{GIF} Review: Legend by Marie Lu

June 30, 2013 Book, GIF Reviews 5

Title: Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

Series: Legend, #1

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Publication Date: November 29th 2011

Source: Own

Goodreads 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.

My thoughts: 

I actually re-read this book. I loved it so much the first time; I HAD to read it again. It’s incredible the way that this dystopian was crafted.

Since I’m at a loss for words, I HAD to make this a gif review. If you’re not sure what a GIF review is, click here.

Anyways, this book centers around June and Day. June is a 15 year old living legend. She’s the only girl to have ever scored perfectly on The Trial (kind of like the SAT’s). Day is the most wanted criminal. He’s a living legend… but in another way. Day is rumored to have climbed an entire building in under 10 seconds. He’s been hunted for a long time, but no one can ever catch him, that is… until June decides to avenge her brother’s death, that Day is the main suspect in.

I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat, and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.

Just with this quote, you know it’s going to be amazing.

  1. The storyline

That’s what it is: PURE AWESOME.

Reading about 15 year olds as badass as June and Day makes me feel ashamed of my normal life.

  • The plot twists


  • Day

  • June

  • The ending

Book in general:



Rating: 5 stars

it was amazing

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I'm Marianne. Professional Fangirl, part-time Blogger. Full-time college student. GIFs are a natural part of my posts, so be warned. I LOVE reading, so definitely feel free to discuss books with me. Opinions are welcome.
  • Damn that book sounds amazing. It was already on my TBR pile but I hadn’t really known what it was about. I’m so glad that I read your review because that quote has left me dying to read it!!!

    • You should definitely move it up on your TBR list. You won’t regret it 🙂

  • I think there’s something wrong with me. I did like this, but I didn’t LOVE it. Not in the way I loved Divergent, or VA etc. I seem to be the only one though. 🙁

    • We all have different opinions, so I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with you. Same happened to me with Matched and The Selection. Everyone was raving over those books and for me they were just “good” or I “liked” them. I’m sure there are more people that think like you do.

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