You can watch Renee Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Carrie Ryan, Marie Lu, and Richelle Mead at McNally Jackson’s YA All Stars event LIVE on Periscope – with the chance to win signed books! 

Just tweet your questions with #PenguinTeenLive BEFORE 7pm ET tomorrow, 5/30 (GO! DO IT NOW!), follow PenguinTeen on Periscope, and tune in at 7pm ET tomorrow! 

Saw this link on Twitter and got uber excited :) Had to share the joy (if that’s the right word for this series …).

Apologies if this has already made rounds and people have already gotten excited. It’s the first I’ve seen of it :) You can be excited again, maybe? ALL OF THE EXCITEMENT!!!

  • The Legend Trilogy:*Has two POC protagonists*
  • Legend:*Has a cast of mostly POC*
  • Legend:*Has badass gay characters*
  • Legend:*Deals with many real and usually unaddressed problems such as police brutality*
  • Legend:*Has kickass ladies that are not sexualized*
  • Legend:*Has intriguing plotline and raises questions about militarism vs capitalism*
  • Legend:*Is simultaneously funny and dark*
  • Legend:*Has complex characters and deals with gray morality*
  • Everyone:All YA books are the same

Marie Lu: I was a huge reader when I was a kid, but I didn’t see a lot of myself in the books that I was reading.

Everybody should be able to go into a bookstore or a library and look at the shelves and be able to see themselves looking back.

The importance of “mirrors” and seeing yourself in books cannot be understated. #WeNeedDiverseBooks so kids like NYT Bestseller marielubooks will see themselves.

If you #SupportWNDB visit our Indiegogo campaign page to see our initiatives for bringing more diversity not just on bookshelves but in school programs and libraries.


Legend: June Iparis

I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.

  • June:The window was a high-quality mixture of several types of bulletproof glass, held to the wall with galvanized steel bolts and was located approximately 27.3 meters from the streets below, whereupon the riots were taking place, involving several hundred unarmed protesters grappling with the police, who were pushing back with crowd control shields, made of 58% fiberglass invented by German scientists in 2090
  • Day:So there's this window right

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have some YAlentines:

Curse Workers by Holly Black

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Legend by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Portrait sketches of Day and June from the Legend Trilogy by marielubooks

Soo, Marie Lu will be going to a book-signing event here in the Philippines and I can’t be there because of reasons. The event will take place in Manila, and I live here in Iloilo City, which is islands away from Manila. So close yet sooo far T_T. So to all y'all Filipino patriots and elites who will be going to the book-signing event ENJOOOooooy!