Marie Lu with Becky Albertalli - Stars and Smoke

Have you ever wanted to read a book that was part pop star story, part spy novel, part romance, part action-adventure? WELL GOOD NEWS!!! One of our favorite authors in the world, Marie Lu, has written JUST THAT and she's coming to Decatur to tell us all about it with our other bookish bestie, Becky Albertalli!!! Come hear all about Marie's newest book, Stars and Smoke, from these two literary super stars at our very special event and be prepared to be absolutely obsessed!!


Admission + Book: $25 this gets you one copy of Stars and Smoke as well as admission to the event. Please purchase your ticket here!
You are welcome to purchase additional copies of Stars and Smoke as well, but only the Book + Admission ticket will count for admission.

If you cannot attend our event but would still like a signed copy, order a copy below!


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About the book:

Meet Winter Young – International pop sensation, with a voice like velvet and looks that could kill. His star power has smashed records, selling out stadiums from LA to London. His rabid fans would move heaven and earth for even a glimpse of him – just imagine what they’d do to become his latest fling.

Meet Sydney Cossette – Part of an elite covert ops group, Sydney joined their ranks as their youngest spy with plans to become the best agent they’ve ever had. An ice queen with moves as dangerous as her comebacks, Sydney picks up languages just as quickly as she breaks hearts. She's fiery, no-nonsense, and has zero time for romance – especially with a shameless flirt more used to serving sass than taking orders.

When a major crime boss gifts his daughter a private concert with Winter for her birthday, Sydney and Winter's lives suddenly collide. Tasked with infiltrating the crime organization’s inner circle, Sydney is assigned as Winter's bodyguard with Winter tapped to join her on the mission of a lifetime as a new spy recruit. Sydney may be the only person alive impervious to Winter's charms, but as their mission brings them closer, she’s forced to admit that there's more to Winter Young than just a handsome face . . .

About the Author and Moderator:

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Legend series, The Young Elites trilogy, the Warcross series. the Skyhunter series, Batman: Nightwalker, and The Kingdom of Back. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, where she worked as an artist. A full-time writer, she spends her spare hours reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in the traffic-jam capital, Los Angeles, with her illustrator/author husband, Primo Gallanosa, and their son.

Becky Albertalli is the number one New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); The Upside of Unrequited; Leah on the Offbeat; the Simonverse novella Love, Creekwood; What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed); and most recently, Kate in Waiting. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at

Event date: 
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Stars and Smoke (A Stars and Smoke Novel #1) By Marie Lu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250852816
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 28th, 2023

An Instant New York Times bestseller!

He's a secret.
She's an agent.
This mission might just be impossible.