Review: Legend by Marie Lu

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.

    

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Cover Art: Very simple but definitely works for the book. Love the gold on silver take!

Review:

I absolutely devoured this book in a day. There are very few books that keep my attention for that long and this one made the list! It is a dystopian society and the story is filled with action, suspense, mystery and, of course, romance. It is a dual narrative and can seem like the two kids are the same person at times, but by the end of the book they are completely developed characters you enjoy reading the perspective of.

I love that June is a strong female character. Her intelligence, observation skills, and general life knowledge – I feel – is admirable for a girl her age. Not only that, but she’s confident, rebellious and likes challenges and to do things her way. Day is a regular citizen who lives on the streets and has made his name infamous amongst government officials. He’s similar to June in his intelligence and skill set, however, differences are apparent at times throughout the novel. Both sets of narration was quite enjoyable to read; the story goes from one end of the region to another, from night to day, from one side of the wall to the next.

The story was very, VERY good. AMAZING even. The transition from one event to another was smoothly done and everything, in the end, connected sooo well! I was really impressed with how this story developed and drew me in. It’s a page turner for sure; I just kept wanting to know what was going to happen at the end of each chapter I could not put the book down.

Such a BRILLIANT book in all aspects. This time I’m glad there IS a sequel, I do not want this story line to end!

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