Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu


by Marie Lu
Series: Legend #1
Release date: 27th March, 2012
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 305 (hardcover copy bought by me)

Summary 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.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

Completely action packed Legend kept me turning page after page without a break. I can’t believe I waited so much time to read it, seriously, this book has been in my TBR for more than 6 months and now that I finally picked it up I just want to kick myself for waiting so long!

Marie Lu’s writing style is unique, fresh, exhilarating and voracious. She always managed to kept my attention focused on the characters, their surroundigs and the action. Lots of action.
But let me clarify this, when I say action I mean two types. First the type that has bombs, guns, fighting and a lot of running. And then the type that has a lot of things going on no-stop, you know? The kind that doesn’t let you breath and you are every so often opening your mouth in a big O and muttering things like “what?! how... when... what?!” or my favorite “*speachless* *gasp* *faning myself*” while my sister asks “What? What happened? You have to tell me!!!” ‘Cause, you know, we spent this weekend together and she doesn’t like to read as much as I do so I have to tell her the whole book in parts. Let’s just say she loved my short version as much as I loved the book, hahaha.

I enjoyed to see the story from Day and June’s POV; both of them gave depth to the plot in every page and their voices felt as real as life itself. In fact I would do anything to have the chance of reading Prodigy, the second book, right away.
I want to know what happens next, I want to fight alongside them and help them unravel the truth. I desperately want to share more moments in their company and get to know them better.

So yes, as you can tell I recommned this book a lot. Buy it, borrow it, don’t know, I would say steal it but that would be bad so just ask your friends if they have it and I assure you that, after finishing it, you will buy your own copy and wait with me for book two :]

Alaiel's Rating:
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  1. I've been hearing a bunch of great stuff about this one (and the second in the series is coming out soonish, right?). Glad you enjoyed it, I'll definitely need an action-packed read in the near future so I'll add this one to the list. Thanks for the review.

  2. I loved Legend, I can't wait for the sequel Prodigy, 2013 is so far away! I hear Legend on audio and I recommend it and you can check out the author's deviantart page to check out her sketches of some of the characters from the book!!

  3. haha glad you enjoyed it!! I agree, this was so action packed, I think I read it in a day or two. I loved the changing POVs!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. great review ! this book will be publish in Romania too, hope soon enough! I wanna read it now!!!


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