Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Book: Legend
Series: Legend #1
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.
Another dystopian. AHHHHHH. The new trend. I must say, I'm in LOVE with dystopians. SO good. Yes, they are getting similar. I might get sick of this soon, but while it lasts, I am devouring dystopians and being addicted.

Let's get on with this review:

First of all, I adore the cover for this, but I don't understand why the girl looks Asian. I mean, she isn't described so in the book. Maybe it is the fact that the author, Marie Lu, is originally Chinese? Could it be?

Let's talk in details:


1-June: I loved June. She was an amazing female protagonist. She was smart, witty, and skillful. She wasn't all powerful, nor was she all weak. She wasn't the typical female dystopian character.

2-Day: Best way to describe Day is: BADASS. Yes, he was so freaking awesome. That's one helluva boy character. Women authors, learn from Miss Marie Lu. I'm not saying you're characters are bad, but they can be much better.

The plot was mind-blowing. Yes, the world is a bit cliché. We've all seen people controlled by the government, but this book was just different. I loved it so much. I was on fire. Was reading so fast. It was full of twists and turns. I cared about the characters too much I wanted to know what will happen to them, so flipping the pages was on for hours, mainly because of the magnificent writing style.


There wasn't much I disliked about this book.

1-In the beginning of the book, everything was going on way too fast. It was like BAM BAM BAM BAM and I was like NOOOOOOOO that's too early to happen.

2-Hormones: You don't even know her name and you're kissing her? Seriously? Why is it in most YA books whenever a guy/girl meet, they suddenly have the urge to kiss each other. SHEESH. I know you're teens, but no teen has this strong of an urge.

Overall, I deeply enjoyed this book. It was a thrilling book. I was riding a roller coaster reading this book.

I cannot wait to read book 2.


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