If you have not read LEGEND by Marie Lu, you are missing a wonderful, exhilarating reading experience. I just finished this book during Spring Break, and it has giving me two of the most memorable characters in all of YA literature. Today, I'm going to be explaining why Day is one of the most MEMORABLE CHARACTERS I've ever read.
In the opening chapter of this YA Dystopian thriller, readers are introduced to a criminal. Day is, in fact, the most wanted criminal in the entire Republic. And he's only 16 years of age. Through those first revelations about Day, I learned that he's not just a criminal. He's one with a cause. A Dystopian Robin Hood. He is extremely intelligent (a prodigy), a skilled defender, and a protector. Day will knock your socks off! And ladies, he reads very handsome as well! = )
I urge every reader of this blog to go pick up a copy of this fantastic book! You won't be able to put it down!
Here's the book blurb:
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.