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The complete collection of Marie Lu's bestselling Legend trilogy: Legend, Prodigy, and Champion. Additional bonus material also included: Marie Lu’s Life Before Legend, original short stories offering a sneak peek at the lives of Day and June before they met.
Hardcover, 1088 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
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Alissa
Apr 02, 2016 Alissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ebooks
3.5 stars. A bit juvenile, like a sort of Hunger Games for teens (oh wait, isn't that for young adults too?). Oh, who cares, I liked both works and this one in book form, so I enjoyed it better. Straightforward, with a few twists, and entertaining. Satisfying ending.

"I’m telling you, Day—all it takes is one generation to brainwash a population and convince them that reality doesn’t exist.”
Melissa
Apr 01, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This triology as a whole was amazingly written and everything comes together. I read all three books in 2 days.
****SOMEWHAT OF A SPOILER IS PRESENT BUT I TRIED NOT TO****





In the first book Legend you get to meet the Characters June and Day, Marie Lu did an amazing job of creating these characters and you can actually picture them. Throughout this book June and Day both lose people they love but they also find new people to love. There is action and adventure and WTF moments. June is a go getter
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Siobhan
Jun 04, 2016 Siobhan rated it liked it
Don’t get me wrong, this is a decent series – it simply isn’t the shining example of dystopian story telling that the raving reviews had me believing.

The trilogy follows the usual format for young adult dystopian tales, offering very little by way of surprises. This, however, is partly due to the fact that I have read far too many books in the genre along with having read a lot of dystopian tales that belong in the adult category. Due to this, it is now hard for such stories to really stand out.
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Francesco
Vote: 3,75
Class: L-B1 (FP) *

(a Science Fiction Dystopian Trilogy)

I've recently read "The Hunger Games" and, after that, the "Divergent Trilogy" and enjoyed them much (well, they do have some flaws, but what doesn't?). I've decided to try this series after some hesitation and I found it to have more flaws than those. The final book of the series is actually better than the previous ones and you can see how the author is more... mature.

The setting (3,15) is a dystopian futuristic US (during a war
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Kirstin
Sep 23, 2014 Kirstin rated it it was ok
I found this trilogy a bit tiring but I think it may be just that I have reached my saturation limit of teen dystopian romance so I was more critical of it. The book switches back and forth between the girl’s and boy’s perspective but the two characters didn’t have strong enough voices for this to be successful for me. I also had a hard time accepting that such young people would be put in such positions of power. Perhaps if she had made the characters even a few years older I would have found i ...more
Caitlin
Jan 03, 2015 Caitlin rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-dystopia
“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.”

This was an excellent series. I picked up the first book not knowing what to expect, but I ended up loving it. As I continued reading I was afraid that the next two books in the Legend Trilogy wouldn't be as good as the first one. I was wrong. Each book seemed to get better and better as Day and June developed and changed into lif
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Mercedes Chavez
Nov 19, 2015 Mercedes Chavez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, dystopia, fav-series
Wow! Just wow! This book series was an intense emotional roller coaster. Love, pain, war, loss, love again, twists and turns. But it was by far the 3rd book that left me in awe. It made me laugh and cry and cry some more! Would 100% recommend it to anyone who loves trilogies and dystopias. p.s. the second book was not that good in my opinion but you need it for certain things that are in the third book. It also explains more about why they are split up.
Adrienne Quintana
Feb 07, 2015 Adrienne Quintana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the characters and world building in this series. The third book kind of jumped the shark for me with the romance between June and Day, but overall I enjoyed the story.
Kris Purtle
Apr 08, 2014 Kris Purtle rated it really liked it
I was slightly hesitant to read this saga, after the let down in the Divergent saga ending. But, I went with it, and wasn't disappointed. Though there were a few times I found that I'd get lost in what I was reading, I enjoyed the descriptiveness that Marie Lu brought to her books. I liked that there was such emotional stress between June and Day... and seeing how it was all a huge manipulation from those who were in charge. I was a little worried as I neared the end of the final book, Champion, ...more
Bianca
Apr 27, 2015 Bianca rated it it was amazing
*Warning: mild spoilers ahead*


So, this trilogy starts with Legend. In this book, June Iparis, the Republic's only prodigy, losses her one and only brother, Metias,--her only family left. It was suspected that Day, the Republic's most wanted criminal, is the reason behind the death of June's brother. June decides that she wants to find Day by herself and do justice BUT things do not always go the way they're planned. And from there follows the two remaining books which are Prodigy and Champion.

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Jennifer
Dec 10, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Legend is the story of war after the United States became tragically torn. It’s between the Republic and the Colonies and throughout the 3 total books by Marie Lu you will pass through happenings of war from two sides. The two sides include the government and the people on the streets. These books go through all kinds of things from rebels of the streets fighting a war to unexpected romance. There are two important characters that you will focus on in the first book the most. One is Day, he is ...more
Kaku Eduku
Aug 28, 2014 Kaku Eduku rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
The Legend trilogy....first impression from chapter one - intrigued...i wondered what kind of world they live in and how it could possibly be rectified at the end as is the norm with dystopians. It did not disappoint...a lot of fast paced action...interesting world building and a bit 'overpowered' mc's. June and Day are each interesting mc's in their own way. Day ill admit was too skilled at the beginning for a kid on the streets with no training....I mean how the hell does a 12 yr old break int ...more
Josh
Feb 26, 2014 Josh rated it really liked it
Shelves: excellent-books, ya
Disclaimer: This review is long. As in, the 2,000 words kind of long. You have been warned. Also, the following review is technically a “joint review” of all three books in the Legend trilogy, so I'll post it here and under the boxed set.

