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. ...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. -Day”
☆☆☆☆☆5 LEGENDARY STARS!☆☆☆☆☆
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Okay so before I start this review I want to say that I missed reading dystopians.The last one I read in June I think and this one...more
We've got two narrators: the notorious criminal, Day, and the noble citizen, though a little rebellious, June. Day has escaped death before, and he's only trying to survive while taking care of his family, especially his sick brother. June got a perfect score on her Trial and ...more
This book is ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE!! Yes, I realize that’s not a word, but I have to admit I’m a bit sleep deprived seeing as I stayed up all night reading this FRICKEN AMAZING book!! Okay let me just tell you now, this review is going to be an absolute, incoherent gush-fest. I haven’t felt this pumped about a YA dystopic novel since the The Hunger Games came to town. Mind you, I’ve read some pretty awesome stories since, such as Divergent, Blood R ...more
15-year-old June is an exceptionally gifted prodigy who is being groomed to become a military star. But when her brother is senselessly murdered, she embarks upon a mission to find his killer--and discovers that all signs point towards Day, a notorious criminal who is already wanted by the Republic.
“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.”
So I finally decided to pick this up after sifting through all the reviews and reading positive after negative after positive after negative, sometimes I guess you just have to see for yourself. And Legend was all right, pretty good when compared to some of the crap I've read recently, it just wasn't anything particularly spect ...more
Quotes like that are the reason why I love Marie Lu’s books. Well, okay, quotes like that and the fact that she’s a really great writer and always creates characters I can’t help but adore! The thing with dear ...more
Because reading/watching a bunch of Japanese action-themed manga/anime and then writing something based on them and then labeling it as 'dystopian novel' AND THEN devoting most of said novel to tell us how cool and awesome (and good looking) your MCs are really doesn't cut it.
Pre-review: I read Legend ...more
What I truly enjoyed:
• Two unique POV’s of the hunter and the hunted –and I love, love, loved that the girl was the one sent to hunt Day, the criminal, as I tend to see this trope usually in the reverse.
• The action scenes –since I had read The Young Elites I already knew Lu had talent in this arena (that end duel!), and while there was no magic powers this time a ...more
Legend is a 2011 dystopian young adult novel written by American author Marie Lu. It is the first book in the Legend trilogy, followed by Prodigy and Champion.
The book is set in the Republic of America, a police state located in the Western United States who has waged war against its eastern neighbor, the Colonies of America, since its creation in 2054.
The country is led by the Elector Primo, who has rigged elections to rule for several decades, with the capit ...more
the world-building and character development in this book is top shelf. there is so much plot packed into this book that i was constantly engaged. with a corrupt government, strong female protagonist, high-stakes action and reveals, this has everything i love about a YA dystopian story.
i have no idea how the rest of the series will play out (considering how much happens in this book), but i am very excited to find ...more
Now let’s suppose one of these
Without a doubt, at ...more
I love Day so much and I love Tess and June.
I love that even though Day and June were enemies at first because of what June thought happened to her brother, they came together and found out the truth. It seems like there are some jerks running around lying. BUT, they always are right?
The Republic and The Colonies are at war, t ...more
I'm honestly not the biggest fan of dystopian as a genre, but oh my, Marie Lu nailed the characters. Oh, I was drawn in SO FAST and I'm still in love even though it's been years.
Me... thinking about Day...
Day and June are so sweet and I LOVED their chemistry. My biggest complaint though is that they definitely act way older than 15. I'm not sure why Marie Lu didn't just m ...more
Pardon me for raining on the dystopian parade but I'm 5 chapters in and- already the plot development and progression seem patently obvious....more
Because I'm assuming the republic had Metias killed, pinned it on Day just so they could send June to track and kill Day.
I'm also guessing the two will fall in love, fight the bad guys aka "The Republic", then become the symbolic heads of the resistance. Right?
*passes book to 14-yr-old daughter*
DNF @ 20%
Holyyyyy, omg, where do i start..
