Monday, March 26, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

Release Date: November 29th 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 305 pages
Source: Borrowed
Series: 1

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. 

I liked/disliked this book. I liked it because it was addicting (you just wanted to know what will happen next all the time), you feel sorrow for characters (duh it’s a dystopian, it's so depressing how the world is turned upside down in this book) and June.

So in this book, there is Day and June, right. Did I like Day? Not too much. Well, not as much as June. She was like superwoman but only 15 years old. Oh yea! Now that we are at it. The age. Holly, molly. This age thing. So I was reading and reading and reading this book and then I found out that Day and June are 15. How could they be 15? They are super…super everything. I don’t know but I thought 15 was too young, compared to how I imagined them. Their voices sounded more like 17-ish.
Back to June. She is strong, independent and a broken flower.

I am really looking forward to the next book.


Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

I still need to read this one, it sounds so good! From the summary on the cover flap I agree, 15 does sound young! They must be some kick butt kids!

Jenny N. said...

It seems like everyone has read this book except me. Really good to see that you liked it :)

Brenna said...

I read this book a long time ago, but I don't think I even picked up on the fact that they're 15! I guess to me, the ages don't really matter too much unless something's going on that really makes me take notice.

I was a big fan of June too - but mostly her brother! *cries*

Brenna from Esther's Ever After


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