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(Legend #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  11,378 ratings  ·  2,008 reviews
Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel.

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the st
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Roaring Brook Press
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Cassandra I was really excited when I heard there was a 4th book too, but when I read it, I was kind of disappointed. In my opinion, it really doesn't live up t…moreI was really excited when I heard there was a 4th book too, but when I read it, I was kind of disappointed. In my opinion, it really doesn't live up to the rest of the series, especially as a conclusion. I honestly liked the open-endedness of Champion, because it gave you the chance to sorta fill in the gaps yourself and give the characters their own happy ending. If you really liked the Legend series, I think it's up to you if you are willing to take the risk.(less)

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Oct 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
wake me up when October comes
Natalie Monroe
2.5 stars

“We’ve seen each other only once after a decade apart. What if we’ve changed too much? What if we’re just not meant to be?”

I had my doubts when Rebel was first announced and lemme tell you, those doubts were well-warranted.

Legend was meant to be a trilogy. Champion ends on the perfect note: Day and June meeting each other again after a decade apart. When they grasp hands, that connection strong as magic between them, the reader knows that, even though this is the last page, they wil
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read


I need to re-read the trilogy the next year. It'll be hard and a ride full of emotions but I'll do it.

I'm excited for this new book and the series. I've always had questions about what happened with June (my love) and Day after they reunited in Champion and I don't know how many answers I'll get from this book but I'll be reading this.
Candace Robinson
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was like a freaking gift! I loved how the Legend series ended, but I always wanted more, needed more, and I finally freaking got it!

This one has perspectives from my boy, Daniel AKA Day, and his little bro, Eden. Eden was so young in the last one and I loved his character, so it was awesome to see how he turned out. He isn't like Daniel in a lot of ways, but he's brave like him! And he's so smart, too!

I will say that the highlights for me were when June and Daniel were together! Seriou
May 12, 2019 marked it as lost-interest
Shelves: ya
Let me be honest, I was excited when I added this book but I am not interested in the story anymore. The reviews from people who I trust have not been encouraging and it has been ages since I read the original trilogy. I rarely read YA books now compared to last year or the year before that. I just don't want to force myself to read soemthing I don't think I will enjoy only to give it a negative review. If anyone thinks this was superb or worth reading please do tell!

Original question: While it
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
AHHHH!!! I'm getting emotional just thinking about this.

Friendddds. Day. And June. And Eden. Their story isn't over.

*cries ugly tears into my tea*
julia ♥
That last chapter added about 20 years to my life. 600000/5
People saying James Franco looks like James Dean is the ultimate compliment Franco could wish for. Although Franco fucking wishes. 

Similarly, Eden Atlan Wing being the next Daniel Atlan Wing is the ultimate compliment Eden could wish for. Although Eden fucking wishes.

100000/5 stars only for the Day and June awesomeness (That ending though my heart is so happy thankyou Marie Lu i love you so much.) And zero stars for Eden. ZERO. So i think three stars is pretty fair.

Was this book useless? YES

Kelly Brigid ♡
"I'm grateful that we still, in spite of everything, have all found each other ... sometimes, broken pieces find a way to make a new whole."

It pains me to give such a low rating to this novel, but ... I expected so much more. The Legend trilogy holds so much nostalgia for me, being that it was one of the first Young Adult series that I ever read. With that being said, I couldn't help but feel that this one wasn't even close to performing on the same stage as its predecessors. Champion conc
✨    jamieson   ✨
OMG I cannot believe we’re getting more Day and June my ass is shaking move over every other 2019 release queen Marie lu is coming
Nov 19, 2018 marked it as to-read

I am on the floor and shaking.
may ❀
it's 11:00 pm and i just completed my 200th book of the year!!! cutting it close on my reading challenge, of course c:

let's be honest, the plot of this book was totally unnecessary but the day/june content was magnificent and the growth and relationship development between the brothers, I COULD CRY

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me thinks 3.
Mary S. R.
[12 May 2019]
Merlin's pants—would you look at that son of a biscuit of a cover! (yes a delicious biscuit covered in dark chocolate with blueberry jam on it, that's what I meant the cover is and nothing else 😏)

If the cover were a woman and I were Kol Mikaelson:

I'm now hyped where is October 1st I demand someone build a time machine right now 😐

• • • • • • •

[4 Feb 2019]
We have a blurb and a title!

Eden Wing is a brilliant student. He’s about to graduate a year early from Ross University of the Scien
Beatrice Masaluñga
Oct 13, 2018 is currently reading it
Shelves: btb-2020, young-adult
Can we just take a moment and appreciate this STUNNING cover?
I'm deceased by its beauty.
My day is made.
Title and blurb has been revealed!!!!! OMFG. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS.
I'm excited for the cover. PLEASE LET IT BE BEAUTIFUL AF.
set 10 years after Champion???
julianna ➹
edit 5/10/19



IF MARIE LU DOESN'T GET THE COVER SHE DESERVES I SWEAR TO GOD (the real question here is, will this cover match the previous covers??)
Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
We held our breaths when we read Legend, got at the edge of our seats when we read Prodigy, then our hearts were broken but got eventually repaired when we read Champion. Now prepare to do that all over again with Rebel.

