Independent Study Project.

By: Rhea Shah

Marie Lu.


  • Born in 1984 Beijing, China.
  • 5 years later she moved to Georgia
  • Attended the University of Southern California and now resides in Pasadena, California
  • Mostly known for her book Legend.

Legend Trilogy

  • She also got inspiration for the story while watching Les Misérables
  • She always had a small idea for the character of Day and then the whole idea just fully came to her while watching the movie.

Books

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The Young Elites is the newest book she released in October 2014. It is mainly about a girl who has survived a deadly blood fever and has special gifts and is known to be dangerous. There are a few others like her and they are all known as the Young Elites

Personal Life

  • First started to write when she was about 4 or 5 years old.
  • Wrote her first manuscript when she was 14.
  • Obsessed with horse novels when she was younger.
  • Loved Harry Potter and other fantasy and dystopian books.

Inspiration

  • Lu gets inspiration from her every day life.
  • Some authors she looks up to are J.K Rowling & Suzanne Collins.

Interesting Facts

  • If she wasn't a writer she would want to be a fighter pilot or an astronomer.
  • Marie Lu is really into video games and some of her favorites are Assassin's Creed and Brotherhood.
  • She was an art director for Facebook games and also worked at Disney with their video games.