Marie Lu’s ‘Legend’ Scores A Facebook Game

If you just can’t get enough of the dystopian world imagined by author Marie Lu in her mesmerizing debut “Legend”—not to mention find yourself on tenterhooks waiting for follow-up “Prodigy,” hitting bookstore shelves in January—then here’s some news you can use: Marie has teamed up with developer Wicked Sweet Games to produce a free Facebook game called “Cities of Legend”!

According to Publisher’s Weekly, the game—composed of puzzles, role-playing and social elements—takes place before the events of “Legend,” and gamers can play as one of 10 different characters from either the Republic or the rebel faction. (Choose wisely, kids!)

The collaboration is a particularly apt one for Marie, who in her pre-authorial days worked as an art director in the video game industry. She intends to update the game as her trilogy unfolds.

Of course, “Legend” isn’t the first YA novel to score its own Facebook game. You may recall that earlier this year, the social networking site launched “The Hunger Games Adventures” in conjunction with the release of the novel’s big-screen adaptation.

For its part, “Cities of Legend” is expected to go live in December. Click on over to the Facebook page to pre-register for a gift on launch!

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