Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Legend - Marie Lu

Legend (#1)
By Marie Lu
Reviewed by Jeff
Published: November 29th 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 305
ISBN: 039925675X

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. (Goodreads)
 Pretty decent dystopian novel! I kind of got the 1984-esque big brother type vibe from the novel which was pretty cool. I also easily connected with the characters and enjoyed how Lu alternated view points each chapter. It really allowed for the book to flow steadily along. The romance aspect again was kind of meh and drew away from the story, but it wasn't overwhelming and prevalent to the point that I couldn't hammer through it. I thought the ending was a bit predictable but none the less enjoyable!
4/5 Carls

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