Series: Legend #1
Published by Putnam Juvenile on November 29th, 2011
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
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.
Day and June, two teenagers on the completely different sides of the government. One, a rebel living in the slums, creating chaos for the government. The other, a rich and privileged teenager with the makings of being an agent.
The book is unique just because when you are reading Day’s point of view, the typeface and color is set differently than June’s chapters. I thought that was quite unique and beautiful for a book.
Another Dystopian tale, yes I love this genre. Why? Because there’s always a common enemy, and there’s action and loss thrown in with romance. Ahh the romance. What could possibly be going through these character’s heads when their life is on the line? When there’s no hope? Yet they fall in love in the most unlikely of environments and I love it.
The pacing is on point with just enough cliffhangers to keep you from turning the page. The mystery involving the Republic is what kept me from putting the book down. I needed to know what happened next and I couldn’t stop reading!