Legend by Marie Lu

 Title: Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Pages: 305

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Date Finished: January 6th, 2017

Marie Lu’s Legend is the first book in a dystopian trilogy, the Legend series.  It has two point of views, Day and June.  Day is living on the streets and is the Republic’s most wanted criminal.  June is a student at Drake University, which is one of the top schools, and the Republic’s prodigy. When June’s brother is murdered and Day is the suspected killer, June and Day cross paths.  June seeking revenge and Day seeking to keep his family alive.  Together they uncover secrets that may just lead to justice.


I enjoyed Legend.  It was quickly paced and well written.  The government set up fascinated me, how the Republic is in control of everything, even people’s health.  How citizens are required to pass a test to determine their future, to determine if they can live or not.  The Republic is in control of everyone, besides Day and the Patriots, who rightfully make the government seem like fools.

Legend was quickly paced but, it was also predictable.  I could see the ending from the first chapter.  Though the book did have action, the romance was too quickly paced.  The characters seemed to fall in love within days of meeting.  I am a hopeless romantic, but Day and June’s love doesn’t seem real-time wise.

I am currently reading the second book in the trilogy, Prodigy.  I am not enjoying it as much as I did Legend, but I still have hope for it.

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