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Legend txt Legend, text ebook Legend, adobe reader Legend, chapter 2 Legend, Legend e5817a 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 SeemFrom 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 SecretsAlternate Cover Edition For ISBN

About the Author: Marie Lu

Thanks I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books Ironically, I was born in 1984 Before becoming a full time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot I graduated from the University of Southern California in 06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

10 thoughts on “Legend

  1. says:

    A little while ago I was cleaning all the dust and papers and shit out from under my bed, and I found a plastic box full of last year s Christmas presents and decs You all know how it is You start off tidying up but then you find something you forgot you had like a Katie Morag book or a recorder and you spend like a half an hour just fucking around with it and by the time you get back down to business, you can t be bothered cleaning any and it all gets kicked right back under the bed because fuck it no one s going to look under there Who cares if it s tidy or not So I was cleaning up and I found this chocolate Santa still in his foil clothing I sniffed it to see if it was foosty because let s face it, he d been languishing in that box all year But he smelled alright, so I held on to him and started to look through the other stuff.I kind of needed my hands then, so as I was standing over the box, I tucked him between my knees just to avoid placing him on the floor because it s covered in dog hair I pressed him too hard and crushed one of his arms So to the ER kitchen I rushed him, for repair When I got there, I realized it was too late and decided just to eat him instead of faffing around with the tin foil.So I start to peel off the foil and what the fuck did I find I found out that underneath his nice, shiny PC clothing, he was in fact a chocolate Pope.A chocolate POPE.Pope s hat, robes, all the bells and whistles I m not fucking kidding you He was a POPE I screamed and stamped my feet on the floor Consumerist brainwashing, I declared Santa is a neutral entity accessible to all, like Switzerland or Dairy Queen The Pope is not I was going to eat him just to spite all that, but he didn t taste good He tasted a year old.He tasted like deceit.You re probably wondering what the hell this has to do with Legend Well, I ll tell you This book is the EXACT OPPOSITE of a chocolate Pope.This book was like buying a foil Pope, and then opening it up to find a chocolate Santa Who isn t a Santa at all, but just a casing in which three tickets to Rome are hidden along with a fat lump of gold and an Indigo gift card I wasn t expecting much from this book I won t lie I ve read my fair share of shitty YA dystopians In fact, I ve given up on my fair share of shitty YA dystopias But this This book made the little crying feminist inside me sob with joy while the little crying writer inside me burned with jealousy that someone else could write something so fabulous I can t really be bothered to keep on typing, but I ll tell you this you cannot go wrong here This book has so many logic farts, but they don t even MATTER The characters are absolutely incredible, the plot is a freaking rollercoaster ride of excitement and doom, and the writing Oh, the writing Marie Lu, you are fucking amazing Maybe it s just personal preference, but the writing in Legend is just perfect It s straight talking, no fluffy crap but just enough emotion to make me care And it s present tense Hurrah, old chaps Yeah, a shit ton of people really hate present tense, but I love it Past tense is decent, nothing really wrong with it, but it s poetic doesn t have the same immediacy required for a fast paced action punch novel like this one Which is to say past and present tense each have their respective places And this book got it right.Ugh This book It s just wonderful Oh, so wonderful And it made my post New Year weekus horribilis a hell of a lot better Ku dos.Edit I ve read a lot of reviews for this book, and I m struck by something Am I the only person who noticed the Tiananmen Square reference in this book I was waiting to see if anybody else would comment on it, but nobody has Is it just that nobody noticed it, or does nobody know what I m talking about BONUS TIME Back by popular demand This BT really has nothing to do with anything, but it s too awesome not to share You re welcome.

