Sunday, April 28, 2013

Brad About Books: Legend by Marie Lu

Read from March 1 to 2, 2013
Published: November 29, 2011
Publisher: Putnam {Penguin}
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 305 pages
Series: Legend, #1

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.

FAN. TAS. TIC. Legend is a phenomenal dystopian that stands out in every single way possible. I couldn't get enough of this book!

This book is now in my top favorites of dystopian books ever, and Legend is definitely a favorite of 2013 for me! I read it so quickly, simply because I was sucked into the book right from the beginning. There was so much action within the first few pages, and it never stops - it only grows with tension and craziness. I absolutely adore this book. Why didn't I read it sooner?!

And the fantastic characters... don't even get me started! Day was an awesome character. I felt bad for him with his situation he was stuck in, but he's so sly with everything he does, it's hard not to root for him throughout the book. June was just as great. I love that she is this military prodigy and how smart she is, which is why she can do so many incredible things during Legend. I mean, wow. Marie Lu did a brilliant job at weaving these characters together and making them feel authentic and true! This is another reason why I love Legend so, so, so much.

The twists and turns that Legend brings are unbelievably and indescribably amazing. I didn't expect quite a few things that weren't revealed until towards the end of the book, and I adore it when a book can shock and surprise me. And Legend does just that. If you're aboard the dystopian bandwagon {like I am}, Legend is an absolute must-read. I've been pushing this novel onto everybody lately, and I don't think I'll be quitting anytime soon!

Overall, what can I say about this masterpiece of a book? It's wonderful. Phenomenal. Outstanding. Marvelous. Legend is easily one of my new favorite books!

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1 comment:

  1. Legend is in my Top 5 favorite books EVER!! I loved absolutely everything about it! I can't wait for Champion!! :)


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