Marie Lu’s second book, Prodigy, the sequel to Legend officially hit bookstores yesterday on Jan 29th, 2013. Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach hosted a book launch party with a Q&A and a book signing session. The author was surrounded by family, friends and tons of her fans — especially young girls who are young adult readers. It was fun to see them have the opportunity to ask very intelligent questions about Marie’s story, characters and her writing methods.
Last year, Marie Lu’s first young adult novel, LEGEND, blew us all away and in January 2013, the second installment in Day and June’s dystopian adventure is coming: PRODIGY. The cover of the new book was revealed a couple of weeks ago as well as an excerpt from the first chapter, which you can read over at www.legendtheseries.com. Be warned! Just like in LEGEND, the first chapter of PRODIGY will leave you hanging!
Marie was kind enough to do a quick interview with us to let us know what we can look forward to in the second book.
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Is it as exciting to see the finished product for PRODIGY as it was with LEGEND?
MARIE LU: YES! Seeing PRODIGY come together is actually exciting in a completely different way. I’ve written plenty of manuscripts before (that never made it), but this is the very first book I’ve written that’s a sequel to something. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever written, so I’m really excited and anxious to hear what readers think!