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Legend AUTHOR Marie Lu kindle Û eBook ✓ hannahredhead Ý 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 Slums fifteen year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal But his motives may not be as malicious as they seemFrom 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 a 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 professional reviewer nor a teen but although i enjoyed this one so much i gotta be critical every now and againis this book fun yupis the writing stellarwell that's the thing it has great action seuences and a fine premise but the characterization is a little weakit is told as a split narrative between a young girl and a young boy but their voices are completely interchangeable not to the extent that you ever mistake one for the other because their circumstances are completely different howevs they do indeed sound like one character split into two this would have been fine two star crossed lovers from different sides of the tracks that are in reality one soul split in two oh true love and all that but in order for that to work there would have had to have been really strong secondary characters to show that the author had serious chops and was actively making that point but all the other characters come from the avatar school of thought i am on this side of the issue so i am perfect and good i am on the other side of the issue so i am terrrriblesome nuance wouldn't have hurti just didn't get a good sense of individuality here at all no one is complicated enough as a mystery novel in which the answers unspool at a reasonable pace and keep the reader interested it is fine than fine but when you sit down and start thinking about the characters themselves you end up with beigey porridge as a retelling of les mis which i am told this is supposed to be a nod to it is completely unconvincing seriously if that is why you are reading this book you are going to be mystified if anything it is like romeo and juliet the one with leonardo dicaprio and that chick from my so called life with cage fighting i'm not gonna lie i had a great time reading this but i think that if every book is going to be a variation on a theme we gotta start raising the bar because while this is fun it is not really a game changer i am not saying don't read this because this is a really high three but the flaws have got to be addressed for the integrity of the goodreadscom communityso yeah read this but read it with some pop rocks and cherry dr pepper and an awareness that it's not going to stick to your ribscome to my blog

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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 Well it's mineso eryeah a little biased Shameless I know I know

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Legend AUTHOR MarieNd 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 secretsAlternate Cover edition for ISBN 978039925675 “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 spectacular either That being said I'm still probably going to read the seuel because I seem to have come down with that annoying disease known as caringaboutthecharactersitisIn my opinion this book was significantly better than Delirium Matched Shatter Me Dark Inside Pure and Article 5 It stood out amongst other members of the overcrowded dystopian genre but that was mostly because a lot of the others are so atrociously bad rather than this being overly mind blowing It was fun though easy to read uite entertaining I don't have any regrets about reading itThe main characters are far less annoying than some I've had the displeasure of encountering in this genre They're not that original or inspiring but they're the kind of carbon copies I don't mind seeing so much She is self reliant and can kick ass without the sexy love interest's assistance He's kind considerate and brave The chemistry between them never seems forced despite it being yet another they felt drawn to one another scenario Somehow it doesn't matter that much hereThe world building is the weakest part of the novel something that seems to apply to most new releases in the dystopian genre A fact which is strange when surely the whole point of a dystopia is the world the characters interact in But whatever I will begin to sound like a broken record It does get better towards the end of Legend with clues being introduced about the time before the Republic existed This gives me hope that Marie Lu is simply withholding her world building to prolong the reader's interest but I just hope that I'm not left hanging on this matter at the end of the second book tooAnother thing I didn't like because I couldn't believe in it was all the huge leaping to conveniently accurate conclusions The protagonists would look at an unbelievably small piece of evidence and manage to solve an entire mystery out of it I wasn't convinced I don't care how smart you are you would not have gone from A to B like that You just wouldn'tThough this isn't going to make it onto any of my favourites lists I'd recommend this book to a lot of people Those who keep loving trashy dystopias with a forbidden romance story those who liked any of those books I listed in the second paragraph Those who look for light entertainment rather than deep meaning or fantastic writing in their books I conclude that Legend is not that bad it'll probably be a hit with anyone who isn't getting tired of reading poorly constructed dystopia after poorly constructed dystopiaUPDATE 092014 This review is not very positive but the books get better and betterBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr