Review: Legend by Marie Lu

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Summary from Amazon


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

Review:

     I keep saying that I’m going to quit reading Dystopian books. They’ve been so overdone the last couple years, but I’d been wanting to read Legend for awhile, so I gave it a try and was not disappointed.

   Going in, I didn’t even know much about Legend–just that I kept hearing good things about it. 

   Legend starts out with action immediately. That’s the kind of thing I need when I’m starting a book that I don’t know anything about! The action rarely lets up and holds the reader’s attention to the fullest.

I previously wrote about the alternating point of views. I enjoyed getting to know what both Day and June were thinking and it was the perfect way to keep the story flowing. 

I’m not going to keep this long since I’d already posted a mini-review on it, but I will say that I kept enjoying it and that I do highly recommend it. Legend is currently $2.99 on kindle, so it is a great deal for an amazing story!

My next read is Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. I got this one on my kindle months ago and forgot about it until I purchased it for my library recently and got to flipping through it. That post should come soon since I’m off work for the next two weeks! …gotta love teacher/school breaks! What are you Christmas reads?

-Melanie

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