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PRODIGY (Legend #2) cover reveal & Chapter 1Are on USA Today this morning!! I am in LOVE with this cover, omg. Thank you, Penguin.
Also, the first chapter has been posted there as well, and you can check out the beginning of Day and June's continuing journey:
"Where are they going for the sequel? Not Disney World Las Vegas. Military-trained whiz kid June and Robin Hood-esque Day met in the first book, and now are off from Los Angeles to Sin City in Prodigy (G.P. Putnam's Sons), out in bookstores Jan. 29. The Elector Primo of the Republic has died, with his son assuming power."
USA Today's reveal of the cover and first chapter: http://books.usatoday.com/bookbuzz/post/2012-05-03/exclusive-cover-reveal-and-excerpt-prodigy-by-marie-lu/686517/1
Hope you enjoy!!
A little bit of everythingAck, sorry for my absence--in case you couldn't tell, sometimes I get really sucky about updating things. Anyway. A quick little post about all the things! (There are a ton of updates that I WANT to talk about, btw, but I can't just yet, so I'll just have to stuff my mouth with cotton and wait. )
I just got back last week from the Bologna Book Fair in Italy. Lots of fun. Lots of DELICIOUS FOOD. Lots of awesome foreign publishers. If you live in Europe and have read/liked Legend, I may be coming to a European country near you this fall! More news to come....
Oddly enough, one of the food highlights from Bologna was a homemade Greek yogurt I bought at a tiny food shop in a little local market. OMG. BEST GREEK YOGURT I'VE EVER HAD.
If you saw The Hunger Games this past weekend, maybe a few of you also caught a glimpse of a Legend trailer that showed before the previews! Also, Hunger Games movie. Two thumbs up. Jennifer Lawrence, you are too awesome.
I also have finall
Legend's Japanese cover, & BEA in NYCFirst of all, let me explain my love for the Japanese cover of Legend. Legend just came out in Japan, and the cover for its edition is below:
Um. Oh My God. The artist for this cover is the great Tatsuyuki Tanaka-san, the artist behind the Akira anime film. Yes, THAT Akira. And I am so in love. He even added in the red streak of blood in Day's hair! Mr. Tanaka-san, you are amaaaaaazing. Thank you!
And secondly, the promotion for Prodigy (Legend #2) is officially starting. I'm off to New York City on Sunday to attend BookExpo America, where my publisher Penguin will be giving away the first advance reader copies (ARCs) of Prodigy. I'll also be giving at least one away soon on this blog, so stay tuned if you're interested! And if you're in NYC and/or at BEA, I'll be at two events that involve signings:
Public Bookstore Event/Signing (with other authors Ally Condie, Andrea Cremer, Michelle Hopkins, Tonya Hurley, and Adele Grif
"Legend" movie update from MTVWhew, I've been in three different time zones in the past 9 days and I am soooo out of it. O__O But BEA in New York was incredibly fun--thank you to everyone who turned out, and hope those who received advance copies of Prodigy (Legend #2) enjoy it!
I have some super fun news for you guys. Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Dear John) is the producer on the Legend film, and chatted with MTV about the movie's progress at the MTV Movie Awards. His interview can be seen below at MTV Hollywood Crush!
'Legend' Script Is 'Fantastic,' Producer Says: http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/06/07/legend-marie-lu-movie-script/
Otherwise, we are gearing up for San Diego Comic-con! If you're going, I hope I see you there! Schedule to come! Thanks guys, as always.
NEW CONTEST!!!Summer is coming up! That means 'having fun' and 'no school'!!!
And us, the Admins, have decided that its time for a new contest, of course about the summer break.
So here's the thing:
Theme: Kid Icarus Characters having Summer break.
Where: Contest folder, of course ^.^
Judges: All the Admins.
When: June 12 to July 22.
:icon1stplz:: 55 , 5 llama's and a full coloured picture from :iconlady-of-link:
:icon2ndplz:: 27 , 3 llama's and a full coloured picture from :iconthemicogirl:
:icon3rdplz::15 , 1 llama and a full coloured picture from :iconyoshidaisyfriends:
Participants: EVERYONE!!! Come and join! And tell your friends too!
Remember, donate to :iconkidicarusdonations:! It helps keep this awesome group active!!!
Let your imagination soar and enter this contest!
To read the disclaimer/rights/rules specifically for my comic Nemina: Earthen Legacy, go to this journal.
I hold the pen name "Kira Ani McGrath". For the purposes of this document, my pen name "Kira Ani McGrath" is interchangeable with my legal name. The pen name derivatives of "Kira", "KAM", "kira-mcgrath", and "Kira-Ani-McGrath" are also interchangeable with both my full pen name and my legal name for the purposes of this document. The aforementioned is also referred to as "me" and "I" in this document. The phrase "my work" or any variation thereof refers to creations done by the aforementioned party.
Noël O.C. Frodelius holds the pen name "Tashi Mae Yoshima". For th
Thank you <3I'm embarrassed I didn't post about this sooner. But thank you, thank you, for all of the wonderful birthday wishes and kind words lately, and all the dA points and llama badges!! You guys are absolutely the best. Much love!
