Legend, Marie Lu

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  1. bachbooks Says:

    Summary:
    Legend tells the story of Day and June, two teens on opposite sides of a dystopian struggle. The Republic’s most wanted criminal, Day fights the government via stealth and sabotage. A military prodigy, June follows in her brother’s footsteps as she rises through the ranks of the Republic. When June’s brother, Metias, dies in the line of duty, June refuses to rest until she tracks down her brother’s killer. She goes undercover seeking Day, their paths cross, and they form a friendship before she realizes his identity. June’s interactions with Day challenge her to consider his perspective and dig deeper into her government to discover the truth about her world.

    Evaluation:
    Romeo and Juliet meets 1984 in this dystopian romance. In the same vein as The Hunger Games and Divergent series, Legend introduces two compelling characters as different sides of the same coin. The ominous Republic provides dramatic danger and adolescent hormones take care of the rest. With chapters alternating from Day and June’s perspectives, I got good insights into their thoughts about the various events (and each other). I ended up liking both of these characters. While I enjoyed the alternating perspectives, I did not like the goldish font in Day’s chapters, and I ended up reading the eBook version so I could view the text in a more traditional font. Despite this small stylistic fault, I look forward to reading more about Day and June in the sequels.

    Rating: 4 stars

    Recommendations: Ship Breaker, The Drowned Cities, Divergent, Brave New World, The Hunger Games, 1984, Romeo and Juliet

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