Legend

Legend The United States is gone along with its flooded coasts North America s two warring nations the western Republic and the eastern Colonies have reached a breaking point In the midst of this broken c

  • Title: Legend
  • Author: Marie Lu
  • ISBN: 9780141339412
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts North America s two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history 15 year old Day and 15 year old June.

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    1. 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 more and it all gets kicked right back under the bed beca [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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, [...]

    4. 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.Th [...]

    5. ____________________________________________“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 more 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 [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. Starts novel: *reads first page* Oh I just love Marie Lu.Continues reading:@ 12 AMThe next morning:(actual photo of me in the mornings)

    9. “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 spect [...]

    10. 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, [...]

    11. 4.5 stars. I've been putting this one off forever because I thought I was pretty much over dystopian YA. But friends won't stop raving about this trilogy (still) and it turns out it IS awesome. The story has the typical dystopian society with an evil dictator, military control, and gifted teens who get sorted in life by a test. The girl discovers the side she's working for has a hidden agenda and that the rebels might actually be the ones to help so nothing in the plot description sounds new rig [...]

    12. This book was a re-read for me so that I could finally finish out the trilogy. I pretty much feel the same way I did back in 2015. I enjoyed the book and the characters. I love Day so much and I love Tess and June. I love that even though Day and June were enemies at first because of what June thought happened to her brother, they came together and found out the truth. It seems like there are some jerks running around lying. BUT, they always are right? The Republic and The Colonies are at war, t [...]

    13. Legend by Marie LuHolyyyyy, omg, where do i startThis book was absolutely incredible!From the time i read the first page, i knew it was going to be great, but never as amazing as it truly was. From page 1 to page 305, i was completely enthralled and could not get enough of it!Marie Lu is an incredible writer, I absolutely lovedddd the two perspective writing! The characters were incredible, the world was so incredibly vivid that i literally feel like i just watched a movie and didn't read a book [...]

    14. I am always afraid to read a book when I’ve been holding my breath for it to come out. Legend is one of those.I had high hopes and I am glad to say that my expectations have been met.I was really eager to meet Day.I’ve heard a lot of good things about him and I was pretty much intrigued, for lack of a better word.Even though in the last half of the book he was more or less absent, I got to care more for him and to understand him better (compared to June).He was an interesting character – h [...]

    15. Pre-review: I read Legend because I'd heard good things about it, but after reading half of this book, I found I'm not happy with the story, not at all.Do I want to see a female author writing a worthy bestseller? Yes.Do I want to see an Asian getting a head start with her first novel? Yes.Do I want to see *finally* there's a well written dystopian novel gracing the realm of YA? Yes.Still I can't pretend Legend is a good book, I just can't. The following gif shows my feeling toward this book:Oka [...]

    16. I'm a dystopian book fanatic. I collect them like the Cookie Monster collects his cookies. So when I first heard of Legend earlier this year I knew I had to get a hold of it ASAP. And I wasn't entirely disappointed because Legend features a strong, kick-ass heroine, a disturbing future world, multi-cultural characters, and tons of action. Legend tells the story of a two remarkable 15-year-olds, Day and June, living on West cost of the United States now known as The Republic. This book instantly [...]

    17. Welcome to The Dystopian Republic of AmericaThe U.S.A now divided, a Republic & Colonieseach side in constant warThe Republic has certain sectors suffer a Plague.y the wealthy survive and got the cureThe "Elector Primo" of the Republic is the president for his life, his successor is mostly his sonThis typical Dictatorial Republic System is already a DystopianSo, as I started Welcome to The Republic of AmericaWelcome to 'Legend'.A nice idea The author Marie Lu, shows a typical corruption of t [...]

    18. ❝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.❞Rating: ★★★★Being a fan of Marie Lu's The Rose Society, I didn't doubt my excitement for this one. Having a familiar taste in her writing, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. And I wasn't! The only problem is, since this is Marie's first actual novel, I noticed changes made in her writing. But that's a good thing, meanin [...]

    19. Español - English "En el espejo parezco la de siempre; por dentro soy una persona completamente distinta. Soy una chica superdotada que conoce la verdad, y sé perfectamente lo que quiero hacer al respecto.”Es una distopía en donde La República está embarcada en una guerra interminable con el país vecino, las Colonias.June y Day, dos ciudadanos de la República, tienen la misma edad y viven en la misma ciudad. Sin embargo, habitan en mundos opuestos: June es una chica privilegiada, destin [...]

    20. I low key knew that I would like this book from the beginning and it didn't disappoint.In a world were the rich and the poor are devided by more than just money, Day is a boy who survives on the streets. He is wanted by the government and he is their no1 criminal even tho he never killed anyone. That is until one day he throws a knife at a soldier and that soldier turns up dead.Now his little sister June wants revenge. She made it her mission to be the one to find Day and make him pay for his cr [...]

    21. I think I would've enjoyed this bookway way WAYmore if these characters weren't fucking 15 years old.Because NO .I couldn't accept anything because their ages kept slapping me in the face. FOR REAL, this was me : *Cool, intense scene happens*Me: OH SNAPPPPP !! *suddenly remembers their 15 years old*Me: Waitese little fetuses did this?? NOOOOOOOO *********Romance scene happens*Me: OuuuuuuWAIT THERE 15 YEARS OLD OMFG I FEEL LIKE A PEDOPHILE. My sister is 15 like NOOOOOOO. *flips through pages quic [...]

    22. Pardon me for raining on the dystopian parade but I'm 5 chapters in and- already the plot development and progression seem patently obvious. I thinkBecause I'm assuming the republic had Metias killed, pinned it on Day just so they could send June to track and kill Day. I'm also guessing the two will fall in love, fight the bad guys aka "The Republic", then become the symbolic heads of the resistance. Right?*passes book to 14-yr-old daughter*DNF @ 20%

    23. *5*Γιατί είναι δυστοπικό.Γιατί είναι ανθρώπινο.Γιατί με τράβηξε από την αρχή.Γιατί ήθελα συνέχεια να πηγαίνω παρακάτω.Γιατί μέχρι τη μέση δεν μπορούσα να το αφήσω κάτω.Γιατί ο Ντέυ είναι ένας από τους καλύτερους ΑΝΤΡΕΣ (15χρονους) που έχω διαβάσει.Γιατί η μοναδική, μικρή αλλά [...]

    24. 4.5 StarsLet me preface this by saying that even though this might be my favorite dystopia, it is a long shot from being anything super original or remarkable. The world building is OK, the general plot is fine. I think what really drew me in was just how precious the characters are - in particular, Day himselfI've only listened to the audio version of this series so far vs reading the actual books. The narration is great- so I'm not sure how much that is affecting my opinion. That being said (a [...]

    25. DNF @ page 94This was my second and last of Marie Lu’s books. I just find her writing style to be too dry and emotionless to be intriguing. There’s plenty of action in her books, but her world-building doesn’t make all that much sense and it’s very hard to connect to characters because they are so flat and tell more than show. Her books read like robots put them out—there’s just no life or warmth to her style.(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]I gave this a chance, thinking that I just d [...]

    26. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the great Republic of America, to our Elector Primo, to our glorious states, to unity against the Colonies, to our impending victory!”Legend was a book I tried to go into with low expectations, I was worried about the whole dystopian thing. I went through a phase like six years ago or something where I only read dystopian, but that quickly came to an end with Divergent - a book I did not enjoy. However, I had seen many glowing reviews about Legend, with se [...]

    27. She said : I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise : your life is mine.He said : If I did not wish she were dead, I would find her absolutely breathtaking.The above artwork (minus the crappy text I added from a book quote) was drawn by the au [...]

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