Legend

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Series: Legend (#1)
Categories: Fiction » Fantasy

I rarely read Dystopian novels and with what little experience I have of said genre, I can say that Legend is probably the best, yet.

The world building was gradually done in a way that as you go a

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long the story, you would get a piece of the puzzle one by one until you can picture it in its entirety. In short, it wasn’t a giant info dump in the first chapter alone.

I like the idea (not that I want it to happen) of a future America when the states are divided and that the existing “United” States of America now, is just an unfounded myth or legend for the people in that time. I just find it so fascinating that in the many years to come, this moment we are living right now could actually be erased from history, forgotten and whispered around as if it was a forbidden thought.

I also like that the characters were from two different worlds and would later on unite against a common enemy. They used to be from two different sides of the fence that made things a lot more complicated yet exciting.

June Iparis is an easily loveable heroine. She’s smart, reliable, skillful and logical. I love her courage to stand up against the wrong even if it meant throwing away the life she’s only known.

Daniel “Day” Wing, a prodigy lost in the chaotic world of politics but found his way again when he met June. Just like her, Day is intelligent, resourceful, loves his family dearly and is pretty much an amazing person all around.

Come to think about it, Day and June’s characteristics are so similar that they could be the boy/girl version of themselves. It’s hard to differentiate their traits from each other. It’s probably why I didn’t feel their chemistry. In fact, I wanted the romance to happen at the later part of the series like maybe in the second half of the next book or even at the final book. The romance felt forced and even premature. I just thought that they should have known each other better before feeling passionate things for each other.

On another note, the pacing of the story was slow in the beginning but picked up halfway through it. I think that the death of certain characters were rushed and not given much emphasis that I didn’t mourn for their loss as much as I thought I would have, especially since these characters have endeared themselves to me even though they don’t have a very active role in the story.

In conclusion, I enjoyed this book and would gladly continue on the series.

(Side note: anyone else thinks that Day and June’s physical apperances are very anime inspired? June is totally Tiffa Lockheart and Day is Cloud–with the longer hair of course.)

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Guest 14 days ago

this good book … :p

Guest 3 months ago

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.

Guest 5 months ago

its a good book so far I have to do it for my mill creek summer reading ;(

Guest 9 months ago

This is a favorite of mine, mainly because I read it when I was around 6th grade, and then came back to it later in high school. Something about it intrigues me, and the story is quite well written. It's got tons of interesting ideas, in terms of literary inventiveness.

Guest 3 months ago

I loved Legend and was so looking forward to this sequel. I think there is a little too much romance in the first part. It slows the pacing. I'm also distracted by the "yeahs" at the end of sentences. It sounds like the characters are British instead of American. Unfortunately, my son, a big fan of Legend, dropped the book after about 50 pages. I suspect that the romance was a little overdone for him. I was determined to finish and I'm two thirds of the way through and feel that despite the interesting plot twists, it's tough going.

austin.bellomy a year ago

One of the best books I've ever read. Kept me interested throughout the entire thing. This is like my 3rd time reading it!
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