Happily Legend brings us back into familiar (and much-loved) territory! A brand new dystopian trilogy to rival The Hunger Games. I devoured it in 2 days – the last half was truly un-put-downable!
Marie Lu has created something special with this one.
At the start I wasn’t sure about the dual narration. Switching back and forth from Day to June and back to Day again with different fonts and different colours usually puts me off (think ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls). But Lu pulls it off.
She has two characters that you become involved with very quickly, two characters that you care about, two stories that merge and contrast seamlessly.
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.