  2. says:

    Well, it s mine.so, eryeah, a little biased Shameless I know, I know

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    ____________________________________________ Each day means a new twenty four hours Each day means everything s possible again You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time Day ____________________________________________ 5 LEGENDARY STARS You can find the full review and about this book on my blog

    Okay so before I start this review I want to say that I missed reading dystopians.The last one I read in June I think and this one reminded me how cool are they,and how much I enjoy this genre.Such a fresh book for these rainy cloudy days Awesome

    ____________________________________________ I don t know if anyone s ever told you this , he begins He doesn t blush, and his eyes don t dart away Instead I find myself staring into a pair of oceans one perfect, the other blemished by that tiny ripple You re very attractive I ve been complimented on my appearance before But never in his tone of voice Of all the things he s said, I don t know why this catches me off guard But it startles me so much that without thinking I blurt out, I could say the same about you I pause In case you didn t know A slow grin spreads across his face Oh, trust me I know ____________________________________________

    The book was badassy greatly thrilly epic.I enjoyed every bit of it.It was also confusing because when I think about the characters,they are only fifteen and they are like Einstein smart and Bruce Lee strong,and when I was their age I didn t even know how to boil an egg.Way to build my self esteem.But come on that s why I am a reader.To read about things that seem so unbelievable to achieve,but in the end proving that everything is possible.That s why I love reading.

    ____________________________________________ You re brilliant, he says But you re a fool to stay with someone like me I close my eyes at the touch of his hand Then we are both fools ____________________________________________

    So where to start I read this one in 2 days.It s a full action pack filled with thrilling breathtaking scenes,smart decisions,emotions and caring messages.I also enjoyed the romance here.It was different.

    ____________________________________________ Forever and ever, kid, until you re sick and tired of seeing me ____________________________________________

    So what I really liked about this book is that the words match characters age.You don t get to read here about young people quoting like they are 60 years old academics with full degrees,but you have a proper smart fifteen year old conversation between them.Also the way they expressed their emotions and affections it was so awesome,because I was fifteen once and I did the same way Of course I was not a first class assassin with 1500 points in his trial

    ____________________________________________ If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That s much powerful than rebelling outside the system ____________________________________________

    The beginning was interesting,like all dystopian books out there,because you get introduced with the world and it s problem and ways they rule things.I must say a lot of dystopians look the same in the beginning to me,because all of them include viruses,or mind controllers,government with people who look nice but they are evil,but I can t complain about that,I enjoyed this book so freaking much.

    ____________________________________________ The memory fades, and I m left hanging on to the ghosts of hiswords ____________________________________________

    The plot if well build.Also the world the author created is awesome and I want to see this book being a movie.It would make a brilliant one,because there are glass breaking,roof jumping,guns and tranquilizer.I mean who doesn t like tranquilizers ,they are like the hipster version of cuffs,because we all know cuffs are way to mainstream.Okay let s not get carried away.As I saw the plot was quite unique and I wouldn t change a thing.

    ____________________________________________ June has never looked beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible ____________________________________________

    The story follows a boy named Day who is the most wanted criminal.Because of his family situation,one day he needs to break in the hospital to get medicine.He does that but heading out he get s in trouble.With officers and guns and everything he manages to get out.Almost at the end of his escape he faces a police captain and to get away he throws a knife to him.He doesn t look back and heads for his sake.In the other side a girl named June is notified that her brother,the captain,was found dead in the hospital and Day is the main suspect.Now she,the girl with the strongest skills,with the highest points in the Trial ever promises to avenge Day,even if it is the last thing she does

    ____________________________________________ You try to walk in the light ____________________________________________

    The characters were awesome described.I like reading about them both.And this was one of the first books I saw an equal between the boy and the girl.They were equal in every way possible.That made the book way interesting.


    June was great.A badass beautiful fifteen year old heroine.She is hell of a smartass also,and she sure knows what she is capable of.


    Day was also a great character.I liked his sense of humor.He was also strong and too smart for a fifteen year old.

    ____________________________________________ My mother used to hope that I would rise up from my humble roots Become someone sucessful, or even famous I m famous all right, but I don t think it s what she had in mind ____________________________________________

    I recommend this book to every reader out there.Is one of the best books I have read in 2014 and I have read pretty brilliant ones this year.If you want an action pack book with a lot of smart thinking in it , you should pick this up.

