Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (November 29, 2011)
Amy's review of LegendWell to I have a few things to say about this book...
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.
1. I love it.
2. It is amazing.
3. I love it.
So as you can tell I really like Legend.
From just reading the first couple of chapters I could already tell it was going to be a great book.
Ah, Day. What can I say about Day... Well, he was my favorite character in Legend. He is so smart, perceptive, loyal, perfect... I could go on for awhile telling you all of the things I love about Day.
But the thing I loved the most about Day was so persistent. He never gave up on anything or anyone.
Even from the first day he met June, he always cared about her safety.
I also thought it was very interesting how his story unfolded, it always made me want more.
It is always difficult for me to love the main girl character in any story. I don't know what it is about it, but I get annoyed very easily if the main girl is whiny/naggy or just upright... annoying! But June was anything but annoying. I loved her. I liked that even though she is one of the wealthiest people in the Republics districts, she is so humble. So normal. She acted as if she wasn't the Republic's favorite prodigy.
And not only was she super smart, she was also very clever. Sometimes even more clever than Day.
Which surprised me. June kicked butt. I mean, she kicked the butt of men probably 3 times her size.
And on top of all of that, she still has time to fall in love with Day. Because well, I mean he is absolutely perfect.
So basically, June was quite incredible. She impressed me.
And the rest of story... The Republic reminded me a lot of any dystopian world.
But the way Marie Lu put the story together was amazing.
She is definitely one of those authors you need to be on the look out for!