Author: Marie Lu


Sep 17
Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

Review: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

Even if you’re not a fan of short stories, you need to give this anthology a shot.  It’s a collection of horror stories by some very well-known YA authors, and the result is solid and diverse, with one common them running through all of the stories.  They don’t feature the type of bimbo-ish, murder-bait girls typically found in horror movies. These girls take charge and get revenge on the men who have wronged them. With only two exceptions, these 14… Read more »


Dec 05
Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Review: Champion by Marie Lu

I have to start this review by discussing the last few pages of this incredible trilogy.  Champion has such a beautiful, perfect ending, and it felt like Marie Lu wrote it as a love letter to her fans.  No doubt she loves June and Day even more than we do, but when she signed off on this series with such compassion and respect, I couldn’t help but feel appreciated as a reader and a fan.  I read Champion right after… Read more »


Mar 06
Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu

  I loved Legend, and I desperately wanted Prodigy to live up to the standard set by its predecessor.  I’m happy to say that Marie Lu succeeded wonderfully.  When Prodigy opens, June and Day have fled the Republic, and they head to Las Vegas to join the Patriot rebellion.  Sibling love continues to play a big role as June continues to mourn her brother’s death, and Day is desperate to find his brother, Eden. I’m a huge fan of post-apocalyptic… Read more »


Feb 14
Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Yeah, it’s a cliche, but I started reading Legend this morning, and I couldn’t put it down. This book is a great example of dystopian YA done very well. With two smart, resourceful, and tough main characters, a dystopian world that’s frightening but not too far-fetched, and heavy doses of action and tension, Legend thrills on every page. June and Day are two fifteen year-olds, living in the same geographical area, but worlds apart on society’s spectrum. June is privileged,… Read more »