This week I’m recommending another young adult title. Legend by Marie Lu is a dystopian tale of a future Los Angeles. It has received great reviews, including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, who I consider to be the go-to place for book reviews. I have not read it yet, but I have some fellow bloggers that loved it a lot, so I’m really looking forward to it.
Here is the description 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.”
And some reviews:
“…a well-written, emotionally satisfying read…” – VOYA, starred review
“…cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes.” – Kirkus, starred review
“…the delicious details keep pages turning…” – Booklist, starred review
“…many dystopian books are filling the shelves, but this book stands out.” – LMC, starred review
“Lu’s debut is a stunner.” – Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
Marie does a bunch of other things besides write, she sounds really busy! You can check out her website here.