Book Review: Legend

Legend (Legend #1)

by Marie Lu

LegendThis was the April pick for the Blogger Book Club. It takes place far enough in the future that the United States of America has become nothing more than a legend, and the western part of this continent is under the very strict government control of the Republic. The story alternates between Day (poor boy turned criminal from the wrong side of the plague barrier) and June (the militaristic oligarchy’s bright rising star). It’s pretty standard YA dystopia meets star-crossed lovers. Which is not to say I didn’t enjoy it – I did. But it didn’t surprise me and wasn’t particularly intricate. There are no plot twists. Everything happens according to the usual YA dystopian formula. I’m actually more excited about the 2nd book. From the point where this book ended, it could go many directions, so that is intriguing. But this first book was an easy quick read, and I enjoyed some of the characters. If you enjoy YA and are looking for some not particularly heavy reading, give this a try.

I give it 3.5/5 stars.

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