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Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (29 Nov. 2011)

By: Marie Lu(Author) Mariel Stern(Narrator) Steve Kaplan(Narrator)

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"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites

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.

"?a well-written, emotionally satisfying read..." ? "VOYA", starred review"?cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes." ? "Kirkus", starred review "?the delicious details keep pages turning?" ? "Booklist", starred review"?many dystopian books are filling the shelves, but this book stands out." ? "LMC", starred review"Lu's debut is a stunner." ? "Publisher's Weekly", starred review"A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."--"The New York Times" "'Legend' is taut and exciting."--"Los Angeles"" Times" Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making."--"USA"" Today" * "Lu's debut is a stunner."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review * ."..the delicious details keep pages turning..." --"Booklist "starred review * "Many dystopian books are hitting the shelves, but this book stands out."--"Library Media Connection", starred review ."..cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes." --"Kirkus Reviews" ."..a well-written, emotionally satisfying read..."--VOYA---Praise for Marie Lu's "New York Times" bestseller "LEGEND" From "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY" "Fine writing and excellent execution. Sequel, please!" From "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ""Legend" doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From "USA TODAY" "Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making." From "THE LOS ANGELES TIMES" "an action-packed love story full of inventive details." STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Lu's debut is a stunner. . . raises hopes high for the sequels to come. " STARRED REVIEW from "KIRKUS REVIEWS""A gripping thriller in dystopic future Los Angeles. This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes." STARRED REVIEW from "BOOKLIST""[D]elicious details keep pages turning . . . you've got the makings for a potent sequel." STARRED REVIEW from "VOYA""A fast-paced blend of action and science fiction (with only a hint of potential romance) means that this one will likely appeal to male and female readers alike. Debut author Lu has managed a great feat--emulating a highly successful young adult series while staying true to her own voice. "Legend" will give "Hunger Games" fans something worthwhile to read." STARRED REVIEW from "LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION""This book stands out . . ." FROM KAMI GARCIA, "New York Times" bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures trilogy"A romantic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is what it seems--"Legend" is impossible to put down and even harder to forget." FROM SARAH REES BRENNAN, author of The Demon Lexicon trilogy"A compelling dystopic world, with diverse characters, high tension and political intrigue. [If] you liked the Hunger Games, you'll love this." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Don't miss the highly-anticipated sequel, PRODIGY! Featured on "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY"'S MUST-LIST!From "THE LOS ANGELES TIMES" "Marie Lu has beaten the curse with "Prodigy." . . it has all the chivalry of "Robin Hood" and all the shine and grime of "Blade Runner" . . . The well-drawn worlds, political undercurrents and the believability of the characters make it all feel fresh . . . Lu proves that a Book 2 needn't play second fiddle, providing intrigue and deep pleasure all its own." From THE "NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: "." . . clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken . . ." STARRED REVIEW from "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY""Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend...taut and insightful." STARRED REVIEW from "SHELF AWARENESS" "Stunning follow-up to "Legend . . ." The thrilling action and futuristic settings are sure to please fans of "Divergent.""Praise for Marie Lu s"New York Times"bestseller"LEGEND" From "USA TODAY: ""Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a"Legend"in the making." From"ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY"Fine writing and excellent execution.Sequel, please!

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  • By Aoife on 14 June 2015

    In a dystopian world, Day is a teenage boy on the run from a government who want him dead. June is the government's prodigy - the only to every score 1500 in the Republic's exam. When June's brother is killed by Day, June vows to avenge his death. While undercover, June meets a blonder haired kind boy, with an imperfect eye and a limp to his step. But surely this couldn't be the stone cold killer who took away her brother? And does she have the heart to bring him in, where he will surely be killed himself?WOW.Why haven't I read this book sooner? I am literally slapping myself for only discovering the fantastic mind of Marie Lu now.I just need to say one thing. Day = BAE. What. A. Babe!I felt the premise of The Republic and its closed off world very good, and realistic. While we were't told too much about it, I could understand the kind of world that June and Day were living in and even more so when June went undercover and travelled around different parts of the poorer community that she had prevously scorned.While June is definitely a character you warm up to - I'm not actually sure she could ever be described as a 'warm' character, it's not her nature, Day was mine from the first. I really connected with him, and I felt like it didn't long to know and understand him. He was very genuine and true - from his care of his family, to his gentle friendship with Tess.There was an immediate chemistry between Day and June, and while I'm not 100% sure we haven't seen the last of the Elector's son, though he was only in it for five seconds, i feel like June and Day have found that missing part.The plot of June finding out many things she believed in wasn't strictly true was written well. I did feel she could have hurried up on it, you know being so smart and all. She's actually rather annoyingly cocky and almost overconfident when it comes to her smarts.Following the completion of June's mission, the novel slowed up a bit for me. It felt like a lot of it was June just going back and forth from her apartment and thinking about things. But eventually, the action resumed and that ending, ugh, so bittersweet.Really looking forward to the rest of the trilogy, which I have ordered already!

  • By Samantha (The Secret Life of a Bookworm) on 29 May 2015

    June is the 15 year old prodigy of the Republic. She's the only person to ever score full marks in their trial which makes her important. Day is 15 years old, and he's the most wanted criminal in the Republic. June's brother Metias is murdered and Day is the prime suspect. June is put on the case and is hunting down Day to make him pay for what he did to her brother. But, as June spends more time with Day, she begins to realise that there's something else going on and begins to uncover the truth of what happened.June is a strong main character. She wants to prove herself to the Republic, prove that she's ready. She's determined to avenge her brothers death and bring Day down.Day is an extremely resourceful and strong. He would do anything for his family, which ends up being his biggest downfall.The Republic are covering up a lot and June starts to uncover what's been going on with the help of some notes from Metias. Metias had been trying to figure out what happened to their parents, and he left everything he discovered for June. The Republic are controlling everything and June uncovers some things about Metias's death and the plague that cause her to turn against the Republic.There's bit of romance between June and Day. It's not the main focal point, but it's there. I wasn't a huge fan of it in Legend because it felt so rushed, but it might get better in the next books.After everything Day lost in Legend, I hope he can save his brother Eden, since he's the only family Day has left. I also hope there's a bit more about the Patriots in the next book, I'm curious to learn more about them. Legend was a strong start to this trilogy and I can't wait to read the next two books.

  • By Dannii Elle on 16 February 2016

    Dystopian YA is one of my favourite genres...and that is probably why I can't give this book 5 stars.This book gave me everything I needed and expected from it's genre. There was a good mix of heartbreak, love, lust, humour, grief, sorrow and everything in between. The problem was that I felt like I was just reading an amalgamation of everything I have already read before. It was a good amalgamation but an amalgamation nonetheless. A certain staleness permeated this book and I couldn't shake the many references and comparisons I drew to the other powerhouses in this category.My initial thought was to give this book 3 stars but I am currently just over half way through Prodigy (the 2nd book in the trilogy) as I am writing this and it is this book's saving grace! It is a far superior read, in my humble opinion, and I would happily reread Legend 100 times over just to read this book again. I feel like the author has undergone a huge maturation in her writing skill and there is such a noticeable difference in the quality of each book. I can't wait to read the third installment.

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