Legend by Marie Lu

“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.”

-Synopsis taken from Goodreads

Hello guys! It’s Meaghan here, with a review I forgot to post a few months ago! I’m also going to be back with a lot more books soon, as I’ve been reading a lot lately!

THIS IS A REREAD REVIEW

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”

Stars (Out of 10):  9/10

Overall Thoughts: This book was just as good as I remember!! I thought that I would like it less a second time, but besides the missing shock factor of the events, I loved it just as much! There were tons of twists and turns, and the plot always remained interesting, even if I already knew some of it!

SPOILERS BEGIN HERE

The Good: The characters were very interesting, even a second time around. There were also lots of twists and turns, and almost every piece of background information was explained and used to the fullest extent, making the book seem really well thought out.

The Bad: We didn’t see a lot of build up between June and Day, it kind of just happened. It wasn’t insta-love, but it also didn’t seem the most natural.

The Characters: I really liked the characters in this book. They were well-rounded, and all very different from each other! We have the cold and ruthless Thomas and Commander Jameson, the analytical and tactical June, the kind-hearted yet badass Day, and sweet as sunshine Tessa! Overall, it seemed really balanced, and I enjoyed that!

The Plot: Since this is a reread, I often remembered the twists as they were about to show, so the shock factor was gone, but the plot was still really good. It caught me completely at every turn, and had me rooting for the rise of some and downfall of others!!

The World Building: This was definitely impeccable. No information was unnecessary, as each and every piece was used to the fullest extent. From Day’s necklace habits (used to catch him for who he was), to Metias’s actions and words being linked back together, it seemed like the world was a puzzle that perfectly fit together!

The Favorite Character: June for her analytical ness, and Day just for his personality!

Buy it, Borrow it, or Bin it: Buy it!

 

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