The Legend is the first installation in Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy. The story revolves around two teenagers who live in different worlds. Day is a poor boy from the slums who becomes the Republic’s most wanted criminal.

The government has been consistently chasing him for acting as the modern day Robin Hood but always end up unsuccessful. However, everything changes when he meets the other main character, June.

June is a brilliant military prodigy who has been born and raised to serve the Republic with all her loyalty. Their worlds collide when June’s brother is assassinated and Day becomes the primary suspect.

This young adult dystopian novel is such a compelling read. I am an avid fan of dystopian novels and luckily, I happened to stumble upon this book at National Bookstore.

The story between the two characters is quite interesting and each page becomes more explosive than the last. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games or Divergent series, you’ll definitely love reading this book. I personally found it hard to put down.

The author, Marie Lu, did an amazing job on how she narrated the sequence of events. The story is alternately told from the perspective of Day and June. I loved how it was written especially since I can relate to both characters and understand their perception better.

I’ve read tons of young adult novels based on dystopian society and this book is definitely one of the best. The story is followed by a second and third installation called, Prodigy and Champion. I highly suggest you buy all three books at once. It took me less than a week to read each book.

If you want to get a couple of hours away from reality, this book will surely entertain you. Get ready for an exciting, adventurous, and mind-blowing experience. The great thing about this book is that you’ll learn about strategy, discipline, and what it takes to become selfless.

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