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"Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a Legend in the making."--USA Today

"Taut and exciting."--The Los Angeles TImes

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

A New York Times bestseller!

5 Starred Reviews!

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.

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In the year 2025, the best men dont run for President, they run for their lives….

Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, theres only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Networks Games, shows where you can win more money than youve ever dreamed of—or die trying. Now, Bens going prime-time on the Networks highest-rated viewer participation show. And hes about to become prey for the masses….

With an introduction by the author, “The Importance of Being Bachman”

 

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Sara Jane Rispoli is willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey—even if the price is her own life.

The very cold fury that has seen her through the worst of her troubles is now killing her; she knows the cure, but she can't sacrifice the deadly electricity until she's rescued her family. But when she finally does rescue them, it's not the happy reunion she pictured. And the torment doesn't stop there, not even when she finally discovers Ultimate Power. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare. Old enemies return to seek vengeance, double-crosses abound, and even more mysteries are uncovered as we rocket toward an end no one saw coming.

“Goeglein keeps up his uncanny ability to channel a strong, smart, teen heroine; weave Chicagos Capone era into the twenty-first century; and create a rich supporting cast.”—Booklist

About the Author

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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Maci, March 30, 2014 (view all comments by Maci)
Legend by Marie Lu is about a criminal named Day and the person hunting him June. June has her own personal reasons for hunting Day, he killed her brother. But did he...

This book is set in the future after an apocalyptic event that causes the US to split into to separate warring countries. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, action-packed, distopian quick read. I really liked how everything was explained about the split, how the people did not know anything about the split,and how the people were brainwashed.I also liked how when the character's in the book got injured they did not recover super fast, they recovered normally.
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BookListOfBooks, January 3, 2014 (view all comments by BookListOfBooks)
Legend takes place on the west coast of the states in a future (dare I say a dystopian one) where the country is split into two - the Republic and the Colonies - and they are at war with each other. The story is told from two perspectives: June, a talented girl who grew up in an elite family and is trained to be a solider for the Republic, and Day, who is an infamous criminal who was born in the slums. They end up meeting through certain events involving the death of June's brother and become unlikely allies.

The book is written in first person present tense, but unlike some books (is totally not looking at Allegiant), Lu does a good job at writing this way. Usually this type of writing bothers me, but she managed to keep it interesting. There were varying sentence lengths and sometimes slightly more complex vocabulary.

Also, the characters have a very distinct voice when the story is being told from their perspective. And if that voice wasn’t enough for you to tell the difference (as well as the character’s name at the start of the chapter), the font actually changes colour in my edition depending on whether you were reading from Day’s or June’s perspective.

Something strange that stood out was the fact that almost all of the characters mentioned seemed to be left handed. I’m not sure the reason for this, but it was mentioned enough that it caught my attention. A bit strange, really, considering most of the human population today seems to be right handed.

The setting of the book is very well written. The description is phenomenal, making a clear picture of what was going on and what everything looked like - something that is very important in a book where the setting is different than it would normally be if it was set today.
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Beverly B, July 12, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Legend is a YA dystopian thriller with elements of Robin Hood, The Outsiders and Jason Bourne. Legend is a Hunger Games clone, but a pretty good one. (Although not anywhere near as good as Divergent or Blood Red Road.) The plot has enough suspense and action to keep readers engaged, but gets bogged down in too much star-crossed lover's drama. Day, a dystopian Robin Hood, is The Republic's most wanted criminal. He steals money and survival supplies to help the many starving and ill slum dwellers and to help fund the revolutionaries, but he refuses to join the revolutionaries. Only a couple of people know who he really is. June is a rising superstar in The Republic's most elite military unit. She is a daughter of privilege who is deeply loyal to the Republic. She so devoutly believes in the goals and mission of The Republic, that even when she is confronted with evidence that The Republic is not what it says it is, she rationalizes it instead of questioning it. When June's brother is murdered, she goes under cover in the slums to find his killer. Much of the next 100 pages is predictable, cliche dystopian rising action. What will keep readers engaged are the secondary characters, Thomas, Tess and Kaede, all of whom are more interesting than Day or June. It is not until the last third of the novel that readers really get to know Day and June. Day and June both seem more interesting before they became involved in the doings of The Republic. (Does this mean there will be a prequel?) The crisis events of the last third of the novel develop quickly, furiously, and surprisingly. The unexpected twists will leave readers anxious to read the sequel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142422076
Author:
Lu, Marie
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
King, Stephen
Author:
Lorentz, Dayna
Author:
Goeglein, T.M.
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Law & Crime
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Cold Fury Novel
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
In the year 2025, the best men dont run for President, they run for their lives….

Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, theres only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Networks Games, shows where you can win more money than youve ever dreamed of—or die trying. Now, Bens going prime-time on the Networks highest-rated viewer participation show. And hes about to become prey for the masses….

With an introduction by the author, “The Importance of Being Bachman”

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Sara Jane Rispoli is willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey—even if the price is her own life.

The very cold fury that has seen her through the worst of her troubles is now killing her; she knows the cure, but she can't sacrifice the deadly electricity until she's rescued her family. But when she finally does rescue them, it's not the happy reunion she pictured. And the torment doesn't stop there, not even when she finally discovers Ultimate Power. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare. Old enemies return to seek vengeance, double-crosses abound, and even more mysteries are uncovered as we rocket toward an end no one saw coming.

“Goeglein keeps up his uncanny ability to channel a strong, smart, teen heroine; weave Chicagos Capone era into the twenty-first century; and create a rich supporting cast.”—Booklist

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