Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

I am reviewing this book for the Dystopia 2012 Challenge, the Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012 (your favorite genre), the Semi-Charmed Winter 2012 Book Challenge (read a book written by an author you have never read before), and Blogger Book Club.


In case you don’t know, I am addicted to YA dystopian novels and this was another one on my list.

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. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I didn’t like it as much as Divergent or Matched; I think because it was more violent. But it also made it a little unique in its category, more like The Hunger Games I guess, especially because of the bad ass heroine. Overall a good read and I will definitely read the next in the series!


12 thoughts on “Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

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  9. I’m definitely with you here – I liked both Divergent and Matched sooo much more than this one.

    Thanks for linking up with us!!

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