Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: November 29, 2011 
Pages: 305 pages
Reading Level: 12+
Content: Nothing of Note
Book Description

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.


After societal and economic ruin, the western territories of the United States of America have seceded and formed the Republic, leaving the other states to form as the Confederation. A cold war of sorts exists between the two, both jockeying for power (aka land).

Day is a future day Robin Hood. Stealing from the government and giving to those struggling to survive.

June is an extremely gifted 15 year old who is assigned to bring Day to justice.

This is a completely enjoyable read which I give 4 out of 5 stars to! Read it!!!

Bonus Material

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