Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Legend by Marie Lu
Author: Marie Lu
# of Pages: 305 (Hardcover)
Rating: 5 stars
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....
Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A super intelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.
And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.
The truth they'll uncover will become legend.
My Thoughts: I was really excited for this book, and it did not disappoint. Although Day and June come from two completely different backgrounds, they have more in common than they realize. Both are stealthy, observant, and strong fighters. In her quest to avenge her brother and bring Day down, June learns, with Day's help, the secrets and motives of the Republic that she so respects.
Narrated by both June and Day this book is full of action and is practically unputdownable. Lu's writing will suck you in and leave you wanting more once you have finished. If you love dystopians, then you will definitely want to read this book.