Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Part I- Legend



I was given this book by my best friend for Christmas a view years ago, and now this thrilling trilogy came to a close this November-here's what I thought

Legend


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. (from goodreads)

What I Thought

I really enjoyed the uniqueness of this story. It is written from the perspective of both Day and June- normally I'm not a big fan of this sort of thing but the way that Lu writes it is very well done. One thing that really helped was how the two characters chapters are in different colours. Both Day and June are strong,unique, intelligent, flawed young teenagers. Every so often there are reminders that Day and June are so young and they both have had to deal with so much.

Overall I'd recommend it for lovers of YA and dystopian fiction!

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