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Legend
Legend | Marie Lu
"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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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PageShifter
Legend | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

I liked how characters were living on different sides of society and I could understand their opinions & where they came from. This was more plot- than character-driven story and I would have loved to get more of characters.

Twists were mostly quite predictable. It was also a bit too unbelievable that main characters were only 15-yo.

This was entertaining but I might have waited for something more after all the hype.

#SeriesRead2022

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PageShifter
Legend | Marie Lu

“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.”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 3w
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BooksNBowls
Legend | Marie Lu
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Notorious criminal, Day and high ranking soldier, June cross paths when Day is accused of killing June‘s brother. Together, they uncover the truth about what brought them together and how corrupt the government really is. Oh man.. this is a good one! YA, dystopian, enemies-to-lovers, what more could you ask for? Written in both characters POV, which I loved! Excellent prose!

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Dom.J
Legend | Marie Lu
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This book is easily one of the top books I've ever read. I love the characters, the plot is really good too, and the descriptions is crazy. I hope the next book of this trilogy is just as good!

MrsBabki It is one of my favorites. 12mo
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NickDinesh
Legend | Marie Lu
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Wow. Thats the only thing that comes to mind when i think about this book. This book easily takes the number 1 spot on my all time books read. The characters are amazing. The plot is even better, and the amount of description is unreal. I cant wait too get my hands on the second book of This trilogy.

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L2_D2
Legend | Marie Lu
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Willow approves. ?

"From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths... Until June's brother is murdered, and Day becomes prime suspect. The two uncover what really brought them together, and the sinister length their country will go to keep its secrets."

Really enjoyed the characters, & felt connected to each quickly. The plot kept me guessing without giving away too much too soon. Already ordered the next book ?

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Legend | Marie Lu
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Iszy
Legend | Marie Lu

“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.”

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JGadz11
Legend | Marie Lu
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Devoured this in a few hours at the park. Halfway through the 2nd. Totally relatable, and I can‘t believe it was written in 2011 in light of what has happened over the past two years! So, so good.

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CassieBloomie
Legend | Marie Lu
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Interesting to absorb this book in light of 2020, with all of the threads it has running through it. A quick read that left a lot of room for my own imagination, though :)

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Queen-of-roses
Legend | Marie Lu
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2021/03/04 A great beging book to the 3 book series and sequelae Legend. A novle told from the povs of Day and June. Flipping between them to show the different lives they live and how they crash corsed into each others life. A hero like story with a love stroy there too. A great book and i would recommend it for kids 10+ some graphic parts and a bit of gore in the description.

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lcalabro
Legend | Marie Lu
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picking up legend :)

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alecia3dixie
Legend | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

I love dystopian books so I was very happy to finally been able to listen to this one! I liked it, but it was a little naive for my taste. There was no falling for each other, just all of a sudden. I like to read about the fall. This entire book was getting to know what is going on and who the characters are. I hope the next books are more action! I have higher hopes for them.

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Ryder Holthe
Legend | Marie Lu
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I'm reading Legend by Marie Lu. This book is fun and interesting because it's told from two points of view. The main characters are Day and June.
Day is a young boy who takes risks and adventures with his friend Tessa while staying away from the army.
June is a young girl who is living with his brother, Metias. After Metias is injured badly, June has to continue on life-supporting herself. I would rate it an 8.5/10. I'm would recommend it to a friend.

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CloakNQuill
Legend | Marie Lu
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Day 11
June & Day hold a special place in my ❤️. I did not want this story to end! That‘s how much I enjoyed it.

YA multi perspective Dystopian. Western US, now the Republic is at war with the Colonies. A military prodigy, June, is set on avenging her brothers death. Day, the Republics most wanted criminal, is doing whatever it takes to protect his family in the slums.

#whatsonyourshelf #series #trilogy #dystopian #YA

CloakNQuill I may read #4. When an author adds a book to a finished story line, it tends to ruin the entire thing for me. (edited) 2y
The_Penniless_Author This sounds intriguing. Is it appropriate for a soon-to-be 10-year-old? 2y
CloakNQuill @The_Penniless_Author I would recommend for 16+. When I searched, it says recommended grade 9-12. I know Prodigy gets more sexually explicit, all three have some form of violence. (edited) 2y
The_Penniless_Author @Wastedmindsx Thanks! Maybe in a few years, then 2y
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Manuela...
Legend | Marie Lu
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09/28-10/1
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult Fiction
I decided on this book because I love dystopian novels. Seeing how the future could possibly look like has always interested me since Divergent. I can't make too many connections to the characters presently, but I love how Day, one of the characters, is breaking social norms. During its time of COVID-19, I can relate to wanting to give people who are close to me cures for the disease.