I read the first three books a few years after Champion was released. It was just a trilogy back then and I thought that it ended on a perfect note - an open but hopeful ending. So when Marie Lu announced that she's going to publish a fourth book I was a bit skeptical.

I loved Day
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
"Because sometimes, broken pieces find a way to make a new whole."

This should've been a novella.

I didn't have high hopes for this because the Legend series is so nostalgic for me and I couldn't see anything topping the ending we got in Champion. Yet, I'm still kind of let down. I don't hate Rebel, but there are parts of it that rubbed me wrong and I don't see myself rereading it within the new few years.

My main problem is with the perspective of Eden. For those of you who don't know, the Legen
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Let me take a moment to sigh in contentment at this fitting end to the series.


Far too often, authors that write a final book to a series after a delay are making sad attempts to cash back in, and the stories often feel unnecessary.

This book answered all the questions, tied up all the loose ends in a fantastic yet thrilling way. It's been a few years since I read the Legend trilogy but this brought it all back.
Lara (Bookish_turtle)


So long I have suffered from the Champion epilogue... Will I finally have a satisfying conclusion?????
Zitong Ren
Ok, so umm, quick confession.

I’m in love with Day and June


So yeah anyway, I’m a little bit obsessed and I would read a book where it’s just the two of them to be frank.

My experience reading Rebel can be summed up a little like this.

Scenes with solo Eden - Pretty cool kid

Scenes with Eden and Pressa - I like them

Scenes with solo Day - My boy is back

Scenes with Day and June being in love - AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I should probably go see a therapist

Now enough of me stressing out
Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“It’s my brother. Daniel. His eyes are trained on my attackers. And right now, the smirk on his lips is the dangerous kind.
I groan and hang my head.
Oh, hell.”

I seriously loved diving back into the world of Daniel and June!
Alexandra Elend Wolf
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, dystopia
3.5 stars.

“Because sometimes, broken pieces find a way to make a new whole.”

Rebel is the continuation to the Legend trilogy. Situated 10 years in the future. In a new city. We follow Daniel and his brother Eden while they try to pick the pieces of their former lives and move on.

Obviously, after so many years discovering that Legend was to have a sequel of sorts was so incredibly exciting. After all, it was an opportunity to see our beloved characters again. And after the epilogue in
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
[2.5/5 stars] I remember loving the original Legend Trilogy. In hindsight, however, I think I rated it so highly because I was only comparing it to other YA dystopians. Of the dozens I tried at the time, Legend ranked close to the top of my list. I don’t know that I would have been so generous with my ratings had I honesty compared them to all books I enjoyed and not just that very specific branch of the YA market.

Rebel was just okay. The plot was cute, extending the romance between June and Day
Oct 13, 2018 marked it as to-read


i cant believe i still havent read champion
Whispering Stories
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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One of the first reviews I ever wrote on the blog back in 2015 was for the first book in the Legend series which I read originally in 2011, aptly names ‘Legend‘. If you have never read the books, they are dystopian YA reads featuring two main characters, June and Day. June was born into a wealthy area once know as Western USA and Day into the slums who grew up to become one of the countries most wanted criminals.

The pair meet after June’s older police of
may ➹
sad because gr removed all my likes for this “review” >:(

will I admit that this was a mostly useless book? yes. but do I still love it because of the June/Day content? also yes.


the cover was released and I only have one thing to say: how is Marie Lu finally getting the cover she deserves after EIGHT YEARS
I need you to understand that Legend is a trilogy** I absolutely LOVE.

(you won't believe just how, after all these years, reading it still fills me with so much delight and emotion!)

Looking back...
When I first read Legend, it felt insta-lovish and convenient, but there was something about it that took hold of my heart and it did not let go. (I loved it even more after re-reading it along with the sequels.) Then Prodigy made me fall and care for these characters even more, and by Champion my he
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read

Look what is happening here:

Author Marie Lu is continuing the story of her million-selling “Legend” series.

Lu has agreed to a multimillion dollar, three-book deal with Roaring Brook Press, the publisher announced Friday. The first book is set 10 years after her third “Legend” installment, “Champion,” which came out in 2013. Currently untitled and scheduled for Fall 2019, the upcoming novel will again feature such characters as young Eden Bataar Wing and take place in the dystopian
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: dystopia

I don’t know how to feel about this. I’m going to read it because hello, it’s Marie Lu, and I really liked the Legend trilogy, but this same thing happened to the Shatter Me trilogy and look at all the problems I’ve had with Restore Me. I guess I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for this one?

Though I’m LOWKEY EXCITED that this takes place in ANTARTICA!! My favorite world building ever 😍
⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess)
It's gonna be hard for any other book I'll read this year to even come close to Rebel.

"The Republic is a place that holds some of our darkest memories, for both you and me. (...) We went through it together, and somehow we emerged from it to be here again, at each other's sides."

Daaammnnnn. What a ride! I can't think straight. I'm just overcome by too many emotions. I've always loved the Legend trilogy and I also loved the ending of Champion, but Rebel was the conclusion I didn't know I ne
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