Review: Legend

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

Book Name: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Best character: Day

From Goodreads:

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.

The good news I will bring about reading Legend is that it is simple in concept yet complex in details. I found the concept simple because it is much like other dystopian novels like Divergent series, The Hunger Games, etc. but I’m totally impressed with the style of writing of Miss Lu when it comes to the details. And I think everyone agrees to with me.

The life of Day is a very good example of a good dystopian novel. The opposite sides of June and Day gives the story more twists and turns. In particular I really like the character of Day, his awesomeness, the personality, the love for his family, and everything about him makes me go crazy and punch those bad guys “beat” him. On the other side, I also love June but she is sometimes stubborn and reckless and I don’t really understand her much. But, she is also awesome. 1500 perfect score plus the skills at such young age! Incredible!

Overall, Legend is an action packed, romance filled, and interesting right from the start (Life Before Legend) up to the last chapter of it. Every word slowly but surely devoured. I am recommending this to all who love dystopian novels and those who want to experience a action-packed movie-like thing while by sitting.

My favorite quote:

Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart. He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.

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