LegendMarie Lu


4.5 star

Total 2,506 Ratings

Legend by Marie Lu Book Summary

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites

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.

Legend (Marie Lu) Book Reviews

LegendAwesome book!.Score: 5/5

Highly Addictive SeriesHighly recommend to anyone who enjoys action, with a hint of drama. Great characters and setting makes you feel like you are actually there..Score: 5/5

Loved itI read this book in a day and a half. At first I was on the fence if I would like it so I bought the first book. Now that I finished it I wish that I bought the second one. I kept pulling me in with the twists and turns Also the two main characters are amazing I highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Best book everGreat book. Best series I’ve ever read..Score: 5/5

Truly InspirationalMarie Lu uses the epic power of a self-created future, a tragically realistic and logical present and the horrifying mistakes of the past to show us the meaning of fighting for what you love even if it costs you everything. Dystopia, sci-fi, romance, realistic fiction, it doesn’t matter what genre you think you like, this book kept me on my toes until the last page. Start reading and I promise you won’t stop until you’re getting ready to get the next book..Score: 5/5

Well done, story drivenLegend is the first of a trilogy. Set in a future where parts of the US have become The Republic, and others 'The Colonies' (and they are at war, plus the Republic is also facing a rebellion in its own borders), weather is extreme and society has become more structured, the haves and the have-nots more obvious. June Iparis is a prodigy - the only individual in the Republic to score perfectly on their trial which is used to determine what level education you receive and what jobs you are suited for. She is also an orphan. Early-on, she narrates her rebellious streak, her relationship with her beloved brother, and how wonderful and powerful and good the Republic is. Then, there is Day. He narrates his life as one of the society's less fortunate. He's from a poor slum where life is hard, resources scarce, and plague a constant threat. He's supposed to be dead, failed his trial, and now, he's wanted for criminal activity - he likes to disrupt the Republic by bombing things, steal supplies, etc although he's never killed anyone. When Day risks everything to save a family member, June hunts him - for personal reasons. As is typical of dystopian novels, she comes to learn that not everything she was taught is the truth. But, her conflict with Day is personal. Both narrators are well-drawn, voices distinct enough. The action is tight and the novel moves along quickly, without extraneous plots of giant chunks of exposition explaining the history of the world. In fact, few details are known on the how or why, or even a complete picture of the current state of the world of Day and June. The focus is on the characters and the action. The theme and the connection to issues of today are clear, but not overdone - no long speeches or chapters of rumination on the meaning of it all. No big surprises or twists, but it also didn't feel contrived or unoriginal. And while the changing relationship between the two narratives is expected, it isn't overly angst-filled or focused on more than the plot or theme. Legend is one of the better YA fantasy novels..Score: 4/5

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No words can describe itI started reading this series a week ago. It's impossible to put down. I'd never thought I'd say this, but I think it's as good as The Hunger Games. Sci-Fi + Dystopian + Romance + Action = Amazing! I definitely recommend it..Score: 5/5

Dope afFudging amazing piece of art! I was astonished at the high level of awesomeness on this book!.Score: 5/5

So good!I have been searching for a book that made me feel the way other YA books do and this one did it. I loved the different perspectives and the development of both these characters..Score: 5/5

AmazedThe whole entire series was amazing, hands down the best book series I have ever come across. I'm a bit sad about the ending of Champion, but I have fanfiction 😉..Score: 5/5

AMAZING!Such a good book!!!.Score: 5/5

What can I sayOther than what I've repeatedly told everyone I know. This book is amazing. And the Young Elites is just as addictive!.Score: 5/5

Amazing must readThis book and entire series has an amazing blend of romance action read now totally worth the money.Score: 5/5

Love!!!!!!A great book with a lot of fantastic elements!.Score: 5/5

The absolute best book in the history of booksTHIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST BOOK EVER! It's soooo good you definitely need to read it NOW.Score: 5/5

👍👍👍I enjoyed reading it! I liked it enough to read it in less then a day. It has action and some romance and a good storyline. If you like dystopian books then read this..Score: 5/5

