Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: November 29, 2011
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.
There has been quite a bit of buzz revolving around Legend for a while now. I was extremely excited when I got a chance to read it. And I do believe that it deserves the buzz that it was gotten.
I was instantly drawn to Day. He's the most wanted criminal. Not only was that interesting but I was completely drawn to his character. I first noticed how compassionate he was. He would have done anything for his family. It took me a little bit to warm up to June. I never liked her as much as Day, but after a while I liked her more. One thing I liked about her was how attuned she was to every little detail. I've never read about a character who does that, and it was very interesting to read about.
Legend was fast paced and action packed. I never wanted to put it down, always needing to know what happens next. I do wish there was more, though. It's not that there wasn't enough. It was just so good that I would have loved to see more. More of the characters, of the story. It wasn't a very long book, but what was there I really enjoyed.
I do love when in dystopian novels, it is so close to our world. It makes them seem that much real and plausible. And that's how it was in this book. It made connections to our world and society.
Legend was a fantastic debut. It was as addicting as it was fantastic. I can't wait to read more of the characters and this world.