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Legend: Book Review

Legend (Legend, #1)Legend by Marie Lu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars…..Let me preface this by saying that even though this might be my favorite dystopia, it is a long shot from being anything super original or remarkable.

The world building is OK, the general plot is fine. I think what really drew me in was just how precious the characters are – in particular, Day himself…

I’ve only listened to the audio version of this series so far vs reading the actual books. The narration is great- so I’m not sure how much that is affecting my opinion. That being said (and like I mentioned above…) the characters are definitely what made the series for me. Day and June are so sweet and I loved their chemistry. My biggest complaint though is that they definitely act way older than 15. I’m not sure why Marie Lu didn’t just make them 17 or 18- which would be much more believable. Sooo I pretty much just changed their ages in my head and I recommend everyone else do the same. I know they age a big during the series but regardless, that age range just doesn’t fit.

So all in all, don’t go into this expecting some super elaborate world or crazy in depth plot – but it is super fun nonetheless. As long as you find yourself connecting to Day and June- you’ll definitely enjoy the series just based on them and their interactions – and get plenty of feels out of it.

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2 Comments

  1. Reply September 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Lovely review. I adore character development, so I feel like I’m certain to like this series. I’ve never read anything by Marie Lu, but everyone keeps telling me to… perhaps I start here? This is the first review I’ve read which made me think I’d enjoy any of her series.

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      herbookishthings
      September 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      I know what you mean!! Honestly I love both of her series but they are almost too different to compare! I think you could start with either! The development for the characters is good in book one but not amazing- but they really grow on you especially as the series continues!

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