Monday, November 28

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 336

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's 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.

My Thoughts: Okay seriously, how to even write this review. Legend was flat out awesome! I picked this book up and I didn't want to put it down! If your a fan of The Hunger Games, you will probably enjoy it. It has that same feel to it but it is so different at the same time. It's freaking wonderful!

We are introduced to Day and June. June works for the Republic. The Republic is pretty much the people who run everything, a type of government. She also has a brother named Metias who is killed pretty early on in the book. We can tell how much they loved each other and how close they were as brother and sister. June is the only one who scored a perfect on her Trial Test. She is the Republic’s prodigy . Than we meet Day. Day is the world's most wanted criminal. He has committed several crimes (or so they say) and he is wanted by The Republic.

After June's brother is brutally murdered by Day, June sets out on a mission to find him and bring him in to be put to death- execution style. She soon starts tracking him in the Slums sector and runs into him and his friend Tess. Tess is a 13 year old girl that Day found one day and took in. She's been running with him ever since. She's sort of a little sister type.

Day is out to get plague vaccinations for his family. This is all he cares about right now. Even though his brother John knows he's alive, the rest of his family believe him to be dead.

As June gets to know Day, she discovers secrets she never even imagined. Deadly secrets that can change the course of life. They can change every one's way of looking at things, all people could lose respect for The Republic.

I won't say much else about the plague, the secrets, Day and June's family.  I will just say that I loved both of these characters. They were such awesome teens. Legend was such an emotional read for me. It was addicting. It was marvelous. Legend was one of the best books I've read this year!

Overall: Loved It! Legend was so freaking cool. It was so amazing! I loved the world building, I loved the characters, I loved reading about the different sectors and what went on in each sector. Legend is a book you have to read this year!!!! It's definitely a book to buy!

Cover: The cover is kind of sparkly. It is plain but really fits the book. It is a nice cover to go along with the story.

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Alexa said...

I have yet to read this book. I have had it on my shelf for the past two months. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book and you are making me wish I had already read it!

Thanks for the great review!

LoriStrongin said...

DEFINITELY have been wanting to read this book! I have a thing for siblings-in-trouble/out-for-revenge type plots. So that, coupled with all the other neat world building elements I've read about makes this one sound like one helluva good read.

Thanks for the review!



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