O my godI finished this is a day I could not put it down!!! You have to read it!!!🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗.Score: 5/5

Such a good bookLove it.Score: 5/5

LengendI liked the book Lengend because it was good to see the two different sides of people June and Day..Score: 5/5

The plotThe plot of this book and series really thrilled me as I read them. The storyline was so good and I got hooked on it..Score: 5/5

Love this BOOK! ❤️I loved this book, it was just so interesting. I could not stop reading it..Score: 5/5

I LOVED ITThe detail, action, and adventure are amazing in this book! I could not stop reading it. The detail, action and comedy is in James Paterson. In this book, it is my three favorite things. Now that I read this book I will make sure to read the next. #cantwaittoreadprotigy -Tayton.Score: 5/5

GoodIt isn’t really anything to say you love, but plot wise, it is very enjoyable to read. The change of POVS, was not annoying as it normally is in other books. The only thing I didn’t like is how the main characters could get a speck of information, and they could make a entire theory that was correct. Smart or not, that just doesn’t happen. Other than that, I would definitely recommend..Score: 4/5

My favorite bookThis book has so much of everything you would want in a book, it’s amazing. This really is a great series to read..Score: 5/5

I LOVE THIS SERIESI have every book in the this series. I love the Legend series so far and I love warcross series. This read is super fast.Score: 5/5

God this is really goodAt fist I thought that it was going to be some stupid love story where they become superhero’s or something but I was wrong. It’s amazing, a little violent, romantic and much more 10/10.Score: 5/5

Absolutely amazing!This is by far the best book series I’ve ever read. It’s so good I’ve read it three times!.Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazing book It's so good I've read it 3 times.Score: 5/5

Meeeeeh😕.Score: 2/5

Well maybe good for teenagersThe story is too shallow and characters are not relatable and main characters are exact definition of Mary Sues..Score: 1/5

AmazingThis whole trilogy is just amazing. It appeals to almost any reader. It has action, love interest, and is always taking unexpected turns and making the reader want to know whats next. Its hard to put down..Score: 5/5

SatisfiedOk for people who have seen my review for the book before I changed it I finished the trilogy and the books are bull. So for for readers who are debating to read the book don’t. You can look at my other reviews for prodigy and rebel for more info this isn’t soliciting and they are on this very app. I couldn’t make a review on Champion because it was restricted on my iPad so a friend let me borrow the book. Just believe me don’t read this terrible experience of the amazing world of books and embarrassing quality of writing and story..Score: 1/5

Really?..... really?It was an OK book as far as the story goes. I’m sure it doesn’t matter to most people, but annoyed me no end. Why put the number of pages out there making people think they are getting a good size book only to discover that more than 55 pages are nothing but filler pages, acknowledgements, and stretched out table of content pages. Just annoying!!!.Score: 2/5

Legend-aryIt is my favorite book of all time!! EVERYONE GO READ IT ASAP!!! It’s amazing!!.Score: 5/5

Best book ever!!!This was the best book I have ever read😍! I got the book in my library, a friend helped me find it. I am so thankful! This book made me cry. If you play a movie in your mind it is so sad. Any chance i get I would read (at night😳). I am glad I got to read it! I’m really looking forward to reading the book Prodigy!!! I hope it’s great!!!!! (PS: I may spend 10, 20, 30 dollars for these two books!!.Score: 5/5

This book is awesomeI loved this book so much that I read it in less than a day and I have read it about 5 times after that and it still is not boring. Furthermore I recommend this book to readers of all ages because the plot keeps you occupied with nonstop action, and at least for me it made me look at life in a completely different perspective..Score: 5/5

Love itHonestly, I don't know what to say. This book kept me on my toes till the last page.Ive read all 3 books in the series and I can't describe them. I only have 1 thing to say.....I LOVED IT SO DANG MUCH💕💕💕💕💕.Score: 5/5

