Legend - Legend, Bk 1 Author:Marie Lu 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 Da... more »y 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.« less
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The first in another YA trilogy that fans of divergent, etc... may like. However I didn't think this one was early as deep and tended to be a little predictable. Not sorry I read it because it was a fast read and an interesting plot, but the depth of the story wasn't there and many of the 'twists' were predictable. I may read the next one at some point if the friend who loaned me this one has it to loan as well.
Another entry in the ever-expanding YA dystopic genre, Legend was a decently-written book with an interesting concept but I didn't find anything about this novel to stand out (positively or negatively). It was a quick read and the story moved along apace, but I didn't feel a genuine connection with any of the characters or shocked by any of the plot twists. The story was frequently moved along by coincidences that seemed a bit of a reach. That said, if you're a fan of the genre there's no reason not to read this one. I don't think I liked it enough to read the other two books in the trilogy (Prodigy and Champion) but I wouldn't be opposed to reading something different by the author in the future.