Marie Lu in Conversation With Aiden Thomas
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The Hating Game meets Mission: Impossible in Stars and Smoke (Roaring Brook), a smoldering new novel from Marie Lu about a superstar tapped to become a secret agent and the reluctant young spy assigned to be his partner. Meet Winter Young — rookie backup dancer turned global pop phenomenon. His star power has smashed records, selling out stadiums from LA to London. Now he’s bringing his swoonworthy assets to a whole new arena… Infamous criminal tycoon Eli Morrison has just one weakness — his daughter, Penelope. And Penelope has just one wish for her nineteenth birthday — a private concert with Winter Young. When covert ops organization The Panacea Group approaches Winter with this once-in-a-lifetime chance to infiltrate Morrison’s inner circle, Winter must use his fame, cunning, and charisma to pull it off — only he won’t be on his own. Posing as Winter’s bodyguard is the fiery Sydney Cossette, Panacea’s youngest spy. Sydney may be the only person alive impervious to Winter's charms, but as the mission brings them closer, she's forced to admit there's more to this A-lister than slick dance moves and a handsome face. Panacea's unlikeliest partners just might become its biggest heroes — and maybe even more — if they can survive each other first. Lu will be joined in conversation by Aiden Thomas, author of The Sunbearer Trials.