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Legend by Marie Lu

Posted by Caitie F on November 26, 2011

Title: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (Penguin)
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
Rating: +++++

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.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.


This book comes out in three days and if you like books like Matched and The Hunger Games, you really need to go buy it!

The characters are so well-developed and real. I felt like I knew June and Day from very early on, so it was fun to  watch them start to interact with each other and figure each other out. They are both incredibly intelligent, which made it more fun to read about them! Yeah, they make some decisions that are not always the smartest, but they think things through and it just makes the action scenes so much more exciting!

There is some romance in this book, but it was minimal and worked with the characterization and building relationships. It worked really well and makes this a great book that both genders can enjoy.

I really hope this book does well. Lu does a great job of making readers think in every chapter. Questioning leadership is a central theme and I really hope readers take those themes and really digest and ponder their own beliefs.

It is just a great book! I hope you all read and enjoy it! I cannot wait to read the next book!

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