Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Fluffy Review - Legend by Marie Lu
Legend by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: 29th November 2011
Genre: Young Adult
I was very lucky to be at SDCC when Marie Lu was there promoting Legend last July and even luckier to get a signed ARC of the book to read. After hearing about the book I was pretty excited to get to read it and I was not disappointed.
I have only just started reading dystopian novels as prior to The Hunger Games and Legend I just didn't think they were for me. After reading Legend I think I am converted, and I am really hoping for a sequel and soon.
Legend is told from 2 alternating points of view. The first being Day, a teenage boy who is the Republic's most wanted criminal. Fighting for his and his family's survival on a daily basis. The second being June, the prodigy from an elite, wealthy family who seems to have everything going for her.
After her brother Metias is killed June is hired to work for the Republic in his place and track down his killer, Day. While I found that someone so young could be a little unbelievable in this role I was able to buy into it. This is a dystopian novel, set over 100 years in the future. Just because that wouldn't happen now does not mean it is totally unbelievable. I enjoyed how the story played out and the twists and turns. The story was fast paced and didn't hang around.
I was hoping to learn more about the Republic and how it came about and also more about what is happening with the Colonies but hopefully this will be explained more in a sequel for 3.
If you enjoy dystopian novels I think that you will enjoy this one and if you are new to dystopian novels like I was I think this would be a great introduction for you.