Young Adult Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend, #1)Legend by Marie Lu
Series: Legend
ISBN: 014242207X
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: November 29th 2011 
Number of pages: 305 
Source: Bought

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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.



I don’t know why it took me this long to finale start this trilogy, but since the last book is already released I’m grateful to have them all, because it kinda ended in a cliff and I hate to wait for another book to get closure in a story. Day and June are from very different parts of town but from the very first moment in this book we can clearly see they are soul mates, more than anything because they are so much alike.

There’s a different side to this dystopia that caught my eye, since not all books from this genre I like the summary. But this one has a nice touch of investigation, a little military surprise and better than anything I love a good revolution and we can see that bubbling in the surface. I loved the action in this first book, because usually thee’s more introduction and less drama, but this series brought a nice pace and the plot has a different twist during this book for me. I did not expect some of those people to be so important in the events.

I liked Day and June together, they reminded me of Tris and Four, but a little different too. They are equals and share the same doubts and fears. Can’t wait to start the next books.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Life Before Legend
#1 – Legend
#2 – Prodigy
#3 – Champion

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