I enjoyed this book, however I wanted more. It felt too short. I feel that there needed be a good 60-100 pages more to fully develop the characters, their romance and the story, however it was enjoyable and I think fans of Divergent and Delerium will enjoy it.
I can't imagine life without earbuds playing an Audible book in my head.
This book will always be special to me, because of that, but it's also a really good series. I've listened to it since then and it passed my "sentimental" test. Some of them don't! If I were to listen to a few of them now, I probably wouldn't get into them enough to finish.
Yes, Its the best book ever!
When Day's mother gets killed by Thomas
The flash back, when Day's father finds an old quarter. For some strange reason, it makes me feel proud to be an American.
At the end, when Day's brother sacrifices himself to save day.
Best. Book. Ever.
this book is clad with clichés many dystopian novels commonly incorporate. a corrupt totalitarian government, the death of main characters family member. their isolation. And a sickly sweet teen love story all too unoriginal and convenient. I struggled to get through this mess without choking. it was disgusting. I'd give it a 0/5 but a 1/5 is the lowest I can make it
This is a decent read. I found it to be a bit flat. I wasn't really that eager to find out what would happen next, but Lu is a great writer, I can't fault her for that... Just a boring storyline that we've all heard so many times before. Boy meets girl, boy can't be with girl, boy ends up with girl.
I love this book, I first read it when it came out in 6th grade but I never truly understoof its beauty and wondeful plot until I binge read it in 2 days in 9th grade. The legend series has always stolen my heart for its wondeful array of amazing scenes and character development, as well as the plot twists and wonderful pacing that it has. if you havent read this book yet, then you need to before you do anything else. a MUST READ.
I love the style of everything. It's cool how it's like journal entries that allow you to hear both characters' point of view, so you always know exactly what both of them are thinking.
I loved how both of the main characters are so complicated. They both have multiple layers. I also adored the romance between June and Day. They bring out sides of each other that you wouldn't normally see.
They both sound like they really mean what they are saying, even though I know they are just reading words on paper. The only problem is that now every other narrator is disappointing!
I have never liked audiobooks previously, but I loved this series beyond words.
I ended up really liking listening to this because of the two main characters June and Day. June was very unique and Sherlock-esque, yet naive and altruistic, too, which I felt was very believable all things considered. She was very simplistic/logical/efficient in her thinking, which came across interestingly as a female protagonist. Day as a real person would be pretty average, I feel, but I don't mean that in a bad way; he was a very realistic teenage male protagonist, with relatable deep love for his family which was what mostly drove him throughout the book, as well as realistic (but not too explicit) attractions. I liked that both of them were mature in ways and very smart, yet still limited and flawed.
The story itself would have been somewhat generic dystopian if not for the unique characters, perhaps. Not a whole lot actually happened; you spend most of your time witnessing June's revelations and her transformation from being a perfect Republic soldier into being a sympathizer for those against the Republic, while at the same time witnessing Day's attempt(s) to basically save his family. Their characters are really what made a potentially otherwise generic dystopian story come to life, but they did a really good job of it. I love their characters.