This book was absolutely incredible!
From the time i read the first page, i knew it was going to be great, but never as amazing as it truly was. From page 1 to page 305, i was completely enthralled and could not get enough of it!
Marie Lu is an incredible writer, I absolutely lovedddd the two perspective writing!
The characters were incredible, the world was so incredibly vivid that i literally feel like i just watched a movie and didn't read a bo ...more
I’m late to the Legend party, so I’ll keep this brief.
I’m not rating this 4 stars cause it blew my mind (it didn’t) or because it was a brilliant fantasy book (it wasn’t). If anything, it could be deemed fantasy-lite, with two main characters who were basically the same person.
However: I really appreciated the clean, crisp writing, the freedom from bogged down filler, the totally bitchin’ pace, and the fact that it took me less than two hours to put away, start to finish. So for that, di ...more
There isn’t anything majorly different here when compared to other YA dystopias that were rife during the time this was written.
- Set in America (albeit future ‘Republic of America’)
- Both main characters are ‘speshul’
HOWEVER... I still had a great time reading this.
I liked reading both Day and June’s perspectives, seeing their point of views compared to one another. Especially seeing June’s change during the course of the book.
It’s very action packed and ...more
I'm a dystopian book fanatic. I collect them like the Cookie Monster collects his cookies. So when I first heard of Legend earlier this year I knew I had to get a hold of it ASAP. And I wasn't entirely disappointed because Legend features a strong, kick-ass heroine, a disturbing future world, multi-cultural characters, and tons of action.
Legend tells the story of a two remarkable 15-year-olds, Day and June, living on West cost of the United States now known as The Republic. This book instantly ...more
I am always afraid to read a book when I’ve been holding my breath for it to come out. Legend is one of those.
I had high hopes and I am glad to say that my expectations have been met.
I was really eager to meet Day.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about him and I was pretty much intrigued, for lack of a better word.
Even though in the last half of the book he was more or less absent, I got to care more for him and to understand him better (compared to June).
He was an interesting character – he ...more
June and Day are precocious soulmates, who are also at different ends of the social ladder. That ladder plays a role in this narration. This is after all, a dystopian future. I liked the June/Day interaction quite some. But if I had to describe the entire tone of the book, I woul ...more
The U.S.A now divided, a Republic & Colonies..each side in constant war..
The Republic has certain sectors suffer a Plague..only the wealthy survive and got the cure..
The "Elector Primo" of the Republic is the president for his life, his successor is mostly his son..
This typical Dictatorial Republic System is already a Dystopian..So, as I started.. Welcome to The Republic of America..Welcome to 'Legend'.
A nice idea The author Marie Lu, shows a typical ...more
I couldn't accept anything because their ages kept slapping me in the face.
FOR REAL, this was me :
*Cool, intense scene happens*
Me: OH SNAPPPPP !!
*suddenly remembers their 15 years old*
Me: Wait...these little fetuses did this?? NOOOOOOOO
*Romance scene happens*
Me: Ouuuuuu......WAIT THERE 15 YEARS OLD OMFG I FEEL LIKE A PEDOPHILE. My sister is 15 like NOOOOOOO.
*flips t ...more
*Joins gym following day*
Truly, I did have to suspend my belief for this book. The plot revolves around an Evil Government who oppresses society by doing Evil Government things. But who cares about the politics when we have Ju ...more
In a world were the rich and the poor are devided by more than just money, Day is a boy who survives on the streets. He is wanted by the government and he is their no1 criminal even tho he never killed anyone. That is until one day he throws a knife at a soldier and that soldier turns up dead....more
Now his little sister June wants revenge. She made it her mission to be the one to find Day and make him pay fo
I really enjoyed this book, it was really awesome! It has the perfect amount of action, suspense and romance! I can't wait to read Prodigy, and I hope Day and June get to really know and love each other <3. ...more
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I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and ta ...more