Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

Hardcover, 305 pages
Published November 29,  2011
Putnam Juvenile
Legend #1
For fans of: Dystopia, Sci-Fi, YA, Romance

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.


     This book took me completely by surprise.... In everything. From all the twists and turns to the great way the characters were portrayed, it was just an amazing book. The thing I liked most about it was the character development. It seemed like every character, even those that weren't as prominent as June and Day were perfectly developed. I was able to connect with them all. I also loved the way I was able to feel every emotion in the book. I was so connected to June and Day, more than likely because of the dual perspectives in the novel, and I was able to feel what they felt. I found myself enraged or sad at the same times as the characters. Lastly, I liked how Lu was not afraid to just let go and write as she wanted to. Some of the scenes were a little bloody and with my imagination it made it worse lol but she made it to where it was believable. I could picture what she said happening in my mind without any questions. 
     For anyone that's a fan of Divergent by Veronica Roth, I definitely recommend this for you! I'm sure you would love it like I did!
Overall, I give this **** (4 out of 5)


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