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.
Praise for Warcross A New York Times Bestseller An Amazon Editor's Favorite YA Book for Fall 2017 An Amazon September Best of the Month Pick -- YA/Teens An Amazon Best YA Book of 2017 A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Boston Globe Best YA Book of 2017 A POPSUGAR Best YA Book of 2017 A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 A Bustle Best YA Book of 2017 A 2018 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Pick A vibrant, action-packed shot of adrenaline. Lu delivers characters with heart and determination, then sets them loose in a luminously conceived world of infinite possibility. --Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows With a keen eye for detail, Lu (the Young Elites series) vividly imagines a future society where gaming is woven into daily life . . . Think The Hunger Games meets World of Warcraft. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Marie Lu's Warcross is unlike anything I've ever read--clever, smart, romantic--yet exploding with color, action, and unrelenting speed. I flew through this book--it's absolutely fantastic. --Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes A stellar cyberpunk series opener packed with simmering romance and cinematic thrills. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review Clear your schedule, because you won't stop reading Warcross until you're done. Addictive, fast-paced, and totally immersive, this book takes you from a futuristic Tokyo on a high-tech tour of incredible virtual worlds. Packed with danger, intrigue, and heart-pounding gameplay, set in a world built with an incredible eye for detail, Warcross is Marie Lu's best book yet. --Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Illuminae A highly engaging and incredibly exciting science fiction novel for young adults. --School Library Journal, starred review An immersive world that I didn't want to leave. Warcross is pure genius. I'm ready for the sequel! --Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of The Lovely Reckless [A]s brightly hued as Emika's sleeve tattoo and rainbow hair -- a fast-paced, fun-filled adventure. --The Washington Post The novel is a page-turner, and even those who are not gamers will cheer for Emi as she tries to discover who is genuine and who is not. --VOYA The Hunger Games meets Minecraft as a teen hacker enters a virtual reality in Marie Lu's electrifying novel Warcross. --Seventeen [A]n inventive first in a series that showcases Lu's versatility as a storyteller. . . . Dystopia, dark fantasy, and now a sci-fi thriller--what can't Lu do? Her boatloads of fans can't wait to find out. --Booklist [A]s visual, kinetic, and furiously paced as any video game. . . . It's 'Gleaming the Cube' meets 'Strange Days' meets 'Blade Runner, ' and it's a lot of fun. --The New York Times Warcross is the kind of all-consuming fantasy novel that pulls you head-first into a brand new world that begins to feel so familiar you can't wait to get your hands on the next one. --New York magazine