Short and Tweet Review: Legend by Marie Lu
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend #1
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
This review is a perfect example of why I need to start writing my reviews right after I finish a book. I write a lot of notes, but because I wait to write my reviews until right before I post them, I end up forgetting some of the book, or I just don’t write the right kind of notes to write an adequate review. And this is definitely the case with Legend. I read six books in between reading Legend and writing this review, which means I don’t remember a lot. It’s not like this book was forgettable or anything; I just have too many other plots and characters in my head.
My friend Kate from Midnight Book Girl does this feature called Short and Tweet Review, where she writes reviews in 140 characters or less, like a tweet, and allows others to write their own reviews and link up to her post. And because I’m really having a hard time coming up with enough to write a full-blown review, and because my notes are much more about my theories, rather than comments on the characters or the plot itself, I’ve decided to write a Short and Tweet Review for Legend.
I liked the underlying theme, and was happy that certain things were revealed early on. I think the rest of the series will be even better.