Friday, December 21, 2012

Legend by Marie Lu

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 seem.

From 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 secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book. I have had it for a while, but never picked it up.

Day was a character fiercely loyal to the people he cares for. He's the villain to the government and June - the smartest person ever (well according to test scores) wants to catch Day. Day killed her brother, after all. But, when they meet, unannounced to each other, they get a glimpse of the other side. The other side that the government doesn't want them to see.

The romance in the book is minimal in kissing scenes and steaminess. But the relationship being built between the two is undeniable and well-paced. No-insta love there.

I think something I haven't seen in a long time in books is the devotion to family. Day and June both love their families and the devotion given back, is humbling. A great read!

1 comment:

  1. No insta-love? Awesome! Also I like how you described that they're so devoted to their families. That's kinda fantastic!