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BenWillms
Legend | Marie Lu

I found it mildly enjoyable. Confused about quite a lot in the first 50ish pages but it came together at the end. I feel like reading the other books in the trilogy would make it more enjoyable and clear.

Wichers Very funny laughed much funny 2y
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GatheringBooks
Legend | Marie Lu
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StaceyKondla
Legend | Marie Lu
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 134 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Melismatic
Legend | Marie Lu
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This book was first published almost 10 years ago but feels markedly relevant to now.

SiameseCatsRead I really like her books. I have a signed copy of one of her recent ones somewhere around here *shuffles clutter around.* 2y
Melismatic @kelly_anne so awesome! I only discovered her after BookCon - what‘s your favorite of hers? 2y
SiameseCatsRead @Melismatic I really liked Warcross. Somewhat reminded me of Ready Player One. I haven't read the sequel, yet, but I should review Warcross. 2y
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Melismatic
Legend | Marie Lu
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This came off hold first so.... my first #NewToMe author - Marie Lu! She has so many works already published....a little overwhelming but dipping my toe in with this.

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jploves2read
Legend | Marie Lu
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So I@think I have found my niche in the Fantasy genre. I‘m a dystopian fan. I really enjoyed this book. It was advertised as fast paced but I didn‘t find it to be. I normally love a faster book but I was happy with the paCing of this one. I am so excited I am ready to read the next book in the series. I just happen to have it right here. 😉🙂

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H_BA_101
Legend | Marie Lu

“Few people ever kill for the right reasons,June. I just hope you never have to be in either category”

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jploves2read
Legend | Marie Lu
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Time to start a new series. I have 3 of the books. I was in a reading slump and the last book wasn‘t all that great. Let‘s see how this goes. 🙂

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Sci.Cricketts
Legend | Marie Lu
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5/5. This book is what I needed to get out of my reading slump. So many twists and turns in the life of Day.

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Twainy
Legend | Marie Lu
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🎧 I was on the fence with this one. I didn‘t want to like it. Fun YA audiobook. NOT A FAN of the teenage romance trope but it‘s a really fun book with a great plot. Some things are a little too close to home with this pandemic but that drew me in even closer. You‘re thinking alternate earth but ... 🤷🏼‍♀️ ... I‘ll sign up for book two for sure! Recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Dcueto One of my students begged me to read it and I was so glad I did. 3y
Twainy I really liked this book. I currently have 7 library books on loan so I‘m going to look for book two. 😈 3y
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LogiKitty
Legend | Marie Lu
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Reading outside for the first weekend I've had off since this virus has taken over. Rereading Legend and admiring the metaphor about protecting family.

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bookish_mind
Legend | Marie Lu
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👌💕

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Dcueto
Legend | Marie Lu
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Just finished “the Grace Year” (which was f**king amazing) and one of my students demanded I read this next.

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ElissaZ
Legend | Marie Lu
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To sum up quickly, a girl named June lives in a high social class where she exercises her smarts and physical ability. On the other side, a character named Day is street smart and trying to survive. It‘s amazing the interaction between these two! This is a sci-fi adventure lined with romance young adult novel. Legend will keep you reading with twist and turns. It‘s one of my favorite series if not my favorite. Really I recommend this book!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 3y
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!! Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3y
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TheSpineView 🤗 hello! Welcome to Litsy, the best book community around! I hope you enjoy it here! It will make your TBR pile into a mountain... guaranteed! 😂 3y
LauraBrook Welcome to Litsy!!! 3y
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the fun! 👋🏻📚🎉 3y
BookishMe Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏽🎉👋🏽 3y
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy! ☕️📚 3y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 😊 3y
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tak.ogita
Legend | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

A great fast pace action/mystery graphic novel. Lparis tries to find Day, someone who failed trial and was supposedly dead as she believes that he killed her brother Tess.

MrsBabki Needs some work - editing and not clear and concise. Rework this one. 3y
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LogiKitty
Legend | Marie Lu
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last stats post before I start posting back again with books! they didn't count a book that I started last year (wasn't too far into it) - so my total book count for January was actually 5! Wow 😍 tagged current read. I'm going to binge that series this week!

