September 12, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

 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.
Legend by Marie Lu
Series: Legend #1
Published November 29th 2011 by Putnam Juvenile

A beautiful mystery .
Legend is amazing, super engaging. It is the kind of book that is filled with twists and turns, that left me breathless with anticipation. I just loved this book! The premise is really interesting. A girl from an elite family meets the boy from the slums, the boy murdered her brother, now girl is hunting him...

Legend is unlike any dystopian books I've read. Although the story may feel familiar-the survival of the fittest and the smartest- plot is very unique that really made this book stand out from the rest. A well-paced and action-packed book. There will be characters you will love to hate or you will simply love. Characters are made of pureawesomesauce. Our girl June is a kickass, she was stronger than I realized and that was really good. Day, is our guy. Strange name yes? I love him soooo much. He intrigues me from the very start, why wouldnt I? He is the most wanted criminal. I loved the idea of running away with him.. hmmm. Also, I loved where he got this name..

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” He looks toward the railway car’s open door, where streaks of dark water blanket the world. “You try to walk in the light.”

The chemistry between Day and June is just so good. The kissing-scene made me swoon! I just hoped that their romance gets fleshed out more in the second book Prodigy. I just can't wait to read the sequel, I am dying to see more of them together and to see what's going to happen next.

If you are a fan of Article 5, I bet you will love this one too!

“Oh, sure. You killed my mother. You can imagine I’m dying to help you out.”
“I would rather die than see them hurt you.


  1. So, why did I decide that I wouldn't read this book a while ago??? It sounds absolutely wonderful and right up my alley! I'm putting it on my list right now and I'm going to check it out as soon as possible. I like that June is a kick ass girl.

  2. Ugh, I SO need to read Article 5 and this one. Both sound effing AMAZING. And the excerpts and quotes! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love how excited you are about this one, Lalaine! ♥

  3. Wow, Legend sounds really, really good! June sounds like my kind of heroine, and Day (love his name!) sounds yummy. :P
    I have to get this ASAP!!
    Thanks for the great review! :)


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