Saying that I love Legend is a huge understatement. Saying that I'm carrying it around with me and saying quotes from it is more like it, even if it does make me seem a little obsessed...
5 MILLION STARS!
Legend by Marie Lu
5 Million Stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
I LOVE DAY! He is definitely on my crush list! I love how he's kind of like the Robin Hood in the story, a very good-looking one. He's so caring and he puts his family first, even though it gets him in trouble. He's trusting and kind, even though he's a criminal. You'd think having a criminal image would make him soulless, but for Day it made him unforgettable.
But thats only half of it. The other half involves a very awesome prodigy. Her name is June. I love her determination to avenge her brother's death. It shows she really cares. Not only that, but she's smart and hardworking. She's a true heroine! It's so mindblowing how much she does, and all for her brother. We need more protagonists like june.
I loved how flawless Marie's writing was. You would never know it's a debut. It's so wise and new and sharp and soft. The simple truth is that you will never read anything like it, no matter how hard you search. Her writing is a rare treasure that must be shared. A treasure that makes you crazy for more of it...
This plot is epic. What starts off as one twist is actually many, but somehow they weave together by the end of the book. The plot is so unpredictable that I guarantee you will not guess it. It will blow you away. This is not your classic dystopian novel. This is a novel that has a plot with no equal. It will blow you away.
I love the relationship between Day and June. While I can't say much, I will say that it's certainly not your average relationship. It's better. Marie Lu somehow managed to avoid instalove, while still not falling victim to a slow romance. In other words, it's timed perfectly and it's pure perfection. Besides, Day and June are such a cute couple!
Legend is lengendary. There's no better way of putting it. And that's why I'm urging you to buy this book now. Don't put it back. You will regret it.
So... do you have Legend yet?