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First 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:

Japanese Legend cover

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. :heart: 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:

Event #1:
Public Bookstore Event/Signing (with other authors Ally Condie, Andrea Cremer, Michelle Hopkins, Tonya Hurley, and Adele Griffin)
Monday, June 4th at 6:00 PM
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Event #2: (at BookExpo America)
Ticketed in-booth Signing and ARC Giveaways of Prodigy
Wednesday, June 6th at 12:30 PM
Penguin Booth #3922, BookExpo America
Javits Center, New York

I never thought I'd say this, but I think I'm even MORE nervous to hear readers' feedback for Prodigy than I was for Legend. I mean, you all have seen me post about how excruciatingly difficult it was for me to write this second book in the series, and I'm hoping that readers will enjoy it. I'll be breathing into a paper bag until then.

Anyway. That's life at the moment! There are several other exciting things happening, but I can't talk about them yet. Hopefully I will soon--there should be announcements later in the summer! Much :heart:, as always, to all DA peeps!
  • Listening to: Bad Girls - M.I.A.
  • Reading: Geekomancy by Michael Underwood (out 07/10/2012!))
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Tetris Stars (Facebook)
  • Eating: Incredibly spicy tofu
  • Drinking: Always agua
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727-200A Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I love airplanes like you. You need to checkout John J. Nance, who writes aviation-based novels. Also you need to go to Warrensburg, Missouri's literature festive in 2014. I also think you would like Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide.
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the-fractured-ones Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my Jod. This cover is flipping gorgeous.
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Klopez1823 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I loved LEGEND and I am dying to know how to get that advance readers copy. You wrote one of the most amazing books I have ever read, and this cover art is FANTASTIC!!
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Axysses Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh my gooooood I managed to get a copy of Legend when I was in Hawaii at the beginning of this year from Barnes, and now I want to get the Japanese version of Legend just for the awesomeness! (And to practise my reading too lol)
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NightlyRose Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Awesome cover!!! I love seeing the foreign covers of books, and the different interpretations the book cover artists come up with!

Aww, I live in California, so no AR copies of Prodigy for me :( Maybe I'll get lucky on here XD
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LunarwingsArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That cover rocks!
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stormwiing Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
hehehe, i went to the event today :>
i love the japanese cover so much! i wish i could just go to japan and learn japanese JUST TO BUY THAT <3
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imaginationrunwild Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Writer
let's just make the japanese cover the EVERYWHERE cover.


yeah that wouldn't work too well.
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belituca Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
THAT Akira and THAT Artist! OMG; you're so lucky! /envy


i've got a question, dear Marie...

do you know if Legend has been released in Spain? i remember time ago you told Legend was going to be released by editorial gigamesh in spain, but i've been asking and no librarian can tell me about your book :(
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AngryPotato Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ummmm First of all, let me explain my love for the Japanese cover of Legend......AND WHY DONT I HAVE IT?!?! <3 <3 <3

haha rob and i are both drooling at it...how can we get our hands on that puppy
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Pallid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
That's SO gorgeous!! I'm so happy for you! Cant WAIT for book 2. :)
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leayana Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I'm so happy for you! That looks like such a nice, beautiful cover!

I wish you'd come to Canada! But that's all right - I hope you have a lot of fun at your BookExpo - you're going to be a hit!
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Iluvmyyellowducky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
That cover is so fantastic, I wish we could have one like that
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CFox22 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing cover! And so looking forward to Prodigy!!
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FantageJenny Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That cover is AMAZING
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Kazali Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be at BEA, so I hope I'll be able to see you and snag a copy. :heart:
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askingmarks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly think my eyes are going to pop out of my head :O
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CrazyGirl9913 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Mouth is hanging open.
That cover is AWESOME.
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Melody-Of-Logic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow, that's a really great cover. Will he be doing any other artworks of the book? I'm curious to see what his interpretation is, since so far we've seen yours and, well, our own mental ones too.

And don't worry about the second book! I just know it will live up to the first, if not blow it completely out of the water ♥
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AvisTheArtistGeek Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That cover is GORGEOUS! And I'm sure Prodigy will be fantastic - I only wish I could make it to NYC for the signings. I live close but not that close!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome cover. Yes, now you have a reputation to live up to. Baby number two has to be as cute as baby number one. :heart:
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foodpsycho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Writer
Wish I was still in Japan so that I could find a copy and spend hours just marvelling at its beauty. :D Cannot wait for Prodigy, especially after reading that first chapter. I have full faith that it will be just as awesome - if not better - than Legend. So yes, I'll be staying tuned! ;)
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S-tygian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
that's so awesome! Asia has such awesome covers for books anyway, but that one.... wow! Kinda wanna get the book with that cover now...
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depleti Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, gorgeous cover! I love seeing the foreign editions of books. It's interesting to see how they differ from country to country, what style is used for what culture, etc.

I'm excited for Prodigy! :D I'm sure it'll be great!
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Hinata6Uchiha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Writer
Omg! I love the Japanese cover! It looks awesome!
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arivendi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Are you going to be writing anything that isn't YA? While Legend was a good book, the YA is not really my cup of tea.
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HaleyGottardo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Does the Japenese book have illustrations in it? I heard that they put illustrations into novel. Scott Westerfeld said they did that for his Uglies series.
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Liz-Kaguya Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Wow that is beautiful *_* I want one.
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SophiaDragonMaster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's really an amazing cover! o:
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