Legend is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu.
THE must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The Twilight Saga producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce.
Los Angeles, California
Republic of America
He is Day.
The boy who walks in the light.
She is June.
The girl who seeks her brother's killer.
On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other's past.
But Day murdered June's brother.
And she has sworn to avenge his death.
Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy.
Praise for Legend:
'If you loved The Hunger Games, you'll love this.' - Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon
'A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it.' - New York Times
'Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making.' - USA Today
'Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.' - Kami Garcia, author of New York Times bestselling author of film sensation, Beautiful Creatures
Lu's debut is a stunner. Weaving the strands of SF dystopia, police procedural, and coming-of-age with touches of superhero and wild frontier traditions she fashions a narrative in which the action is kinetic and the emotional development is beautifully paced. June, a prodigy from the elite class of the disintegrating Republic, is being groomed for a military career when her brother, a captain, is murdered. June is quickly drafted into the team tracking his accused killer, a spectral and maddeningly persistent outlaw known as Day. June's life has been shaped by intellect, and to be driven by an emotion as ungovernable as grief makes her vulnerable in painful, dangerous ways. Day has known grief all of his life, but is no more immune to it than June is. The chase unfolds against a plague-infested Los Angeles of Gotham-like grit that Lu conjures with every nuance of smell, sound, and sight. First in a series, this story is utterly satisfying in its own right and raises hopes high for the sequels to come. Ages 12 up.
A lighter young adult book
This book may not be a literary genius but it takes you through emotions that leaves you thinking of happy and memorable scenes. Highly recommended for teens. the whole series is awesome
i loved this book, it did take me a couple pages to get hooked into it but aaah i love it. i’ve just started reading the second book and im scared to finish the series. if you like the hunger games divergent maze runner or chaos walking you’ll definitely enjoy this book too!
I don’t know why I was so randomly drawn to this book but I knew I had to have it and wow…it was SUCH an incredible read! It was pure agony to wait a day to get to a bookshop and get my hands on the next in the series (which I am currently reading).
I recommend this to anyone who loves, or is a fan of, The Hunger Games or Divergent series.