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Legend Trilogy Boxed Set

(Legend #1-3)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  3,450 ratings  ·  138 reviews
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. ...more
Hardcover, 1088 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile (first published November 29th 2011)
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• Book #0.5 - Life Before Legend - 4 ⭐️

“I have a mother, an older brother, and a younger brother. All of them think I’m dead. Republic doctors sliced open my knee while experimenting on my body. I was shipped to them after failing my Trial, and they’d left me for dead in a hospital basement. I stumbled around, bleeding, for weeks afterward. I always travel alone, because if the Republic ever finds me, they’ll snuff me out like a candle. I keep my head turned away as the memories fill me up and t
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic series!!! All time favorite!!!
Mar 30, 2016 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.”
Apr 01, 2014 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.

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
Jun 04, 2016 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.
Francesco Petraccone
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
Apr 13, 2014 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
Nov 08, 2015 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.
Jenny Jo Weir
Action packed? Check. Love story? Check. Suspense? Check.
Instead of writing a diary on how awesome this series was I will simply say that everyone should give it a try. Everyone! I loved it beyond words.
Jessica Willoughby
Great dystopian series

This is a fantastic dystopian series and I love the completely different views between day and June. You can't help but fall in love with them both
Apr 27, 2015 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.

Jan 02, 2015 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
Kris Purtle
Apr 08, 2014 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
Dec 11, 2014 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. ...more
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Tiara Mulya
Mar 19, 2014 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. ...more
Feb 15, 2015 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 haven´t read this yet ....a spoiler..they are both main characters :D It´s a great distopian read !
Jan 12, 2014 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.
Jan 09, 2015 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.
Adrienne Quintana
Jan 30, 2015 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.
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Check out my reviews on each individual book on their main pages!
R. L. Carlo
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5/5 stars 🌟
Feb 26, 2014 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
Regina Tipton-llamas
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this trilogy much more that the Divergent books.
Puscas Mircea
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very good series of books . One of the best . I liked them a lot !
Shanelle Little
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Marie Lu is a gifted writer, very dedicated to creating a world that is plausible with all of the diversity and melting pot that is currently happening around us. I have enjoyed her work after being introduced to it by my local librarian. This series is no exception--- where the characters clearly have racial differences and clear culture (so the characters are not- of color in name only) where this book misses being a 4 or 5 star for me--- the lead woman character June, goes from very interesti ...more
Elif Gültekin
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Hello bookish lovers ! ✨
Legend Series #bookreview ✨
Efsane Serisi #kitapyorumu ✨

If you like to read dystopia books, you should definitely read this series !. Legend is one of my favorite series in its genre. The created world, characters, hierarchy, Republic, Colony, and Patriots were all written very neatly. Due to the fluency of the book, you can easily enter but don’t exit this world very easily. My favorite aspect of the book is that it isn't lost in too many romantic relationships. The main
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I give this book a ⅘. This book was a very interesting that book that involves action like war and the effect of those actions. This book also demonstrates how your actions could influence the people around you and society as well as the people who are personal to you and your relationship with them. This book's main story is about two halves of America that are about to come to war because one the books previous leaders infected the other side with a virus and the infected side wants an antidot ...more
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I could not wait for this to end. I'm book three I considered abandoning a couple times. But I finished so I guess that means it had me hooked somewhat. I'm easily pleased with young adult and dystopian, so to bore me I think says quite a lot. When I think back through what happened across all three.books, it could have just been one single book and cut out so much of the ridiculous dialogues and dreams and past memories, most of which did nothing for the story and bored me. There was definitely ...more
Mirah W
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found myself thoroughly engrossed in this series. The characters were heroes yet had flaws that made them more realistic. There was the undercurrent of a warning to all readers that if we aren’t careful in how we make decisions for ourselves and our government that we could end up in a broken United States. So, in addition to this being a science fiction, dystopian series, Lu’s series can also be a forewarning of the damage that humans can do a country if leaders are left unchecked. I think re ...more
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