Legend (Legend #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Published by: Speak
Released: April 16th, 2013
Genre: Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult
Characters: June, Day, Tess, Thomas, John, Commander Jameson,…
From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths…
Until June’s brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.
In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.
First of all, I just wanna say: It was not easy owning all the books in this trilogy! I’ve been searching high and low to complete this trilogy. I even had to buy another copy of Prodigy just so that I am able to own a copy of Legend. And I’m happy to say that it was all WORTH IT! I’ve heard so many good reviews on this trilogy and so pumped to start it. It’s safe to say that Legend was not a disappointment at all.
As we all know, dystopian always has this same pattern and concept. The idea always revolve around a government and the small cities, which mainly lived by the poor ones and they are controlled by the government. There will be this syndicate and secrets that the government held on to in order to rule the poor ones. Then, we have the rebels a.k.a the main characters, the heroes of the story. Despite of this repeating concept, I’m surprisingly very excited for each and every dystopian book I read. There is some sort of excitement and thrill in getting to know what’s going to happen next, the way everything is going to get revealed.
For Legend trilogy, Legend had started off the story extremely well. The world building was not explained explicitly like some other dystopian, but I loved it. I loved how the author kept talking about the Republic(government) and how things going in the Republic and as well as the sectors(cities ruled). It was more about the events and happenings in those places.
This first book of the trilogy also didn’t talk much about the rebel and instead it started off with the misunderstanding between two main characters and how they got to know each other, from enemies turned into possible passionate lovers. The writing style was also a plus point of the book. I enjoyed reading back and forth in June’s and Day’s perspective and got to know what they were thinking and doing.
I liked how everything is explained vividly, from what a character was wearing to the expression they were having. When it comes to characters, I think June and Day’s relationship was so adorable! I mean there were times when things got complicated, but the moments when they got together, I really adored their chemistry. Other characters such as Metias, Thomas, John all were described and was given clear personality and you can easily identify their roles in the story.
The ending was directly leading readers to read Prodigy, yet it did have a settled ending. So, readers afford to delay a little bit and not getting confused even though they start reading the second book later. But hey, why wait since you just cannot stop wondering what will happen next once you finish Legend? *winks*
Rating: 5/5 stars!