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Legend Trilogy Boxed Set (Legend #1-3)

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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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This triology as a whole was amazingly written and everything comes together. I read all three books in 2 days.

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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(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
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
“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
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
Adrienne Quintana
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
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
*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.

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 5 of 5 stars
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
John Ray
The first book of the series, apparently, was about the Legend, which was Daniel Wing. I just loved how the book was written and plotted because it focused on the society - dystopian - the government, the kilings, the injustices, etc. The first book was definitely an extremely page-turner and would defnitely make you look for more, and continue with the second book. The good thing was, the second book would answer some of the mysteries in the first book, and would give more clues in the society, ...more
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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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 4 of 5 stars
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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
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!
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.
Tiara Mulya
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
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
Claudia  Carpio Valdivia
Una trilogía bastante recomendada.

Puntuación a toda la trilogía : 4.5/5
Good series even better with the short story. A very good and emotional ending.
Puscas Mircea
A very good series of books . One of the best . I liked them a lot !
Regina Tipton-llamas
I enjoyed this trilogy much more that the Divergent books.
Ana Orellana
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
"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
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
I love this trilogy and once you start reading you can't put the book down.There was always something going on whether it was in Day's perspective or June's. Prodigy and Champion leave you thinking for a very long time ,mostly about how it is possible (No Spoilers).If you are considering reading this trilogy or haven't got your copy of it, what are you waiting for.....Get it right now, today because once you read it you wouldn't be disappointing.
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
Meh. I vacillated between 2 and 3 stars on this one, but decided on 3 for sheer entertainment value. The first book was action packed and exciting, but as the series progressed many of the phrases became redundant and the plausibility of the story line began to bother me. For me, the whole thing was mostly fluffy. Also, as a parent of a young teen I don't think this book is appropriate for teenagers.
I would like to see this as a movie. This series had me hooked from the get go. I was actually really sad that it ended. I loved it so much I will probably read it again.
The main characters of the story are June and Day. Day is a criminal who does anything to get back at the government and try to help his family who believe he's dead, while June is the super star that got perfect scores on her test. June's brother is killed during an incident where Day is trying to get vaccines for a plague that
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Other Books in the Series

Legend (3 books)
  • Legend (Legend, #1)
  • Prodigy (Legend, #2)
  • Champion (Legend, #3)
Legend (Legend, #1) Prodigy (Legend, #2) Champion (Legend, #3) The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) Life Before Legend (Legend, #0.5)

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