Legend Paperback – 2 Feb 2012
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If you like The Hunger Games, you'll love this! (Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon)
A romantic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is what it seems - Legend is impossible to out down and even harder to forget (Kami Garcia, NYT bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures)
Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it (New York Times)
Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making (USA Today)
About the Author
Marie Lu is a US author who works as an art director for a Los Angeles video game company. She was born near Shanghai, but currently lives in California with her boyfriend and their three dogs. She is the author of the YA novel Legend and its brilliant sequel Prodigy.
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Meanwhile, June, also 15, is the Republic's Prodigy. Ever since scoring perfectly on her Trial, she has gone from strength to strength in the eyes of the Republic and is set for an important career in the military, just like her older brother Metias. But then Day, in his efforts to procure a cure for the plague, kills her brother and June becomes more determined than ever to find Day and arrest him. But while Day is consumed with anger and a burning hatred for the Republic that comes with being poor and downtrodden, wealthy June has a naive innocence concerning the Republic and it is this that will ultimately land both her and Day in more trouble than either bargained for.Read more ›
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This is the second dystopian book I've read this week that has completely surpassed my expectations and I have to say, Legend is a powerful, addictive and fast paced novel that is action packed, with an explosive storyline and a love story that will leave you begging for more.
June and Day are both 15 years old who both live in completely different worlds and both will do anything for the ones they love. The only thing is, Day is the worlds most wanted criminal and June is the super intelligent girl working for the Republic. When Day breaks into a hospital to try to find medicine for his sick brother, he is accused of murdering June's brother, Metias. So June makes it her mission to hunt down Day and capture him so he can no longer run around the streets of Los Angeles'. However, when June finally meets Day for the first time, he's not like how the Republic have made him out to be - he's kind, sweet and not at all a monster but who is the real monster in this story.....Day or the Republic?
I'm so thrilled to have loved this book as much as everyone else because I'd heard a few mixed reviews recently but after reading the first two chapters, I was hooked. Marie Lu captivated me from start to finish and made me want to continue reading about the story and characters even when I finished the book. Now I have a long and painful wait until September for the next instalment.
What I noticed and loved about this book was how very unique the characters were. Both June and Day are portrayed as very different characters but if anything they are more alike than anyone else.Read more ›
Legend is set in the urban setting of futuristic Los Angeles and follows two protagonists, Day and June. There is a war in America and Day and June are on opposite sides. June is a prodigy, a soldier who works with the Republic. Day leans more towards the Patriot side, he is a Robin Hood character who steals from the rich to give to the poor. He is also the most wanted person in the Republic. There is a plague that is ravaging the country and has infected Day's family. There is a lot more to the plague than a simple virus outbreak though, and several people come to realise this throughout this book. Whilst attempting to steal a plague cure, Day is accused of killing June's brother. June then makes it her mission to capture Day.
The plot itself is interesting and there is a lot more to still be explored in the sequels to this book. I don't think that the plot was anything particularly new, at least not so far, but it'd be unfair to judge that just from the first instalment. There were quite a few similarities to other Dystopian books out there. The world building could've been stronger - The setting wasn't terribly clear and I would've liked to know more about the two sides at war and exactly why, but again, there is room for exploration of this.Read more ›
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A very good read. Delivery in good time. Recommend this to everyonePublished 6 days ago by Shah Sattar
My daughter is reading this book and can't put it down so it must be really good.Published 12 days ago by HEJ
Loved hunger games, loved maze runner, love divergent, loved thisPublished 2 months ago by Esther Rai
I really enjoyed this book. I love the way it's written, the alternating chapters leave you wanting to know more and both June and Day have some of the most unique characteristics... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thditogrl1988
Absolute pleasure to read. I could really feel a sense of anxiety for Days position and relief when the truth comes out. fantastic read.Published 2 months ago by Chelsea Hobson
Loved it! Very good read, the beginning is a bit slow but keep reading and it gets so much betterPublished 3 months ago by Sara Louise Mustafa
4.5 stars, rounded up.
"His voice can make me forget about all the details running through my mind, bringing with it emotions of desire or fear instead, sometimes... Read more
This is up there with the hunger games, couldn't put it down and have already bought book 2. Absolutely fantastic readPublished 4 months ago by glen vincent jim falla