Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend (Legend #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Summary: 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.

Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review: Beautiful. Legend didn't start in an immediately noticeable way, but the more I read, the more I wanted to, and the more I couldn't stop. June- a military prodigy. Day- the Republic's most wanted criminal. When June's brother, Metias is murdered, Day becomes the prime suspect. June is sent to hunt him down, and avenge the death of her brother. But when she uncovers the truth about The Republic, everything changes. Wow. I really liked Legend. The start was rather slow, but the information was necessary. Marie Lu has written a fabulous tale, and I certainly recommend reading it. Amazing.
Recommended for: Fans of military, Dystopia, Futuristic worlds.

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