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LEGEND - June Iparis by mree LEGEND - June Iparis by mree
Legend is now available for pre-order: [link]
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This is probably the closest I've ever gotten to drawing June accurately. I should've made her hair a wee bit darker, but oh well. Here she's probably listening in on some dastardly conversation, or something.... :)

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Legend (book 1 of my trilogy being published by Penguin) takes place in a dark future, when the United States has split into two warring countries: the western Republic, and the eastern Colonies. It tells the story of a famous 15-yr old boy criminal named Day vs. a 15-yr old girl detective prodigy named June, and is coming out on Nov. 29 of this year. You'll be able to find it in all bookstores as well as on Amazon, etc. Legend has also been optioned for film by CBS Films and Twilight's production company, Temple Hill!

- Official Legend Site courtesy of Penguin Group (you can read Chapter 1 here!): [link]
- Facebook: [link]
- Twitter: [link]
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All-Worlds-Collide Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bullet; Purple Skune for life. <3
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we-found-wonderland Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
June RULES!!!
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
June is lookin fierce!
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samsings Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would just like you to know I like it. I could never draw like that
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CrystalWolfXx Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She has really goegous features, like detailed in the book. Love her strong prideful look too.. love it! <3
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Clayton0712 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Please continue the series katie
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N-Fotography Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING. 
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Jazz197 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great pic wanna visit my gallery as well
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ridewildandfree Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
i can't put my emotions into words.. i guess this will do..ish
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AudrieRoze Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
June's is so beautiful. She is such an independent and strong character even after her brother dies. Reading Champion currently and it is freaking awesome :)
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perspicaciousMiddyA Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014   Writer
OMG....Her hair......now why can't MY hair be like that? Beautiful drawing...the books are even more so <3 Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Champion! <3
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JohnnyCade4EVR Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow I wish I was that good....
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thinkandstink Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Love the it is my favorite thing ever but i can't STAND june 
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GenesisKleming Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I love love love Legend, but there were some parts that seemed Hunger Gamesish...they were wee little things that can be overlooked but now this drawing of June looks a bit too much like a Katniss :/ I know you're the other, but I never imagined June with bangs. To me it doesn't suit her since she's a soldier and not so girly girly. And the bangs seem too katniss-ey sorry
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Baggzxxx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I love the book too!!!!!!!! I am about 10pages from the end!!!!!! Cant wait!!!!! I love the fact you draw your characters it is so inspirational!!!!!!!
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ziash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i LOVE OUR BOOK
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DIUC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just want to say, I love your book! Finished reading it today and almost fainted at the end:) And this is exactly how I pictured June, but with her hair closer to black than brown.
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DerpPaw Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
This is quite impressive, you've clearly paid attention to the books.
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averyunusualmelody Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's her book... :P
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Miso-tai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you mean she wrote a fan-fiction?
because i doubt she's Marie Lu
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the-scissor-project Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she is Marie LU!!
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Miso-tai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
REALLLY???!!??!?!? OMG THEN OMG MARIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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the-scissor-project Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOW RIGHT????!!!!
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bezanidou Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
great , ireally like it june is so cute , ( but she have darker hair )
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Even if her hair isn't a darker brown, I can still get the June-vibe from her expression--and she's still really pretty!
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Eminencee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love your books. (Really inspiring, now I'm focused on creating something as awesome as you did!)

Convinced a few of my friends and teachers to read it (secretly convinced that Legend will be the next big thing xD) Keep up the awesomness. I love the diversity of characters.

Lastly, huh when will the movie be coming out? Any specific plans? (Praying for you to answer lol) Hope the movie will be awesome :D
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mree Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much, so thrilled that you enjoy it! And thank you for sharing it with others! :)

No idea when the movie's coming out, although the first iteration of the screenplay is complete. I'm really excited for it!
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Eminencee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You have no idea how inspiring it is :D And ASLDKJFFWE thank you so much for responding! No problem :) will be spreading word of it.

Ah alright. I hope the movie will do justice to the story as a whole. And I hope you'll update news about it ^^ Can't wait to see the next book and upcoming movie.
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Blissful-fire9 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I feel like i'm the only guy commenting lol, anyway, legend is definitely one of my favourite books ever, finished the first one and i was immediately thinking, I need to read this again haha, so glad your writing a sequel!!!!
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Blissful-fire9 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I feel like i'm the only guy commenting lol, anyway, legend is definitely one of my favourite books ever, finished the first one and i was immediately thinking, I need to read this again haha, so glad your writing a sequel!!!!
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krovang Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
After I read a book that I really enjoy. I immediately jump onto deviantart to browse through other people's physical representations of the characters and further fuel my obsession with the book. I did the same with Legend and what I find to my immense chagrin is your page and your own representations of the characters. I am deeply impressed with your book and the artistry here. I will continue to follow your series and artwork and this drawing of June is exactly how I pictured her calculating face. Thank you for such an exciting and passionate read :)
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Sephinta Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very nice picture. :D
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AvisTheArtistGeek Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so ridiculously tempted to cosplay June now.
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mree Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Writer
I would LOVE to see that!
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AvisTheArtistGeek Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I might just do that now...now, where to find a costume!
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dragonlady10 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude that is awesome!!!!!!!!!
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HerosofOlympus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Whoa you are the author????????????????? I loved you book :iconimhappyplz:
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Elisee5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
OMG JUNE IS gorgeous! I wish I had her looks! :$ Btw I love your books!
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FantageJenny Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG UR BOOK IS SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so obsessed with it!!!!!!!!!!!! I even read all the acknowledgements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like, EVERY page in the book!!!!!!!!!!!!! UR AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHATZ THE NEXT BOOK?
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origamilily Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Don't tell me you are Marie Lu herself! Right now I'm writing a review for my high school newspaper about Legend - that's how much I loved your book!
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mree Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, thank you so much! :hug:
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Winterowl312 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly, I loved Legend. I can see you're getting a lot of comments like this, but it's true. I finished it in a day (haha) and it was amazing. Thank you for writing such a great book.
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Digigirl188 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I JST FINISHED THAT BOOK! YOU MY FELLOW DEVIANT ARE AN AMAZING AURTHOR!
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theobscureangel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just finished reading Legend last night. It was amazing. Period.

I couldn't put it down! I was supposed to be studying for my finals next week :D
I love June. The way you wrote her thoughts and feelings felt so real (did that even make sense?)
Oh yeah.... How old is Thomas? I've been picturing him as a 23 year old guy all through out the book. :D

Anyway... Thank you for making this book. I really enjoyed reading it! I can't wait for the next book!

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"Now I'm here, no more fears.
Angel, don't you cry I'll meet
You on the other side,
Goodbye."
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mree Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! And you're pretty close--Thomas is 24. :)
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theobscureangel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Btw, I'm from the Philippines. I am currently trying to make people read this incedibly awzumsauce book.
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Katnissforeverdeen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LEGEND IS MY SECOND FAVE BOOK after the Hunger Games! You are amazing and i absorbed every single detail of Day's and June's journey! For some reason i imagined her half asian..
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mree Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! Yeah, I get that a lot...but June is a melting pot of Native American, Caucasian, and Hispanic. :) Day is half-Asian.
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angerandexcitement Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Ahhh its awesome that June´s Native American, White, and Hispanic. But it only makes me wish even more that I could act in the movies because thats what I am... Anyways, I LOVE your book. I had to read it for school and I was amazed by how much I liked it because I usually hate school books. And I am completley obsessed with June.
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Katnissforeverdeen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I also kinda was hoping she was asian hehe I want to audition for the movie hahah, my friend Adelle and I have the perfect cast in mind :) I can't wait for the sequel, I've been promoting the book around my school and so far everyone loves it
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