Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Last week, I had the pleasure of taking part in a phone interview with Marie Lu author of the Legend series. This is one of the hot dystopian YA series out right now, and the second book--Prodigy just came out yesterday!
Marie was really super pleasant on the phone and I was able to ask her three questions! I asked her about how different it felt to have a second novel in a series come out especially since Legend was so popular. She said it was a lot different--there was a lot of pressure to write the book on a deadline and also a lot of fan expectations to deal with. She now knows that people want to see certain things happen in the books etc. She had to relearn how to go back and write in a vacuum and just kind of ignore all of that.
Legend was inspired by Les Miserable so I also asked if she'd seen the new movie and whether or not she liked it. She did love it and thought Anne Hathaway was fabulous though maybe not Russell Crowe so much.
Finally, I wanted to know what she was most excited for readers to discover in Prodigy and she's excited for people to meet Anden and see the role that Kaede plays.
The rest of the interview was interesting, too, a lot of questions about her writing process (she doesn't have an outline) and facing criticism (she doesn't enjoy negative reviews but nothing's been too bad)
To celebrate the release of Prodigy, I have a signed copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader in the United States.
About Prodigy: rodigy is the long-awaited sequel to Legend, the must-read dystopian novel for all YA fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy.
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—-June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
To enter, just fill out the form below. This giveaway will be open until February 8th, 2013.
Giveaway: Prodigy by Marie Lu (signed!)