Saturday, September 3, 2011
Review: Legend (Legend #1) - ARC
Author: Marie Lu
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. 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. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
I was lucky enough to land a copy of this book because my sister won it through a Goodreads giveaway! I had hear great reviews about this book before we received it and I have so say I definitely wasn't disappointed!
This is a GREAT story. It's a dystopian novel about a girl, June, who follows the governments orders without ever thinking about them. Well she meets Day, who the government would love to kill, and her life changes.
There's a lot of death and this book got me because the deaths are all very sudden. You aren't eased into the death or given a warning, which I think is different than other books.
I wasn't confused throughout the book, except a little when they talked about the governments. I know I'm supposed to understand the differences between the sides but in all honesty, I really didn't. Maybe I will come to understand. I understood everything that was going on throughout the book however.
I read the ARC so there were some spelling errors and a missing word but other than those, it's an amazing dystopian novel. There are so many out there now that sometimes I think it's done too much instead of being done right. This one seems to be done right. It didn't make me as emotional as the Hunger Games did, so if you're looking for something that you can keep your emotions in check for, this would be a better guess.
I would definitely suggest to anyone!