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LogiKitty
Legend | Marie Lu
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Wooop woop! Finished my goal for the month. Tagged current read :)

Megabooks 🎉🎉🥳🥳📚📚 3y
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LogiKitty
Legend | Marie Lu
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I'm thinking about posting my weekly stats from Bookly since it appears they fixed it! Not much reading this week, unfortunately, but I plan on changing that soon! :) Current (re)read is the tagged!

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rrkreads
Legend | Marie Lu
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Check out my review on the first book of the Legend Series by Marie Lu. A YA Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

https://rrkreads.com/legend-book-review/

#BookReviews #BookishView #Legend #2020Reads #JanReads #YASciFi #Dystopian

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Deborah42
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Legend, book one.

June is a prodigy and well on her way to a high-ranking military position. Day is a petty criminal and rebel from the slums. Their paths cross when Day kills Junes‘s adored older brother and she sets out to get revenge.

What she finds raises more questions than it answers and sets her and Day on an even more dangerous path.

Excellent YA dystopia.

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“he memory fades, and i'm left hanging on to the ghosts of his words.,

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Kharp
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This audio book is great! Can‘t wait to finish the rest of the series!

Book_yogi I love this series. I have read it and listened to it! 3y
Kharp @Book_yogi working on the third book now! 🙌 3y
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Boitumelo
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This is an amazing book filled with adventures! It‘s the kind of book that makes you think about who to trust and who not too! Enjoy!!!

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Exbrarian
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Good not great. YA dystopian fiction with just about everything you'd expect. I liked it.

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Kimberlone
Legend | Marie Lu
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I sped through this yesterday to finish. While I don‘t think there‘s anything special about this YA dystopia, I‘d say it‘s better than average. Higher in quality than the Divergent series, but not nearly as good as the Hunger Games. I‘m interested in the rest of the series since this was a quick read, but not feeling a rush.

Pros: dystopian world wasn‘t too complicated
Cons: insta-Love, dead parents, too young main characters

Kimberlone @Saknicole you can have my copy to add to your classroom library if you want 3y
Saknicole @Kimberlone yes please. I will read it too! 3y
Saknicole Cons 😂😂 at least no hand on the belly ending or totally non tragic deformaties 3y
Kimberlone @Saknicole lol yessss all the tropes 3y
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Kimberlone
Legend | Marie Lu
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Love the light coming in through the window. Starting this tonight!

Butterfinger Loved, loved, loved this series. I think it's a sickness that I enjoy dystopian ya as much as I do. This is up there with Hunger Games. I hope you enjoy them too. 3y
Blh87 This ya been chillin‘ on my shelf, waiting to be read, for years. Interested to see how it is! 3y
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Shley9225
Legend | Marie Lu
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Read this book YEARS ago. Loved it SO much. Then forgot it was a series by the time book 2 came out. Decided to read it again. Loved it again. Great book. Great author. THAT PLOT TWIST. Ugh omg so good.

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glitterkitty459
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A #blameitonlitsy #reread 😁
Had to reread after loving Warcross. Will definitely continue series!!
Somewhat predicable, partly from reading it before like 3 years ago, and also because it seems to follow a kind of YA dystopian formula, which I'm not that mad at honestly

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InkedBookworm13
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March wrap-up. I really liked all the books this month. My faves were "What Alice Forgot", "Legend", "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" and "Bitten".

BooknerdsLife What a great reading month! 🙌🏼📚📚💗💗💗 4y
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glitterkitty459
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Forgot to post my recent #librarystack I need to decide what to read first!! Thoughts? 🤔📚

UnabridgedPod The Hate U Give or Legend (though there are other great ones there—it‘s an excellent stack!!) 4y
AutumnRLS Nice stack! 4y
MelissaSue81 Ooh! Great Stack! The hate U Give is probably my pick! 4y
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OrangeMooseReads I‘m going to 3rd The Hate You Give 4y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime ooo so many good choices... Legend or Hate You Give or On The Come Up. 4y
BookHoarder32 I've only read Legend, so I'm going with that! 4y
JenReadsAlot Both books by Thomas are great! 4y
Shley9225 Omg there‘s literally no poor choice. You‘ve got so many good books there 4y
glitterkitty459 ⬆️Thanks for your comments guys!! I think I'm going to go with The Hate You Give first then probably Legend 😁 4y
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InkedBookworm13
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Day 23 #LiteraryLuck & #Legend
This is the next book in my TBR pile. Hope everyone is having a pawsome Saturday. Asher & Maxwell say hello!
#DogsofLitsy
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwwww 🐶❤️ 4y
vkois88 Cute! 4y
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