labs, but he knows this isn''t the end for Mara - or Talin. The link between them may be weak, but it could be Talin and Red''s only hope to salvage their past and safeguard their future. While the fate of a broken world hangs in the balance, Talin and Red must reunite the Strikers and find their way back to each other in this smoldering sequel to Marie Lu''s Skyhunter.

The Kingdom of Back

release date: Mar 02, 2021
The Kingdom of Back
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she''ll go to make history remember her. Now in paperback. Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish--to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she''ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age--her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl''s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true--but his help may cost her everything. In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

Skyhunter

release date: Sep 29, 2020
Skyhunter
Praise for the instant New York Times bestseller Skyhunter “Riveting.” —POPSUGAR “Action-packed.” —BuzzFeed “Fresh.” —Los Angeles Times “Exhilarating...a rollercoaster of a reading experience.” —The Nerd Daily A Quiet Place meets Attack on Titan in this unputdownable, adrenaline-laced novel. Strikers are loyal. With unparalleled, deadly fighting skills. With a willingness to do anything—including sacrifice their own lives—to defend Mara, the world’s last free nation. But to the very people she protects, Talin is seen as an outcast first and a Striker second. No matter what others think, Talin lets nothing distract her from keeping the evil Federation and its army of haunting, mutant beasts at bay. Until a mysterious prisoner shows up and disrupts Talin’s entire world. Is he a spy? A product of the Federation’s sinister experiments? The clock is ticking for Talin to unravel the prisoner’s secrets and discover whether he’s the weapon that will save—or destroy—them all. Explore the chilling realities of war and the power of hope in Skyhunter, with slow burn romance and nonstop action that will have you racing to the end.

Rebel

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Rebel
Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel. With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale. Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe—even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life. As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

Legend and Prodigy

release date: Jul 16, 2019
Legend and Prodigy
In this new paperback bind-up of Legend and Prodigy, discover the first two books in Marie Lu''s hit New York Times bestselling series He is a legend. She is a prodigy. Together, they are their country''s last chance. June is a member of the Republic''s elite, being groomed for the highest military circles. Day is the country''s most wanted criminal, wreaking havoc on the Republic''s streets. Brought together by devastating circumstances, Day and June are the only hope for a country on the brink of ruin. Will they use their power to destroy one another . . . or to save a nation?

Warcross

release date: Aug 13, 2019
Warcross
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Batman: Nightwalker

release date: Mar 05, 2019
Batman: Nightwalker
This dark and twisty BATMAN in the blockbuster DC Icons series is an action-packed thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU. THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is turning eighteen and inheriting his family''s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he could ever desire. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will speak only to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets--or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce Wayne is proof that you don''t need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive Madeleine''s tense game of intrigue and deception? "Masterful. . . . A great story for any Dark Knight fan." --Den of Geek Don''t miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read the books in any order you choose: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña

Hope Nation

release date: Feb 26, 2019
Hope Nation
★ "This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible." --Booklist, starred review A 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more! "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it''s difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today''s most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make. Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don''t Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement. Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon. Praise for Hope Nation: "A salve when days are bleak."--Kirkus Reviews "An important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens."--School Library Journal

Wildcard

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Wildcard
Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now she can no longer trust the one person she''s always looked up to - Hideo Tanaka. His plan: to wipe out all crime on Earth by ending the free will of its citizens. Emika is determined to put a stop to him, but she soon finds out that someone''s put a bounty on her head, and her sole chance for survival lies with the ruthless Zero. But his protection comes at a price. Caught in a web of betrayal, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

The DC Icons Series

release date: Oct 23, 2018
The DC Icons Series
For fans of Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, and Leigh Bardugo, this ebook collection includes all of these #1 New York Times bestselling authors'' DC Icons titles--Catwoman, Batman, and Wonder Woman--not to be missed by any reader who loves powerful YA fantasy! Three instant New York Times bestsellers of DC Comics'' iconic characters! This ebook collection is truly SUPER. Wonder Woman: Warbringer She will become one of the world''s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Batman: Nightwalker Before he was BATMAN, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. Catwoman: Soulstealer Selina Kyle is CATWOMAN. There''s a new thief on the prowl in Gotham City, and she''s got killer backup. It''s time to see how many lives this cat really has.

Penguin Minis: Legend

release date: Jul 30, 2019
Penguin Minis: Legend
Marie Lu''s blockbuster bestselling Legend in a groundbreaking new mini format, perfect for on-the-go reading! #1 bestselling author Marie Lu in a brand-new format! Marie Lu''s mega-hit Legend is now available as a Penguin Mini. Complete and unabridged, this new edition features a landscape design and ultra-thin paper, combining the print reading experience with the convenience of e-book mobility. This pocket-sized format can fit virtually anywhere and makes on-the-go reading a breeze. In Legend, what was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths . . . Until June''s brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect. In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.

The Midnight Star

release date: Oct 03, 2017
The Midnight Star
The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina''s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she''s gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Champion: The Graphic Novel

release date: Apr 25, 2017
Champion: The Graphic Novel
The final book in Marie Lu''s best-selling Legend trilogy draws to a thrilling conclusion in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation. 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.

Wildcard (Warcross 2)

release date: Sep 20, 2018
Wildcard (Warcross 2)
Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo''s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she''s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side. Determined to put a stop to Hideo''s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone''s put a bounty on Emika''s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn''t all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price. Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves? In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

The Rose Society

release date: Oct 04, 2016
The Rose Society
Bestselling author and New York Times proclaimed "hit factory" Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites. Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all. Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

Prodigy: The Graphic Novel

release date: Apr 26, 2016
Prodigy: The Graphic Novel
The second book in the best-selling Legend trilogy comes to life in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation. After escaping from the Republic''s stronghold, Day and June are on the run in Vegas when the country learns that their Elector Primo has died and his son has stepped in to take his place. They meet up with the rebel stronghold of the Patriots—a large organization straddling the line between the Republic and its warring neighbor, the Colonies—and learn about an assassination plot against the Elector. Using threats and blackmail to get what he wants, the Patriots'' leader, Razor, convinces June to let herself be captured by Republic soldiers so she can win over the Elector and feed him a decoy assassination plan. But when June realizes that the new Elector is nothing like his father, she must work with Day to try to stop the Patriots'' plot before Razor can fulfill his own devastating plans.

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons series)

release date: Jan 04, 2018
Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons series)
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world''s greatest super hero: BATMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu. Returning home from his lavish eighteenth birthday party, Bruce Wayne stops a criminal''s getaway - disobeying the police and crashing his car during the chase. Sentenced to community service in Gotham City''s Arkham Asylum, he encounters some of the the city''s most dangerous and mentally disturbed criminals. Among these, Bruce meets the intriguing Madeleine who has ties to the Nightwalker gang that is terrorizing Gotham City. She''s a mystery Bruce has to unravel but can he trust her? The Nightwalkers target the rich, and Bruce''s name is next on their list.

Legend: The Graphic Novel

release date: Apr 28, 2015
Legend: The Graphic Novel
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic''s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often they seem. One day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death. And the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets.
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