First off, I’m really not a fan of a lot of books in the YA genre. Especially, especially, especially the dystopian subgenre. I’ve read The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, Variant (the first one), Ashfall, and Maze Runner trilogies, as well as the Gone series
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Jessica (The Mortal Jessica)
Jul 06, 2015 Jessica (The Mortal Jessica) rated it it was amazing
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Jeffrey
Dec 11, 2014 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
This series was a solid YA dystopian series. I don't think its on the same level as Maze Runner or Hunger Games but its still worth a read. The books improve as they go with the the final book of the trilogy being the best. Solid characters and the plot/action is very fast paced. I would have liked more depth to the world and story but still recommend to those who like the genre. Probably a 3.5 but I always round up in my rating system.
Sónia Domingues
Jul 21, 2014 Sónia Domingues rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sónia by: Booktube
Review in Portuguese
Legend é uma trilogia que me surpreendeu positivamente.Apesar das suas paginas cheias de acção (coisa que não costumo apreciar em livros)acabei esta distopia com um sentimento de satisfação.
Dos 3 livros, Legend (o primeiro) é de longe o meu favorito por se focar mais na construção da relação entre as duas personagens e nos seus problemas pessoais e menos em toda a politica envolvida nos dois livros seguintes.
Prodigy foi aquele que menos gostei pelo factor acção. Como já refer
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Kaylie
Mar 01, 2015 Kaylie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Dystopian is my absolute weakness, but this series tops the list as my favorite by far! Marie Lu is a literary genius. Her characters, her world, her plot.. Everything is just phenomenal! If you haven't read this series, stop what you're doing and read it right now! I cannot praise these books enough!
Jerss
Jan 19, 2015 Jerss rated it really liked it
Smartly written and has a great pace to it.. has a good mix of action and ideas.
A whole lot more guy friendly than similar stuff like Twilight and Divergent.
CCB
May 01, 2016 CCB rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Overall I liked reading these books. The plotline is great and the characters are amazing. I have to admit I was a bigger fan of Day than June. Now to all who havent read this yet ....a spoiler..they are both main characters :D Its a great distopian read ! ...more
Tiara Mulya
Mar 19, 2014 Tiara Mulya rated it really liked it
If you love hunger games, divergent, and eve trilogy. You better read this. There's quote from the Catching Fire "Remember who your enemy is" on the Prodigy. Legend it's slow at the first part but so fasttt in the end. Worth to read.
Karen Silva
Jul 19, 2014 Karen Silva rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with this trilogy. Totally one of my favorites trilogies of all. (Sorry THG and Divergent) The characters were so well developed. June was so calculator and Day was so brave. Each one had a very defined perosonality. I think all characters grow up in every way during the books. And HOLLY CRAP. I cried like a baby at the end of Champion. It was so sad and emotional. Day was so breathtaking. SO MANY FEELS.
And can we talk about how Marie Lu made Metias so lovely and caring and you fell
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Claudia  Carpio Valdivia
Jun 30, 2015 Claudia Carpio Valdivia rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
Una trilogía bastante recomendada.

Puntuación a toda la trilogía : 4.5/5
Marcus
Mar 28, 2014 Marcus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-read
Good series even better with the short story. A very good and emotional ending.
Puscas Mircea
Aug 23, 2014 Puscas Mircea rated it it was amazing
A very good series of books . One of the best . I liked them a lot !
Regina Tipton-llamas
May 05, 2014 Regina Tipton-llamas rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this trilogy much more that the Divergent books.
Ana Orellana
Mar 01, 2015 Ana Orellana rated it it was amazing
Increibles. No hay otro palabra que pueda definir lo mucho que me gusto esta serie. Los personajes tienen mucha personalidad y en un momento mientras los estas leyendo... la historia parece real. En el primer libro no deja muy claro la relación entre estas dos partes de E.U. Mientras avanza la historia, Marie Lu sabe atar cabos sueltos y te explica mas a fondo. Disfrute bastante esta lectura y el final, me dejo sin palabras y con muchos sentimientos dentro de mi. No te vas a arrepentir si buscas ...more
Micah
Aug 22, 2015 Micah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, reviews
"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. You try to walk in the light."

Note: this review is about the series as a whole, not just one particular book.

There are many great things about this series. Nowadays dystopian books have gotten so popular and many are predictable and, simply, not good. The Legend series, however, takes any cliches and predictions you may have about
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Priya
Feb 22, 2015 Priya rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I decided to review this as a trilogy instead of individual book because the problems i had with the first started to fade with the second and the problems i had with the second mostly disappeared by the time i finished the third book.
So to start, let’s talk about June. God, what a fabulous character. I loved that she stayed true to herself through the entire trilogy. I love that she doesn’t become the damsel in distress just because the genre demands it. Even when we get to the second/third boo
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Evelyn
Dec 31, 2015 Evelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books
The best trilogy I ever read, with amazing characters, is only the best, I can't describe how I loved this three books, Now I can't overcome the end, and I wish with all my soul read more about Day and June.
When I started to read the first book, I don't knew what think about, but when I finished it, I I'll want read the next, and when finally I was read the three books i realize it's one of my favorite, all story, all character, everything is amazing.
Kassandra
Sep 01, 2015 Kassandra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow such a great dystopian! I hardly ever read dystopians and I made a massive exception for Legend and I loved every single page! The characters were really great and even if the characters are there for a short amount of time I never forgot about them. I wish I could have spent more time with Metias before he died. I also really enjoye how action packed all three books were I was always interested ! The ending for this trilogy left me with this bittersweet feeling and longing to know more abou ...more
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