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LEGEND: Day and June

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This started out as a doodle but then I got carried away. :) On the left is June Iparis, the 15-year old superintelligent prodigy in Legend. On the right (of course ;) ) is Day, the 15-year old boy who is the Republic of America's most wanted criminal. June is hired to hunt Day down.

Anyway, I think they both might have turned out looking a little bit older than they're supposed to, but.....oh well. I had fun drawing their hair. Mwaha.


Legend (book 1 of a trilogy being published by Penguin) takes place in a dark future, when the United States has split into two warring countries: the western Republic, and the eastern Colonies. It tells the story of a famous teen criminal vs. a 15-yr old girl detective prodigy, and is coming out on Nov. 29 of this year. :) You'll be able to find it in all bookstores as well as on Amazon, etc. Legend has also been optioned for film by CBS Films and Twilight's production company Temple Hill!

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LeopardPrintzHobbyist Digital Artist
I can never draw hair. Every time I try I just end up rage quitting XD and I'm not the kind of person who rages a lot...
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Omg it's beautiful....Legend is awesome and we need more fan art. xD
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This. Is. Amazing! I always wondered what they look like, so I'm glad you drew them! You can write, you can draw, and you have a good sense of humor. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!fangirlplz Fangirl Flailing Emote 
I'm really glad I decided to buy Legend (though my inner fangirl was a teensy bit angry at the end of Champion) I ended up finishing it in one day! On a school day too! The series is one of my favorites, and now its easier to visualize charters! Have I ever mentioned that you are amazing? 
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yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more june and day!!!
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Hello Miss Lu :) Let me first say that I just heard of your novels today. My teacher recommended it as a book to read during our free time between classes, so I decided to give your first book, Legend, a try. After three hours of continuous reading, I'd say I didn't regret my decision at all. (Haven't been this much into books since the Percy Jackson series ^_^) I'm thankful that my teacher recommended the book to me, but even more so to you for creating this wonderful, thrilling, exciting world for all of us. I'm aspiring to be a writer myself, and your novels, even the first book only, give me inspirations to work for this dream of mine. And I love how you also draw pictures of characters in the books, and how beautiful the art style is. It certainly gives vibes of Japanese Manga arts, but still retained the western characteristics. You're an amazing drawer in addition to being a terrific writer! :)

Thank you again for a great novel series. I haven't read the two sequels yet, but definitely going to some time soon, as well as any of your subsequent works!

PS. I'd love to write my own novel soon, but my language barrier and writing experience are constant problems. If you don't mind, could you share any useful advice on how to write a good novel? It's okay if you don't want to, by the way. I might be asking a bit much. I'm sorry for any mistakes I could have made in this comment. :( Curse me and my lacking English skill...
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beautiful!!!!! I am actually reading the book right now and this looks just like what they described them in the book!!!!!
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Er mer gerd!!!! I loves it!!! And the hair is AMAZING!! if I could draw hair half as good as u, I would have fun with it too ^.^
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lizard9932Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PUBLIC NEEDS MORE OF YOUR (and the books') AMAZINGNESS!!!!!!!!
Meow :3
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OH MY GOD. I just finished reading CHAMPION earlier. About 30 minutes, yeah? :D And it's so tear-stained and damp. I know that you already heard a lot of feedback from your readers and I also know that some of them are unsatisfied with how the story ended. I don't care. You can't please everyone. You write beautifully. I love your words and stories. And I am crying, shit. Legend series holds a lot of beauty and potential and it's just so beautiful. Marvelous. Fantastic. 
*** (sort of) SPOILER. Don't read beyond this if you haven't read the books yet***
The last two lines of Champion hits me so hard I sobbed. I remembered the line at Prodigy:
"You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just ... met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, 'Hi, I'm Daniel.'"

And I was . . . so . . . agh . . . I'm sorry about me fangirl-ing and rambling. Can't help it but. . . I ADORE you so much. You're one of my fave authors :)

And HEY your arts ROCK. God, you're so talented. Heart you saaw much!

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My life in a paragraph. I sobbed so hard at the end of Champion :'(
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I read it and LOVED it!!! I just got Prodigy and it's drawing me in like Legend. And if it's not too much trouble, are you going to do art for Prodigy? I seem to capture the story better with pictures XD
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You draw very well!! I read Legend this summer and it took me only 2 days :aww: I love the book and the characters! Day is the best! :heart:
I hope you will continue writing and drawing :hug:
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I just finished reading that book for school. LOVED IT!!!! :squee: Now I'm so tempted to read the next books! :D


This drawing is so beautiful!!! :love:

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I would like a sketch of thomas as well, I'm curious as to what he looks like in the authors perspective,  although it does all depend on wether or not you too busy or not, I don't think any of us would want to put a burden on you.
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If you're not to busy.


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SARAHKN2012Hobbyist Interface Designer
It is absolutely beautiful! I love the series Legend! Do you suppose that you could make a drawing with Thomas? If you're to busy.
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love u marie lu
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THIS BOOK SERIES IS AMAZING! I honestly can't wait for the third book! Better than the hunger games! I haven't been this hooked on a series since The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer, Which I'm still hooked on, and now I'm hooked on two at once! DOUBLE THE ANXIETY FOR WAITING FOR SEQUELS!!! WHYYYY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF!!! WHY DO YOU WRITERS DO THIS TO ME!!!!
And is it me or does Day kind of look a bit like Inuyasha.....not that I mind...
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Same here! I'm hooked on three different series!!!! So tiring to be a reader!
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You get me XD
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I wondered, is iparis pronounced Eye-paris or Ip-Ar-Is? I always thot it was ip-ar-is.
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I died reading the end of the second book
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Legend series is my absolute fave series!
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Oh my gosh I absolutely love this book! It's so amazing
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