By Marie Lu
Nov. 29, 2011
Putnam Juvenile, 336 pages
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.
— Amazon.com description
Wow. I got this book in May, but didn't read it until November. WHAT A FOOL!
This stunning adventure swept me away, and considering Legend's cinematic qualities, I'm confident we'll be seeing it in movie theaters someday soon.
There's romance, family drama, BETRAYAL and government corruption -- everything you want out of a good dystopian. Of course, I adored the romance. It was full of all that "We know, but does he know? And does she know he knows?" tension that I never get sick of.
Yeah, I'm sure you're fed up with all the comparisons, but believe me when I say that fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent should check this one out.