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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend (dystopian novel)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam
Pages: 305

Here is what the press has to say about this book:

The New York Times said, “Doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”

The USA Today said, “A ‘Legend’ in the making.”

The Kirkus Reviews said, “A gripping thriller in a dystopic future Los Angeles… A cinematic adventure featuring enduring, compelling heroes.”

Marie Lu, the author, claimed she felt inspired to write “Legend” while watching Les Miserables. She wanted to see how the story translated into a more modern story.

Danny’s Review:

Many people who follow my blog on books know that I’m a big fan of dystopian novels.

People who enjoyed the Hunger Games would probably like this novel, too.

Here is the story:

The Republic consists of what was once known as the western part of the United States. Their country is at war with their neighbors, The Colonies.

There are two main characters in the story. They are June and Day.

June is from a well-to-do family in the Republic. She is very smart and at the top of her class.

Day (not his real name) is the #1 most wanted criminal in the Republic. Day was born into the slums of the country. Some even believe he is a spy for the Colonies. Day breaks into a hospital to get medicine for his younger brother who has the plague. June’s brother is murdered at the hospital. Naturally, Day is considered to be the suspect. June is promoted to join the military. Her first assignment is to find Day. She goes into the slums looking for him. She wants to find the person who she thinks killed her brother.

I don’t want to give away any extra details about the book to save the good parts for you to enjoy.

Here is a video for the book:

Check out the book at this amazon link. It is currently ranked 1,455 on Amazon.


You can pre-order Prodigy at this link. It is currently ranked 544 at Amazon.


And at last, you might want to read this quick little prequel book called, “Life before Legend.”

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