All Good Things Must Come to an End...Villains, Included (Event Recap+GIVEAWAY)

#TheMidnightStar | October 18th, 2016

Marie Lu talked about ending her second trilogy and what's up next to a full house!

Raise your hand if you were broken at the end of The Midnight Star? Yeah, we got you. We know your pain. Marie Lu is a master of series enders and we couldn't resist showing up and attempting to hold back tears.

Marie started the evening reading the opening page of The Midnight Star, which begins with a dream inspired by a nightmare her husband had, which was as terrifying as you imagine it to be. Her original pitch for The Young Elites trilogy focused on characters that later became secondary to Adelina's journey to becoming a villain. Luckily Adelina stuck around and took the main stage, even if she was the toughest character for Marie to write. 

Up next for Marie Lu are two exciting projects in for the YA world. Not only is she part of the four book DC Comics series we referenced in the People of Marvel event, she's also writing Warcross, a sci-fi duology set ten years from now. Yeah, we need them both like, now.


Check out our review of The Midnight Star compared to other trilogy enders and enter to win your very own signed MANUSCRIPT below!

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  1. Instead of the dog story, I'll have to say that this author is amazing! So many fans to have packed the book store. I would have loved to have been there. Thanks for sharing the day!

  2. I don't really have any dog stories but I love my dog so much. He's always there when I need him and he always seems to know what cheers me up :) thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Having two golden retriever mixes as pets--separately, not together--years ago meant a lot to us.


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