Sunday, February 17, 2013

Legend: Review


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.


(This review might contain spoilers.)

Legend is not very long. But it is well-written. I have a helpless love for dystopian novels. And Legend is probably one of the best. I mean, this is LITERALLY a dystopian novel. It fits all the characteristics that a dystopian novel should have (believe me, there are plenty out there that doesn't quite match those characteristics). The excitement is just plain breath-taking. It's safe to say it's almost as good as Divergent. 

Yep, you can totally get what will be going on based on the synopsis alone. What you don't get is the secret behind. And trust me, you will never know how deep the secret actually runs until you really pick up the book and read it. This book is about political stuff, really. That's the main reason why I said this fits all the characteristics that a dystopian novel should have. 

The book is told in dual point of view. Day and June, the main protagonists of the book. (Spolier: Both elite) They are from so different worlds yet there are plenty of similarities between the two of them. Yep, the spoiler says both elite (you will know why once you read the book). And they long for truth. Although this personality is not as obvious on Day than than on June. There are more. But I can't reveal too much. You will love both characters in an instant.
Legend will never cease to amaze you. From the start of the book, there are plenty heart-pounding moments. Each gets more and more dangerous. There is the breath-taking moment where truth is unearthed and life-changing decisions are made. Yeah, you can probably guess what will be going on in Legend, since it is relatively obvious. But still, when you actually read it, your eyes will definitely widen. 

So if you a dystopian fan like me, be sure to pick up the book at once and start reading it. You will fall in love with the trilogy. 

Rating: 8/10

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