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Legend | [Marie Lu]

Legend

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Marie Lu (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Tracey BLUE SPRINGS, MO, United States 01-30-13
    Tracey BLUE SPRINGS, MO, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not that great"
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    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stefanie Westminster, CO, United States 04-17-12
    Stefanie Westminster, CO, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    What did you love best about Legend?

    Overall a good book and we can't wait for the next one!!


    What about Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan ’s performance did you like?

    I like the way the narrators switched off in this reading of Legend. Their voices added good character to the readings.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alette Jenkintown, PA, United States 01-17-12
    Alette Jenkintown, PA, United States 01-17-12
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    "Exceeded My Expectations"
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    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gregg Advance, NC, United States 02-19-14
    Gregg Advance, NC, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Couldn't finish...aweful narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Dunno. I only got through 3 chapters.


    What didn’t you like about Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan ’s performance?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    My daughter recommended this book to me (she read the paper book) and said it was excellent. I'll probably go that route.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Reston, Virginia, United States 01-02-13
    Jennifer Reston, Virginia, United States 01-02-13

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    "Great dystopian, really enjoyed it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Legend to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print, can't say!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Legend?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan – was your favorite?

    Mariel Stern.....but only marginally. They were both good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions. This doesn't say anything about the book....I don't cry often and and it's not a funny book.


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely recommend this for fans of dystopian.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dailey Alameda, CA, United States 11-09-12
    Dailey Alameda, CA, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2011

    YA writer and book lover!

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    "Not quite Legend..."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bonnie 09-22-12
    bonnie 09-22-12

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    "YA book that kept my attention"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn elgin, TX, United States 06-01-12
    Kathryn elgin, TX, United States 06-01-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Could have been better"

    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.

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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 05-08-13
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 05-08-13 Member Since 2009

    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= :'(

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    "Shockingly Good!!"

    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.

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    Trish 07-03-14
    Trish 07-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "How do I return an audiobook"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing could have made it better the story is so boring


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marie Lu again?

    I may if it I get payed to do it


    What about Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan ’s performance did you like?

    the proformance was good


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mild Disappointment


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