Thursday, December 1, 2011

Legend by Marie Lu

Synopsis: Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it. Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital. Only one person could be responsible. Day. And now it's June's mission to hunt him down. The truth they'll uncover will become legend

Review: I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. I enjoy dystopia novels and thought Lu did a good job with this one. I liked that she mixes in places from our time (like Las Angeles and Vegas), but the story is in the future and our way of living is almost a myth. But, mostly I really liked June and Day. They are great characters and I really enjoyed that the story was told from both their perspectives. While there is still a lot of inner-dialog, this not overdone and its doesn’t feel slow like some of the other dystopian books I’ve read lately. There is plenty of action and the story moves along quickly. I downloaded the sample for my Kindle and by time I finished I had to buy the book to see what would happen next. I’m really curious to see where the story goes and I can’t wait to read more about June and Day! A really fun read!

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