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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.
the-fractured-ones Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my Jod. This cover is flipping gorgeous.
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!!
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)
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
LunarwingsArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That cover rocks!
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
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.
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 :(
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 can we get our hands on that puppy
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