    Pictures from the review are not mine, I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr

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    I m such a sucker for dystopians I love the energy, the rush I get from them When I got my copy of Legend I was thrilled Now I know I had a good reason to be This is one of the good ones A dystopian well worth reading We ve got two narrators the notorious criminal, Day, and the noble citizen, though a little rebellious, June Day has escaped death before, and he s only trying to survive while taking care of his family, especially his sick brother June got a perfect score on her Trial and she s trying to get revenge for her brother s death Their paths cross and the story takes hold in the most unprecedented way I truly enjoyed both of these narrators equally which rarely happens They both have great characteristics that make each POV really interesting and addicting I couldn t wait to find out how their situations would play out It was brilliant We go through the story on both sides, night and day, and we re persuaded to root for each of them the all the same It was original and well thought out.The plot was typical dystopian the world is completely changed and a new government has taken over, and they may or may not have everyone s best interest at heart cough The reason for the present peril and what happened to the world wasn t explained as much as I would have liked I hope the next installments discloses details We did get enough to still make sense of it and enjoy the story, though It was fast paced, which is always welcome in this type of book There were no slow or boring parts, and it also didn t go in the direction I imagined it would Which is great because it took me off guard and kept me really glued to the story This is another one not to miss, folks For of my reviews, check my blog at Xpresso Reads.

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    Are you kidding me What just happened This book is ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE Yes, I realize that s not a word, but I have to admit I m a bit sleep deprived seeing as I stayed up all night reading this FRICKEN AMAZING book Okay let me just tell you now, this review is going to be an absolute, incoherent gush fest I haven t felt this pumped about a YA dystopic novel since the The Hunger Games came to town Mind you, I ve read some pretty awesome stories since, such as Divergent, Blood Red Road, and Burn Bright But when I m taking this book with me to run errands so I can read in between red lights, I know something fantastical is going on, and there s no way in HALE I m stopping GIVE.ME.MORE.NOW.P.L.E.A.S.E Marie Lu has created a book where the voices are powerful, the narrative is commanding, and the plot is explosive all the way to the absolute end Legend has shot up to my top spot in highly addictive series This book was nothing short of riveting making it worthy of applause, standing ovations and literary accolades I m giving it everything I ve got I anticipate this novel getting some well deserved buzz, and I can t wait to see how it all plays out E.X.C.I.T.E.M.E.N.T okay breathe With Lu s debut novel, she s created this moment in time, over 100 years into the future, where the United States has split between the Colonies and the Republic and natural disasters have drastically changed the landscape of California and its surrounding states Plagues are diminishing the population and two sides of what was once one country are fighting each other using biological warfare, lies and anything and everything in their arsenal for land and power This story is told in alternating POVs between Day Daniel Altan Wing who is a criminal on the run from the Republic authorities, and June Iparis a recent graduate of the Republic academy who is placed on a mission to hunt down Day When these two characters collide, secrets and conspiracies force them to take a closer look around them to find their true enemy and an all out manhunt explodes.Being from Southern California, it was interesting to experience the setting of the book from an insider s perspective I m very much familiar with Los Angeles and our beloved Public Library So, to read how the state has changed was pretty captivating The characters in this book, including Day, June, Tess and Kaede are definitely qualified to pull this series through to the end and I m curious how the relationships between these four will play out Lastly, I ll admit now, that the downfall to reading advanced reader copies well before the release date is that we have to wait even longer for the next installment, but with incredible books such as Legend it s worth the wait Congrats to Marie Lu for exploding the YA writing scene with a story that s finally, FINALLY going to give The Hunger Games fans what they ve been craving Something amazing Huge thanks to Flannery from thereadventurer for letting me read her ARC tackle hug Thank you

