25 year old TEXAN-- I like fictional characters more than actual people
The fresh take on dystopian lit. Strong female character from the start.
Day because he is the unexpected hero. He's the peoples hero when the government is oppressing them even if he didn't ask to be.
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Partially. The story is easy to get lost in, although it's a bit rigid at times. It doesn't always flow, but it does progress nicely. However, the male narrator is extremely flat and boring most of the time. It takes something special to make fighting and life and death situations sound like a weather report, and yet, he manages to do it for most of the story. All in all, though, the story was worth it.
The skizz fight - the details are vivid, the emotions clear, and the action fast paced. A skizz fight is a crowd-driven, mob mentality competition of strength and skill, and bets are placed on who will win. Winners then pick their next opponent from the crowd, and the winner fights until they lose a round.
Unlikely. I will continue to read the story, though.
Look up a map of LA and California to attempt to figure out the "sector" system utilized in the story.
Interesting take on a unique dystopian environment. Pretty straight forward and predictable at times, but enough twists to hold attention.
Love both readers. This story is filled with excitement and adventure. You start caring about the characters and can't wait to see when and how the story will twist. Great story!
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.
The narrator for the female character June was extremely lacking. I felt like the story line was probably interesting, just not in the way that it was told. If you're interested in this book or author, I suggest buying on Kindle or hardcopy, because although I love listening to books, I really did not enjoy this version.
This book was not bad. It doesn't compare to the Hunger Games,. The story is just ok and the characters are mildly interesting. The voice actor for June almost made me give up on this audio book. But I adjusted eventually. Still interested enough to read the next installment.