I've been excited about Legend for quite some time now (due in large part to Brodie over at Eleusinian Mysteries) and I started reading Legend a little unsure of what to expect. By now, I really should know to trust bloggers with similar tastes; it's really a rare day when I don't enjoy a book that they did. Having said that, I will tell you that I enjoyed Legend immensely and if you've been sitting on the fence about it, I'm going to nudge you towards reading it. Why? Well, let's see if my review can't help convince you, eh?
Think of Day as Robin Hood; he's kind, he's cunning, and his motives are his own--but definitely not bad. The Republic sees him as the enemy and the Colonies see him as a potentially important member--if he'd ever accept their offers, which he hasn't. On the other hand, June is like Sherlock Holmes; she's almost too smart for her own good and states everything like it's common sense. June is also highly observant and I'd say that her heart--and morals--are in the right place. Together, they're even more interesting than they are when apart and I really can't wait to see where the next book will take their relationship.
I'm secretly cursing Marie Lu right now because I really liked Metias' character! Seriously, I was devastated when he was killed off--even though I knew that it was coming. I certainly didn't hate Thomas at first either but as the story advances, you'll see why my opinion of him changed. I'm also not so secretly hoping that we get to see more of Anden in the next book too! I am completely guilty of crushing on him--just a little--after that brief scene with him in it.
If you're potentially concerned by the fact that the points of view alternate between June and Day, I'm letting you know now that it's really not an issue. Everything flows together really nicely and the plot continues to thicken, all the way until the end of Legend. Should you read Legend? Yes! I also happen to think that fans of Divergent by Veronica Roth will really enjoy Legend. So what are you waiting for? Go pick up a copy! ;)
Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Legend by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, an imprint of Penguin Group
Release Date: November 29, 2011
* Purchased on my own.