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Legend by Marie Lu

Lu, M. (2011). Legend. New York, NY: Speak.


Welcome to the Republic of America, which can be found in the former city of Los Angeles, California. June, a privileged girl destined for a high ranking military career, and Day, the Republic’s most wanted criminal, lead very different lives until one day they are brought together and must confront the Republic.

This dystopian novel would appeal to fans of structured regimes, lying governments, and rebelling youth. Readers who liked The Hungers Games or Divergent or who are looking to get into the dystopian genre would enjoy Legend. It is filled with action, adventure, and a little bit of romance.

I would give this book a 4 out of 5. The concept is unique, and the characters are likeable and relatable. At times, the plot lags a little and can be a slightly predictable, but, as a whole, this book is worth the read.