Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Synopsis (from Amazon.com): 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.

Age: 10

Inappropriate content: Very little.

My thoughts (positive elements): This was decently written and I liked the plot. Not necessarily unpredictable but still good. I liked Day and June for the most part. The world was really well thought out and the details were impressive.

My thoughts (negative elements): This was written from two perspectives. The voices were similar enough that I sometimes forgot which was narrating.

Sequels: Prodigy and Champion 

Rating: 3.5/5

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Filed under Adventure, Ages 10-12, Ages 13-15, Books I Liked, Dystopian

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