Image from Marie Lu's Web site
I just found out about this very interesting sounding book that is going to be released in November by Putnum Children's called LEGEND, by Marie Lu. Here's the synopsis, from her blog:
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history ....Ok, it's no secret that my new obsession is Dystopia, and this book sounds amazing to me! And, not only is it going to be released as a book, but CBS Films has picked up the movie rights! Here's what Marie had to say:
Born into the slums of the Republic's Lake sector, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in the wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.
And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.
The truth they'll uncover will become legend.
CBS Films has bought the movie rights to my book Legend, with Temple Hill's Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (Twilight Saga, Nativity Story, Dear John) to produce! My amazing book and film agents, Kristin Nelson (NLA) and Kassie Evashevski (UTA) brokered the deal. I love them with the intensity of a thousand suns!!Marie posted pictures of who she pictures as her characters on her blog.
LEGEND is the first book in a three-book series and will be released in November (2011). Marie made a book trailer that you can view here. You can add this book to your TBR pile on Goodreads here. And you can follow Marie Lu on Twitter here.
I'm definitely keeping my eye on this one! Congratulations Marie on this fantastic news!