Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu
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Where smarts collide with more smarts in a post-apocalyptic world.

Synopsis: 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.

My two cents

If you're still reeling from the fact that The Hunger Games trilogy has concluded, then this one is for you! I can't recommend Marie Lu's debut novel enough. This star-crossed romance interwoven with lots of fast-paced action, a little bit of gore, lots of heart, and tons of post-apocalyptic detail will get you excited for this genre once again!

The storytelling is told in the two opposing voices of Day and June and I loved how this is captured in the changes in font type and colour as I romped through this unputdownable book.

I won't belabour this review. I loved this book and I can't wait to read Prodigy, its sequel.

Verdict: Hunger Games fan, go get a copy of this book now!


Legend by Marie Lu
Amazon.com
Book Depository: Paperback | Hardback

3 comments

  1. I've had this wishlisted forever it seems... and then your final verdict makes me want to find a copy now.

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