Thursday, November 3, 2011

Legend (Legend, #1)Legend by Marie Lu

Hardcover336 pages
Expected publication: November 29th 2011 
by Putnam Juvenile

My Review:

LEGEND was an amazing book.

Marie Lu brings is into a Future where we are Tried at 10 to see if you succeed (and get an education, a job) or you fail (and are sent to 'labor camps') damaging your families and possibly your lives.
Legend follows to main characters June and Day one a Government prodigy and the other a wanted criminal.

A wave of plagues is hitting the cities and the poor sectors in the Republic leaving Day's family with a door marked by the plague, as his youngest brother lies withering away Day breaks into a hospital. The events that occur thereafter are the driving force to bring Day and June together as they both fight from a past that married by Government intervention.

June, while trying to solve her family's murder finds even more about her Republic and about the criminal named Day, but what she finds will either destroy her or set her free.

Marie Lu has created an amazing new Dystopian that will grip readers and keep them reading as the events unfold in the story. These characters form into something amazing and breathtaking in the story as they find out more about themselves and what they mean to each other.

The truth will set them free.

Book Blurb:
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.

***Thank you ATWT for putting this book on an ARC Tour!

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