A thrilling page-turnerWhat an amazing book! I love the sophisticated details of this dystopian novel, made it an excellent and interesting book with the cute romance. I would recommend this trilogy to anybody looking for a dystopian United States to go ahead and read..Score: 5/5

TuffGood book would recommend to others. It’s like that.Score: 5/5

Little Miss Republic Of AmericaI've read all of the books. I swear these books are my life!.Score: 5/5

THE BESTMy favorite book of all time. I think anyone in to distopyan books will love it. For fans of The Hunger Games, and Divergent..Score: 5/5

Awesome!I was looking for a book to read, and I had liked Marie Lu’s writing style in the past, so I picked this book. I was absorbed into it the moment I opened the front cover. It is suspenseful, action-packed, and romantic, all combined into one book! Look forward to reading Prodigy and Champion!!.Score: 5/5

Love this book!!!If you are a fan of Maze Runner, Hunger Games and/or Divergent you will love this book and series! This story will keep you on edge and have you wanting to flip pages wanting more. The storyline is beautifully written with great inner monologue giving you an insight in the characters’ mind. Lots of twists that will have you shocked! Highly recommend! 10/10.Score: 5/5

My favorite!This series is BY FAR my favorite. Better than Divergent, Hunger Games, etc... I love the strong female lead. I also enjoyed the action. I picture it like the slow motion, matrix style fighting. June and Day are the best love story I have read in the Dystopian genre..Score: 5/5

One of the Best Out There!Legend got me hooked on the dystopian genre and the other books on the series are even better!!.Score: 5/5

I LOVE IT SO MUCH!This book is like a mix of Divergent, Hunger Games and a dash of Maze runner. It is so interesting and it kept me hooked the entire time! READ THIS I PROMISE YOU WONT REGRET IT!.Score: 5/5

Good, Not GreatI liked it, the characters were charming and relatable, the world had some very unique qualities, and the plot was nice. I felt the world was a bit to much of a cardboard cutout ruthless government. The romance also felt pressed, like it hadn’t had time to develop. I also thought a few more things should have been clarified earlier on in the book. The reasoning behind some of the government’s actions seemed forced and unrealistic. Overall, I’d say there are better books out there. I don’t feel compelled to read the sequel and I preferred Warcross. It’s good, but not great..Score: 4/5

I read it while at poolIt so good it is one of the better boned that I actually like to read And it so hard to put down. Also day is a savage, June and day are so cute.Score: 5/5

LegendThis is honestly my favorite book! Day and June are the best characters. I would recommend this book to anyone!.Score: 5/5

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ML-legendThis is an fantastic book trilogy! Marie Lu has made a trilogy that both Divergent and Hunger Games fans will love..Score: 5/5

DecentI liked it, but some parts were too slow and boring.Score: 4/5

It's okayI just got the free sample and read the first 2 chapters and the beginning is very slow and boring.Score: 2/5

Awesome.Probably one of the best books I've ever read..Score: 5/5

LegendGreat book, very interesting story!.Score: 5/5

Great read!I've read most of the well known YA dystopian series and was looking for another read. Legend is a fantastic page turner! You won't be disappointed!!.Score: 5/5

Holy cowIf y'all didn't read this book, u should kill urself!.Score: 5/5

GreatIt's was a great read I highly recommend it.Score: 5/5

Amazing!It deeply angers me that some of you only base the book on the sample. Read the book before writing a review. This is not the " sample " review its the BOOK review..Score: 5/5

PerfectThis book is perfect to say the least. I highlighted all of the parts I liked so almost the whole book it highlighted. It has so many layers and meanings and plot twit posts that the sample couldn't even begin to unwind. You need to read the whole book to review it or eles you don't know what you are talking about. You will become wrapped up in this book. Secrets,plot twists, revenge, romance ,and betrayal is only some of the things you will experience while reading this book it is honestly amazing..Score: 5/5

You Guys Are StupidYou can't judge a book by just a portion... If you read the actually book or buy this you'll see that it's a wonderful book and a very amazing start for Marie Lu's career. :/.Score: 5/5

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