(Legend Trilogy #1)
Published: November 29th 2011
Synopsis (Courtesy of 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.
My Rating: 4.5/5 (Amazing)
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genre(s): Young-adult Utopian/Dystopian fiction
Page Count: 305
Okay. Legend. Let’s get started.
IT WAS AWESOME. The plot, the characters, the voice, just drew me in, and I couldn’t stop.
We have two narrators. We have privileged June, the Republic’s prize. And then on the flip side we have Day, a notorious criminal wanted by the Republic. Day, who has escaped death and capture before, is only trying to keep his family safe, especially his brother who’s infected by the plague. June, who got a perfect score on her Trial, is trying to avenge her brother’s death, the only family she had left. Somehow their paths cross and continuous plot twists and excitement kept me hooked.