Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Review: Legend, by Marie Lu

Legend was so exciting, it was very difficult for me to put down.

I LOVED these characters. The book is told in alternating viewpoints - Day and June. They are from the "opposite sides of the track." This is a dystopian military society on the west coast of what used to be the USA. They are at war with "the Colonies," which is the rest of the US. There's also a plague going around infecting poor people.  Day is a rebel, stirring things up for the Republic, and their most wanted criminal. June is the Republic's golden child--perfect score on their tests, she is the youngest person to ever have been so high in the military.

Why would these two have anything to do with each other? Day kills June's brother, and she vows to get revenge. She goes undercover in the poor district and eventually runs into Day.

That's pretty much as far as I want to take it. Circumstances bring these two together, tear them apart, and then ???? I can't forget these characters. I loved them both equally. I keep thinking about them, and hoping that they are still OK, even after I've finished the book. These are FICTIONAL characters...duh...

That's one mark of a good book. If it sticks with you. I can't believe these two are kind of in limbo until the next book comes out. I hope they are OK.....(fictional characters, again!!!)

The weaponry, technology, plague, setting, and side characters are all interesting. But for me this was about Day and June, and their exciting adventurous plot.

I can't wait to expose my Hunger Games, Divergent, and other dystopian fans to this one!

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, November 29, 2011
Copy won from Celine @ Nyx Book Reviews
305 pages

Rating: 5/5

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  1. Just got this one from my library. Really looking forward to reading it. So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. You're so funny! You're right though, marks for good book if it sticks/seems so real. I'll add this to my tbr ..thanks.

  3. I really need to get to reading this one because I've heard nothing but great things. So glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I liked this book, but didn't love it. However, I am doing a pretty good job of getting students to read it and they are liking it so it's all good!

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book -- it is one of my favorite recent reads!

  6. I'm looking forward to this book! Definitely on my radar.

  7. I'm intrigued by this one but I don't know if I'll pick it up since I usually avoid dystopias. I do agree that a sign of a good book is if it sticks with you. And if it's exciting.


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