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Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Legend vs Legend. 

June isn’t just perfect; she is a legend. After achieving a perfect score during government testing, June is being trained to be a powerful weapon for The Republic. But she isn’t the only legend. Day is infamous for his attacks on the government. No one knows what he looks like or how to find him. When her brother is killed, June is removed from school and put on the case of tracking Day.

Are Day’s motives as sinister as they seem?  Should June believe everything the Republic is telling her? As the stakes get higher, both realize there is secrets that must be uncovered.

Another dystopian YA

With so many books filling the dystopian young adult genre these days, it is starting to get harder to get excited for them. Kids taking on the government can feel cliche. There was parts of this book that felt that way but it still had original ideas that made for an interesting story overall.

Personally I had trouble relating to June or Day which made the story hard to get into.  For the first half of the book it felt like a task to get into the book, but eventually I did. Once the story and the action set in, I flew through the remainder of the book. I’m not immediately picking up the next book, but do think I will eventually read the rest of the series. Lu is a good storyteller so I plan to check out her newest book, The Young Elite.


While Legend didn’t stand out, there was nothing about it that I disliked. It will be interesting to see if the next book in the series grabs my attention more.



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