martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

Legend

Author : Marie Lu
Genre Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Fiction
Publisher : Putnam Juvenile
Year : 2011
Ranking : 4.5/ 5
 

Synopsis


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.

The Author


Marie Lu (born Xiwei Lu) is an American young adult author. She is best known for the Legend series, novels set in a dystopian and militarized future. Lu was born in 1984 in Beijing, China. By the age of 5, she and her family moved to the United States in Georgia in 1989. She attended the University of Southern California and interned at Disney Interactive Studios. Before writing her first book, Lu worked as an art designer for the video game industry.

Personal Experience with This Book


I read this book so fast that I finished even before a book I have started before this one. I was so happy when I got the book that I started reading it and I could not put it down afterwards.

Legend is full of intrigue. You first don’t really understand what is going on but afterwards you catch up. This is a bit upsetting but as a reader didn’t actually make me mad at the book or anything. The author needed us to understand first the way things work out in this dystopian world, which is actually one of my favorites until now. I haven’t read many dystopias though.

I loved the two main characters. They are just so awesome!!!! I loved them! I thin June is one of my favorite female characters ever! She is just so cool. I have no words to define her. And Day, he is just Day… there is no way you would not fall in love with him.

As for the plot, well I am rating it at 4.5, right? I did enjoy it. I could not put the book down while reading it. I wanted to know more and more about what was next. Sometimes I could figure out that, and that is the reason why I rated it as 4.5 and not 5 but still, It was just so good I have to rate it above 4.

I am going keep the series for sure and I am going to keep reading Marie Lu’s next books. I will!


Links 


  1. Goodreads
  2. Amazon
 
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