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    I like an action packed adventure, don t you Legend is a lot of fun to read, and follows two teens who are born into opposite sides of a war in a futuristic Los Angeles in the Republic of America 15 year old June is an exceptionally gifted prodigy who is being groomed to become a military star But when her brother is senselessly murdered, she embarks upon a mission to find his killer and discovers that all signs point towards Day, a notorious criminal who is already wanted by the Republic.This is a cocktail of utopian YA, Romeo and Juliet, and various wronged imprisonment stories all blended together with liberal dashes of adventure and intrigue I liked both June and Day, and I was eager to learn about the big mystery behind why the government is so interested in Day s brother The best thing about Legend, however, is the terrific action sequences that the author writes into the story there are great chases, exciting escape scenes, girl on girl sparring, and lots As with so many of these books that are stretched out to accommodate sequels, there really aren t enough answers unearthed in this first installment, so presumably we ll have to wait until book two to find out the details of government s involvement in biological experimentation What prevents this from being a truly excellent book, however, is that the book overall feels very slight At 300 pages, it is surprisingly short and there isn t a great deal of complexity in the characters, the world building, or the plot It s also extremely predictable While the story is certainly well written, most readers will be able to anticipate pretty much every plot development and thought that crosses the characters mindsand really, what s the fun in that Still, I liked this book and I think it s among the better dystopian YA books that have been released lately It s definitely an entertaining read and I m interested in seeing where the story goes next I do wish, however, that it contained depth and originality and everything, really, in order to make it a truly outstanding and truly memorable book This review also appears in The Midnight Garden.

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    so i did, i almost gave this book four stars but then i said to myself, self you have to stop giving these YA dystopias your knee jerk four star ratings just because you like the genre and you like to see teens in peril, you sick twist and it s true these things are pure candy for me to read and i don t even care so much that the majority of them lack that believability factor i tend to star rate within this genre based on enjoyability rather than literary value, because i am neither a professional reviewer nor a teen but although i enjoyed this one so much, i gotta be critical every now and again.is this book fun yup.is the writing stellar well, that s the thing it has great action sequences and a fine premise, but the characterization is a little weak.it is told as a split narrative between a young girl and a young boy but their voices are completely interchangeable not to the extent that you ever mistake one for the other, because their circumstances are completely different, howevs they do indeed sound like one character split into two this would have been fine two star crossed lovers from different sides of the tracks that are in reality one soul split in two oh true love and all that but in order for that to work, there would have had to have been really strong secondary characters to show that the author had serious chops and was actively making that point but all the other characters come from the avatar school of thought i am on this side of the issue so i am perfect and good i am on the other side of the issue so i am terrrrible some nuance wouldn t have hurt.i just didn t get a good sense of individuality here at all no one is complicated enough as a mystery novel in which the answers unspool at a reasonable pace and keep the reader interested, it is fine than fine but when you sit down and start thinking about the characters themselves, you end up with beigey porridge as a retelling of les mis, which i am told this is supposed to be a nod to, it is completely unconvincing seriously if that is why you are reading this book, you are going to be mystified if anything, it is like romeo and juliet the one with leonardo dicaprio and that chick from my so called life with cage fighting i m not gonna lie, i had a great time reading this, but i think that if every book is going to be a variation on a theme, we gotta start raising the bar because while this is fun, it is not really a game changer i am not saying don t read this, because this is a really high three, but the flaws have got to be addressed for the integrity of the goodreads.com community.so yeah read this but read it with some pop rocks and cherry dr pepper, and an awareness that it s not going to stick to your ribs.come to my blog

