Monday, September 3, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

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.
Review: This book was a pretty good read. The plot was well paced and although it follows the plot line of a typical dystopian book, I enjoyed the fact that the two main characters are from different sides of the situation. I really liked both of the main characters. Day and June were both really likable and I was rooting for them even with the odds stacked against them. They were both strong and determined to do the right thing. My main problem with this book was that there was no background or history about this society. I think that information about the war came about and how these societies formed really would have added alot to the story. Even the revelations of what this government is doing wrong weren't explained that clearly. I hope that more information will be given in the sequel. The way the book ended did make me excited to read the sequel.

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