Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu (Book 1 of The Legend Trilogy)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

I was introduced to this trilogy by some friends of mine in class who had read it a few years ago and said that it was a fantastic series; the books definitely did not disappoint. I finished this book in about an hour and immediately went to the library to check the next book out. What separates this book from other dystopian novels is the author’s ability to latch onto a few characters and develop them fully rather than flitting about and constantly writing new people into the book. I also thought that the dysotpian world wasn’t too different from ours today in terms of capitalist themes and technology, which made it very easy to be pulled into the book.

June is the Republic’s prodigy.

Raised by her brother after her parents died in a car accident, June has been training for the Republic’s military for as long as she can remember, and is set to be one of their best soldiers in a long time.

Day is the Republic’s most wanted criminal.

Having been brought up in the slums of the Republic, Day does whatever he can to even the playing field between then upper and lower classes. The only catch? He never kills.

But after Day is accused of murdering June’s brother, she is tasked with finding him and bringing him back to the capital to face his punishment. What she doesn’t count on is falling in love with the boy she swore to capture and uncovering the true reason behind her family’s deaths in the process.

Where do June’s loyalties lie?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Legend

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One thought on “Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu (Book 1 of The Legend Trilogy)

  1. I came by this book very recently when a friend suggested it and felt that it didn’t disappoint either! Especially, considering it was my first time reading a dystopian novel. Great review! 🙂

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