Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Summary from Goodreads:

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. 

My Review:

A few months ago I picked up Legend for the library, but decided not to read it. Bad move on my part, because I loved it and it took me pretty much one night to read it. The book POVS are Day and June, one a rebel and the other a Republic soldier. It is hard to say which character I liked the most because both of the main characters are so well done and by the end of the book you are rooting for the pair. I would have loved some more world building, however, the amount of character development makes up for it.  

The book has a little romance in it but is mainly made up of action and that keeps you reading until the nail-biting end. 

The twists of the novel were surprising and I wasn't able to predict what was coming next which was refreshing. I'm already reading Prodigy because I could not wait to find out what happens next in the story. 

I recommend this to everyone who enjoys futuristic books that focus more on the characters. 

My Rating:
5 Stars Out of 5 Stars.

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