I read it by myself befor but couldent get the names right but now I know and the aido makes it more exciting what I wished though is that they changed voices between June and day when they spoke to each other in the story.
It's such an amazing book it makes you laugh, cry and feel all the feels highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys dystopian romances like divergent I had an amazing time listening to this book and its so convenient because you can be walking home and listening to your book that's one thing you can't do with real books. :)
A great competitor for the most popular dystopian young adult novels today. Creative, well crafted characters, good emotion. Storyline is a little bit of a stretch even for fiction, but entertaining.
I am SO impressed with this series! Especially since I had to read it backward. For the most part, I read it on my local library's Kindle and listened to the library Overdrive version. This last book, book one, I actually had had the chance to buy the Audible version. I figured I will eventually buy all of this series (Kindle and Audible) so that someday I would read it in the correct order. If it is good and held together reading it the way I did, imagine how good it is reading it the right way!
Spoilers are hard to avoid as I write this. In fact, I thought by knowing what was to come I wouldn't be able to continue. Then something happened between Metais and Day. Something seemed off as I remembered what was to happen in book two. Luckily, by the end of book one that issue revealed itself properly. Everything else held together very well. Again, I am so impressed with the world, characters and story that Marie Lu (author) built.
In this first book, you get to see how June and Day meet and start falling for each other. I had wondered about that. You get to see how Day meets Tess. You actually meet Day's family. You meet all the people who play crucial roles later in the series and now you know why (if you read it back to front, that is).
Yesterday, I saw that Legend is on sale on Amazon. It is $3.00. If you can, I suggest you buy it. If I had more than a dollar to my name, I would buy it now. Alas, that will have to wait.
Now a comment on the narration by Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan who play June and Day respectfully. I don't know if this is their first narration gig or if they were finding their voices to these characters, but this one felt like they were new. Especially, Mariel Stern, whose voice appeared higher and a little crackly in comparison to the later books. Maybe she was attempting to sound younger? And, of course, if they recorded them in order that would still be the case, right? But as this story continues both voices become stronger and true to the characters. I was often in a situation where wearing headphones and listening were impossible and I had to read the book strictly by sight, and there were times my eyes were tired and I just listened, either and both methods hold up and maintain a fantastic story. An author who writes very well, combined with narrators who read very well, makes a wonderful experience, even in a dystopian world.
It was a pretty good story. It wasn't interest enough to make me want to read more in the series. I think it was a little to juvenile a story for me (and I adore YA novels). Maybe the characters weren't interesting. I think I would have liked June brother as a character but he did too early. I also knew where the story was going so I checked out about halfway through.
With both primary protagonists being 15 years old, I expected skating along the lines of a cutesy love story and fears that is alp the book would be.
Luckily, the book painted a vivid picture of a Post-United States land of America. Although the discourse and swift emotional shifts were disconcerting, I had to remember these were teenagers and even through their many struggles; their emotional needs would undoubtedly allow them to shift from love to hate back to love with blinding quickness.
I was left unsatisfied by the lack of drama and suspense. It seemed that every character accepted every truth as though God himself gave it to them. As the writer develops, I undoubtedly expect her to dig deeper into the darkness and lack of trust all people have, especially in America.
Although not worth full asking price in my opinion, the sale price of this book was a perfect reason to jump on it and pending the sale of the following books within the series, I'll happily pick them up to listen as the characters hopefully mature with the writer.