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by Marie Lu

Series: Legend (1)

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In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
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 Name that Book: Action/Adventure A boy named "Day"3 unread / 3Jen2408, November 2013

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Plot: 3 1/2 stars
Characters: 3 1/2 stars
Style: 4 stars
Pace: 4 1/2 stars

Dystopias have become so common, but I like the twists on it in this one. Good style, hard to put down even when sometimes characters irritated me. I've already got the second one (Which is why I picked up this one). so I'll give it a read too. ( )
  Jami_Leigh | Feb 20, 2024 |
A good Hunger Game read-alike. The selling point for me was the author's note saying she was inspired by Les Mis, specifically retelling the story between a famous criminal and a famous law enforcer.

I think overall it was a touch too predictable for me to love, the characters were a little too stock (especially Jameson), the setting too familiar. But it's fun and I just might read the sequel. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
My 11-year-old son devoured this series and asked me to read them so we could chat. So of course I had to pick this one up and give it a go.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. YA and dystopian novels are not my things. Then add them together and I would normally steer as far away as I could. However, Marie Lu is a fabulous writer that sucked me into her story and had me wanted to finish to find out how it ends! I was even shocked by one death and text my son "well ___ just died that was dumb and pointless." LOL, he assured me it had to happen and I would find out why in the later books. So of course now I need to read the next books so I know how the story unfolds.

My only complaint is how she wrote the main characters June and Day. They are both 15 both she wrote as if Day was older. I kept having to remind myself they were both still babies and some of the relationships and interactions felt too grown for my taste. ( )
  rchlcameron | Nov 24, 2023 |
Trigger warnings: Death of a brother, death of a mother, gun violence, mass shooting, plague, torture
Note that I got this book from a pile and now I own it.

8/10, even after I read this book again this year this still holds up really well and it's still one of my favourite science fiction dystopian books of all time and it's just as good as others if not better; even when I first read this book I was immediately impressed by how well written it was. It begins with the two main characters June and Day and I really liked the juxtaposition in the beginning where June lives a privileged life in the Republic's elite patrol whilst Day is a street rat living in the slums trying to fend for himself and his family after his father was gone. June is just about to graduate when Day breaks into the hospital to get some medicine and apparently kills June's brother Metias in the process. June finds out about it and decides to hunt him down which takes up around the first half. In the second half June unknowingly develops an attraction with Day but then once she realised she stopped that and told the patrol she'd found him and so they catch him and kill his mother in the process. Once Day was caught he was sent to prison for interrogation and somehow June eventually discovered that what he said before about the dystopian government was right so they escape the country and it all ends on an epic cliffhanger, so exciting and I can't wait to read the next two books in the series. ( )
  Law_Books600 | Nov 3, 2023 |
A little predictable in some places but I still really enjoyed it. I am a sucker for a fun YA dystopian novel. Looking forward to the next book. ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
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