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Friday, April 18, 2014

Legend by Marie Lu

Reviewed By: A.T.
Another dystopian future novel set in what is left of war torn and flooded America. First there is Day, the kid who is fighting the system and the Republic and has captured the public hearts and minds. Then there is June, a prodigy of the Republic who has been training her whole life to hunt those who oppose the Republic. All of that changes when June's brother is supposedly murdered by Day. Right away she can tell that what she is being told isn't right, and when she gets the chance to meet Day in person (undercover, of course) she begins to see that the Republic and the people around her aren't exactly what they seem.
Why I Picked it Up: I can't get enough of series, and this one was told from the point of view of both Day and June, so I thought it would be an interesting read.
Why I Finished It: As always, I had to know how this turned out! Would June come to her senses and help Day? Would Day be able to forgive June for being part of the Republic for so long?
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend this book to fans of the Hunger Games trilogy. It definitely has the dystopian vibe, but there are also wars and plagues, which make it interesting and different in it's own right.

**Librarian Side Note** You may recognize this book from last year's 2014 Abe nominee list, and this year you will find it on the 2015 Rebecca Caudill list. Either way, you can't go wrong with a book that ends up on multiple awards lists! Also, it was quick read and all three books in the series are out, so no waiting to find out what happens!

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