Something strange and deadly and free :)Update: The winner of the signed copy of Legend is announced this morning on Susan's blog http://susandennard.com/2012/07/31/thank-you-take-2/#more-7056 !! Hop over to see the results!
Something a little different today, dA folks! Today I'm very proud to be included as part of a blog tour for 1 fabulously lovely author friend and 1 super awesome novel that she wrote.
The author in question? Miss Susan Dennard. The novel in question? The thrilling, dark, and charming Something Strange & Deadly, now out from HarperTeen.
First of all, I'd like to announce the prize winner of the 7/29 Giveaway (on author Amie Kaufman's blog http://amiekaufman.com/) of the highly sought-after ARCs, Falling Kingdoms (by Morgan Rhodes) and Pushing the Limits (by Katie McGarry). The winner is... Michelle Harper!! Shoot an email to SSADOutbreak@gmail.com to receive your prize!
So. What is Something Strange & Deadly (SS&D), you ask? Back in March of thi
The World Ends With You.(This is going to be a longer and somewhat heavier post than usual, so if you're just in the mood for silly comics and the like, skip on ahead to the end. But if you're interested, I would like to share these thoughts with you.)
Firstly, "The World Ends With You" is an AMAZING game. If you haven't had the chance to play it yet, I highly recommend you pick it up, especially if you're planning on playing "Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance" when it launches next month. I seriously can't express how much I'm looking forward to seeing the "TWEWY" cast again Especially Joshua. Ohhh Joshua. So if you've got some time between now and July 31st, go find a copy of "TWEWY" and... ahem... give it a shot.
(For those of you who have played "TWEWY"... sorry for that XD)
Secondly, I suppose I should issue a little apology and an explanation for my mysterious absence over the past three weeks XD Er, to
Gay RightsPlease put this as your journal if you know or love someone who is gay, lesbian, or bi.
A wish that people will soon understand, that being gay/les/bi is not a disease nor a choice!
People who are gay/les/bi are not looking for a cure but acceptance and equal rights. 93% won't copy and paste this.
Will you make it your journal entry for at least one hour?
Promote love and acceptance. Stop the hate! Please put this as your journal if you know or love someone who is gay, lesbian, or bi.
A wish that people will soon understand, that being gay/les/bi is not a disease nor a choice!
People who are gay/les/bi are not looking for a cure but acceptance and equal rights. 92% won't copy and paste this.
NiGHTS PHOTO MONTAGE - DEADLINE EXTENDED!EDiT: Since a lot of people have asked for an extra week I've extended the deadline. I don't mind waiting if you really want to be included ^^ I've had a lot of really sweet and fun photos submitted so far but I'm always on the lookout for more! I want to show as many different fans as possible :] You can check out the photos so far on the NiGHTS: Descent into Dreams fanpage on Facebook if you need inspiration:
Guys I need your help for this idea! I want to do something really nice in my NiGHTS comic (Descent into Dreams) using a montage of photographs. I wont say what exactly yet (don't want to ruin it) but if you want to help listen up:
I NEED - 1 Photograph of you (or a group of you) that sums up your love for NiGHTS/the community/the games/the fandom/etc. This can be you holding a copy of
eating me alive since last thursday..!omgsh. the title says it all. last week at co-op i was in the back room of my class room with ravin, darian, and laila. all of a sudden, we all go into a conversation about who we liked. well i accedently told them that i liked this guy in my class named sam (laila already knew but i really didnt want anyone else to know..) i do like him but its just a crush (lol hes a nerd..) but truth be told, ive always kinda like darian and those beautiful eyes of his x)... -but i REALLY screwed up telling them that i liked sam; ONE OF DARIANS GOOD FRIENDS! and since then, darian wont reply to my texts and now im all like "Dx". i have this real bad feeling in my gut now that i cant seem to shake. call me a retard, but im a seriously legit day dreamer. i enjoy forgeting about reality for a while and spacing off into the life i wish i had. most of the tim, my crushes are put into those day dreams. i know im probally over obbssesing over nothing, but i just dont want it to be akward next week. this is
well this was odd..........Outcast:
[x] You don't have many friends.
[x] Often times, teachers forget your name.
[x] You were always picked last for kickball.
[ ] You don't like to talk a lot.
[x] You tend to avoid mass social activities.
[ ] You don't participate in any extracurricular activities.
[x] All you wish for is to move away or get a fresh start.
[ ] Your friends have blown you off before.
[x] You sit alone in most of your classes.
[ ] You have a feeling that once you leave high school or college, nobody is going to remember you.
[x] You hold interest in activities that other people find strange.
 People don't find you friendly.
 You hold extreme hate towards another high school stereotype.
[ ] You eat alone at lunch.
Total = 7
 Lets face it: you like to party.
[ ] You party every other weekend.
[ ] ...Or every weekend?
[ ] You've been going to frat house parties since early high school.
[ ] You're the defending beer bong champion.
[ ] You know the best hook-ups in the state... wo
And the title/release date of Legend #2 is.........*drumroll*.....
Legend #2's final, official title is Prodigy!
And it comes out on...
January 29, 2013!
We got to announce this today on a Breathless Reads chat, which is now archived here if you want to watch me chat with my fellow fabulous Breathless Gals, authors Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis, and Jessica Spotswood. http://www.spreecast.com/events/breathlesschat
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