Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy committed to her country.
Born into the slums of Republic’s
, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. Lake Sector
From 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.
Now, caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival while June tries desperately 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 to which their country will go to keep its secrets.
I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of Legend via librarything.com. I have been sitting on it for a little while as I have been a little nervous to read it. Just in case you weren’t aware, I LOVE The Hunger Games. Worse yet, THG was the first and only dystopian series I have read. With that being my basis for comparison, I was afraid that my expectations would be too high and that they wouldn’t be met. But this week, I decided to put my fears aside and moved Legend to the top of my to-be-read pile. And I am glad that I did.
Let me get The Hunger Games comparison out of the way first. The only similarity between the two books is that they take place in a dystopian society where the government negatively controls everything one way or another. Other than that, throw all your other preconceived THG-based dystopian ideas out the window. The two books are nothing alike and I couldn’t have been happier about that fact.
There were a couple things that I really didn’t care for in this book. First, as much as I love romance, I actually would have preferred the romance to be taken more slowly or removed all together. Regardless of the events that take place in the book, I would have expected there to be a lot more distrust between Day and June. Second, everything seemed to be a little underwhelming and I felt that a lot of the story was predictable. With the exception of a couple scenes, nothing shocked or surprised me.