Saturday, April 8, 2017
Legend by Marie Lu
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository
He is Day. The boy who walks in the light.
She is June. The girl who seeks her brother's killer.
On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither knows the other's past.
This book was incredible. It was fast-paced, action-packed and a very good read. I couldn't stop reading, finishing it in two hours. Seriously, if you pick it up you won't be able to put it down.
The two main characters are opposite sides of the social spectrum: June lives a life of luxury and is adored, Day is homeless and hated. However you see surprising similarities form; they are both smart and logical thinkers, they are both athletic and they both look for danger. I loved how they noticed each other's strengths as soon as they met, and built a friendship off of that.
They are both perfect characters. June - our feisty, intelligent, kick-butt heroine. Day- our caring, tough, invincible hero. They both have equal time in the spotlight, although June seems to do the majority of the talking towards the end (who can blame her though!). Tess is an adorable and sweet secondary character, who has grown up tough under Day's care. Although she could definitely kick-butt if she had to, Tess still remains sweet and almost innocent (almost). Metias, June's older brother, is too perfect to be true. He is kind and caring, loyal and protective - basically the perfect boy.
The book did the right amount of world-building and problem-making for a first book in a series. We see the world around June and Day slowly evolve and grow as they explored more. There were certain situations that turned into serious problems, setting us up for a second book.
I can't wait to read Prodigy, because if it is even half as good as this book it will be amazing. I've grown so attached to the characters, I need to find out what happens next! Marie Lu- you're awesome!