Don’t be fooled by the Divergent or Hunger Games comparison. The only thing these have in common is that they are dystopian novels. This story is told from two points of view; however it is very hard to tell the difference in the two characters. They are both written the same. I found it very hard to make myself finish the book. It was very forced and did not flow at all!
Overall a good book and we can't wait for the next one!!
I like the way the narrators switched off in this reading of Legend. Their voices added good character to the readings.
Before downloading it, I told myself I'd pace it out so I'd have a month worth of story... Ha. That totally didn't work :) Instead, I ended up listening to 5 of the 7 hours of it at once. Though it may not be an example of literary excellence, it's not bad either. I wasn't a huge fan of the narration, especially the woman's voice, but the story and plot were gripping enough to waste my Saturday for. Definitely worth a download.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
My annoying brother kept on asking me to buy this book saying it was good.. the annoying thing he is saying that while he didn't buy it too..
But you know how brothers could get annoying, so he bought it through my account and then told me he did... Anyways, I had a listen to it, and shockingly i liked nit. Its a bit similar to hunger games and Divergent as everyone is saying.. but its not really the same, actually i found some similarity (a tiny bit) to the passage.
I liked the idea of having two characters which the story is being told through. thats a good thing in my book. The book is not too short, and not too long, its just prefect length.
Things didn't go easy in this book, and you could some how feel the hardship these people are going through. and there is a deeper plot going through the book, its not clear yet, so waiting to read the next two books.
Good book, Great Plot. you will like it.
Dunno. I only got through 3 chapters.
I was stunned with how emotionless the narration was. A very heartbreaking event happens in the book and the narrator sounds like she's reading a job description. No pause...steady rhythm...reading right through it. After just completing one of Sarah Drew's performances I'd have to say it was close to the opposite.
My daughter recommended this book to me (she read the paper book) and said it was excellent. I'll probably go that route.
Never read the print, can't say!
I can't say I really enjoyed the part where Day gets captured, but it's a pivotal moment in the book. I think that is when June really begins to see things as they are and not what the government wants its civilians to see.
Mariel Stern.....but only marginally. They were both good.
No extreme reactions. This doesn't say anything about the book....I don't cry often and and it's not a funny book.
I definitely recommend this for fans of dystopian.
I expected more with a title like, Legend. The characters were underdeveloped and unbelievable, how did Day and June get so good at what they do was a reoccurring question for me. I think if you are going to make extraordinary human characters then you must give them more background and reasons why they are different than the average person. The story unraveled well with the different characters telling it from their points of view but the romance seemed to slow and then to fast, it was underdeveloped. Legend belongs in the same category as all the other dystopian novels that came out after Hunger Games that try at something great but fall short.
Definitely a Young Adult book, Legend nevertheless managed to keep my attention and interest. I might even consider following them onto the next story in the series.
Typicaal post-apocalyptic thriller. Extraordinarily talented teens battle wicked government plot.
To be honest, the plot is a bit predictable, but the characters are likable. Nice little romance. If you're stuck for a read, go for it. Personally I wasn't impressed enough to buy more of the series.
Legend is the first of a trilogy. Set in a future where parts of the US have become The Republic, and others 'The Colonies' (and they are at war, plus the Republic is also facing a rebellion in its own borders), weather is extreme and society has become more structured, the haves and the have-nots more obvious. June Iparis is a prodigy - the only individual in the Republic to score perfectly on their trial which is used to determine what level education you receive and what jobs you are suited for. She is also an orphan. Early-on, she narrates her rebellious streak, her relationship with her beloved brother, and how wonderful and powerful and good the Republic is.
Then, there is Day. He narrates his life as one of the society's less fortunate. He's from a poor slum where life is hard, resources scarce, and plague a constant threat. He's supposed to be dead, failed his trial, and now, he's wanted for criminal activity - he likes to disrupt the Republic by bombing things, steal supplies, etc although he's never killed anyone.
When Day risks everything to save a family member, June hunts him - for personal reasons. As is typical of dystopian novels, she comes to learn that not everything she was taught is the truth. But, her conflict with Day is personal.
Both narrators are well-drawn, voices distinct enough. The action is tight and the novel moves along quickly, without extraneous plots of giant chunks of exposition explaining the history of the world. In fact, few details are known on the how or why, or even a complete picture of the current state of the world of Day and June. The focus is on the characters and the action. The theme and the connection to issues of today are clear, but not overdone - no long speeches or chapters of rumination on the meaning of it all. No big surprises or twists, but it also didn't feel contrived or unoriginal. And while the changing relationship between the two narratives is expected, it isn't overly angst-filled or focused on more than the plot or theme.
Legend is one of the better YA fantasy novels.