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    Each day means a new twenty four hours Each day means everything s possible again You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time So I finally decided to pick this up after sifting through all the reviews and reading positive after negative after positive after negative, sometimes I guess you just have to see for yourself And Legend was all right, pretty good when compared to some of the crap I ve read recently, it just wasn t anything particularly spectacular either That being said, I m still probably going to read the sequel because I seem to have come down with that annoying disease known as caringaboutthecharactersitis.In my opinion, this book was significantly better than Delirium, Matched, Shatter Me, Dark Inside, Pure and Article 5 It stood out amongst other members of the overcrowded dystopian genre, but that was mostly because a lot of the others are so atrociously bad, rather than this being overly mind blowing It was fun, though, easy to read, quite entertaining, I don t have any regrets about reading it.The main characters are far less annoying than some I ve had the displeasure of encountering in this genre They re not that original or inspiring but they re the kind of carbon copies I don t mind seeing so much She is self reliant and can kick ass without the sexy love interest s assistance He s kind, considerate and brave The chemistry between them never seems forced, despite it being yet another they felt drawn to one another scenario Somehow it doesn t matter that much here.The world building is the weakest part of the novel, something that seems to apply to most new releases in the dystopian genre A fact which is strange when surely the whole point of a dystopia is the world the characters interact in But whatever, I will begin to sound like a broken record It does get better towards the end of Legend with clues being introduced about the time before the Republic existed This gives me hope that Marie Lu is simply withholding her world building to prolong the reader s interest, but I just hope that I m not left hanging on this matter at the end of the second book too.Another thing I didn t like because I couldn t believe in it was all the huge leaping to conveniently accurate conclusions The protagonists would look at an unbelievably small piece of evidence and manage to solve an entire mystery out of it I wasn t convinced, I don t care how smart you are, you would not have gone from A to B like that You just wouldn t.Though this isn t going to make it onto any of my favourites lists, I d recommend this book to a lot of people Those who keep loving trashy dystopias with a forbidden romance story, those who liked any of those books I listed in the second paragraph Those who look for light entertainment rather than deep meaning or fantastic writing in their books I conclude that Legend is not that bad, it ll probably be a hit with anyone who isn t getting tired of reading poorly constructed dystopia after poorly constructed dystopia.UPDATE 09 2014 This review is not very positive, but the books get better and better Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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    4 out of 5 stars This book fell short of a solid 5 for me because it had two small things I didn t like, but otherwise it was golden.What I truly enjoyed Two unique POV s of the hunter and the hunted and I love, love, loved that the girl was the one sent to hunt Day, the criminal, as I tend to see this trope usually in the reverse The action scenes since I had read The Young Elites I already knew Lu had talent in this arena that end duel , and while there was no magic powers this time around Day s POV was especially good the chase through the hospital Mary Lu s pacing is extraordinary, she knows what is too much and she gives us just the right amount And it fits the militaristic atmosphere perfectly The world building I think it speaks volumes when I don t even notice its happening Seriously I don t remember any long paragraphs, just tons of snippets as the main characters go about their POV Tess an adorable side character, and if anything happens to her there will be hell to pay I m not usually a fan of child side characters and tend to find them a burden, but this one wormed her way into my heart with her interactions with Day Metias I really, really liked him and when he view spoiler died I was actually depressed hide spoiler

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    Okay, hypothetical scenario time Let s suppose I had the madness, the power You ever tried going mad without power It s boring No one listens to you Russ Cargill , and the inclination to pit several recently published YA dystopian novels against each other in a brutal and bloody fight to the death a la The Hunger Games Please, just roll with my craziness Now let s suppose one of these tributes novels is Legend How, in my mind at least, does it fare in the arena Without a doubt, at the siren Legend comes sprinting off the plate at full speed and confidence It takes out a couple of rivals at the kneecaps without even raising a sweat cough Eve cough Delirium It gets into a vicious scuffle with Shatter Me and Divergent, mostly on account of their break neck pacing and all having generous sponsors who give them shiny covers and plenty of hype Legend holds it s own admirably, makes a narrow escape Gets it s hands on a few weapons in the form of interesting characters and solid writing, so when Blood Red Road makes a surprise attack from out of nowhere, Legend puts up a decent fight.However, lurking menacingly in the shadows are the Chaos Walking trilogy and Shipbreaker These books are comparatively seasoned, superior fighters, and use stealth to their advantage And ultimately, Legend is no match for the facepunch of awesome that is Monsters of Men Essentially, what I m suggesting is that Legend is a strong competitor in the dystopian field, with some decent skills up it s sleeve, but it s not quite of the calibre of YA s finest To start with, the good Legend is a fast paced, action based novel that makes for quick, immersive reading Events are set in motion rapidly, gathering speed from the opening chapters, and if you re willing to let go and enjoy it, it s quite a ride Lu doesn t pull punches and she definitely had me shocked with one of her decisions towards the very end of the story view spoiler Although, arguably I should have seen it coming, with all the references to the likeness between John and Day hide spoiler

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